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Flu Is Spreading Fast This Season: Officials

This year’s flu season is off to a fast start and early indications suggest that it may be more severe than the previous season, NBC News reported.Widespread flu activity is currently in four states where last...Photo [Read entire story]

Health System Fires 50 for Refusing to Get Flu Shots

About 50 employees of Essentia Health, an upper-Midwest hospital chain, didn’t go to work Wednesday.But it wasn’t an early start to the Thanksgiving holiday for them. They were fired for refusing to get...Photo [Read entire story]

CTE Turned Ex-NFL Star From Top Lawyer to ‘Other Person’

After completing an NFL career that included two Super Bowls, Fred McNeill got an advanced law degree and practiced law. But within just a few years, he began to fall apart, losing his temper, losing his memory...Photo [Read entire story]

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]

Frozen Green Beans Recalled in 12 States Over Listeria Risk

Nature's Touch Frozen Foods has issued a voluntary recall of its Organic Fine Whole Green Beans because of possible contamination with a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause infections.The...Photo [Read entire story]

Frozen Green Beans Recalled in 12 States Over Listeria Risk

Nature's Touch Frozen Foods has issued a voluntary recall of its Organic Fine Whole Green Beans because of possible contamination with a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause infections.The...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]

Premiums Rising 34 Percent for Most Popular Health Plan

Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study Wednesday that confirms dire predictions about the impact of political turmoil on...Photo Credit: AP [Read entire story]