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Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 08:58 AM EDT

Utah Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Abortion Anesthesia

Utah Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Abortion Anesthesia

The governor signed a bill Monday that makes Utah the first state to require doctors to give anesthesia to women having an abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. The bill signed by Republican Gov.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 08:09 AM EDT

Campbell's to Remove BPA From Soup Cans

Campbell's to Remove BPA From Soup Cans

Campbell Soup Co. will stop using the chemical Bisphenol A in its canned products by the middle of next year to reassure consumers worried that the substance may harm their health. The pledge announced...

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 07:17 PM EDT

New Zika Guidelines for Couples Before Pregnancy

New Zika Guidelines for Couples Before Pregnancy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning couples who have been exposed to the Zika virus they may need to wait up to six months before trying to conceive, NBC News reported. According to...

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 04:51 PM EDT

California to Delay Warnings Over Chemical in Food Cans

California to Delay Warnings Over Chemical in Food Cans

California plans to delay state-required warnings on metal cans lined with the chemical BPA, arguing too-specific warnings could scare stores and shoppers in poor neighborhoods away from some of the only fruits...

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 01:08 PM EDT

Seniors Dance Their Way to Better Health

Seniors Dance Their Way to Better Health

A program finds that Latin dance classes can help improve physical fitness. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 01:07 PM EDT

Study Links Caffeine With Pregnancy Loss

Study Links Caffeine With Pregnancy Loss

A new study shows that people who drank three or more cups a day of caffeinated drinks while trying for a pregnancy — sodas, energy drinks or coffee — were more likely to lose that pregnancy early on, Today.com...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 08:51 PM EDT

New Rule Lowers Silica Dust Limit to Protect Workers

New Rule Lowers Silica Dust Limit to Protect Workers

Regulators announced a rule to increase workplace protections against exposure to crystalline silica, a carcinogenic dust found in construction, foundries and fracking, NBC News reported. Issued Thursday by the...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 07:46 PM EDT

Elmo Teaches Latin American Kids About Zika

Elmo Teaches Latin American Kids About Zika

Sesame Street has joined forces with the Pan American Health Organization to teach kids how to avoid contracting the Zika virus, NBC News reports. Two 30-second videos feature Elmo and Raya in Spanish, English...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 07:05 PM EDT

Zika Has Been in Brazil Longer Than Anyone Thought: Study

Zika Has Been in Brazil Longer Than Anyone Thought: Study

The Zika virus has probably been circulating quietly and undetected in Brazil since 2013, a new genetic study shows. A large international team of experts used a "genetic clock" to show Zika virus has...

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 09:31 PM EDT

Congress Breaks for Easter Without Funding Zika Fight

Congress Breaks for Easter Without Funding Zika Fight

Congress left Washington Wednesday afternoon without voting to appropriate any of the $1.9 billion the Obama administration has asked for to fight Zika, NBC News reported. Republicans say they don’t want...

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