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Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 02:30 PM EDT

Judge Issues Mixed Ruling in Virginia Abortion Law Challenge

Judge Issues Mixed Ruling in Virginia Abortion Law Challenge

A federal judge on Monday upheld a Virginia law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound and wait at least 24 hours before having an abortion, as well as the state's "physician-only law" barring nurse practitio...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 01:14 AM EDT

Johnson & Johnson Settles With 2 Ohio Counties Over Opioids

Johnson & Johnson Settles With 2 Ohio Counties Over Opioids

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced it had reached an agreement worth more than $20 million with two Ohio counties, becoming the latest company to settle a lawsuit to get out of the first federal trial...

Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 09:04 PM EDT

How Risky Is Eating Red Meat? New Papers Provoke Controversy

How Risky Is Eating Red Meat? New Papers Provoke Controversy

Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a...

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 12:17 PM EDT

Rite-Aid, Walgreens Join CVS in Pulling Zantac From Shelves

Rite-Aid, Walgreens Join CVS in Pulling Zantac From Shelves

Rite-Aid and Walgreens have joined CVS in halting the sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and its generic store brand after warnings by U.S. health regulators. It's the latest precautionary move by...

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 06:12 PM EDT

Can Washington Deliver on Drug Costs Amid Impeachment Probe?

Can Washington Deliver on Drug Costs Amid Impeachment Probe?

Major legislation to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of people may get sidelined now that House Democrats have begun an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Proposals had been moving in...

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 08:11 PM EDT

Tests Show Bootleg Marijuana Vapes Tainted With Hydrogen Cyanide

Tests Show Bootleg Marijuana Vapes Tainted With Hydrogen Cyanide

The soaring popularity of vaping products — both legal and knock-offs — is fueling a public health crisis that has vexed the medical community, NBC News reports. Some 12 people have died from mysterious lung...

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 06:07 AM EDT

UK Embraces E-Cigarettes; US Cautious Amid Vaping Illness

UK Embraces E-Cigarettes; US Cautious Amid Vaping Illness

While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. The Royal College of Physicians explicitly tells doctors to...

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 05:13 PM EDT

US Probe of Vaping Illnesses Focuses on THC From Marijuana

US Probe of Vaping Illnesses Focuses on THC From Marijuana

U.S. health officials said Friday that their investigation into an outbreak of severe vaping-related illnesses is increasingly focused on products that contain the marijuana compound THC. Most of the 800 people...

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 05:33 AM EDT

Standing by Ellie: Man's Loyalty to Dog Defies Rare Illness

Standing by Ellie: Man's Loyalty to Dog Defies Rare Illness

Gravely ill, Greg Manteufel lost parts of his arms and legs, as well as the skin of his nose and part of his upper lip. The cause was capnocytophaga, a germ from Ellie's mouth or from another dog he encountered...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 11:27 PM EDT

Local Chain Stops Selling Hummus After Salmonella Reports

Local Chain Stops Selling Hummus After Salmonella Reports

A popular local restaurant chain stopped serving hummus after reports of diners infected with salmonella.

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