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Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 at 05:16 PM CST

House to Vote Next Week on Pelosi's Drug-Pricing Bill

House to Vote Next Week on Pelosi's Drug-Pricing Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a showdown vote next week on her bill empowering Medicare to negotiate drug prices. The latest version would use savings from lower drug costs to provide Medicare recipients...

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 at 05:14 AM CST

Drug Can Curb Dementia’s Delusions, Researchers Find

Drug Can Curb Dementia’s Delusions, Researchers Find

A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in a study that was stopped early because the benefit seemed clear. If regulators...

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 at 05:54 PM CST

Judge Grants Cook Children's Request for New Judge in Baby Tinslee Case

Judge Grants Cook Children's Request for New Judge in Baby Tinslee Case

A Tarrant County judge granted a motion Wednesday from Cook Children’s Medical Center to recuse Judge Alex Kim from presiding over the case of whether a 9-month-old baby should be removed from life support.

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 at 06:05 PM CST

Fake Frogs Teaching Kids Anatomy

Fake Frogs Teaching Kids Anatomy

Students at a high school in New Port Richey, Florida are the first ever to dissect synthetic, man-made amphibians.

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 at 05:59 PM CST

Is Coloring Hair Safe? Dye, Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Is Coloring Hair Safe? Dye, Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Questions about whether chemicals used to color or straighten hair can cause cancer have swirled for years, according to Today.com. The answers have been inconsistent and inconclusive, but a large new study...

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 at 01:25 PM CST

Bankruptcy Judge Considers $1.3M Bonus for Purdue Pharma CEO

Bankruptcy Judge Considers $1.3M Bonus for Purdue Pharma CEO

The judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will consider whether the company's CEO should get a bonus equal to half his $2.6 million salary. Attorneys general representing about...

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 at 04:47 PM CST

Blood Tests Could Soon Predict Premature Births

Blood Tests Could Soon Predict Premature Births

Any baby born before 37 weeks is considered premature. Right now, there's no telling which moms will deliver early and which ones will go the full 40 weeks. But soon, a simple blood test may be able to pinpoint...

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 at 10:18 AM CST

How to Manage Diabetes and Holiday Eating

How to Manage Diabetes and Holiday Eating

When faced with the abundance of holiday food, managing blood sugar levels may be more of a challenge for diabetics but that doesn't mean they have to miss out on the holiday cheer. Health experts show us how...

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 at 05:37 AM CST

Over 500K Pot Vapes Seized in 2 Years as Busts Rise in US

Over 500K Pot Vapes Seized in 2 Years as Busts Rise in US

As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it's increasingly on law enforcement's radar, too. Authorities across the country have seized at least a half-million marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more...

Monday, Dec 2, 2019 at 06:04 PM CST

Double Lung Transplant Survivor Wins Gold Medal

Double Lung Transplant Survivor Wins Gold Medal

She thought she would never play tennis again, but after a double lung transplant, a Texas high school teacher and tennis coach is winning gold medals in competitive play.

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