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Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 at 05:48 AM PDT

Elephant Sedative Poses New Threat in Overdose Fight

Elephant Sedative Poses New Threat in Overdose Fight

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 09:48 PM PDT

Texas Man Surprises Friend With Kidney Donation in Viral Video

Texas Man Surprises Friend With Kidney Donation in Viral Video

Born with a rare disease and just days away from kidney failure, Fort Worth nurse Danny Kolzow is getting a lifeline from a longtime friend. Graham McMillan is donating one of his kidneys to Kolzow.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 05:01 AM PDT

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Florida

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Florida

The first shop that can legally sell medical marijuana in Florida opened at a strip mall in Tallahassee on Tuesday and Dallas Nagy became its first customer, buying cannabis capsules that he hopes will ease his...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 01:25 AM PDT

FDA Reconsiders Gay Blood Ban

FDA Reconsiders Gay Blood Ban

Facing increased pressure from Democrats in Congress, the Food and Drug Administration began to officially reconsider its policy limiting blood donations from gay and bisexual men on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 07:11 PM PDT

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper

The ice bucket challenge became a phenomenon in the of summer 2014, and the boost in funding it brought about helped lead to a significant discovery in the study of the ALS disease, according to a paper...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 10:27 AM PDT

Download CDC Fact Sheet: What Pregnant Women Need to Know About Zika

Download CDC Fact Sheet: What Pregnant Women Need to Know About Zika

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 01:46 PM PDT

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

The Food and Drug Administration strengthened warnings on a class of antibiotics, calling it too strong to be used for sinus infections, bronchitis and simple urinary tract infections. Fluoroquinolones,...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:02 AM PDT

NJ Nurse Repeatedly Stabs Boy With Autism With Needle: AG

NJ Nurse Repeatedly Stabs Boy With Autism With Needle: AG

New Jersey officials say a nurse caught on videotape stabbing a boy with autism with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her license during the investigation. Acting Attorney...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 09:38 AM PDT

5 Myths About Leaving Kids in Cars

5 Myths About Leaving Kids in Cars

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. And no matter how impossible it may seem, even the best of parents can forget a child in the backseat of their car.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 04:27 AM PDT

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

A North Texas girl is taking her cancer fight to Washington, D.C. Nine-year-old Sadie Keller is battling leukemia. For the last year NBC 5 has covered how she video-blogged her cancer treatment and raised more...

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