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Here's How A Sleepless Night Hurts Your Heart

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 9:33am
A new study finds that a sleepless night affects blood pressure and some stress hormones the whole next day.
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Boy Left in Woods as Punishment: 'I'm All Right'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:47am
A boy who survived a six-day ordeal after being left in the woods by his parents as punishment was discharged from a hospital Tuesday.
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Watch Out for Aspirin in Antacids, FDA Cautions

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:47pm
Stomach remedies that contain aspirin can cause internal bleeding, the Food and Drug Administration reminded people.
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Pictures Persuade Smokers to Quit -Study

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:39pm
Gruesome pictures on cigarette packages may convince more smokers to quit, a U.S. study suggests.
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To Cut Opioid Abuse, Watch Doctors, Study Says

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:27pm
One possible way to help control the epidemic of opioid abuse is to keep an eye on doctors, a new study suggests.
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When Stopping Cancer Treatment Isn't Giving Up

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 9:17am
Doctors and patients struggle to stop fighting cancer and start palliative care that lets patients live their last weeks and months.
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Mississippi Mom Wins Right to Keep Placenta

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 6:39am
Her due date is June 24, but Jordan Thiering has already delivered a victory for many Mississippi moms.
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9-Year-Old Trained to Use Heroin Overdose Antidote

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 9:58pm
Audrey Stepp, 9, insisted that she learn to administer the drug in case her big brother ever suffered a heroin overdose.
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Ali's Killer: Septic Shock Targets the Sick and Elderly

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 7:33pm
NBC News Medical Contributor Dr. Natalie Azar said Ali's decline wasn't surprising given his age and his decades-long battle with Parkinson's disease.
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New Drug Gives Bladder Cancer Patients Fresh Hope

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 11:13am
The first new drug approved for bladder cancer in 30 years works well for a few patients, doctors report.
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Sunflower Seed Recall Grows Over Listeria Scare

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:54pm
A company has recalled even more sunflower seed products after finding evidence of Listeria in a Minnesota processing plant.
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Promising Drugs Stoke Talk of Cancer 'Cures'

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 9:58am
"The prospect that more and more patients will be cured is becoming a reality."
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What Is Fentanyl? Drug That Killed Prince Kills Thousands

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 9:22am
'We have to re-examine the way we're treating pain,' a prominent doctor says after an autopsy reported that Prince died of fentanyl toxicity.
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Could Oral Sex (or Even Kissing) Spread Zika?

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 9:19am
Zika virus, spread mostly by mosquitoes, might also spread via oral sex, French researchers reported.
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Scientists: Let's Build a Map for Making People

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 5:34pm
Scientists proposed building a full human genome -- a map for making people -- in the lab.
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Migraine Patch May Cause Severe Burns, FDA Says

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:01pm
A battery-powered patch that delivers migraine medication might be causing burns severe enough to leave permanent scars, the FDA said.
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