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Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 07:30 AM EDT

DC Psychiatric Hospital to Go Another Week Without Water

DC Psychiatric Hospital to Go Another Week Without Water

D.C. public psychiatric hospital St. Elizabeths has been without drinking water for more than a week.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 09:10 PM EDT

Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal Maker Hit With $8B Verdict

Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal Maker Hit With $8B Verdict

A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday awarded $8 billion in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson and one if its subsidiaries over a drug the companies made that the plaintiff's attorneys say is linked to the...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 06:46 PM EDT

New Tech Allows Amputees to Feel Through Artificial Limbs

New Tech Allows Amputees to Feel Through Artificial Limbs

Groundbreaking technology being tested at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center allows amputees to feel things through their artificial limbs.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:45 PM EDT

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Cases Hit New Highs in US

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Cases Hit New Highs in US

U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year. More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia were reported last year. The infection rate rose 3 percent from...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 06:40 AM EDT

4 Ways to Fight Fall Allergies

4 Ways to Fight Fall Allergies

They're not just bad in the spring. But there are steps you can take to fend them off before they get bad.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 08:47 PM EDT

DC Council Mulls Tax on Drinks With Natural Sweeteners

DC Council Mulls Tax on Drinks With Natural Sweeteners

D.C. lawmakers are considering a tax on sugary drinks containing "natural common sweeteners."

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 01:07 AM EDT

Calif. 1st to Allow Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Meds

Calif. 1st to Allow Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Meds

Pharmacists in California will be able to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor's prescription after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that supporters say will greatly reduce...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 08:54 PM EDT

Researchers Find E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer

Researchers Find E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer

E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 12:30 PM EDT

First Lady Calls For End of E-Cigarette Marketing To Youth

First Lady Calls For End of E-Cigarette Marketing To Youth

Melania Trump is calling on companies to stop marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying they're addictive and dangerous. The first lady - who has a 13-year-old son, Barron - says teenagers and young adults...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 02:07 PM EDT

2 Americans, 1 British Scientist Win Nobel Prize for Showing How Cells Sense Low Oxygen

2 Americans, 1 British Scientist Win Nobel Prize for Showing How Cells Sense Low Oxygen

Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for...

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