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E-cig Rule Coming 'Very Soon,' FDA Chief Says

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:01am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is "pushing very hard" to release a proposed rule that would establish its authority over e-cigarettes, the head of the agency said amid concerns the products pose a risk to children.






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Three Die of Meningitis Outbreak in Los Angeles

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:32am
LOS ANGELES – Three men in their 20s have died from a meningitis outbreak in the gay community in the Los Angeles area this year, a public health spokesman said on Thursday, a day after officials called on HIV-positive gay men in the region to be vaccinated against the disease.






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E-Cigarettes Poisonings Rise Sharply According to New Study

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:03pm

Simply touching the liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes is harmful. Erika Edwards reports.








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#AskNBCNews: Fort Hood Shooting Webcast

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:59pm

NBC's Pete Williams, Medal of Honor recipient Col. Jack Jacobs and NBC's Gabe Gutierrez at Fort Hood discuss the latest on the shooting, and take your questions.








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Jacobs: PTSD Is a Subjective Evaluation

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:28pm

Retired Col. Jack Jacobs reflects on the "indelible" mark that combat makes on someone, and how different people handle the toll.








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Report: 5.4 Million Newly Insured Under Obamacare

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:56pm
More than 5 million Americans who didn’t have health insurance before have been able to get coverage since September, according to a new report released Thursday.






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Docs Cringe at Radio Jock's C-Section Suggestion

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:41pm

Sports announcer Boomer Esiason suggested a Mets baseball player's wife should have had a scheduled C-section but docs say that's never a good idea.








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PTSD: Difficult Diagnosis 'Can Break an Individual'

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:41pm
Ivan Lopez, who officials say shot himself to death Wednesday night after shooting and killing three others at Fort Hood in Texas, was being “evaluated” for post-traumatic stress disorder, officials say.It’s something the U.S.






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Vets, Docs Worry Fort Hood Shootings Will Deepen PTSD Stigma

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:41pm
The word “PTSD” had barely left the mouth of Fort Hood’s commander late Wednesday when, across the nation, many veterans with those symptoms and doctors who treat the malady understood they faced a renewed battle: a resurgence of the stigma that comes with that diagnosis.






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E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket, Mostly in Kids

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:10pm
Calls to U.S. poison control centers about people sickened by e-cigarettes containing liquid nicotine have soared in the past four years, climbing from just one a month in 2010 to at least 215 per month this year, federal health officials said Thursday.






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FDA Approves Handheld Opiate Antidote

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:23pm
Food and Drug Administration officials on Thursday approved a new handheld device that can quickly deliver a life-saving antidote to addicts who have overdosed on heroin or other opiate drugs.






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Wedding Dresses Become 'Angel Gowns' for Babies

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:37am

A small kindness: Volunteers turns donated wedding dresses into special gowns for babies who are stillborn or die soon after birth.








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Radio Host Rips MLB Player's Paternity Leave

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 9:34am

Boomer Esiason said Daniel Murphy's wife should have scheduled a C-section so the Mets infielder didn't have to miss Opening Day.








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FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Pill for Grass Allergy

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:16am
Just in time for spring, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new pill that people can put under their tongues to fight grass allergies.The tablet, called Oralair, is made using five different types of grass that people are commonly allergic to.
    





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Fertility Drugs Do Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:16am
Women who took a fertility drug called Clomid don’t have any higher risk of breast cancer, even 30 years later, than women who did not, a new study shows.The findings should reassure women worried that they would pay down the road for having taken the drug, which stimulates the production of eggs.
    
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Dr. Nancy Snyderman On New Salt Guidelines

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:33pm

During a webcast Q&A with NBC News' Anne Thompson, Dr. Nancy Snyderman explains why, for some people, the new salt guidelines won't change a thing.


    





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Morning Light Could Be Key to Leaner Physique, Study Finds

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:17pm
Keeping your weight down might depend in part on how early you greet the sun, according to a new study that finds a link between bright morning light and a leaner physique.People who were exposed to even moderately bright natural light early in the day — typically between 8 a.m.
    





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Young and Fit? You'll Be Old and Sharp, Study Finds

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00pm
People who were the fittest in their 20s were sharper thinkers 25 years later, new research shows.And the fitter they stayed physically, the more mentally fit they were in middle age, according to the study published in the journal Neurology.
    





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Salt Healthy? Mammograms Useful? Your Questions Answered

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:42pm
Lots of big health stories are making news in the past week.
    





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Snyderman: Early Mammogram Screenings Not Proven To Work

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:42pm

Responding to a viewer question about the risk of continuing early mammogram screenings to find possible cancer early, Dr. Nancy Snyderman tells NBC'S Anne Thompson that no link has been proven between the two.


    





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