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Friday, May 18, 2018 at 07:47 AM CDT

Congo's Ebola Risk 'Very High' as Confirmed Virus Cases Rise

Congo's Ebola Risk 'Very High' as Confirmed Virus Cases Rise

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization was holding an experts' meeting...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 06:18 PM CDT

Teacher Donates Kidney to Student

Teacher Donates Kidney to Student

An Ohio teacher is giving the gift of life to a student at her school. She's donating her kidney to 10-year-old Eva who is in need of a transplant after being diagnosed with a rare disease called collapsing...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 09:26 AM CDT

It's Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, CDC Says

It's Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, CDC Says

Romaine lettuce grown near Yuma, Arizona, is believed to have sickened 172 people in 32 states, killing one person, but it's unlikely to do so any more, NBC News reported. Any romaine lettuce that's now in...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 09:03 AM CDT

FDA Approves 1st Nonopioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms

FDA Approves 1st Nonopioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms

Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra to help combat the...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 07:36 AM CDT

Opioid Crisis Makes More Organs Available: Researchers

Opioid Crisis Makes More Organs Available: Researchers

America's opioid epidemic is making more organs available for lifesaving transplants, researchers reported Wednesday. Close to 14 percent of people who donated an organ in 2016 — 1,029 donors — had died of a...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 06:27 PM CDT

'Major, Major Game-Changer': Ebola Spreads to Big Congo City

'Major, Major Game-Changer': Ebola Spreads to Big Congo City

Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 07:28 AM CDT

Women More Prone to Serious Knee Injuries Than Men

Women More Prone to Serious Knee Injuries Than Men

According to sports medicine experts, women are five to six times more likely than men to suffer a major knee injury, usually an ACL tear, every year. Anatomy is partly to blame and female hormones may also play...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:40 PM CDT

Demand For Esports Doctors Rises As Esports Market Explodes

Demand For Esports Doctors Rises As Esports Market Explodes

Esports is a multibillion dollar industry, with major North Texas companies in the game. As the industry heats up, so does the demand for medical professionals to keep gamers in the best shape as possible.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 09:25 PM CDT

Shorter Drug Treatment OK for Many Breast Cancer Patients

Shorter Drug Treatment OK for Many Breast Cancer Patients

Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it sometimes...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 03:28 PM CDT

Nevada, 5 Other States Suing Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma

Nevada, 5 Other States Suing Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma

Nevada and five other states are filing new lawsuits accusing a pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths.

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