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Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:41 PM EDT

FDA Recalls Are Reminder China Controls Much of Drug Supply

FDA Recalls Are Reminder China Controls Much of Drug Supply

The Food and Drug Administration has recalled certain drugs in recent days, one out of precaution and one due to possible contamination, and the warning has served as a reminder of a drug market that's...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:21 AM EDT

Device Warns When You're Getting Sunburned

Device Warns When You're Getting Sunburned

It could someday be a really important tool in the fight against skin cancer. Researchers at Northwestern University say they have a device that could warn you when you're getting sunburned. WMAQ's Sabrina...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 01:32 PM EDT

Patients Volunteer for Hep C-Infected Donor Kidneys in Study

Patients Volunteer for Hep C-Infected Donor Kidneys in Study

A transplant patient has a new kidney and is free of hepatitis C after deciding to take an infected kidney rather than staying on dialysis.

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 07:02 AM EDT

Better Sleep Sets Up Students for Success

Better Sleep Sets Up Students for Success

With students getting ready to head back to school, doctors are encouraging families to develop healthier sleep schedules. It's a simple habit that can help your children do better in school. 

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 05:14 AM EDT

Toxic Compounds Showing Up in Public Water Systems

Toxic Compounds Showing Up in Public Water Systems

Residents and state, local and military officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly — and decisively — to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of the chemicals, perfluoroalkyl...

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 11:33 AM EDT

436 Confirmed Sick After Eating McDonald's Salad

436 Confirmed Sick After Eating McDonald's Salad

The CDC is now reporting that 436 people have been diagnosed with an intestinal illness after consuming salads at McDonald’s restaurants. The laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis have been reported in...

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 12:28 AM EDT

EPA Broke Law, Ignored Science on Harmful Pesticide: Court

EPA Broke Law, Ignored Science on Harmful Pesticide: Court

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 02:21 PM EDT

Doctors Told of Patient's Fatal Overdose Prescribe Fewer Opioids, Study Says

Doctors Told of Patient's Fatal Overdose Prescribe Fewer Opioids, Study Says

In a novel experiment, doctors got a letter from the medical examiner's office telling them of their patient's fatal overdose. The response: They started prescribing fewer opioids. Other doctors, whose patients...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 01:10 PM EDT

Amazon Has Plans to Open Its Own Health Clinics for Seattle Employees

Amazon Has Plans to Open Its Own Health Clinics for Seattle Employees

Amazon's ambitious plan to bring down the costs of health care is getting an early test in a familiar place: its Seattle headquarters. The company is in internal discussions to open primary care clinics in its...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 11:52 AM EDT

CVS Health Nasal Sprays Recalled Due to Contamination

CVS Health Nasal Sprays Recalled Due to Contamination

Certain bottles of CVS Health’s 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist have been recalled after they were found to have had a microbiological contamination, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The...

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