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Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 06:16 AM EDT

Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance

Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance

A California woman sued CVS Health Corporation Monday, accusing the company of charging customers more when they use insurance to pay for certain generic prescriptions, NBC News reported. Megan Schultz...

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 09:36 AM EDT

Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study

Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study

A new study has found an 11 percent increase in alcohol use among Americans between 2002 and 2012. There was an even bigger jump in high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorders. Women, older adults and racial...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 01:37 PM EDT

Infant Mortality Rates Up in Appalachia vs Rest of US: Study

Infant Mortality Rates Up in Appalachia vs Rest of US: Study

Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 03:09 PM EDT

Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven

Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven

A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals. None were known to exist in the U.S. until...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 06:40 AM EDT

Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study

Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study

Deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses may have been underreported by more than 20 percent, according to a new study from the University of Virginia. Researchers looking into the nation's deadly drug overdose...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 08:53 AM EDT

Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids

Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids

Transgender kids in the St. Louis, Missouri, area now have somewhere to go for medical care and counseling. A transgender medical center opened Tuesday, and it's the first of its kind in the region. The medical...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 06:43 AM EDT

Amrita Protein Bars Recalled for Listeria Risk

Amrita Protein Bars Recalled for Listeria Risk

A brand of protein bars has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria. Amrita Health Foods, which is based in Pleasantville, New York, voluntarily recalled a limited number...

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 01:33 PM EDT

Scientists Repair Gene in Human Embryos for First Time

Scientists Repair Gene in Human Embryos for First Time

Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 03:05 PM EDT

Glitter iPhone Cases Recalled for Burn Risk

Glitter iPhone Cases Recalled for Burn Risk

Decorative iPhone cases sold at Victoria's Secret, Nordstrom Rack and other stores have been recalled by their manufacturer because a liquid glitter inside the cases can cause skin irritation and chemical...

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 01:31 PM EDT

1 in 3 Americans Took Prescription Opioids in 2015: Survey

1 in 3 Americans Took Prescription Opioids in 2015: Survey

About one in three Americans used prescription opioid painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin in 2015, according to a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NBC News reported. The NIDA study...

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