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Aria Bendix

Aria Bendix is the breaking health reporter for NBC News Digital.

Aria Bendix is the breaking health reporter for NBC News Digital.

Latest from Aria Bendix

How sugary or fatty snacks change your brain activity to make you like them more

Eating fatty or sugary snacks alters our brain activity and creates lasting preferences for these less healthy items, according to a new study.

Birth control methods that use one hormone raise breast cancer risk as much as those with a combo, study finds

Birth control methods that use one hormone or a combination of two can all raise breast cancer risk by similar amounts, research suggests.
12d ago

Frozen fruit recalled at Costco and Trader Joe's due to risk of hepatitis A contamination

The recall affects some frozen organic strawberries sold under the Kirkland Signature brand at Costco, and the Trader Joe's frozen "Organic Tropical Fruit Blend."
13d ago

Cases of yet another tick-borne disease are rising in the Northeast, CDC says

Babesiosis, a tick-borne disease that can be fatal in rare cases, is becoming more prevalent in the Northeast, according to a report from the CDC.

Judge appears sympathetic to abortion pill challenge in consequential Texas hearing

In a case challenging the FDA approval of abortion pills, Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk heard arguments for and against taking one medication, mifepristone, off the market.

In a high-stakes hearing, a judge will consider whether to order an abortion pill off the market

A federal judge in Texas will hold a hearing on Wednesday in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the FDA's approval of abortion pills.
18d ago

For some long Covid patients, acupuncture and other Eastern remedies bring relief that Western medicines have not

Frustrated by a lack of results from Western medicine, some long Covid patients say that Eastern alternatives, especially acupuncture, helped ease their symptoms.
19d ago

What's your current risk of getting long Covid? Estimates hover around 5%-10%

When someone gets Covid today, what is their risk of developing long Covid? In the absence of definitive data, seven researchers offer their best guesses.
19d ago

FDA sets new guidelines that require mammogram providers to notify about breast density

New FDA guidelines require women with dense breasts to be notified after getting a mammogram. The new rules may help more women detect breast cancer earlier.
22d ago

WeightWatchers buys telehealth platform Sequence, facilitating access to popular drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy

WeightWatchers' acquisition of the digital health company Sequence represents a major step into the worlds of telehealth and medication-based obesity treatment.
27d ago

Permanent daylight saving time bill gets renewed push in Congress

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has reintroduced legislation to make daylight saving time permanent across the country, which he says would end the "antiquated practice" of changing clocks twice a year.