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Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 08:02 PM EST

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements,...

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 11:27 PM EST

Case of Measles Confirmed in Lowell, Mass.

Case of Measles Confirmed in Lowell, Mass.

A case of measles was identified in a pediatric patient who visited the Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) in Lowell, Mass. on Nov. 8, officials confirm. The Lowell CHC is working with the Lowell...

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 08:36 AM EST

Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through...

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 01:01 AM EST

FDA Plans Limits on Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes: Report

FDA Plans Limits on Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes: Report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to require strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among...

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 09:28 PM EST

Surgeon Mistakes Woman's Kidney for Tumor During Back Surgery, Removes It

Surgeon Mistakes Woman's Kidney for Tumor During Back Surgery, Removes It

A Florida surgeon removed a woman's healthy kidney while she was undergoing back surgery because he believed the vital organ was a cancerous tumor.

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 08:28 AM EST

With Poo on a Pedestal, Bill Gates Talks Toilet Technology

With Poo on a Pedestal, Bill Gates Talks Toilet Technology

Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off a "Reinvented Toilet" Expo in China. "You might...

Monday, Nov 5, 2018 at 03:55 PM EST

Don't Spank: Pediatricians Warn Parents of Long-Term Harms

Don't Spank: Pediatricians Warn Parents of Long-Term Harms

The nation's leading pediatricians' group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm.

Monday, Nov 5, 2018 at 07:48 AM EST

Earth's Ozone Layer Is Healing, UN Report Says

Earth's Ozone Layer Is Healing, UN Report Says

Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientist raised...

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 12:47 PM EDT

Heroin, Fentanyl Remain Biggest Drug Threat to US, Feds Say

Heroin, Fentanyl Remain Biggest Drug Threat to US, Feds Say

Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Most of...

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM EDT

Federal Health Care Website Up and Running After Slow Start

Federal Health Care Website Up and Running After Slow Start

The federal website where consumers can get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act was up and running Thursday after a slow start as sign-up season for 2019 opened days before the midterm elections. Du...

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