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Friday, Apr 10, 2015 at 03:38 PM EDT

Smokeless Tobacco Company Wants FDA to Drop Warning Labels

Smokeless Tobacco Company Wants FDA to Drop Warning Labels

Smokeless tobacco company, Swedish Match, is seeking Food and Drug Administration permission to remove or revise several warning labels on the pouches, called "snus", which are teabag-like pouches users...

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 at 06:27 PM EDT

Achy Joints and Headaches Mean It's Springtime

Achy Joints and Headaches Mean It's Springtime

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, explains why spring means joint pain and headaches and how climate change causes more allergies.

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 at 07:33 AM EDT

Blue Bell Expands Recall of Okla. Plant Products

Blue Bell Expands Recall of Okla. Plant Products

Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall to include banana pudding-flavored ice cream made at the company's Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, facility after the product tested positive for listeria monocytogenes...

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 10:43 PM EDT

How a D.C.-Area Doctor Makes House Calls for Free

How a D.C.-Area Doctor Makes House Calls for Free

A D.C.-area doctor says making old-fashioned house calls helps him give better treatment to his patients and allows him to care for people who have been neglected by the system. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 11:47 AM EDT

American With Ebola Improves to Good Condition

American With Ebola Improves to Good Condition

The condition of an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been upgraded, officials at the National Institutes of Health announced Tuesday.

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 07:20 AM EDT

False-Positive Mammograms Costing U.S. $4B: Study

False-Positive Mammograms Costing U.S. $4B: Study

New research suggests that false-positive mammograms, which indicate a woman has breast cancer even though she really doesn't, cost the United States nearly $4 billion in unnecessary procedures, NBC News...

Monday, Apr 6, 2015 at 02:34 PM EDT

Breast Milk Bought Online May Be Diluted With Cow's Milk

Breast Milk Bought Online May Be Diluted With Cow's Milk

In the growing online market for breast milk, more than one in 10 tested samples contained cow's milk, researchers reported Monday.

Monday, Apr 6, 2015 at 07:21 PM EDT

Young Bride Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba

Young Bride Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba

Koral Reef was only 20 years old when she developed a rare, brain-eating amoeba that eventually claimed her life. Reef had married her high school sweetheart before she passed away. Reef's mother, Cybil Meister,

Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 at 12:21 PM EDT

Blue Bell Suspends Operations at Oklahoma Plant

Blue Bell Suspends Operations at Oklahoma Plant

Blue Bell Creameries has voluntarily suspended operations at an Oklahoma plant that officials had previously connected to a foodborne illness linked to the deaths of three people, the Texas-based creamery...

Friday, Apr 3, 2015 at 12:32 PM EDT

"Lauryn's Law" Goes to Md. Governor's Desk

"Lauryn's Law" Goes to Md. Governor's Desk

A law that would give school counselors additional training in mental health is on its way to Governor Larry Hogan's desk.

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