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Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 10:41 PM EST

Costco Agrees to Pay $12M Over Lax Pharmacy Practices

Costco Agrees to Pay $12M Over Lax Pharmacy Practices

Costco Wholesale Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $12 million to settle Justice Department allegations of lax pharmacy controls over a four-year period. The Issaquah, Washington-based company acknowledges in...

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 05:53 PM EST

Judge Blocks Texas From Cutting Off Planned Parenthood

Judge Blocks Texas From Cutting Off Planned Parenthood

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas from ousting Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 01:44 PM EST

1 in 4 US Men Have Cancer-Linked HPV Strain

1 in 4 US Men Have Cancer-Linked HPV Strain

The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers. Most human papillomavir...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 09:39 AM EST

Mom, Toddler Daughter Fight Cancer at the Same Time

Mom, Toddler Daughter Fight Cancer at the Same Time

Heather Wilson received some bad news just five days before Christmas. The 31-year-old mother of three, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor six months earlier, learned that her 14-month-old...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 08:50 AM EST

Caffeine May Help Fight Cardiovascular Disease: Study

Caffeine May Help Fight Cardiovascular Disease: Study

Scientists used blood samples and studies medical and family history for people in their study. In this research, a connection was found between that inflammatory process and caffeine consumption.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 03:12 PM EST

18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Analysis

18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Analysis

About 18 million people would lose or drop their health insurance in the first year after Obamacare is repealed, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday. The nonpartisan federal agency also found that...

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 01:06 PM EST

Abortions in US at Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade: Survey

Abortions in US at Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade: Survey

Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974....

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 08:05 PM EST

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use

Marijuana use may help with chronic pain and nausea, but a new study says there are also negative consequences for young children and those at risk for certain mental illnesses. Experts from the National...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 10:25 AM EST

Ziploc Freezer Bags Help Premature Babies Stay Warm: Study

Ziploc Freezer Bags Help Premature Babies Stay Warm: Study

Nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texas Health Fort Worth developed a program to keep fragile babies warmer. It has led to a decrease of very low birth weight babies being admitted to the NICU...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:42 AM EST

CVS Puts Out Cheaper Generic Competitor to EpiPen

CVS Puts Out Cheaper Generic Competitor to EpiPen

CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan's EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its...

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