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Monday, Apr 1, 2019 at 09:52 AM EDT

Quit Smoking, 'Live Long and Prosper'

Quit Smoking, 'Live Long and Prosper'

The family of Leonard Nimoy is carrying Mr. Spock's message to "live long and prosper" with a new anti-smoking ad campaign from the CDC. 

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 02:54 PM EDT

Emails Show FDA Worry With Growers After Romaine Outbreaks

Emails Show FDA Worry With Growers After Romaine Outbreaks

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry's water testing "failed in an epic and tragic...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 09:47 AM EDT

Hawaii Weighs Nation's First Statewide Ban on E-Cigarette Flavors

Hawaii Weighs Nation's First Statewide Ban on E-Cigarette Flavors

The first state to limit tobacco and electronic cigarette sales to people 21 and older is contemplating a new nicotine crackdown: outlawing flavored electronic cigarette liquids and flavored tobacco to combat a...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 07:37 AM EDT

Trump's Small-Business Health Insurance Plan Struck Down

Trump's Small-Business Health Insurance Plan Struck Down

A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump, marking the second setback in a week for the administration's health care initiatives. U.S....

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 12:23 AM EDT

60 Days in Bed Pays $19K and a Chance to Protect Astronauts

60 Days in Bed Pays $19K and a Chance to Protect Astronauts

Imagine lying in bed for weeks on end, eating and sleeping without getting up — and being paid handsomely for your trouble. What sounds like a dream job to some is actually the setup of a new experiment...

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 05:13 PM EDT

New York Sues Billionaire Family Behind OxyContin

New York Sues Billionaire Family Behind OxyContin

New York is suing the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments seeking to hold not only the firm but its owners accountable for the...

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 10:44 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Begins Transplants From Living Donors With HIV

Johns Hopkins Begins Transplants From Living Donors With HIV

Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ.

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 06:54 PM EDT

Cosmetic Procedure Uses Blood to Stimulate Hair Growth

Cosmetic Procedure Uses Blood to Stimulate Hair Growth

A cosmetic procedure uses a patient's own blood to stimulate hair growth. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 08:55 AM EDT

Measles-Hit NY County Bans Unvaccinated Kids in Public

Measles-Hit NY County Bans Unvaccinated Kids in Public

Rockland County, New York has declared a state of emergency and banned children who are unvaccinated against the measles from public places after a local outbreak entered its 26th week — the longest since the...

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 05:52 PM EDT

Trump Renews Fight Against Obamacare

Trump Renews Fight Against Obamacare

President Trump is renewing a familiar fight over health care. In a new court filing, the Justice Department says it now supports the full dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, a move that would end Obamacare...

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