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Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM EST

Food Industry Sway Over Public Health Gets New Scrutiny

Food Industry Sway Over Public Health Gets New Scrutiny

The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar. There was one problem for the organization. Coca-Cola was a funder. The...

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 06:22 PM EST

Israeli Co. That Claims Cancer Cure Faces Years of Testing

Israeli Co. That Claims Cancer Cure Faces Years of Testing

An Israeli biotech company said preliminary research on mice gives it hope of developing a cancer cure “within a year’s time” — but it still has years of testing ahead of it before it could get U.S. approval...

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 09:39 AM EST

Research Team Targets Diseases With Mosquito Birth Control

Research Team Targets Diseases With Mosquito Birth Control

Researchers at the University of Arizona are studying birth control for mosquitos in an effort to decrease the rate of mosquito-borne diseases transmitted to humans. 

Monday, Jan 28, 2019 at 07:04 PM EST

Prosecutor: Greedy Pharma Founder Bribed Doctors to Give His Drug

Prosecutor: Greedy Pharma Founder Bribed Doctors to Give His Drug

The wealthy founder of a drug company plotted to bribe doctors across the country to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray in order to outshine competitors and line his own pockets, a federal prosecutor...

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 07:42 AM EST

Supporters to Try Again on Assisted Death Bill in Maryland

Supporters to Try Again on Assisted Death Bill in Maryland

Supporters of allowing the terminally ill to end their lives with the help of a doctor are hoping they have the votes to pass legislation in Maryland this year.

Monday, Jan 28, 2019 at 07:39 AM EST

Feds Tackle Opioid Epidemic, But Is It Helping?

Feds Tackle Opioid Epidemic, But Is It Helping?

President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and urged prosecutors to seek the death penalty against drug dealers. Congress has provided targeted grants for...

Monday, Jan 28, 2019 at 04:26 AM EST

Trump Rollbacks for Fossil Fuel Industries Carry Steep Cost

Trump Rollbacks for Fossil Fuel Industries Carry Steep Cost

As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more...

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 at 09:38 AM EST

Measles Outbreak Grows in Northwest US, 31 Cases Reported

Measles Outbreak Grows in Northwest US, 31 Cases Reported

The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. "hot spot." Public...

Friday, Jan 25, 2019 at 09:00 PM EST

Robotic System Is Breakthrough for Spine Surgery

Robotic System Is Breakthrough for Spine Surgery

A new technology called Mazor X Stealth Edition could be a game-changer for patients needing spine surgery. It combines the precision of a robot with cutting-edge 3-D computer technology. News4's Doreen Gentzler...

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 06:11 AM EST

General Mills Recalls Some Flour Due to Salmonella Concerns

General Mills Recalls Some Flour Due to Salmonella Concerns

General Mills announced Wednesday it was recalling some 5-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour. The company said the voluntary recall was being issued "for the potential presence of salmonella which...

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