Health News

December 03, 2017 - 3:11 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Health officials approved a monthly injection to treat patients recovering from opioid addiction. The drug, Sublocade, is the first monthly injectable form of buprenorphine, which is used to treat moderate to severe opioid use disorder in adult patients who are already on addiction...
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December 02, 2017 - 1:14 pm
(LONDON) -- In England, scarlet fever hit its highest level in the past half-century. More than 19,000 cases were reported in 2016, the highest level since 1967, according to The Lancet . The disease rate had been rising since 2014, but experts are not sure what the reason is. Figures for 2017 show...
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December 01, 2017 - 4:18 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind drug for the treatment of breast or stomach cancer on Friday. "The FDA continues to grow the number of biosimilar approvals, helping to promote competition that can lower health care costs," Commissioner Scott Gottlieb...
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December 01, 2017 - 2:32 pm
(NEW YORK) -- For those who love guacamole, it might not hurt to mention it in their dating profiles. One site says the avocado dip could boost a would-be dater's chances of being noticed. Zoosk, an online dating site, said it recently looked at data from profiles and messages between users to...
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December 01, 2017 - 1:16 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A Texas man recently celebrated a century of living, surrounded by family and friends. But before the traditional cutting of the cake and blowing out the candles, 100-year-old Orville Rogers had one, simple request: That they all celebrate the milestone by running with him. Last...
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November 30, 2017 - 7:30 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has followed through on Secretary Sonny Perdue's proclamation earier this year to loosen regulations on school lunches put in place during the administration of President Barack Obama. The Agency published an interim rule in the Federal Register on...
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November 30, 2017 - 4:17 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Dog owners now have scientific data to back them in the eternal debate over whether dogs really are smarter than cats. A study led by a Vanderbilt University professor counted for the first time the number of cortical neurons in the brains of cats and dogs and found that dogs possess...
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November 30, 2017 - 7:18 am
(NEW YORK) -- The upcoming flu season may be a particularly severe one in the U.S., some medical experts warned on Thursday, citing preliminary data from the Southern Hemisphere's waning flu season. The flu vaccine used this year in Australia -- which has the same composition as the vaccine used in...
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