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Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:28 AM PST

Study Suggests Women Less Likely to Get CPR From Bystanders

Study Suggests Women Less Likely to Get CPR From Bystanders

Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman's chest might be one reason. Only 39 percent of...

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 at 08:24 PM PST

Why Men Force Women to Watch Them Masturbate: Experts

Why Men Force Women to Watch Them Masturbate: Experts

Power, control, and a pathological desire to elicit fear all play into why a man might engage in exhibitionism, sex therapists say, in the wake of bombshell revelations against comedian Louis C.K. Experts...

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 09:15 PM PST

How Sexual Harassment Damages a Person’s Health: Experts

How Sexual Harassment Damages a Person’s Health: Experts

Sexual harassment not only have negative mental effects on victims and survivors, it can also have physical effects as well, experts tell NBC News Better. Dr. Colleen Cullen, a licensed clinical psychologist...

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 10:34 AM PST

Narcan Explained: What Is It and How Do You Use It?

Narcan Explained: What Is It and How Do You Use It?

Ninety-one people in the U.S. die every day from opioid-related overdoses, but there’s a tool that can reverse the effects of an overdose that more and more law enforcement agencies and paramedics are now...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 09:19 AM PST

Researcher: Aaron Hernandez's Brain Was Severely Impacted by CTE

Researcher: Aaron Hernandez's Brain Was Severely Impacted by CTE

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior, a researcher who studied his brain said...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 09:03 AM PST

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Makes Patients Question ER Visit

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Makes Patients Question ER Visit

Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 10:20 AM PST

'Obamacare' Sign-Ups Top 600K in First Week

'Obamacare' Sign-Ups Top 600K in First Week

More than 600,000 people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the first week of open enrollment, the government said Thursday. That pace tracks with previous years despite persistent political...

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 02:05 PM PST

Frozen Green Beans Recalled in 12 States Over Listeria Risk

Frozen Green Beans Recalled in 12 States Over Listeria Risk

Nature's Touch Frozen Foods has issued a voluntary recall of its Organic Fine Whole Green Beans because of possible contamination with a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause infections. The...

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 01:18 PM PST

Democrats Win Big With Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Democrats Win Big With Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Barack Obama may not be running for anything these days, but his signature health care law was a big winner in Tuesday’s elections, as voters rebelled against Republican lawmakers who have blocked Obamacare's...

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 11:22 AM PST

Boy With Rare Disease Gets Brand New Skin With Gene Therapy

Boy With Rare Disease Gets Brand New Skin With Gene Therapy

Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life. Two years later,...

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