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Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 11:34 AM PST

Experts: Freezing Eggs Offers Women Hope, But Not Everyone Wins

Experts: Freezing Eggs Offers Women Hope, But Not Everyone Wins

In the past decade, egg freezing has undergone major technological improvements. But experts are still raising concerns that the technology may not be keeping up with expectations as an ever-increasing number of...

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 07:33 AM PST

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Exploring Bankruptcy: Source

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Exploring Bankruptcy: Source

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is exploring filing for bankruptcy as one of its options to address potentially significant liabilities from thousands of lawsuits alleging the drug maker contributed to the deadly...

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 07:16 AM PST

1st Man Cured of HIV Has Words of Support for 2nd Patient

1st Man Cured of HIV Has Words of Support for 2nd Patient

Timothy Brown, the Berlin man known to be the first person cured of HIV, has words of support and encouragement for a second patient that scientists say are free of the disease after a successful stem cell...

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 04:25 AM PST

Survey Finds Few Seniors Are Getting Routine Memory Checkups

Survey Finds Few Seniors Are Getting Routine Memory Checkups

Few seniors get their thinking and memory abilities regularly tested during check-ups, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association that raises questions about how best to find out if a problem is...

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 03:38 PM PST

Higher Education: Colleges Add Cannabis to Curriculum

Higher Education: Colleges Add Cannabis to Curriculum

Students can pursue what amounts to a marijuana major or cannabis minor as a growing number of colleges look to prepare graduates for jobs in a blossoming industry.

Monday, Mar 4, 2019 at 08:17 AM PST

New Ways of Studying Individual Cells Offer Scientific 'Breakthrough'

New Ways of Studying Individual Cells Offer Scientific 'Breakthrough'

Until recently, trying to study key traits of cells from people and other animals often meant analyzing bulk samples of tissue, producing a mushed-up average of results from many cell types. It was like...

Monday, Mar 4, 2019 at 04:51 AM PST

FDA Approves Six-In-One Vaccine

FDA Approves Six-In-One Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination vaccine called Vaxelis designed for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years old. The FDA says it keeps them from contracting diphtheria, tetanus,...

Friday, Mar 1, 2019 at 12:47 PM PST

DNA Test Results Could Affect Your Life Insurance Coverage

DNA Test Results Could Affect Your Life Insurance Coverage

Family intrigue led Larry Guernsey to buy his wife a DNA test kit for the holidays. "She’s always been interested in genealogy," Guernsey said. The $99 AncestryDNA test uses a saliva sample to unlock your...

Friday, Mar 1, 2019 at 06:44 AM PST

New Recall for Losartan Blood Pressure, Heart Disease Medication

New Recall for Losartan Blood Pressure, Heart Disease Medication

Thousands of bottles of a prescription medicine for treating high blood pressure and congestive heart failure have been recalled over the detection of trace amounts of a possible carcinogen. About 56,000...

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 at 09:46 PM PST

San Diego Sues Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

San Diego Sues Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

The city of San Diego is suing companies that manufacture or distribute prescription opioids.

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