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Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:34 AM PDT

FDA Approves 1st Dissolving Stent for US Patients

FDA Approves 1st Dissolving Stent for US Patients

A slowly dissolving medical implant for treating clogged arteries has won approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved the Absorb stent Tuesday for patients with coronary artery disease...

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 01:38 PM PDT

Zika Cases in the U.S.

Zika Cases in the U.S.

Using data from the CDC, this map tracks Zika cases by state.

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 03:16 PM PDT

Health Officials Widen Flour Recall After 4 More People Get Sick

Health Officials Widen Flour Recall After 4 More People Get Sick

Federal health officials on Friday widened an already big recall of flour after four more people got sick from food poisoning linked to the flour, NBC News reports. No one has died or developed the most...

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 01:41 PM PDT

Obama Says He Expects Congress to Move on Zika Virus

Obama Says He Expects Congress to Move on Zika Virus

About $25 million was dispensed by federal health officials Friday to help states at risk from Zika defend against its spread — cash taken from other programs because Congress has not approved fresh funding...

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 at 11:32 AM PDT

New Zika Studies Reveal Invisible Damage to Babies

New Zika Studies Reveal Invisible Damage to Babies

Zika virus causes different types of brain damage in babies, not just microcephaly, according to two new reports. Brazilian researchers found as many as one in five babies born with brain damage caused by Zika...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 04:43 PM PDT

Biden Threatens Funding Cut if Cancer Trials Conceal Results

Biden Threatens Funding Cut if Cancer Trials Conceal Results

Vice President Joe Biden threatened Wednesday to pull federal funding for cancer studies that fail to publicly disclose their results, putting pressure on researchers, clinicians and drug companies to speed...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 04:35 PM PDT

A Little Butter Won't Kill You, Study Says

A Little Butter Won't Kill You, Study Says

A little butter isn't going to kill anyone, but it's not a health food, nutrition experts said in a study released Wednesday. "I would say butter is neither good nor bad," Laura Pimpin of the Friedman School of...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 06:40 PM PDT

Conference Sheds Light on Postpartum Depression

Conference Sheds Light on Postpartum Depression

Many talk about the joys of becoming a new mother. But for some women, it can be a very difficult, dark time.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 08:07 AM PDT

Chipotle Adding Chorizo to Menu to Win Back Customers

Chipotle Adding Chorizo to Menu to Win Back Customers

Chipotle is adding chorizo to its menu in yet another move intended to get people back in stores following an E. coli outbreak last year. The chain says the topping will be available in select cities including...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 09:02 AM PDT

Water Systems Failing to Test for Lead

Water Systems Failing to Test for Lead

The Natural Resources Defense Council reports more than 18 million Americans got their drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015.

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