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Friday, Mar 30, 2018 at 05:49 PM CDT

New Anesthesia May Be Game Changer

New Anesthesia May Be Game Changer

A new type of anesthesia may be a real game changer in the operating room.

Friday, Mar 30, 2018 at 02:52 PM CDT

NJ Man's 'Beer Belly' Turns Out to Be 30-Pound Tumor

NJ Man's 'Beer Belly' Turns Out to Be 30-Pound Tumor

A New Jersey man was so bothered by his growing gut -- something friends, family and even doctors dismissed as a natural "beer belly" -- that he persisted in getting it checked out, and eventually made the...

Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 at 10:45 PM CDT

Life Lost in 2000 Fort Worth Storm Supports A Life 18-Years Later

Life Lost in 2000 Fort Worth Storm Supports A Life 18-Years Later

On March 28, 2000 – Jose Carlos Oseguera was one of three people killed by a deadly storm that hit North Texas. 18 years later, his kidney lives on in a Fort Worth man.

Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 at 07:38 PM CDT

California Judge: Coffee Needs Cancer Warnings

California Judge: Coffee Needs Cancer Warnings

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle...

Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 at 06:33 PM CDT

Dining Out May Boost Levels Of Health-Harming Chemicals In Body

Dining Out May Boost Levels Of Health-Harming Chemicals In Body

Your restaurant meal may come with a side of unwanted chemicals. A new study found people who often ate out at restaurants and fast food joints had higher levels of a hormone-disrupting toxin in their bodies.

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 10:45 PM CDT

Doctors Weigh In On Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Doctors Weigh In On Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Doctors encourage women of all ages to get screened for cervical cancer, as study shows increase rates of cervical cancer in women over 65, indicating outdated current screening guidelines.

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 10:51 PM CDT

New Study Links Cancer to Cell Phone Use

New Study Links Cancer to Cell Phone Use

A big new government study is reigniting the heated debate over whether cell phones could be linked to cancer. It's a 10-year, $25 million study... that focused on what cell phone radiation does to rats. The...

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 05:17 PM CDT

Scientists Say They've Discovered a New Human Organ

Scientists Say They've Discovered a New Human Organ

In a study published this week, scientists said they may have come across an unknown organ in the human body that could advance the understanding of cancer and other diseases, NBC News reported. The research...

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 05:12 AM CDT

Selfie Medicine: Phone Apps Push People to Take Their Pills

Selfie Medicine: Phone Apps Push People to Take Their Pills

Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor's orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine. Smartphone apps that monitor pill-taking are now available, and researchers are...

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 at 06:38 PM CDT

Research Trial Restores Sense Of Touch For Amputees

Research Trial Restores Sense Of Touch For Amputees

Imagine losing your sense of touch. That's reality for thousands of men and women who've lost a limb in combat, but there's some amazing new research going on in Dallas that could restore something many...

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