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Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 12:15 PM EST

10 Hospitalized From Oklahoma Facility After Flu Shot Mix-Up

10 Hospitalized From Oklahoma Facility After Flu Shot Mix-Up

Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what's believed to be insulin rather than flu shots,...

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 07:59 AM EST

Health Insurance Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

Health Insurance Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

Open enrollment season has arrived, and that means whether you get health insurance through your employer, Medicare, Medicaid or a private plan, it's time to decide what, if anything, you want to change for next...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 10:25 PM EST

Scientists Confirm Discovery of 'New' HIV Strain

Scientists Confirm Discovery of 'New' HIV Strain

Scientists have confirmed the existence of an additional strain of HIV that has been around for decades, according to findings published Wednesday in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, NBC News...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 09:25 PM EST

China Sentences Fentanyl Traffickers After US Tip About Ring

China Sentences Fentanyl Traffickers After US Tip About Ring

A Chinese court sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers on Thursday in a case that is the culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on global networks that manufactu...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 03:55 PM EST

Juul Halts Sales of Its Popular Mint Flavor

Juul Halts Sales of Its Popular Mint Flavor

Market leading e-cigarette company Juul is halting sales of its popular mint flavor, the company announced Thursday. Studies published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found high...

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 08:19 PM EST

NIH Experiments With Drug to Reduce Opioid Cravings

NIH Experiments With Drug to Reduce Opioid Cravings

The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is testing an experimental drug that could save lives in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 02:36 PM EST

2M Pounds of Chicken Recalled Over Contamination Concerns

2M Pounds of Chicken Recalled Over Contamination Concerns

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday a massive voluntary recall of Simmons Prepared Foods fresh and frozen chicken products because of concerns that...

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 03:46 PM EST

High School Football Rivals Pray for Mom Who Has Cancer

High School Football Rivals Pray for Mom Who Has Cancer

A hard-fought Texas high school football game took a backseat to the realities of life when opponents Gage Smith and Ty Jordan came together for an emotional prayer after the final whistle last week. Smith...

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 01:12 PM EST

CVS to Close 22 Drugstores Next Year

CVS to Close 22 Drugstores Next Year

CVS Health will close 22 "underperforming" drugstores early next year in addition to the 46 stores it shuttered earlier this year, the company said Wednesday in a regulatory filing. The locations weren’t...

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 02:21 PM EST

Judge Rejects New Trump Admin. Moral-Objection Health Rule Affecting Abortions

Judge Rejects New Trump Admin. Moral-Objection Health Rule Affecting Abortions

A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a new rule, not yet in effect, that allowed health care providers to refuse participation in abortions and other services on moral or religious grounds. U.S. District...

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