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Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Puppies carrying a common germ have infected 39 people and put nine of them into the hospital, federal health officials told NBC News.The cases are all linked to puppies sold in seven states by the pet...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers

FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers

The Food and Drug Administration is recalling 465,000 pacemakers to be uploaded with new secure software after discovering cyber-security vulnerabilities in its system which would essentially allow a hacker...Photo [Read entire story]

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

The U.S. has experienced a drastic drop in teen pregnancies, which many hail as proof of the effectiveness of an Obama-era federal grant program, NBC News reported.Started in 2010, the Teen Pregnancy...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines

Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines

Parents, worried about drug abuse and the country's rising opioid epidemic, are adding drug tests to their child's back-to-school routines this fall in places like Cincinnati, Ohio. [Read entire story]

Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC

Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC

Recent salmonella outbreaks may be linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In an outbreak advisory released Monday, the CDC said there have been 961 cases in...Photo [Read entire story]

Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert

Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert

Experts have long warned that watching a solar eclipse without proper eyewear can lead to potential damage in your eyes. But what might that damage look like? Dr. Linda Chous, chief eye care officer...Photo Credit: Getty [Read entire story]

Teen Overdose Death Rate Doubles

Teen Overdose Death Rate Doubles

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a steep increase in fatal drug overdoses involving teenagers ages 15 - 19 since 2015 after years of decline. Deaths from fatal drug overdoses [Read entire story]

If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO

If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO

The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare premiums will increase by 20 percent next year and by 25 percent in 2020 — if President Donald Trump ends key federal subsidies to the program.The CBO report...Photo [Read entire story]

Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams

Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams

An online eye exam that you can take on a computer, in the comfort of your home. Seems like the perfect solution for busy people who may not have time to see the eye doctor. Yet, the increasingly popular... [Read entire story]

1 in 3 Cancer Patients Face Unexpected Costs: Study

1 in 3 Cancer Patients Face Unexpected Costs: Study

A Duke University study found more than a third of cancer patients with health insurance faced out-of-pocket costs that were more than they expected. Researchers say patients with unexpected costs are less... [Read entire story]

Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance

Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance

A California woman sued CVS Health Corporation Monday, accusing the company of charging customers more when they use insurance to pay for certain generic prescriptions, NBC News reported.Megan Schultz...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study

Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study

A new study has found an 11 percent increase in alcohol use among Americans between 2002 and 2012. There was an even bigger jump in high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorders. [Read entire story]

Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids

Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids

Transgender kids in the St. Louis, Missouri, area now have somewhere to go for medical care and counseling. A transgender medical center opened Tuesday, and it's the first of its kind in the region. The medical [Read entire story]

Amrita Protein Bars Recalled for Listeria Risk

Amrita Protein Bars Recalled for Listeria Risk

A brand of protein bars has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria.Amrita Health Foods, which is based in Pleasantville, New York, voluntarily recalled a limited number...Photo [Read entire story]

2017 Xtreme Eating Awards Announced by The Center for Science in the Public Interest

2017 Xtreme Eating Awards Announced by The Center for Science in the Public Interest

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its 2017 Xtreme Eating awards. Most people wouldn't dream of eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King all at once, but at Buffalo... [Read entire story]

Plunging Sperm Counts Called a ‘Major Public Health’ Crisis

Plunging Sperm Counts Called a 'Major Public Health' Crisis

A recent meta-analysis found a 40-year decline in sperm count in a large sample of men across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, NBC News reported.Researchers from the Hebrew University...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Chipotle Says Norovirus Outbreak Due to Lax Sick Policy

Chipotle Mexican Grill said Tuesday that the recent norovirus outbreak in a Virginia restaurant was due to a lax enforcement of the company's sick policy, CNBC reported."We conducted a thorough investigation...Photo [Read entire story]

6 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

6 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Cute puppies and furry cats make great additions to the family, and they can even help boost their owners' health. Studies show that animals can help people make healthy choices and lead positive lifestyles.Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart

Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart

Twin baby girls Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez were born conjoined at the chest, with their hearts fused together. Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used groundbreaking technology... [Read entire story]

Texas Coffee Recalled for Viagra-Like Ingredient

Coffee from a North Texas company was recently recalled for containing an ingredient similar to the drug in Viagra, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.Bestherbs Coffee LLC, in Grand Prairie...Photo Credit: FDA [Read entire story]