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Join medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou every Sunday night at 10 p.m. on 5 EYEWITNESS News. Dr. Georgiou reports on the latest medical and health care news.

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Study: Gun, Drug, Car Deaths Loom Large in US Longevity Gap

Guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations, a study found. Deaths from old-age ailments sometimes get more attention in longevity research, but deaths from these three causes tend to happen at younger ages, contributing to many decades of life lost, the researchers said...


  • Doctor Receives 30 Years to Life for Prescription Drug Deaths

    A doctor convicted of murder for prescribing exorbitant amounts of painkillers that left three patients dead was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison. The conviction of Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng was rare for a doctor. It came after a dozen of her patients died...

  • Minnesota Doctor Creates New, Smaller Epinephrine Device for Allergy Sufferers

    A Twin Cities doctor has spearheaded the development of a new, smaller type of Epinephrine device. Epinephrine is commonly injected into someone suffering from anaphylaxis after an allergic reaction...

  • Osseo Police Now Accepting Unwanted, Unused Prescription Medications

    The Osseo Police Department is now accepting unwanted and unused prescription medications from community members. A medicine drop box has been set up in the lobby of the Osseo Police Department, located at 415 Central Ave...

  • Free Dental Care Offered this Weekend with 'Give Kids a Smile'

    Families with children in need can get free dental care at more than 150 offices across the state. “Give Kids a Smile” takes place Feb. 5-6, where Minnesota dentists will be providing free dental care services to up to 5,000 kids in need...

  • Florida Readies for a Fight with Zika Virus

    Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus. In 2014, chikungunya, a virus spread by the same species of mosquito as Zika, infected a million people in the Caribbean. While 452 travel-related cases were documented in Florida that year, just 11 people contracted the virus in the state...

  • Richfield High School School-Based Health Center Opens at Richfield High School

    A school-based health center is opening at Richfield High School on Thursday. The health center will serve children and youth who live in or attend school in Richfield. It’s available to all children from birth through high school graduation...

  • Facebook Shuts Down Medical Marijuana Pages in New Jersey

    Three of New Jersey's five medical marijuana dispensaries have had their business pages shutdown by Facebook, cutting off what advocates call an integral place for customers to learn about which plant strains best treat their illness and where to find discounts...
      

  • Florida Governor Declares Zika Emergency

    Gov. Rick Scott declared a health emergency in four counties Wednesday after at least nine cases of the mosquito-borne Zika illness were detected in Florida. Health officials believe all of the cases are from people who contracted the disease while traveling to affected countries...

  • This photo provided by Oregon Health & Science University Photography shows Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov of the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore. Report: It's Ethical to Test Embryos from DNA of 3 People

    Creating babies from the DNA of three people - a man and two women - one day might prevent mothers from passing on devastating genetic diseases, and advisers to the government now say it's ethical to test under certain conditions...

  • Type I Diabetes Walk to be at Mall of America

    A walk to support Type I diabetes research is coming up in a couple of weeks. The JDRF is a leading diabetes foundation funding Type I diabetes research. Its goal is to remove the impact of the disease from people’s lives, with a mission to find a cure...

  • Sexually-Transmitted Zika Case Confirmed in Texas

    Health officials say a patient in Texas has acquired the Zika virus through sexual transmission. Dallas County Health and Human Services said Tuesday it received confirmation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

  • Health Experts Concerned about Rise in Syphilis Rates among Minnesota Women

    Health officials are concerned about a rise in syphilis cases among Minnesota women. The preliminary data for 2015 says there was a 63 percent increase in reports among Minnesota women compared to 2014...

  • A health ministry worker fumigates for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes where carnival celebration will be held in Panama City, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. UNICEF Seeks $9 Million to Fight Zika Virus

    UNICEF is asking for $9 million for its programs in the Americas to curb the spread of Zika virus and lessen its impact on babies and their families across the region. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the U.N. children's agency said it would focus on educating communities in Brazil on how to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and how to wipe out their breeding sites...

  • This image provided by John Abbott via New York University shows NYU senior research coordinator Nora Henderson collecting samples of bacteria from twin boys at their Mamaroneck, N.Y., home on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Study Tries to Give C-Section Babies Mom's Germs they Missed

    Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom's birth canal...

  • WHO Declares Global Emergency over Zika Virus Spread

    The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it is an "extraordinary event."









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