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Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 08:06 AM PDT

A Parasite May Help Us Overcome Fear of Failure: Researchers

A Parasite May Help Us Overcome Fear of Failure: Researchers

A parasite that makes rodents unafraid of cats could be giving people the courage to become entrepreneurs, researchers told NBC News. People infected with Toxoplasma gondii were more likely to have majored...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 07:01 AM PDT

Lowering Blood Pressure Helps Prevent Mental Decline: Study

Lowering Blood Pressure Helps Prevent Mental Decline: Study

Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer's disease, a major study finds. It's the first...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 07:24 AM PDT

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Recalled Over Botulism Risk

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Recalled Over Botulism Risk

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling about 59,000 jars of its Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip that could potentially lead to botulism if eaten. Kraft is voluntarily recalling 15-ounce glass jars with...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 08:30 PM PDT

Flowers Foods Recalls 2 Products; Milk Supplier Eyed

Flowers Foods Recalls 2 Products; Milk Supplier Eyed

Flowers Foods is voluntarily recalling two of its bread products, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday, the latest foods to be recalled in recent days due to concerns about salmonella in an...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 06:09 AM PDT

Woman Likely Spread Ebola A Year After Infection

Woman Likely Spread Ebola A Year After Infection

A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell sick, doctors reported in a study published Monday. There have been previous instances of men...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 04:45 AM PDT

Walmart Drug Program Often Cheaper Than Medicare: Study

Walmart Drug Program Often Cheaper Than Medicare: Study

It's often cheaper for some Medicare patients to buy prescription drugs through Walmart's $4 generic program than through their own health insurance, according to a study out Monday. The study's lead author...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 01:23 AM PDT

AIDS Drugs Show More Promise for Preventing New Infections

AIDS Drugs Show More Promise for Preventing New Infections

New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus. There were no infections among...

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 10:50 AM PDT

Health Care Industry Branches Into Fresh Meals, Rides to Gym

Health Care Industry Branches Into Fresh Meals, Rides to Gym

That hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab. The cleaning crew that fixed up your apartment while you recovered from a stroke? The hospital staff helped set that up. Health...

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 08:01 AM PDT

Drug Overdoses Spike in Philly, 2 EMS Workers Attacked

Drug Overdoses Spike in Philly, 2 EMS Workers Attacked

Health officials are investigating a sudden spike in non-fatal drug overdoses in the Philadelphia area over the weekend. Officials say more than 100 people were hospitalized between Friday and Saturday....

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 11:38 AM PDT

40 Hospitalized in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey

40 Hospitalized in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey

Ninety people in 26 states have been infected with a strain of Salmonella in the midst of an outbreak that has been connected to raw turkey products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a news...

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