Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging
Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are finding clues that depression might worsen the decline.

Anesthesia, if limited, can be safe for baby's brain
Anesthesia, if limited, can be safe for baby's brain

Study of 450 infants finds strong evidence that one episode of general anesthesia doesn't hurt a baby's brain development.

February 14th, 6:43 PM EST
Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert
Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Scientists find that a NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert.

February 15th, 11:53 AM EST
Cancer death racial gap narrows, but still higher for blacks
Cancer death racial gap narrows, but still higher for blacks

Blacks still die of cancer at higher rates than other Americans, but report says the gap is narrowing.

February 14th, 11:03 AM EST
9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses
9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent.

February 15th, 3:53 PM EST
Trump gains weight, now considered obese; cholesterol down
Trump gains weight, now considered obese; cholesterol down

President Donald Trump has tipped the scales and is now officially considered obese.

February 14th, 4:53 PM EST
Opioid maker used rap video to push powerful painkiller
Opioid maker used rap video to push powerful painkiller

Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a life-size bottle of a highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps into getting patients on higher doses.

February 15th, 12:03 PM EST
Hospital, doctor face 3 new lawsuits over drug doses, deaths
Hospital, doctor face 3 new lawsuits over drug doses, deaths

Three more wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed against an Ohio hospital system and a doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of pain medication for dozens of patients.

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Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection
Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection

A new study finds a way for people to cut their risk of developing a dangerous superbug infection after leaving the hospital.

February 13th, 5:03 PM EST
53 cases of measles confirmed in southern Washington state
53 cases of measles confirmed in southern Washington state

Health officials in southern Washington state say they have confirmed 53 cases of measles.

February 14th, 1:33 AM EST
Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper supports universal health care
Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper supports universal health care

John Hickenlooper, the former Democratic governor of Colorado who's considering running for president, says he supports universal health care and thinks the U.S. eventually should provide it.

February 14th, 2:03 PM EST
Source of fall romaine outbreak a mystery, US regulators say
Source of fall romaine outbreak a mystery, US regulators say

Federal regulators say their investigation wasn't able to determine the source of a E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.

February 13th, 6:33 PM EST
8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens
8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens

Eight people have died of measles in Ukraine since the start of the year.

February 13th, 7:23 AM EST
Counseling urged to prevent depression in at-risk new moms
Counseling urged to prevent depression in at-risk new moms

Task force finds counseling at-risk pregnant women, new mothers offers a chance at preventing perinatal depression.

February 12th, 11:03 AM EST
Keep the volume down! UN issues guidelines for audio devices
Keep the volume down! UN issues guidelines for audio devices

Two U.N. agencies want governments and makers of headphones, mobile phones and other audio devices to do more to keep down the volume they emit, amid concerns about hearing loss in an increasingly digitized era.

February 12th, 11:53 AM EST
Youth smoking decline stalls, and vaping may be to blame
Youth smoking decline stalls, and vaping may be to blame

A large study shows cigarette smoking rates for U.S. kids have stopped falling, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.

February 11th, 1:43 PM EST
What the FDA's actions mean for dietary supplements
What the FDA's actions mean for dietary supplements

The FDA says it plans to step up its policing of the growing dietary supplements industry.

February 11th, 3:33 PM EST
California judge will keep Planned Parenthood names sealed
California judge will keep Planned Parenthood names sealed

Planned Parenthood is making an unusual legal demand to join California's criminal prosecution of two anti-abortion activists charged with invasion of privacy for secretly making videos as they tried to buy fetal material from the organization.

February 11th, 3:53 PM EST
Utah reduces voter-backed Medicaid expansion in rare move
Utah reduces voter-backed Medicaid expansion in rare move

Utah has passed sweeping changes to a voter-approved Medicaid expansion, slashing the number of people covered and adding work requirements that the Trump administration is expected to approve.

February 11th, 8:03 PM EST
Depression 101: Dallas schoolkids learn about mental health
Depression 101: Dallas schoolkids learn about mental health

Dozens of Dallas-area schools are among a growing number around the world that are teaching children how to spot the signs of depression in themselves and others.

February 9th, 10:03 AM EST
China reports new outbreak of African swine fever
February 8th, 10:43 PM EST
Arizona wants care unit where patient was raped to stay open
Arizona wants care unit where patient was raped to stay open

Arizona is contesting a long-term care facility's decision to shut down the unit where an incapacitated woman was raped and later gave birth.

February 8th, 2:03 PM EST
Arizona health facility rape spurs video surveillance push
Arizona health facility rape spurs video surveillance push

The rape of an incapacitated woman is driving Arizona to catch up to 10 states with laws or regulations governing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse inside long-term care facilities.

February 8th, 1:23 AM EST
Pea-sized pill delivers insulin shot from inside the stomach
Pea-sized pill delivers insulin shot from inside the stomach

Scientists hid a tiny shot inside a pill, a gadget inspired by a tortoise shell that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach.

February 7th, 2:13 PM EST
Millennial money: Minimalism can declutter finances, too
Millennial money: Minimalism can declutter finances, too

Here's how financial minimalism can help you clarify goals, reduce stress and focus on what matters.

February 12th, 10:13 AM EST
White House report tries to shift Trump health care rhetoric
White House report tries to shift Trump health care rhetoric

APNewsBreak: White House report denies 'sabotage' of Obama health law.

February 8th, 2:13 AM EST

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