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Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 at 09:10 AM PDT

More Than 40 Percent of US Women Are Obese: CDC

More Than 40 Percent of US Women Are Obese: CDC

The nation's obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese, according to new government health statistics.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 11:59 AM PDT

Miss. Woman Wins Court Fight for Her Placenta

Miss. Woman Wins Court Fight for Her Placenta

An expectant Mississippi mother, Jordan Thiering, was shocked to find out she couldn't easily keep her placenta after the birth. "If I can bring my baby home, I should have every right to bring my placenta...

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 11:46 AM PDT

Deciding to Stop Cancer Treatment Frees Some Families in Pain

Deciding to Stop Cancer Treatment Frees Some Families in Pain

Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment. He had suffered through more than a year of chemotherapy that produced painful sores in...

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 at 04:08 PM PDT

New Drug Gives Bladder Cancer Patients Fresh Hope

New Drug Gives Bladder Cancer Patients Fresh Hope

A newly approved drug is giving the boost needed to stall the spread of tumors in patients with advanced bladder cancer, NBC News reports. The drug, called atezolizumab, is sold under the name Tecentriq...

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 at 06:01 AM PDT

Stanford Researchers Say New Stem Cell Experiment Transforming Lives

Stanford Researchers Say New Stem Cell Experiment Transforming Lives

It’s a medical breakthrough that is even surprising doctors: chronic stroke patients with little hope for recovery suddenly talking and walking again. Stanford researchers say a new stem cell experiment...

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 at 06:20 PM PDT

Fentanyl: Drug That Killed Prince Killed Thousands of Others

Fentanyl: Drug That Killed Prince Killed Thousands of Others

Fentanyl, the drug that killed Prince, is a powerful narcotic that has killed thousands of others, according to NBC News. According to a medical examiner’s report Thursday, the pop icon died from fentanyl...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 03:05 PM PDT

Pizza Hut to Slice Out More Artificial Ingredients

Pizza Hut to Slice Out More Artificial Ingredients

Pizza Hut said it will remove more artificial ingredients from its pizza pies in the next year at its U.S. restaurants. The company already removed artificial flavors and colors from its pizzas last...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 11:33 AM PDT

Health Officials Unclear Why US Deaths Rising

Health Officials Unclear Why US Deaths Rising

The overall death rate in the United States ticked up in 2015, according to new federal data, NBC News reported. Nearly 730 deaths were reported for every 100,000 people in 2015 compared to 723 deaths in 2014,...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 08:18 AM PDT

FDA Issues New Guidelines on Salt, Pressuring Food Industry

FDA Issues New Guidelines on Salt, Pressuring Food Industry

The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 05:12 AM PDT

Tigers Closer Rodriguez Says He Contracted Zika

Tigers Closer Rodriguez Says He Contracted Zika

Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez says he contracted the Zika virus over the off-season in his home country of Venezuela and advises potential Olympic athletes to educate themselves on the virus...

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