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Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 04:50 PM CST

Researchers Develop Predictor for Opioid Addiction

Researchers Develop Predictor for Opioid Addiction

Researchers studied the genes of 25,000 chronic pain patients and created an "addiction risk score" to help doctors better assess patients and their risk of developing an addiction to opioids.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 01:40 PM CST

AP Investigation: Insulin Pumps Have High Number of Injuries

AP Investigation: Insulin Pumps Have High Number of Injuries

When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps. In September 2012, the girl picked out a purple one — her favorite...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 07:30 AM CST

50K Women Killed by Partners, Family Last Year: UN Report

50K Women Killed by Partners, Family Last Year: UN Report

The United Nations' Office on Drugs and Crime says about 50,000 women around the world were killed last year by their "intimate partner" or a member of their family, NBC News reported. That means nearly six...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 06:56 AM CST

Denton County Program Helping Veterans in Crisis

Denton County Program Helping Veterans in Crisis

United Way of Denton County has formed a partnership that will allow free transportation to veterans in crisis.

Monday, Nov 26, 2018 at 06:18 PM CST

Obesity Linked To Asthma In Children

Obesity Linked To Asthma In Children

There have been few known preventable factors which can potentially reduce childhood asthma, until now. Researchers says preventing childhood obesity may also prevent asthma in children.

Monday, Nov 26, 2018 at 03:26 PM CST

CDC Confirms 116 Cases of Polio-Like Paralysis

CDC Confirms 116 Cases of Polio-Like Paralysis

At least 116 people, mostly children, have been confirmed with the polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis, federal health officials said Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Monday, Nov 26, 2018 at 03:51 PM CST

Gene-Edited Baby Claim by Chinese Scientist Sparks Outrage

Gene-Edited Baby Claim by Chinese Scientist Sparks Outrage

Scientists and bioethics experts reacted with shock, anger and alarm Monday to a Chinese researcher's claim that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies. He Jiankui of Southern University of...

Monday, Nov 26, 2018 at 11:57 AM CST

Breast Implant Injuries Hidden as Patients' Questions Mount

Breast Implant Injuries Hidden as Patients' Questions Mount

To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly reported 200 or so complaints annually — a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands...

Monday, Nov 26, 2018 at 01:36 PM CST

FDA Says It Will Overhaul Criticized Medical Device System

FDA Says It Will Overhaul Criticized Medical Device System

U.S. health officials said Monday they plan to overhaul the nation's decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which has long been criticized by experts for failing to catch problems with risky...

Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 at 09:42 PM CST

Spinal-Cord Stimulators Help Some Patients, Injure Others

Spinal-Cord Stimulators Help Some Patients, Injure Others

Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life. It wouldn't fix the nerve damage in his mangled...

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