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Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 07:54 AM EDT

More Organic Than Thou? Rebel Farmers Create New Food Label

More Organic Than Thou? Rebel Farmers Create New Food Label

Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer — and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of...

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 01:11 PM EDT

'Thunderclap' Headache Hits Man Who Ate Fiery Pepper: Docs

'Thunderclap' Headache Hits Man Who Ate Fiery Pepper: Docs

The Carolina Reaper is billed as the world's hottest pepper, apparently so hot it may cause "thunderclap" headaches in people who eat one, NBC News reported. That's based on a new medical journal write-up of...

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 07:27 AM EDT

New Way of Defining Alzheimer's Aims to Find Disease Sooner

New Way of Defining Alzheimer's Aims to Find Disease Sooner

Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used...

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 03:26 AM EDT

FDA Puts Restrictions on Birth Control Implant But No Recall

FDA Puts Restrictions on Birth Control Implant But No Recall

U.S. health officials on Monday placed new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. But the metal implant, called...

Monday, Apr 9, 2018 at 12:39 PM EDT

Court to Decide if Drug Use While Pregnant Is Child Abuse

Court to Decide if Drug Use While Pregnant Is Child Abuse

Pennsylvania's highest court will decide whether a woman's use of illegal drugs while pregnant qualifies as child abuse under state law. The Supreme Court recently took up the case of a woman who tested...

Monday, Apr 9, 2018 at 01:44 PM EDT

Michigan to Stop Providing Free Water to Flint Residents

Michigan to Stop Providing Free Water to Flint Residents

Residents of Flint, Michigan, are frustrated and angry after learning the state will stop providing them with free bottled water. 

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 08:07 AM EDT

High School Football Player Debilitated by Concussion Gets $7.1M

High School Football Player Debilitated by Concussion Gets $7.1M

A former high school football player and his family will receive millions of dollars after a civil suit settlement with a San Diego County school district over accusations of improper steps by the coaching staff...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 09:25 PM EDT

CDC Investigating HIV Case Spike Among Mass. Opioid Users

CDC Investigating HIV Case Spike Among Mass. Opioid Users

Federal public health officials are joining Massachusetts health officials in investigating a large cluster of reported HIV cases in Lawrence and Lowell. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agreed to...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 02:00 PM EDT

Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Overdose Antidote

Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Overdose Antidote

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 11:10 AM EDT

Opioid Addiction Costs Employers $2.6B a Year for Care

Opioid Addiction Costs Employers $2.6B a Year for Care

A new report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004. More than half went to treat employees' children. The analysis released...

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