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Owning a Dog May Help You Live Longer: Swedish Scientists

According to a new study in Sweden, owning a dog could help you live longer. Scientists followed more than 3 million adults for 12 years. [Read entire story]

CTE Found in Living Ex-NFL Player for 1st Time: Study

The "unique pattern" of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the debilitating brain disease known as CTE, has been found for the first time in a patient before he died, NBC News reported.It was detected in...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Congress’ Delay Risks Millions of Kids’ Health Insurance

The Children's Health Insurance Program covers annual check-ups and more medical procedures for nearly 9 million kids in low-income families, but congressional bickering is putting it at risk, NBC News...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

American Scientists Try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body, a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done on Monday in California on a patient... [Read entire story]

‘Obamacare’ Enrollment Is Up Over Same Period in 2016

The government has rolled back the amount of time to select a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act this year, but enrollment is already up over the same period last year. NBC's Tracie Potts reports. [Read entire story]

How Law Enforcement Uses Narcan to Combat the Opioid Crisis

As the American opioid crisis reaches near epidemic levels, law enforcement agencies across the country are training their officers how to use Narcan to revive people who have overdosed. [Read entire story]

Why Men Force Women to Watch Them Masturbate: Experts

Power, control, and a pathological desire to elicit fear all play into why a man might engage in exhibitionism, sex therapists say, in the wake of bombshell revelations against comedian Louis C.K.Photo Credit: Photo by [Read entire story]

Puerto Rico Disaster Sparks Shortage in Medical Supplies

The ongoing disaster in Puerto Rico is now sending a medical shockwave across the rest of America. It has triggered a shortage of crucial medical supplies. Two months after Hurricane Maria, local hospitals... [Read entire story]

How Sexual Harassment Damages a Person’s Health: Experts

Sexual harassment not only have negative mental effects on victims and survivors, it can also have physical effects as well, experts tell NBC News Better.Dr. Colleen Cullen, a licensed clinical psychologist...Photo [Read entire story]

Democrats Win Big With Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

Barack Obama may not be running for anything these days, but his signature health care law was a big winner in Tuesday’s elections, as voters rebelled against Republican lawmakers who have blocked Obamacare's...Photo [Read entire story]

Democrats Win Big With Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

Barack Obama may not be running for anything these days, but his signature health care law was a big winner in Tuesday’s elections, as voters rebelled against Republican lawmakers who have blocked Obamacare's...Photo [Read entire story]

‘Unusually Severe’ Plague Sickens 1,800 in Madagascar

More than 1,800 people in Madagascar have contracted plague in what the World Health Organization deemed an "unusually severe" outbreak, but it's unlikely to spread beyond the island, NBC News reported.The...Photo [Read entire story]

Stanford to Examine Las Vegas Shooter’s Brain

Looking into the mind of a killer. The brain of the man who opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas will arrive in the Bay Area next week. Damian Trujillo reports. [Read entire story]

How to Apply a Tourniquet

The vast majority of gunshot deaths are not from the injury itself but from the loss of blood. Knowing how to apply a tourniquet could help save someone’s life. The Medical Director of Trauma at Hahnemann... [Read entire story]

Grandparents Fill Void as Opioid Crisis Steals a Generation

Everything his grandpa does, 5-year-old Colton wants to do. Even if it means wearing Crocs with socks."If grandpa wears his Crocs with socks, Colton has to wear his Crocs with socks," Pennie Krietemeier,...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

America’s Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High: Report

Almost 40 percent of American adults are obese, the highest rate ever recorded for the U.S., according to a Friday report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Nearly 20 percent of adolescents are...Photo [Read entire story]

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare stalled, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order on Thursday that could undermine the law without Congress.Experts say it has the potential to upend the...Photo [Read entire story]

Whole Foods Recalls Its Raisin Bran for Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Foods Market has recalled some of its 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran across the country because the cereal contains undeclared peanuts, the Food and Drug Administration and grocery chain said. [Read entire story]

14 Desperate Days: Anatomy of an Opioid Overdose Outbreak

An alert Georgia emergency room doctor who saw three strange overdose cases apparently related to the drug Percocet sounded the alarm to the Georgia Poison Center this June, NBC News reported, likely saving...Photo [Read entire story]

Mom Jailed for Failing to Vaccinate Son

A Michigan mother has been ordered to jail for seven days for failing to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated. [Read entire story]