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NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it approved an injection designed to melt away double-chin fat. The agency approved a drug called Kybella for adults with moderate or severe fat below the chin, or submental fat. It's the first approved drug for...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it approved an injection designed to melt away double-chin fat. The agency Wednesday approved a drug called Kybella for adults with moderate or severe fat below the chin, or submental fat. It's the first approved drug for...
NEW YORK (AP) — German measles is officially gone from North and South America, the first region to rid itself of the disease, health officials announced Wednesday. Vaccines against German measles were first licensed in 1969, and were included in mass vaccination campaigns. It...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe — and the implants even expanded as the...
A local pediatrician talks about a new study that makes a surprising discovery about the effects of bullying.
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the first region of the world to rid itself of German measles is North and South America. World Health Organization officials on Wednesday said it has been more than five years since there's been a case that originated in the Americas. Now,...
CHICAGO (AP) — Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group. The National Women's Law Center analyzed plans in 15 states over two years...
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hy-Vee Inc. says it is recalling Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta because of a potential listeria contamination. The West Des Moines-based grocer said Tuesday that the company has learned that frozen vegetables in the salad could be contaminated with the...
PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that EU governments may ban gay men from ever donating blood, but only under strict conditions. Wednesday's ruling was closely watched by activists and by governments that have lifetime bans on homosexual male blood...