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Drug Take Back Day: find a location near you

Nationwide — Law enforcement agencies across the country will be taking back your old or unused prescription drugs this weekend. On Saturday, April 27th, local agencies are partnering with the DEA to take potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs off …

Measles outbreak continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More cases of the measles have been reported. New CDC data shows there are now 626 confirmed cases of the measles in 22 states. The majority of the new reports are from New York. Agency officials are predicting that …

St. Jude research shows promise for ALS patients

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have found something that could potentially treat ALS patients. Put simply, St. Jude scientists have discovered enzymes that could be triggered to treat muscle and brain disorders like ALS, dementia and …

Possible new birth control under development

BERKELEY, Calif. (NBC) – At the Your Choice Therapeutics lab at US Berkeley, scientist Nadja Mannowetz showed what their compound does to active sperm cells. In one sample, you can see untreated cells. In another, sperm cells after their treatment. Mannowetz explained, …

CDC investigates Listeria outbreak

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – Federal health officials are investigating a deadly listeria outbreak involving deli-sliced meats and cheeses. The CDC said a total of eight people have so far become ill in four states and all had to be hospitalized, but one …