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Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 08:59 AM PDT

Music Therapist Makes Songs With Babies' Heartbeats

Music Therapist Makes Songs With Babies' Heartbeats

A music therapist at a Michigan children's hospital has made dozens of unique recordings as a gift for patients' parents and other loved ones. Bridget Sova uses a specialized stethoscope recorder to capture the...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 06:58 PM PDT

Supe Wants SF to Start Asking Residents About Sexuality

Supe Wants SF to Start Asking Residents About Sexuality

Health and human service agencies in San Francisco could soon start asking citizens if they are gay, lesbian or transgender.

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 08:25 AM PDT

California Might Get a Gym Where You Can Smoke Marijuana

California Might Get a Gym Where You Can Smoke Marijuana

A former pro football star and an advocate for athlete marijuana use have teamed up to open a gym in San Francisco that they say will be one of the first in the world to allow members to smoke pot while working...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 06:30 AM PDT

Billion Dollar Policy Proposed to Stem Opioid Epidemic

Billion Dollar Policy Proposed to Stem Opioid Epidemic

The White House has asked Congress to approve more than a billion dollars in emergency funding to combat the nation's growing opioid addiction crisis. The Obama administration also announced that it's loosening...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 03:31 AM PDT

More Second-Trimester Abortions Occurred Under Texas Law

More Second-Trimester Abortions Occurred Under Texas Law

A preliminary review of statistics released by the Department of State Health Services in Texas shows a 27 percent increase in abortions after 12 weeks, NBC News reported. The numbers appear to oppose the 2013...

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 10:04 AM PDT

NIH Funds Study of Zika Infections in US Olympic Athletes

NIH Funds Study of Zika Infections in US Olympic Athletes

Researchers will study some U.S. athletes for Zika during the summer Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil, to better understand how the virus infects. The National Institutes of Health announced the study...

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:34 AM PDT

FDA Approves 1st Dissolving Stent for US Patients

FDA Approves 1st Dissolving Stent for US Patients

A slowly dissolving medical implant for treating clogged arteries has won approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved the Absorb stent Tuesday for patients with coronary artery disease...

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 01:38 PM PDT

Zika Cases in the U.S.

Zika Cases in the U.S.

Using data from the CDC, this map tracks Zika cases by state.

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 03:16 PM PDT

Health Officials Widen Flour Recall After 4 More People Get Sick

Health Officials Widen Flour Recall After 4 More People Get Sick

Federal health officials on Friday widened an already big recall of flour after four more people got sick from food poisoning linked to the flour, NBC News reports. No one has died or developed the most...

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 01:41 PM PDT

Obama Says He Expects Congress to Move on Zika Virus

Obama Says He Expects Congress to Move on Zika Virus

About $25 million was dispensed by federal health officials Friday to help states at risk from Zika defend against its spread — cash taken from other programs because Congress has not approved fresh funding...

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