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Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

An NBC News investigation found that some patients are turning to a controversial stem cell therapy that many... Watch »

Dec 6, 2014
Flu Shot Less Effective Due to Virus Mutation: CDC

Flu Shot Less Effective Due to Virus Mutation: CDC

Your flu shot may not be as effective as it should be this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control... Watch »

Dec 4, 2014
8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

Nearly eight percent of Americans have depression, but only about a third of those are receiving treatment for it... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Read »

Dec 3, 2014
News Special: Living with Lung Cancer

News Special: Living with Lung Cancer

One year ago, Molly Golbon was diagnosed with lung cancer. The 40-year old married mother of two allowed NBC Bay... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade, U.S. health officials announced in a report released... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden... Read »

Dec 1, 2014
3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of... Watch »

Nov 26, 2014
From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu... Read »

Nov 25, 2014
FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

The Food and Drug Administration warned Monday women getting fibroids removed should not be treated using devices... Read »

Nov 24, 2014
Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Right-to-die advocates released a video Wednesday on what would have been Brittany Maynard's 30th birthday, in which... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

The CDC has taken down a much-criticized website that offered an "obesity cost calculator" to help... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
States Working to Fix Hobbled Health Care Websites

States Working to Fix Hobbled Health Care Websites

The state that served as a template for President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act had so much trouble... Read »

Nov 16, 2014
Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate, colon, and pancreatic cancers combined, but because it carries... Read »

Nov 15, 2014
Ebola Free: Stanford Doctor Ends Self-Imposed Quarantine

Ebola Free: Stanford Doctor Ends Self-Imposed Quarantine

A Stanford doctor is back treating patients after spending 21 days in quarantine. Watch »

Nov 14, 2014
Woman Reunites With Rescue Crews Who Helped Saved Her Life

Woman Reunites With Rescue Crews Who Helped Saved Her Life

A young woman who literally died and was brought back to life recently reunited with the rescue crews who helped... Watch »

Nov 11, 2014
Doctor Hosts Egg-Freezing Parties in Bay Area

Doctor Hosts Egg-Freezing Parties in Bay Area

A Bay Area doctor is giving women the option of having a family without sacrificing their careers. Watch »

Nov 11, 2014
VA Chief Vows Renewed Focus on Customer Service

VA Chief Vows Renewed Focus on Customer Service

On the eve of Veterans Day, the Veterans Affairs Department announced a reorganization Monday designed to make it... Watch »

Nov 11, 2014
Kaiser Nurses Strike Over Staffing, Ebola Protections

Kaiser Nurses Strike Over Staffing, Ebola Protections

Thousands of Kaiser Permanente nurses are holding a two-day strike starting Tuesday morning to demand higher Ebola... Watch »

Nov 11, 2014

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