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Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 05:54 PM EDT

Russians Pushed Divisive Content Over Vaccines: Researchers

Russians Pushed Divisive Content Over Vaccines: Researchers

Russian trolls weren’t just trying to cause division in U.S. politics. A new study shows they were also trying to sow discord in one of the country's most heated debates around public health: vaccinations. NBC...

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 01:34 PM EDT

Pot Vs. Pills for Pain Relief

Pot Vs. Pills for Pain Relief

Medical marijuana could be the answer to overcoming the nation's opioid epidemic, but so far the only evidence cannabis can relieve pain comes from patients. That's because the federal government considers...

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 03:48 PM EDT

32 Children's Medicines Recalled Over Contamination Concerns

32 Children's Medicines Recalled Over Contamination Concerns

King Bio is recalling 32 children's medicines due to a possible microbial contamination. The North Carolina-based company, which makes homeopathic drugs, announced Wednesday that a small percentage of its...

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 07:01 AM EDT

FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration to Cover Shortages

FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration to Cover Shortages

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that people can use some expired EpiPens for a few months longer to help cover spot shortages that have put some parents into a panic at the beginning of a new...

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 09:01 PM EDT

Health Officials Raise West Nile Risk Level

Health Officials Raise West Nile Risk Level

The Massachusetts health officials announced Tuesday they were raising the risk level for West Nile virus from low to moderate statewide. Department of Public Health officials said of the 351 cities and...

Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 at 01:44 PM EDT

Suit: Hospital Honored Patient's Request for No Black Nurse

Suit: Hospital Honored Patient's Request for No Black Nurse

A nurse is suing a Michigan hospital for allegedly honoring a patient's request to not be cared for by a black woman. Teoka Williams filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn,...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 07:40 PM EDT

EpiPen Shortage Has Parents Struggling as Schools Open

EpiPen Shortage Has Parents Struggling as Schools Open

Brenda Thiel and Alyssa Wachtler live on opposite sides of the country. But they've got at least one thing in common: both have sons with severe nut allergies. And when they made their usual back-to-school trips...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:13 AM EDT

Weed Killer in Your Cereal? Maybe, But Don't Panic

Weed Killer in Your Cereal? Maybe, But Don't Panic

Social media feeds have been swamped by news that the advocacy organization Environmental Working Group found traces of the pesticide glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, in certain popular breakfast...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 08:18 AM EDT

Any Given Sun Day: NFL Tackles Skin Cancer With Sunscreen Drive

Any Given Sun Day: NFL Tackles Skin Cancer With Sunscreen Drive

The NFL and American Cancer Society teamed up this summer to launch an initiative as part of its "Crucial Catch" campaign in which free sunscreen is being provided to players, coaches, fans, team employees...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 02:35 PM EDT

FDA Approves Teva’s Generic EpiPen After Yearslong Delay

FDA Approves Teva’s Generic EpiPen After Yearslong Delay

U.S. regulators cleared the first generic competitor to Mylan's EpiPen, after a yearslong delay that many said contributed to the emergency allergy drug's rapid rise in price. Teva Pharmaceuticals received...

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