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Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 10:33 AM EDT

23andMe Will No Longer Let App Developers Read Your DNA Data

23andMe Will No Longer Let App Developers Read Your DNA Data

23andMe, which provides DNA testing kits for consumers, is telling outside app developers that they'll no longer have access to the company's raw genomic data. Developers of health apps, weight loss services...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 08:32 AM EDT

Fertility Doctor Who Used Own Sperm Surrenders License

Fertility Doctor Who Used Own Sperm Surrenders License

A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor who lied about using his own sperm to impregnate possibly dozens of women surrendered his medical license Thursday to a state board that also barred him from ever seeking...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 09:30 AM EDT

Friday Night Lights Start to Dim on High School Football

Friday Night Lights Start to Dim on High School Football

Fewer high school students are joining football teams, even though more students are playing high school sports on the whole, NBC News reported. Participation in football has declined 7 percent since the...

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 05:54 PM EDT

Russians Pushed Divisive Content Over Vaccines: Researchers

Russians Pushed Divisive Content Over Vaccines: Researchers

Russian trolls weren’t just trying to cause division in U.S. politics. A new study shows they were also trying to sow discord in one of the country's most heated debates around public health: vaccinations. NBC...

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 03:48 PM EDT

32 Children's Medicines Recalled Over Contamination Concerns

32 Children's Medicines Recalled Over Contamination Concerns

King Bio is recalling 32 children's medicines due to a possible microbial contamination. The North Carolina-based company, which makes homeopathic drugs, announced Wednesday that a small percentage of its...

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 01:34 PM EDT

Pot Vs. Pills for Pain Relief

Pot Vs. Pills for Pain Relief

Medical marijuana could be the answer to overcoming the nation's opioid epidemic, but so far the only evidence cannabis can relieve pain comes from patients. That's because the federal government considers...

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 07:01 AM EDT

FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration to Cover Shortages

FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration to Cover Shortages

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that people can use some expired EpiPens for a few months longer to help cover spot shortages that have put some parents into a panic at the beginning of a new...

Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 at 01:44 PM EDT

Suit: Hospital Honored Patient's Request for No Black Nurse

Suit: Hospital Honored Patient's Request for No Black Nurse

A nurse is suing a Michigan hospital for allegedly honoring a patient's request to not be cared for by a black woman. Teoka Williams filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn,...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 07:40 PM EDT

EpiPen Shortage Has Parents Struggling as Schools Open

EpiPen Shortage Has Parents Struggling as Schools Open

Brenda Thiel and Alyssa Wachtler live on opposite sides of the country. But they've got at least one thing in common: both have sons with severe nut allergies. And when they made their usual back-to-school trips...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:13 AM EDT

Weed Killer in Your Cereal? Maybe, But Don't Panic

Weed Killer in Your Cereal? Maybe, But Don't Panic

Social media feeds have been swamped by news that the advocacy organization Environmental Working Group found traces of the pesticide glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, in certain popular breakfast...

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