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Man dies from eating bags of black licorice

9/23/20

A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw...

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid reduced deaths...

A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it...

A biotech company says its experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major U.S. government study that put it to a...

The new coronavirus made Dr. Jag Singh a patient at his own hospital. His alarm grew as he saw an X-ray of his pneumonia-choked lungs and...

Health officials in China have published the first details on nearly 45,000 cases of the novel coronavirus disease that originated there, saying...

Study: Half of US adults will be obese by 2030

12/18/19

There’s no way to sugarcoat this news: Nearly half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so, a new...

For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and...

SAN DIEGO — A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer’s disease made its case to scientists Thursday...

A government-funded group that’s leading efforts to set standards for gene editing has pulled a video it posted in the wake of concern about how it...

Drugs make strides vs. several cancers

6/3/19

CHICAGO — Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate...

For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman’s risk of dying...

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