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Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 11:45 AM EDT

Family Grieves Loss of Newborn in Twins Viral Photo

Family Grieves Loss of Newborn in Twins Viral Photo

Days after a photo of Florida newborn twins hugging in a hospital went viral, the family is grieving the the loss of one of the boys, born with a rare medical condition. Twins Mason and Hawk Buchmeyer of...

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 08:20 AM EDT

Flu Season Arrives, With New Recommendations for Prevention

Flu Season Arrives, With New Recommendations for Prevention

The nasal spray FluMist has been the flu vaccine preference among many parents for years, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says kids should not get it this year. The move comes after a panel of experts...

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 at 04:27 PM EDT

Industry Insiders Estimate EpiPen Costs No More Than $30

Industry Insiders Estimate EpiPen Costs No More Than $30

Mylan says middlemen and suppliers have forced them to jack up the prices on EpiPens by hundreds of dollars, but two industry insiders say the company pays no more than $30 per device, NBC News reports. Some...

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 at 02:46 PM EDT

NY Attorney General to Investigate EpiPen Manufacturer

NY Attorney General to Investigate EpiPen Manufacturer

New York's top prosecutor said he is launching an antitrust investigation into the maker of the EpiPen. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday his office was opening the investigation into Mylan...

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 06:27 PM EDT

3 Common STDs Are Becoming Harder to Treat

3 Common STDs Are Becoming Harder to Treat

In the United States, drug-resistant gonorrhea is a public health problem of national concern. But untreatable gonorrhea isn't the only STD that has health officials worried, according to an NBC News report. E...

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 07:04 PM EDT

FDA Bans Antibacterials From Soaps

FDA Bans Antibacterials From Soaps

The federal government Friday banned more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers failed to show they are safe and kill germs. "We have no scientific evidence that they...

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 02:23 PM EDT

Obesity Rates Fall in Four States

Obesity Rates Fall in Four States

Obesity rates in Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio fell — the first time that any state has seen a decrease in the past decade, according to a report released Thursday, NBC News reported. For the majority...

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 11:28 PM EDT

3 Mosquitoes on Miami Beach Test Positive For Zika

3 Mosquitoes on Miami Beach Test Positive For Zika

Two weeks after announcing that five non-travel cases of Zika had been discovered in the city of Miami Beach, state officials confirmed that three mosquitoes taken from areas in the city tested positive for the...

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 12:52 PM EDT

Diamond of California Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Salmonella

Diamond of California Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Salmonella

Two macadamia nut products sold nationwide under the Diamond of California brand are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. Snyder's-Lance, Inc. said it was voluntarily recalling 4-ounce...

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 11:37 AM EDT

Mylan Fought Against Generic EpiPen: Documents

Mylan Fought Against Generic EpiPen: Documents

The CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of its own cheaper version of the EpiPen this week on the heels of a price hike uproar. But for years, Mylan and its business partners have fought fiercely...

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