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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 07:28 AM EDT

Instagram Cracks Down on Weight Loss, Cosmetic Surgery Ads

Instagram Cracks Down on Weight Loss, Cosmetic Surgery Ads

Instagram will be rolling out new policies to combat ads that promote weight loss products, especially for users who are known to be minors. Instagram users under the age of 18 will no longer see posts...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 07:56 PM EDT

Novartis Halts Distribution of Zantac Over Contaminant Fear

Novartis Halts Distribution of Zantac Over Contaminant Fear

Novartis AG's Sandoz unit said on Wednesday it was halting distribution of its versions of the drug commonly known as Zantac in all its markets, including the United States and Canada, after contaminants were...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 01:53 PM EDT

Michigan Bans Flavored E-Cigarettes a Day After New York

Michigan Bans Flavored E-Cigarettes a Day After New York

Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices that prompted a federal investigation. The...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 08:47 AM EDT

Over-the-Counter Male Enhancement Pill Investigated in Va.

Over-the-Counter Male Enhancement Pill Investigated in Va.

Virginia state health officials are investigating reports that an over-the-counter male enhancement pill sold at convenience stores and gas stations is sending men to the hospital with very low blood sugar...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 08:46 AM EDT

Maryland Opioid Deaths on a Decline, Report Says

Maryland Opioid Deaths on a Decline, Report Says

Maryland has had a six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities for the first time in at least a decade, according to a new report.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 07:45 AM EDT

NYC Wants to Ban Chocolate Milk From School Menus

NYC Wants to Ban Chocolate Milk From School Menus

The New York City Department of Education has proposed eliminating chocolate milk from school menus in favor of options that contain less sugar

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 06:47 AM EDT

Number of Abortions in US Falls to Lowest Since 1973

Number of Abortions in US Falls to Lowest Since 1973

The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday. The report from...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 06:04 PM EDT

Panel Approves Ban on Sale of Flavored E-Cigs in New York

Panel Approves Ban on Sale of Flavored E-Cigs in New York

New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping. The...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 07:15 PM EDT

'Blood Money'? Purdue Settlement Would Rely on Opioid Sales

'Blood Money'? Purdue Settlement Would Rely on Opioid Sales

The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by ... selling more OxyContin. That would amount to blood money, in the opinion...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 02:48 PM EDT

Seventh Person Dies of Vaping-Related Illness

Seventh Person Dies of Vaping-Related Illness

A central California resident has died from complications related to the use of e-cigarettes, the seventh person to die of a vaping-related illness. The Tulare County Public Health Office confirmed the death...

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