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Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 04:19 AM EDT

State Appeals Court Reinstates California's Right-to-Die Law

State Appeals Court Reinstates California's Right-to-Die Law

A state appeals court has reinstated — at least for now — California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives. The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside issued an immediate stay Friday...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 10:28 PM EDT

Ex-Hospice Manager Pleads Guilty in $60M Fraud Scheme

Ex-Hospice Manager Pleads Guilty in $60M Fraud Scheme

A former manager of a North Texas hospice has pleaded guilty to health care fraud, admitting her role in a $60 million scheme that involved drugging patients to “hasten their deaths," according to court...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 11:33 PM EDT

NIH Ends Alcohol Study, Cites Funding and Credibility Issues

NIH Ends Alcohol Study, Cites Funding and Credibility Issues

The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 12:37 PM EDT

Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Over Salmonella Outbreak: FDA

Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Over Salmonella Outbreak: FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating a multi-state outbreak of infections possibly linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, officials...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 07:23 PM EDT

Fewer US Teens Smoking, Doing Drugs: CDC Report

Fewer US Teens Smoking, Doing Drugs: CDC Report

Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they're drinking less milk, too. Less than one-third of high school students drink a glass of milk a day, according to a large...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:50 PM EDT

High Vitamin D Level Might Decrease Colon Cancer Risk: Study

High Vitamin D Level Might Decrease Colon Cancer Risk: Study

A higher Vitamin D level might decrease the risk of developing colon cancer, a finding that is particularly true for women, according to new American Cancer Society research. Colon cancer, the third-most common...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 08:53 PM EDT

US Renews Call for Cuba to Probe Cause of Health 'Attacks'

US Renews Call for Cuba to Probe Cause of Health 'Attacks'

The United States on Thursday renewed calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of health "attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. Cuba again denied any...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 07:46 AM EDT

Demand for Blood Drops, But Need for Donors Remains

Demand for Blood Drops, But Need for Donors Remains

The American Red Cross, America’s Blood Centers and similar agencies are not shy about getting the word out for blood donors — their ads are everywhere, and workers are constantly visiting high schools and...

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 03:12 PM EDT

Bacteria in Kitchen Towels May Lead to Food Poisoning: Study

Bacteria in Kitchen Towels May Lead to Food Poisoning: Study

A new study suggests contaminated kitchen towels may lead to food poisoning. Researchers from the University of Mauritius, an island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa, performed tests on 100 cloth...

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 07:31 PM EDT

Massachusetts Sues Opioid Maker, Executives Over Drug Crisis

Massachusetts Sues Opioid Maker, Executives Over Drug Crisis

Massachusetts has sued the maker of OxyContin over the deadly opioid crisis and has become the first state to also target the company's executives. Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday announced the lawsuit...

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