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Doug van Kampen, van Kampen Photography/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Sandwiches have long been a staple on American lunch menus, piled high with deli meats and toppings tucked between fluffy yet hearty bread. While there are certainly ways to make sandwiches more healthy, some may still kick nutrition to the curb. As the Wall Street […]

Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A new report suggests the virus that causes COVID-19 may be linked to raccoon dogs that were illegally being sold at a wet seafood market in China. First reported in The Atlantic, a team of scientists from around the world announced Thursday they believe the virus, SARS-CoV-2, originated at the […]

Darwin Fan/Getty Images (SALT LAKE CITY) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has signed a bill into law banning abortion clinics in the state, making it the latest to restrict the procedure since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Cox, a Republican, signed H.B. 467 after it passed the state Senate on March 2 and […]

Shannon Fagan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A new double lung transplant technique was successful for two patients with lung cancer, Northwestern Medicine announced. The hospital said it’s leveraging that success into a new clinical program that will offer transplants to patients with end-stage lung cancer. “Every morning when I open my eyes, like, I just […]

rbkomar/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The number of new cases of babesiosis, a tick-borne illness, increased significantly between 2011 and 2019 in the United States, a new CDC report found. It’s also spreading consistently in three new states — now, the disease is endemic in 10 states in the Northeast and Midwest. The increase isn’t […]

LWA/Dann Tardif/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Maternal mortality rates in the United States continue to rise and Black women continue to be most affected, new data shows. Deaths of women during and just after pregnancy have been steadily increasing over the past few years, according to a report published Thursday by the National Vital Statistics […]

Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Google is expanding use of its health care artificial intelligence, including helping detect diseases, such as cancer, earlier and answering medical questions. During the technology company’s annual The Check Up event on Tuesday, employees announced several new updates and partnerships that they claim will help expand access to […]

Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images (AMARILLO, Texas) — A federal judge in Texas said Wednesday that he plans to rule soon on whether to overturn the federal government’s approval of an abortion medication some 23 years ago — a decision that could pull the drug from the market nationwide, even in states where […]

Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration analysis did not find a clear association between the COVID-19 antiviral drug Paxlovid and illness rebound, the FDA said in a new report. Rebound rates are around the same in people who took the drug and those who didn’t, […]

ArtistGNDphotography/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Social media users, online groups, and even celebrities like Martha Stewart, are touting CBD as a real aid for sleep, but some are beginning to wonder if the legal chemical found in marijuana really works. Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is a compound found in marijuana but is not an intoxicant, […]