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Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 10:17 AM EDT

Mint, Menthol: Vape Industry Has Dug Heels in on Flavor Bans

Mint, Menthol: Vape Industry Has Dug Heels in on Flavor Bans

Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half-dozen states this year even as one state, Michigan, moves ahead with its own...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 07:10 PM EDT

Tentative Opioids Settlement Falls Short of Nationwide Deal

Tentative Opioids Settlement Falls Short of Nationwide Deal

A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 07:51 PM EDT

Trump Admin Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

Trump Admin Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 11:36 AM EDT

Calif. Woman in 'Semi-Comatose' State After Using Tainted Skin Cream

Calif. Woman in 'Semi-Comatose' State After Using Tainted Skin Cream

Health officials in Northern California issued a warning Tuesday after a Sacramento woman used a tainted skin cream imported from Mexico that left her hospitalized in a "semi-comatose" state. According to...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 06:17 PM EDT

Wisconsin Man Accused in Illegal THC Vaping Cartridge Ring

Wisconsin Man Accused in Illegal THC Vaping Cartridge Ring

A Wisconsin man is accused of running a 10-person operation that manufactured thousands of counterfeit vaping cartridges loaded with THC oil every day for almost two years, authorities said. Kenosha County...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:04 AM EDT

Medical Debt Report: Lawsuits, Garnished Wages, Homes Seized

Medical Debt Report: Lawsuits, Garnished Wages, Homes Seized

Heather Waldron and John Hawley are losing their four-bedroom house in the hills above Blacksburg, Va. A teenage daughter, one of their five children, sold her clothes for spending money. They worried about...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 05:52 AM EDT

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects. "This is really cool," he said, pointing to...

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 08:30 PM EDT

Rare Heart Condition Can Derail Young Athletes' Careers

Rare Heart Condition Can Derail Young Athletes' Careers

A D.C. woman gave up dancing because of a rare heart condition. Doreen Gentzler reports ARVD is one of the leading causes of sudden death in young athletes.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 06:43 PM EDT

St. Mary's County Program Gives Opioid Addicts Hope

St. Mary's County Program Gives Opioid Addicts Hope

St. Mary's County, Maryland, is in its second year of an innovative program to address the opioid crisis. News4's Derrick Ward reports the program gives addicts a gateway to recovery.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 12:55 PM EDT

Food 4 Thought: Potential Dangers at the Deli Counter

Food 4 Thought: Potential Dangers at the Deli Counter

Certain health risks are associated with nitrates in deli meats, according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports, and "nitrate-free" doesn't necessarily mean what you think.

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