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Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 04:23 PM PDT

Half of US Cancer Deaths Due to Bad Habits: Study

Half of US Cancer Deaths Due to Bad Habits: Study

Researchers say people are in charge of their own risk of cancer — with as many as half of cancer deaths related to things people could easily change, NBC News reported. Smoking, heavy drinking, being...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 02:31 PM PDT

Yellow Fever in Africa Not a Public Emergency: WHO

Yellow Fever in Africa Not a Public Emergency: WHO

The World Health Organization said the current yellow fever outbreak in central African requires urgent action, but doesn’t amount to a public health emergency, NBC News reports. The organization’s advisory...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 01:40 AM PDT

House GOP Presses Ahead With $622M Bill to Fight Zika

House GOP Presses Ahead With $622M Bill to Fight Zika

Republicans controlling the House pushed through on Wednesday a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging and high-stakes negotiations with the GOP-controlled Senate and the White House...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 05:43 PM PDT

Health Experts to Test HIV Vaccine in South Africa

Health Experts to Test HIV Vaccine in South Africa

Scientists will be testing an HIV vaccine in South Africa that has had some success, NBC News reported. The risk of infection dropped for 31 percent of volunteers tested in Thailand in 2009 when they were given...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 04:37 PM PDT

Cancer Drug Keeps Some Patients Alive for 3 Years

Cancer Drug Keeps Some Patients Alive for 3 Years

A drug that helped former President Jimmy Carter’s cancer disappear is helping many other patients with similar conditions, NBC News reports. The drug, Keytruda, stops tumor cells from cloaking themselves...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 02:50 PM PDT

Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says

Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says

Reviva Labs, a popular brand of cosmetics, must either prove its products plump skin, regenerate collagen and lighten age spots, or stop claiming they do, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 06:06 PM PDT

Penis Transplant Recipient Thankful for Doctors

Penis Transplant Recipient Thankful for Doctors

With a warm and upbeat attitude, Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts, said he's a lucky guy — thankful for his doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, and thankful to be the first man in the country...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 05:32 AM PDT

Many Sunscreens Don’t Meet SPF Claims: Consumer Reports

Many Sunscreens Don’t Meet SPF Claims: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports tested 65 water-resistant sunscreens with SPF numbers of 30 or higher and found that nearly half did not meet their SPF claims. Nearly three-quarters of "natural" sunscreens also fell...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 05:56 AM PDT

Zika More Worrying but Olympics Shouldn't Be Moved: UN

Zika More Worrying but Olympics Shouldn't Be Moved: UN

The World Health Organization's chief said Tuesday the agency is increasingly worried about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in...

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:37 PM PDT

'Loophole' Allows SF Restaurants to Hide Past Health Violations

'Loophole' Allows SF Restaurants to Hide Past Health Violations

San Francisco diners can log onto the city’s website to check inspection records for restaurants across the city, but the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit discovered a “loophole” that allows some restaurants...

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