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Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 at 09:43 AM EDT

U.S. Hospitals, FDA Grapple With Shortages of Life-Saving Drugs

U.S. Hospitals, FDA Grapple With Shortages of Life-Saving Drugs

In a historic boardroom at Massachusetts General Hospital this week, the Emergency Preparedness Team assembled in what they say has become an all too frequent occurrence. More than two dozen doctors, nurses,...

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 08:23 PM EDT

1 Dead, Others Sickened After Eating Tainted Beef

1 Dead, Others Sickened After Eating Tainted Beef

One person has died and nine others were sickened in six states after apparently eating ground beef contaminated with salmonella, NBC News reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 04:46 PM EDT

US Vaping Illnesses Rise to 1,888 With Pace Picking Up Again

US Vaping Illnesses Rise to 1,888 With Pace Picking Up Again

The number of U.S. vaping illnesses has jumped again, reaching more than 1,800 cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 1,888 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 49 states....

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 03:24 PM EDT

Hearing Concludes in Missouri Abortion Clinic Licensing Case

Hearing Concludes in Missouri Abortion Clinic Licensing Case

An administrative hearing to decide whether Missouri can revoke the license for the state's only abortion clinic concluded Thursday with emotional testimony from a clinic official. The hearing in St. Louis...

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 02:36 PM EDT

See Where Fast Food Chains Rank on Antibiotic Use in Beef

See Where Fast Food Chains Rank on Antibiotic Use in Beef

Consumer groups give many of the top restaurant chains in the United States failing grades for their policies regarding antibiotics used in their beef supply for burgers and other beef dishes, NBC News...

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 02:21 PM EDT

Measles Saps Kids' Ability to Fight Other Germs

Measles Saps Kids' Ability to Fight Other Germs

Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system's memory of how to fight other germs, so children recover only to be left more vulnerable to bugs like flu or strep. Sc...

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 at 02:43 PM EDT

How Daylight Saving Time Affects Health

How Daylight Saving Time Affects Health

Here's what science has to say about a twice-yearly ritual affecting nearly 2 billion people worldwide.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 09:15 PM EDT

FDA Approves Cheaper Meds for Dogs With Separation Anxiety

FDA Approves Cheaper Meds for Dogs With Separation Anxiety

Owners of anxious dogs will soon have a generic option for calming pets with separation anxiety, NBC News reported. On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of clomipramine...

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 01:47 PM EDT

Former Juul Executive Sues Over Retaliation, Claims Company Knowingly Sold Tainted Nicotine Pods

Former Juul Executive Sues Over Retaliation, Claims Company Knowingly Sold Tainted Nicotine Pods

When e-cigarette market leader Juul removed its popular sweet flavors such as mango and creme from stores last year, co-founder Adam Bowen said publicly the company was willing to take a cut in sales to “do the...

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 07:37 PM EDT

Missouri Agency Tracked Planned Parenthood Patients' Periods

Missouri Agency Tracked Planned Parenthood Patients' Periods

Missouri's health department director on Tuesday said he tracked the menstrual cycles of Planned Parenthood patients as part of an effort to identify what the agency says were "failed abortions" at a St....

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