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FDA Could Approve Gene Therapy Cure for Hereditary Blindness

Healthcare

FDA Could Approve Gene Therapy Cure for Hereditary Blindness

Patients with blindness caused by the disease would potentially need only one dose of the drug to regain eyesight.

Research

Scientists Discover the Mutation That Made Zika so Deadly

New research shows a link between new strains of Zika and microcephaly, a deadly birth defect.

Research

New HIV Antibody Found to Attack 99% of Virus Strains

The antibody is the closest researchers have ever come to finding a cure for the deadly HIV virus.

Research

Flint Water Linked to Fetal Deaths and Low Fertility Rates

Health issues continue to arise from Flint's lead-laced water crisis.

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New MIT Technology Combines Multiple Vaccines in One Shot

It could revolutionize immunizations worldwide and provide much-needed vaccinations to children in developing countries.

Healthcare

BREAKING: Senate Republicans Will Not Vote on Graham-Cassidy Bill

The health-care bill lacks the 60 votes required to pass the Senate after three Republican senators voiced their opposition.

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Suicide Attempts Increase in Both the Young and Uneducated

This Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, learn how you can help prevent them and stop the trend.

Healthcare

FDA Warns That Pfizer Failed to Investigate Faulty EpiPens

The malfunctioning Pfizer EpiPens could be linked to patient deaths and severe injuries.

World

Australia’s Bad Flu Season Spreads Caution to the U.S.

The effects of flu season in Australia this year might help predict what the U.S. can expect.

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Zika Virus Could Treat Cancer, New Research Shows

Though the Zika virus is dangerous, a new study is showing a way it might be used beneficially.

Healthcare

New Class of Drugs Could Prevent Aging Conditions Like Dementia

The new drug type has already proven effective in extending the lifespan of mice and will potentially head to human trials soon.

Research

Study Finds Surprising Benefit of Strong Teenage Friendships

The study shows that it's close friendships in high-school, not popularity, that lead to long-term mental health.

Healthcare

Aetna Sued for Breaching Privacy of 12,000 HIV Patients

Patients’ personal and HIV-related information was made visible through a large, clear window on the front of the unopened envelope.

World

US Increases Aid to Ethiopia, Kenya to Combat Humanitarian Crisis

A severe drought in the two countries is leaving millions without food, shelter, and safe drinking water.

Healthcare

Shady Stem-Cell Clinics Under FDA Investigation

The crackdown comes as more and more stem-cell clinics pop up around the U.S. using unapproved treatments and vaccines.

Healthcare

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug for Rare Form of Leukemia

A new treatment could help combat the effects of the rare and vicious form of blood cancer leukemia.

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How One City Is Changing the Way We Talk About Mental Health

This revolutionary new mental health campaign, "Deconstructing Stigma," could soon show up in your city.

Research

E-Cigarettes Shown to Help Smokers Quit

Switching to e-cigarettes could be the best way to kick a smoking habit, according to a new study.

Healthcare

Red Cross Calls for Donations Due to Critical Blood Shortage

Patients could suffer from delays in care if the need isn't met soon.

Research

Study Finds Mysterious Link Between Obesity and Depression

Obesity and depression are connected, but the reasons for it remain unclear.

World

Can Science Help End World Hunger?

Finnish scientists just made a major breakthrough.

Healthcare

Opioid Overdose Deaths Among Teens on the Rise

Overdoses in older teens, both male and female, are at epidemic levels.

World

Asian Factory Farming Poses Global Health Risks, Report Cautions

Factory farming is expanding in Asia due to growing populations, raising the dangers of food contamination.

Research

Suicide Rate for Teen Girls Highest in 40 Years

Researchers say there are several factors that could be contributing to the rise.

Healthcare

NH Sues Oxycontin Producer Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Marketing

The suit claims that Purdue Pharma spent millions deceiving customers, making the growing opioid epidemic even worse.

Research

Fewer College Students Are Binge Drinking, Study Shows

The percentage of students who reported binge drinking dropped from 45 percent in 2005 to 37 percent in 2014. Researchers have a few ideas why.

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Artificial Sweeteners an Unhealthy Alternative, Study Says

Learn about the effect that research has shown artificial sweeteners to have on the body.

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New Research Suggests Spanking Can Lead to Mental Illness

Decades of research have shown the detrimental effects of parents spanking their children.

Healthcare

Senate Votes on Healthcare Legislation

Today's Senate healthcare vote could impact millions of Americans. Learn about the different plans under consideration and the effect each would have.

Research

Promising New Gene Therapy Used to Treat Leukemia in the U.S.

After decades of setbacks, this gene therapy to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia is getting closer to being approved.

Healthcare

What You Need to Know About John McCain's Brain Cancer

The highly malignant and aggressive brain cancer will be John McCain's toughest battle yet.

World

Why Are So Many Children Still Dying From Diarrhea?

Diarrhea kills more children every day than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined, according to the CDC. What's being done to stop it?

Healthcare

DOJ Charges Hundreds of Providers in $1.3B Medicare Fraud Case

The DOJ has charged hundreds of licensed medical professionals for their alleged participation in fraudulently billing government healthcare programs.

World

U.S. Aid Saves Lives of African Children, Study Finds

Since 2005, a U.S. aid program has lowered the risk of death by malaria for African children under five-years-old by 16%, saving more than 2 million lives.

Healthcare

New Heroin Vaccine Could Revolutionize Opioid Treatment

The heroin-trapping vaccine could be the answer to the opioid epidemic.

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Late Night Cell Phone Use Linked to Decline in Mental Health

A new study shows a direct connection between cell phone screen time and poor mental health in teenagers.

Healthcare

New Bill Could Lead to Accessible Low-Cost Hearing Aids

Hearing aids currently cost upwards of $2400 per ear and require visiting a doctor. A new bill aims to change that.

Healthcare

How the Senate Healthcare Bill Would Affect Medicaid

Senate Republicans recently unveiled a new healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. Changes to Medicaid are expected, but what will be the effect?

Research

Older Dads Have Geekier Sons, Study Finds

Your son's high IQ and low social skills could be linked to when you started your family.

World

Snakebites Now a Global Health Top Priority

A decision by the World Health Organization this week could help activists fight back against the epidemic of snakebite envenoming around the globe.

Research

New Study Urges People to Avoid Coconut Oil

There’s been an ongoing myth that coconut oil is a super healthy alternative for cooking. New research shows that couldn't be farther from the truth.

World

Nearly One-Third of World's Population is Overweight, Study Finds

More than 2 billion people worldwide suffer from health problems associated with being overweight or obese. The U.S. is faring the worst on several fronts.

Research

Love Sleeping In? It Could Be Jeopardizing Your Health

A new study shows that those weekend late nights and late mornings could be putting your health at risk.

Research

New Research Shows Health Impact of 2016 Presidential Election

Post-election side-effects are a real and could be increasing your risk of heart disease, according to a new study.

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Should You Still Be Worried About the Zika Virus?

The Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico is over, but is it still a threat to other areas of the U.S.?