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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 07:43 PM CDT

Health Experts to Test HIV Vaccine in South Africa

Health Experts to Test HIV Vaccine in South Africa

Scientists will be testing an HIV vaccine in South Africa that has had some success, NBC News reported. The risk of infection dropped for 31 percent of volunteers tested in Thailand in 2009 when they were given...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 06:37 PM CDT

Cancer Drug Keeps Some Patients Alive for 3 Years

Cancer Drug Keeps Some Patients Alive for 3 Years

A drug that helped former President Jimmy Carter’s cancer disappear is helping many other patients with similar conditions, NBC News reports. The drug, Keytruda, stops tumor cells from cloaking themselves...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 05:51 PM CDT

Fibrous Tissue Condition Affects More Women Than Men

Fibrous Tissue Condition Affects More Women Than Men

Fibromuscular dysplasia, or FMD, is up to ten-times more common in women than in men. But it's often overlooked because patients and their doctors have a hard time identifying the symptoms.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 04:50 PM CDT

Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says

Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says

Reviva Labs, a popular brand of cosmetics, must either prove its products plump skin, regenerate collagen and lighten age spots, or stop claiming they do, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 03:16 PM CDT

Formerly Conjoined Twins Released From Hospital

Formerly Conjoined Twins Released From Hospital

Twin girls who were formerly conjoined below the waist have been released from a South Texas hospital.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:22 AM CDT

Texas Town Hopes Disinfectant Will Eliminate Need to Boil Water

Texas Town Hopes Disinfectant Will Eliminate Need to Boil Water

A South Texas city dealing with a boil water order for nearly a week plans to change the disinfectant in the system in hopes of soon lifting the advisory.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:55 PM CDT

North Texas Prepares for Active Mosquito Season

North Texas Prepares for Active Mosquito Season

Several hundred mosquito traps are now placed each week across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, capturing mosquitoes that could potentially carry the West Nile virus.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 08:06 PM CDT

Penis Transplant Recipient Thankful for Doctors

Penis Transplant Recipient Thankful for Doctors

With a warm and upbeat attitude, Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts, said he's a lucky guy — thankful for his doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, and thankful to be the first man in the country...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 07:32 AM CDT

Many Sunscreens Don’t Meet SPF Claims: Consumer Reports

Many Sunscreens Don’t Meet SPF Claims: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports tested 65 water-resistant sunscreens with SPF numbers of 30 or higher and found that nearly half did not meet their SPF claims. Nearly three-quarters of "natural" sunscreens also fell...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 07:56 AM CDT

Zika More Worrying but Olympics Shouldn't Be Moved: UN

Zika More Worrying but Olympics Shouldn't Be Moved: UN

The World Health Organization's chief said Tuesday the agency is increasingly worried about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in...

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