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Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 10:15 AM EDT

Jury Awards $4.7B in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Lawsuit

Jury Awards $4.7B in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Lawsuit

A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded nearly $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer in the...

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 11:21 PM EDT

Tingling in Woman's Legs Turns out to Be a Worm in Her Spine

Tingling in Woman's Legs Turns out to Be a Worm in Her Spine

A Frenchwoman whose symptoms started out as “electric shocks” in her legs got an even bigger shock when she found out that she had a tapeworm in her spine. The parasite caused enough swelling in the woman’s...

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 10:28 AM EDT

Leading E-Cig Maker Juul to Sell Lower-Nicotine Pods

Leading E-Cig Maker Juul to Sell Lower-Nicotine Pods

Juul Labs is addressing one of the most common criticisms levied against the e-cigarette company: the amount of nicotine in its vaping liquids. The leading e-cig maker will soon introduce lower nicotine...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 08:56 PM EDT

Rochester, NH Residents Want Recovery Center to Move

Rochester, NH Residents Want Recovery Center to Move

Dozens of residents of Rochester, New Hampshire, have petitioned for the SOS Recovery Center to move from the downtown area.

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 07:41 PM EDT

Happy Couple Mulls Divorce to Pay for Daughter's Health Care

Happy Couple Mulls Divorce to Pay for Daughter's Health Care

A couple in Texas is considering getting divorced just to be able to pay for their daughter's spiraling health care costs, "Today" reported. Jake and Maria Grey are happily married but his $40,000 salary means...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 02:22 AM EDT

Pfizer to Lower Drug Prices Following Talk With Trump

Pfizer to Lower Drug Prices Following Talk With Trump

Following a discussion with President Donald Trump, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced Tuesday that it would roll back planned drug price increases for July, NBC News reported. The president said he met...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 01:18 AM EDT

Texas Scientists Find Alzheimer's 'Big Bang': Study

Texas Scientists Find Alzheimer's 'Big Bang': Study

Despite billions of dollars spent on clinical trials through the decades, Alzheimer's disease remains one of the most devastating and baffling diseases in the world, affecting more than 5 million Americans...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 05:53 PM EDT

Couple Uses Plastic Trash to Make Prosthetic Limbs

Couple Uses Plastic Trash to Make Prosthetic Limbs

Trash on beaches is a problem everywhere. And while many communities are taking steps to reduce plastic waste, a Washington couple has taken matters into their own hands and is also helping people who have lost...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:13 AM EDT

Pain Patients Beg FDA for More Options, More Access to Opioids

Pain Patients Beg FDA for More Options, More Access to Opioids

The Food and Drug Agency Administration says it wants to be accommodating to chronic pain patients so it held a meeting this week to hear people's stories about pain, NBC News reported. Several dozen people...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:39 AM EDT

Southwest Is Nixing Peanuts on All Flights, Citing Allergies

Southwest Is Nixing Peanuts on All Flights, Citing Allergies

Peanuts often come to mind as the quintessential airplane snack. But no more, Southwest Airlines announced. The Dallas-based airline is ending the tradition on all flights beginning August 1, citing the need to...

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