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Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 10:30 AM EDT

Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan to roll back Obama-era pollution...

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 04:45 AM EDT

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Despite anecdotal and historical accounts of pot’s painkilling properties, scientific evidence that it works better than traditional painkillers is hard to come by. But Dr. Jeffrey Chen, director of UCLA's...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 06:35 PM EDT

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

More than 10 percent of U.S. kids have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), up from 6 percent 20 years ago, researchers reported Friday. It’s not clear why, but it’s startling,...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 05:39 PM EDT

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for young children in car seats: They should remain rear-facing until they reach the maximum height and weight allowed by the car seat manufacturer. The...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 12:05 PM EDT

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the agency has launched a "major operation to investigate and address" the "troubling" finding of a cancer-causing agent that may be contaminating a growing...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 05:48 PM EDT

Officials: 2nd Confirmed Case of West Nile Virus in Boston

Officials: 2nd Confirmed Case of West Nile Virus in Boston

Health officials announced Friday the second confirmed case of West Nile virus in a Boston resident this year. The Boston Public Health Commission said the resident is a man in his 50s. The announcement...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 07:28 AM EDT

Cheese and Yogurt Help Protect Against Dying, Study Finds

Cheese and Yogurt Help Protect Against Dying, Study Finds

Eating dairy products, especially cheese and yogurt, is linked with a lower mortality rate, according to a new study reviewed by NBC News. Consuming any dairy was associated a 2 percent lower risk of death...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 04:18 PM EDT

2 Additional Legionnaires' Disease Cases Confirmed in NH

2 Additional Legionnaires' Disease Cases Confirmed in NH

Public health authorities in New Hampshire now say 14 people have been identified with Legionnaire's disease and at least one person has died.

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 06:56 PM EDT

Stretching Found to Reduce Tumor Growth in Mice

Stretching Found to Reduce Tumor Growth in Mice

A study at Brigham and Women's Hospital has found that stretching may help the body fight cancer.

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 04:24 PM EDT

Texas Nurse Fired Over Post About Young Measles Patient

Texas Nurse Fired Over Post About Young Measles Patient

A Houston nurse who posted protected health information about a young patient with measles to a Facebook page related to the anti-vaccine movement is no longer employed at Texas Children’s Hospital, the facility...

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