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Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 08:52 AM CST

CTE Found in Living Ex-NFL Player for 1st Time: Study

CTE Found in Living Ex-NFL Player for 1st Time: Study

The "unique pattern" of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the debilitating brain disease known as CTE, has been found for the first time in a patient before he died, NBC News reported. It was detected in a...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 06:09 AM CST

Congress' Delay Risks Millions of Kids' Health Insurance

Congress' Delay Risks Millions of Kids' Health Insurance

The Children's Health Insurance Program covers annual check-ups and more medical procedures for nearly 9 million kids in low-income families, but congressional bickering is putting it at risk, NBC News...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 05:29 PM CST

Researchers Say Scan Revealed CTE in Living Person

Researchers Say Scan Revealed CTE in Living Person

For the first time, researchers have identified a case of CTE inside a living person. CTE is a degenerative brain disease believed to be linked to head injuries like concussions.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 05:15 PM CST

Researcher Wants Women to Think About the 'Estrogen Window'

Researcher Wants Women to Think About the 'Estrogen Window'

One researcher says it’s time to rethink hormone therapy during a specific period of time during menopause, more on the estrogen window.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:40 PM CST

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk Of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk Of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

New study finds obstructive sleep apnea may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:55 PM CST

FDA OKs New Therapy for Some Hemophilia Patients

FDA OKs New Therapy for Some Hemophilia Patients

U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder. The Food and Drug Administrat...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM CST

Couples Sue Fertility Clinic Over Eggs With Genetic Defect

Couples Sue Fertility Clinic Over Eggs With Genetic Defect

Two couples are suing a New York fertility doctor and his clinic after giving birth to children with a genetic abnormality later traced back to donated eggs. The two children, both born in 2009, have Fragile X...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:51 AM CST

Pope: Health Care Is Too Tied to People’s Finances

Pope: Health Care Is Too Tied to People’s Finances

Pope Francis got the keys to a fancy new Lamborghini on Wednesday — but he won't be tooling around the Vatican gardens in it. Instead, the special edition Huracan will be auctioned off by Sotheby's, with the...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 07:19 AM CST

American Scientists Try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

American Scientists Try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body, a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done on Monday in California on a patient...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 07:03 AM CST

'Obamacare' Enrollment Is Up Over Same Period in 2016

'Obamacare' Enrollment Is Up Over Same Period in 2016

The government has rolled back the amount of time to select a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act this year, but enrollment is already up over the same period last year. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

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