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New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobiasVirtual reality therapy can help people by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors
  • Health
  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Health

Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study

Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor studyExperts will study whether cannabis can help treat essential tremor, a shaking condition affecting millions of people
  • Health
  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
Michigan

Michigan sees human Eastern equine encephalitis case

Michigan sees human Eastern equine encephalitis caseHealth officials say a resident of western Michigan has been infected with Eastern equine encephalitis
  • Michigan
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Nation

Test strips used to avoid opioid overdoses

Test strips used to avoid opioid overdosesThough they weren’t designed for it, the test strips can signal the presence of fentanyl in illicit drugs.
  • Nation
  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
Business

Coca-Cola is eyeing the cannabis market

Coca-Cola is eyeing the cannabis marketCoke is interested in drinks infused with CBD – the ingredient in marijuana that treats pain but doesn’t get you high
  • Business
  • 3 days, 13 hours ago
Michigan

Study: Expanded Medicaid boosted finances of Michigan's poor

Study: Expanded Medicaid boosted finances of poorEnrollment in Michigan's expanded Medicaid program boosted the finances of many low-income residents as well as their health care status
  • Michigan
  • 3 days, 17 hours ago
Health

Survey finds 2M US teens are vaping marijuana

Survey finds 2M US teens are vaping marijuanaA school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes
  • Health
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Michigan

4,000 nurses authorize strike at UM hospitals

4,000 nurses authorize strike at UM hospitalsNo start date for work stoppage set yet, officials said
  • Michigan
  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Michigan

Renaissance Festival attendee found to have hepatitis A

RenFest attendee found to have hep APerson was sick while attending festival in Holly on Sept. 1, 2 and 3 health officials said.
  • Michigan
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Wayne County

Pilot program helps combat opioid epidemic in western Wayne County

Pilot program helps combat opioid epidemicWayne County Department. of Health, police agencies and St. Mary Mercy Livonia hospital and other groups collaborate to fight opioid epidemic
  • Wayne County
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
Health

New survey shows some progress against opioid crisis

New survey shows some progress against opioid crisisMore people are getting treatment for heroin and opioid addiction, the survey found
  • Health
  • 6 days, 17 hours ago
Health

FDA to meet to discuss safety data on breast implants

FDA to meet to discuss safety data on breast implantsAn independent analysis suggests certain rare health problems might be more common with silicone gel implants
  • Health
  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
Business

Inventors offer hope to those with impairments

Inventors offer hope to those with impairmentsNew tech devices help those with vision, hearing, motor, cognitive issues
  • Business
  • 1 week ago
Michigan

Michigan seeks federal approval for Medicaid work requirements

Michigan seeks OK for Medicaid work requirementsState seeks federal approval for Medicaid work requirements
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

HHS sec: Trump eyeing ‘disruptive’ drug pricing changes

HHS sec: Trump eyeing ‘disruptive’ drug pricing changesThe Trump administration is looking to make “disruptive” changes to U.S. drug pricing to bring down costs
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Nation

‘Miraculous’: Boy survives after skewer pierces his skull, front to back

Boy survives after skewer pierces skullA 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Ohio awards latest prizes in opioid science challenge

Ohio awards latest prizes in opioid science challengeOhio awarded prizes totaling $2.4M in its global technology challenge seeking breakthroughs to address the opioid crisis
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Officials call teen vaping ‘epidemic,’ weigh flavor ban

Officials call teen vaping ‘epidemic,’ weigh flavor banU.S. health officials say teenage use of e-cigarette has reached “epidemic” levels
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Doctors explore allowing living organ donation

Doctors explore allowing living organ donationResearchers are exploring ways to lift barriers to organ donations from the living and ease the nation’s organ shortage.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Health

Data shows big let-up in ‘Obamacare’ premiums in 2019

Data: Big let-up in ‘Obamacare’ premiums in ‘19The analysis found a 3.6 percent average increase in proposed or approved premiums across 47 states and Washington, D.C.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Nation

Opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote development

Opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote developmentOxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it’s making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Nation

10 fall ill on flight; plane quarantined at JFK

10 fall ill on flight; plane quarantined at JFKA plane has been quarantined at New York’s Kennedy Airport when about 10 became ill aboard a flight from Dubai.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Early results boost hopes for gene editing attempt

Early results boost hopes for gene editing attemptEarly, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Nation

Trump’s pollution rules rollback to hit coal country

Trump’s pollution rules rollback to hit coal country hardTrump’s EPA predicts up to 1,500 people a year nationally would die because of extra pollution from Trump’s plan
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Michigan

Holland man to swim 20 miles to raise funds for breast cancer patients

Holland man to swim 20 miles to raise fundsNick Hobson, 37, has planned a 20-mile swim on Tuesday to raise money for The Pink Fund.
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Michigan

UM pays $4.3M to settle federal charges for stolen drugs, but criminal charges possible

UM pays $4.3M in federal stolen pills caseUM's health system is accused of illegally dispensing narcotics at 15 locations resulting in at least two overdoses and one death
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks ago
Health

Study: Mom’s prenatal opioids may stunt kids’ learning

Study: Mom’s prenatal opioids may stunt kids’ learningLearning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms
  • Health
  • 3 weeks ago
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