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Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 07:37 PM EDT

CBD Oil Safety Is Still Unclear; Trials Aim to Shed Light

CBD Oil Safety Is Still Unclear; Trials Aim to Shed Light

Users say CBD oil provides pain relief. It is also used to treat acne, anxiety and even cancer. Still, there have been few scientific studies done to show the effectiveness of the oil. News4's Doreen Gentzler...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 06:06 PM EDT

Vaping Illnesses in US Top 1,000, CDC Says

Vaping Illnesses in US Top 1,000, CDC Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 1,080 cases of lung illnesses linked to vaping, an increase of 275 since last week, NBC News reported. The numbers are likely to continue to...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 03:32 PM EDT

Consumer Watchdog Agency Probes Juul and 5 More Vaping Firms

Consumer Watchdog Agency Probes Juul and 5 More Vaping Firms

Federal consumer watchdogs have ordered Juul and five other vaping companies to hand over information about how they market e-cigarettes, the government’s latest move targeting the industry. The announcement...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 01:23 PM EDT

A Look at Fast Food Restaurants Serving Up Plant-Based Meat

A Look at Fast Food Restaurants Serving Up Plant-Based Meat

A number of fast-food chains have introduced plant-based meat alternatives in recent months, partnering with meatless companies Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods. They are reacting to consumers' increased...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 01:38 PM EDT

Common Fall Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Common Fall Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Sports-related injuries are generally more common in the fall, as school athletics get back in full swing. News4's Melissa Mollet tells how to help keep kids' bodies healthy as the sports season begins. 

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 12:31 PM EDT

How a Stent Works and What It May Mean for Bernie Sanders

How a Stent Works and What It May Mean for Bernie Sanders

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cancelled campaign events this week after he was found to have a blockage in an artery and had two stents inserted. A stent helps keep coronary arteries open and reduces the...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 05:23 PM EDT

'A Direct, Toxic Chemical Injury': What Vaping Does to Lungs

'A Direct, Toxic Chemical Injury': What Vaping Does to Lungs

Toxic chemical burns may be behind the hundreds of vaping-linked illnesses spiking across the country, according to new images of lung tissue taken from people who got sick after vaping, NBC News reports. The...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 02:30 PM EDT

Judge Issues Mixed Ruling in Virginia Abortion Law Challenge

Judge Issues Mixed Ruling in Virginia Abortion Law Challenge

A federal judge on Monday upheld a Virginia law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound and wait at least 24 hours before having an abortion, as well as the state's "physician-only law" barring nurse practitio...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 01:14 AM EDT

Johnson & Johnson Settles With 2 Ohio Counties Over Opioids

Johnson & Johnson Settles With 2 Ohio Counties Over Opioids

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced it had reached an agreement worth more than $20 million with two Ohio counties, becoming the latest company to settle a lawsuit to get out of the first federal trial...

Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 09:04 PM EDT

How Risky Is Eating Red Meat? New Papers Provoke Controversy

How Risky Is Eating Red Meat? New Papers Provoke Controversy

Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a...

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