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Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 10:12 AM EDT

LA Women Sue Breast Implant Maker Over Cancer Risks

LA Women Sue Breast Implant Maker Over Cancer Risks

Two lawsuits were filed against Allergan Wednesday related to its line of Biocell textured breast implants, which are the subject of a worldwide recall, alleging a failure to warn of cancer risks. The Los...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 05:58 PM EDT

New Genetic Links to Same-Sex Sexuality Found in Huge Study

New Genetic Links to Same-Sex Sexuality Found in Huge Study

The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 05:39 PM EDT

Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Surge to Nearly 300 Nationwide

Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Surge to Nearly 300 Nationwide

At least 298 people have been hospitalized nationwide with severe lung disease apparently related to vaping, NBC News reports. The new number — a more than 50% jump from what the Centers for Disease Control and...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 08:33 PM EDT

Mumps Sickens 100s of Detained Migrants in 19 States

Mumps Sickens 100s of Detained Migrants in 19 States

Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September, according to the first U.S. government report on the outbreaks in the overloaded immigration system. The virus sickened...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 11:48 AM EDT

'This Ain't Your Mother's Marijuana,' Surgeon General Says

'This Ain't Your Mother's Marijuana,' Surgeon General Says

Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Hea...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 10:45 PM EDT

US Agency Sees Low Risk in Contaminated Blood Pressure Drugs

US Agency Sees Low Risk in Contaminated Blood Pressure Drugs

U.S. health officials on Wednesday tried to reassure patients that they face very low risks from ongoing contamination problems with widely prescribed blood pressure drugs. Drugmakers have issued more than...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 09:21 PM EDT

Doctors Say Traveling Can Cause 'Suitcase Spine'

Doctors Say Traveling Can Cause 'Suitcase Spine'

Dr. Marina Protopapas says she sees more patients complaining of neck and back pain around Labor Day weekend, when many families are traveling. Lifting heavy luggage the wrong way and sitting for long periods...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 08:56 PM EDT

Equating Gun Violence, Mental Illness Is Wrong: Advocates

Equating Gun Violence, Mental Illness Is Wrong: Advocates

Advocates at odds with President Donald Trump as he doubles down on comments blaming mental illness for the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio and calling for involuntary confinement to stop the deadly...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 06:38 PM EDT

Pinterest to Direct Vaccine-Related Searches to Health Orgs

Pinterest to Direct Vaccine-Related Searches to Health Orgs

Pinterest said Wednesday it will try to combat misinformation about vaccines by showing only information from health organizations when people search. Social media sites have been tryingto combat the spread of...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 03:00 PM EDT

Purdue Pharma Offers $10-12B to Settle Opioid Claims

Purdue Pharma Offers $10-12B to Settle Opioid Claims

Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion. The potential deal was part of confidential conversations and...

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