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Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 06:40 PM EDT

Painkiller Maker Stops Sales at FDA Request Because of Abuse

Painkiller Maker Stops Sales at FDA Request Because of Abuse

The maker of painkiller Opana ER is pulling the drug off the market at the request of federal regulators because of abuse. Endo International PLC said Thursday it will voluntarily stop selling the pills,...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 03:21 PM EDT

Smelling Your Food Leads to Weight Gain: Study

Smelling Your Food Leads to Weight Gain: Study

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that smell-deficient mice who ate the same amount of fatty foods as mice who could smell, gained twice their normal weight. In addition, mice...

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 01:32 PM EDT

Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer

Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer

Colon cancer. Uterine cancer. Pancreatic cancer. Whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your immune system has to fight back. That's the premise behind the recent approval...

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 12:37 PM EDT

Md.'s 1st Medical Marijuana Dispensary Taking 'Pre-Orders'

Md.'s 1st Medical Marijuana Dispensary Taking 'Pre-Orders'

The license for the Wellness Institute of Maryland was approved Wednesday, although the first crop is not expected to be ready until after Labor Day. However, owner Michael Kline says the company will take...

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 07:49 PM EDT

Assistance Can Keep Senior Citizens Behind the Wheel Longer

Assistance Can Keep Senior Citizens Behind the Wheel Longer

Older drivers can be reluctant to hang up their car keys, but programs and strategies can either help senior citizens drive more safely or recognize when it's time to retire from the road.

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 05:07 PM EDT

How to Talk With Kids About Sexual Abuse

How to Talk With Kids About Sexual Abuse

How do you talk with your children about sexual abuse, and how can you help prevent it? Do everything you can to build trust with your child, said Dr. Joshua Weiner, a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist...

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 11:45 AM EDT

Ice Bucket Challenge Originator to Get Help With Medical Bills

Ice Bucket Challenge Originator to Get Help With Medical Bills

The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research will have his own medical bills covered for a while. The Salem News reports that Pete Frates and his...

Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 03:21 PM EDT

Soy 'Milk'? Even Federal Agencies Can't Agree on Terminology

Soy 'Milk'? Even Federal Agencies Can't Agree on Terminology

Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always agreed on what to call such drinks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture "fervently"...

Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 05:33 AM EDT

Health Officials Wary as Wet Spring Leads to Mosquitoes

Health Officials Wary as Wet Spring Leads to Mosquitoes

A wetter-than-normal spring in the Northeast is producing a bumper crop of mosquitoes, leading to worries of a corresponding spike in mosquito-borne illnesses this summer as Americans grill and play outdoors....

Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 06:52 AM EDT

911 Service Restored in Howard County After Brief Outage

911 Service Restored in Howard County After Brief Outage

The 911 line in Howard County is down, Howard County police said on Twitter Monday morning.

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