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Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 11:20 AM EDT

Anti-Anxiety Med Recalled for Possible 'Foreign Substance'

Anti-Anxiety Med Recalled for Possible 'Foreign Substance'

Mylan Pharmaceuticals issued a nationwide voluntary recall of one lot of Alprazolam — the generic name for prescription anti-anxiety drug Xanax — tablets due to the potential presence of a foreign substance, the...

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 02:10 AM EDT

Vaccine Shows Promise for Preventing Active TB Disease

Vaccine Shows Promise for Preventing Active TB Disease

An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in a three-year study of adults in Africa. Doctors were encouraged because protection...

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 at 02:46 PM EDT

Walgreens to Shutter In-Store Clinics, Add Jenny Craig Sites

Walgreens to Shutter In-Store Clinics, Add Jenny Craig Sites

Walgreens will shutter nearly 40% of the clinics in its stores as the drugstore chain cuts costs and shifts to other businesses it believes will draw more people through its doors. The company said Monday...

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 at 01:32 PM EDT

Facebook Will Now Remind You to Get Flu Shots and Medical Checkups

Facebook Will Now Remind You to Get Flu Shots and Medical Checkups

Facebook is now going to start reminding you when to get a medical checkup. The company is rolling out a tool to remind its users in the U.S., based on demographic factors such as age and gender, to get a...

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 06:43 PM EDT

Potable Water Returns to DC Psych Hospital Sued Over Outage

Potable Water Returns to DC Psych Hospital Sued Over Outage

A public psychiatric hospital in the nation's capital that went weeks without potable water is facing a federal lawsuit.

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 08:32 AM EDT

How Worried Should Parents Be About Heavy Metals in Baby Food?

How Worried Should Parents Be About Heavy Metals in Baby Food?

If you’re the parent of a baby, a study out last week may have left you nervous about all the food you put in your little one’s mouth. The new report from a consumer advocacy group found that 95 percent of 168...

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 06:51 AM EDT

Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid Pull J&J Baby Powder From Shelves After FDA Finds Sub-Trace Levels of Asbestos

Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid Pull J&J Baby Powder From Shelves After FDA Finds Sub-Trace Levels of Asbestos

Walmart, CVS Health and Rite Aid are pulling all containers of Johnson & Johnson’s 22-ounce baby powder after the FDA found sub-trace amounts of asbestos, the companies confirmed Thursday. “CVS Pharmacy is...

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 at 08:42 PM EDT

Halloween Options for Children With Food Allergies

Halloween Options for Children With Food Allergies

Halloween can be tricky for parents of children with food allergies. Doreen Gentzler shares some alternative options.

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 08:57 PM EDT

DC Health Reports District's First Vaping-Related Death

DC Health Reports District's First Vaping-Related Death

The D.C. Department of Health confirmed the District’s first death related to vaping.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 at 05:24 PM EDT

Californian Becomes 1st Black Patient to Receive Full Face Transplant

Californian Becomes 1st Black Patient to Receive Full Face Transplant

A California man became the first black patient — and oldest patient — to receive a full face transplant, Boston's Brigham and Women’s Hospital said Thursday, after a 16-hour procedure several months ago....

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