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Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 03:00 AM EDT

Doctors Prescribing Codeine to Kids Despite Known Risks

Doctors Prescribing Codeine to Kids Despite Known Risks

Doctors are still prescribing codeine for kids with coughs, colds and injuries, despite a wealth of evidence that the narcotic doesn’t work for many children--and may be fatal to some, NBC News reported.

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 06:56 AM EDT

$14M Awarded in Lawsuit Linking Contraceptive, Stroke

$14M Awarded in Lawsuit Linking Contraceptive, Stroke

A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who said in a lawsuit that she suffered a debilitating stroke after taking the birth control drug Yasmin.

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 07:10 AM EDT

Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Although there isn't a lot of evidence that supplements are effective, Americans still love them.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 03:26 PM EDT

What Were the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries in 2013?

What Were the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries in 2013?

Dr. Steven Hopping talks about the most popular types of cosmetic procedures in 2013.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 06:24 AM EDT

Heart Attacks, Strokes Caused by Diabetes Declining

Heart Attacks, Strokes Caused by Diabetes Declining

Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from diabetes are declining, a new federal study shows, The Associated Press reported.

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 12:43 PM EDT

Are You Sleep Deprived?

Are You Sleep Deprived?

America is a sleep deprived nation. The average American adult is getting less than the recommended 7 to 8 hours a night. Dr. Joshua Weiner shares some tips for getting a better night sleep without resorting to...

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