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Friday, Feb 8, 2019 at 11:42 AM EST

Pea-Sized Pill Delivers Insulin Shot From Inside the Stomach

Pea-Sized Pill Delivers Insulin Shot From Inside the Stomach

Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 at 09:57 PM EST

Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Louisiana from enforcing a law that women's groups said would leave only a single doctor legally allowed to perform abortions in the state. By a 5-4 vote, the court...

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 at 12:23 PM EST

Tests Suggest Scientists Achieved 1st Gene Editing in the Body

Tests Suggest Scientists Achieved 1st Gene Editing in the Body

Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it's too soon to know if this will help. Preliminary results suggest...

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 at 06:38 PM EST

US Attorney in Philadelphia Sues Over Safe Injection Site

US Attorney in Philadelphia Sues Over Safe Injection Site

The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening the nation's first supervised drug injection site to address the city's opioid problem.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 at 04:35 PM EST

Sex and Meds: 14 Charged With Running Philly 'Pill Mills'

Sex and Meds: 14 Charged With Running Philly 'Pill Mills'

A Philadelphia doctor with a suspended medical license used his colleague as a go-between to get prescription drugs so he could exchange them for sex, the United States Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. T...

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 at 07:28 AM EST

Trump Plan to Stop HIV Epidemic Targets High-Infection Areas

Trump Plan to Stop HIV Epidemic Targets High-Infection Areas

President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to people at risk. Briefing...

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 at 12:22 PM EST

Ex-Police Officer Focuses on Treatment After Daughter Dies

Ex-Police Officer Focuses on Treatment After Daughter Dies

A former Maryland narcotics officer now wages a different war on the drug problem after losing his daughter to a heroin overdose.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 01:48 PM EST

6 Tips to Prepare For an Ice Storm

6 Tips to Prepare For an Ice Storm

Here are six simple tips to help be prepared in case an ice storm leads to power outages and dangerous conditions outdoors p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545}

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 12:52 PM EST

Study: Many Small Kids in US Are Using Too Much Toothpaste

Study: Many Small Kids in US Are Using Too Much Toothpaste

Too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older, according to a government survey released last week. About 40 percent of kids ages 3 to...

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 12:55 PM EST

Hawaii Considers Cigarette Sales Ban for Anyone Under Age 100

Hawaii Considers Cigarette Sales Ban for Anyone Under Age 100

A Big Island lawmaker has proposed incrementally increasing the minimum age to buy cigarettes, leading to a practical ban across Hawaii. Democratic state Rep. Richard Creagan proposed legislation aimed at...

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