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Judge rules that parents of deceased West Point cadet can use his sperm for surrogate birth

Tue, 21 May 2019 22:22:22 GMT

West Point cadet Peter Zhu died at age 21 in February in a tragic skiing accident. His parents now can attempt to continue his legacy and their family lineage after a New York judge said they can use his frozen sperm to produce a child.


Eli Lilly's lower-priced insulin goes on sale amid drug price debate

Wed, 22 May 2019 21:32:46 GMT

A cheaper generic version of the rapid-acting insulin Humalog has hit the market, according to a statement Wednesday by drugmaker Eli Lilly.


Is vegan diet healthy for kids? Belgian doctors say no

Mon, 20 May 2019 17:01:11 GMT

Belgium's Royal Academy of Medicine recommended last week that children, teens, pregnant women and nursing mothers do not follow a vegan diet.


Vienna Beef recalls hot dogs that might contain metal fragments

Tue, 21 May 2019 12:34:04 GMT

More than 2,000 pounds of Vienna Beef hot dogs have been recalled because they may contain metal fragments, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said.


Dr. Gupta: If you see someone struggling with mental illness, don't turn away

Sat, 18 May 2019 12:06:41 GMT

On the morning of September 25, 2000, when Kevin Hines looked out from the Golden Gate Bridge, it must have been a magnificent sight. The sun bouncing off the coastline of Marin County to the left and backlighting the coast of San Francisco to the right, with Alcatraz straight ahead. There were probably boats of different types and sizes in the glittering water and an occasional sea lion breaking the surface.


Ohio town worries about safety after radioactive contamination is found at middle school

Tue, 14 May 2019 16:37:55 GMT

Are we safe? That's the concern that's been in the back of neighbors' minds when they look at the looming Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Pike County, Ohio, Jennifer Chandler said.


FDA can't regulate death penalty drugs, Justice Department says

Wed, 15 May 2019 09:01:05 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration does not have jurisdiction over death penalty drugs, the Justice Department said in an opinion.


How black women are walking away from the obesity epidemic

Wed, 22 May 2019 14:11:09 GMT

Across the US, obesity rates have risen and life expectancy has declined.


What it's like to try to get an abortion in Mississippi

Sat, 18 May 2019 12:03:39 GMT

When Amanda Furdge walked into a clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, in the spring of 2014, she knew exactly what she wanted: to confirm whether she was pregnant, and to have an abortion if she was.


Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction

Tue, 21 May 2019 07:56:23 GMT

Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety.


Operating rooms test positive for mold at Seattle Children's Hospital

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:41:07 GMT

Several operating rooms have been shut down in a Washington children's hospital because of mold.


What little kids need to know about sex

Tue, 21 May 2019 07:50:31 GMT

I live in the Bay Area, where, according to my very unscientific estimate, approximately 8 out of 10 parents self-identify as enlightened. These are the moms and dads who broach thorny topics like race, poverty and sexism with their young children, undeterred by their complexity and high stakes.


Sea levels may rise much faster than previously predicted, swamping coastal cities such as Shanghai, study finds

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:21:03 GMT

Global sea levels could rise more than two meters (6.6 feet) by the end of this century if emissions continue unchecked, swamping major cities such as New York and Shanghai and displacing up to 187 million people, a new study warns.


Cancer death rates drop, heart disease deaths on the rise for US adults

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:36:48 GMT

As the number of American adults dying of cancer continues to decline, the number who are dying of heart disease is on the rise, according to a new report.


Outdoor walking meetings boost your mental and physical health

Mon, 20 May 2019 07:27:40 GMT

Go outside and get some fresh air! It's something our parents told us to do as kids, and it could be just what the doctor ordered for a workforce that spends most of the day sitting and staring at screens. One way to do it: Get out of that stuffy fluorescent-lit conference room, get on your feet, and take that work meeting into the great outdoors.


Alabama doctors want patients to know they're still providing abortions

Sat, 18 May 2019 19:03:53 GMT

Providers at the only three clinics in Alabama that offer abortion services want patients to know their doors are still open.


Women have abortions for many reasons aside from rape and incest. Here are some of them

Wed, 22 May 2019 09:46:30 GMT

The reasons why women get abortions are varied and personal. For some, it was because they were victims of rape or incest. Some were in abusive relationships and others weren't ready to be mothers.


Spike in banned ozone-eating CFC gases linked to China in new research

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:00:44 GMT

A mystery source of banned, ozone-destroying chemicals has been pinpointed to eastern China.


Nurse graduates from NYU, years after he worked there as a janitor

Wed, 22 May 2019 19:36:28 GMT

Frank Baez got his first healthcare experience as a teenager, mopping floors and cleaning patients' rooms as a hospital janitor at New York University.


Flu-related illness stops intake at Texas border patrol center

Wed, 22 May 2019 22:06:32 GMT

A Customs and Border Patrol station in south Texas has stopped taking detainees in for processing because some people have displayed signs of flu-related illness.


Algeria and Argentina are officially malaria-free, says World Health Organization

Wed, 22 May 2019 12:22:31 GMT

Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease.


Jurors punish Monsanto with a record $2 billion verdict over Roundup weedkiller. But the story's not over

Wed, 15 May 2019 04:35:51 GMT

A jury said Roundup gave a California couple cancer. So it gave them the largest award of any personal injury case this year and the 8th biggest in US history.


Elementary school students gave their 83-year-old custodian a retirement ceremony fit for a king

Tue, 21 May 2019 18:01:32 GMT

Chants of "Mr. John! Mr. John!" drowned out Kool & the Gang's "Celebration" as 83-year-old school custodian John Lockett stepped into a corridor lined with adoring kids.


US kids aren't eating enough seafood, study says; here's how to add more

Mon, 20 May 2019 15:22:44 GMT

The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Vermont Attorney General files suit against Sackler family for deceptive marketing

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:42:06 GMT

Vermont's attorney general is suing eight members of the Sackler family, alleging they personally oversaw Purdue Pharma's deceptive marketing of opioids.


Vincent Lambert put back on life support as French right-to-die debate takes eleventh-hour turn

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:44:42 GMT

Hours after they began the process of allowing him to die, French doctors were ordered to restore the life support of a man in a vegetative state whose controversial case has divided his family and the public.


Recalled defibrillator among exemptions in FDA's hidden database

Mon, 20 May 2019 10:11:16 GMT

Faced with the possibility that a bout of abnormal heartbeats could end his life, in 2006, Dr. Marc Sicklick had a small device implanted in his chest that would shock it back into rhythm. Soon he would struggle with another life-or-death choice: whether to remove the Sprint Fidelis, which was deemed dangerous and recalled in 2007 after it had been implanted in hundreds of thousands of patients.


Yiddish translation of New York's measles message riddled with errors

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:01:17 GMT

Late last year, officials at the New York State Department of Health knew they had to act fast to stem the tide of a growing measles outbreak in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.


Sugary drink sales plummeted in Philadelphia after soda tax

Wed, 15 May 2019 15:48:41 GMT

Implementing a sales tax may help get Americans to stop drinking sugary drinks, if a new study about Philadelphia soda consumption is any indication.


Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet, study finds

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:09:43 GMT

Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found.