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Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 07:30 AM EDT

US Measles Count Tops 1,000 Cases as Surge Continues

US Measles Count Tops 1,000 Cases as Surge Continues

Health officials say this year's U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 illnesses. It's already the highest in 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count Wednesday, saying...

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 01:37 AM EDT

Opioid Maker Agrees to Pay $225M to Settle Federal Probes

Opioid Maker Agrees to Pay $225M to Settle Federal Probes

An opioid manufacturer has agreed to pay $225 million to resolve federal investigations into allegations that it paid kickbacks and used other illegal marketing tactics to sell a powerful fentanyl spray,...

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 at 05:13 PM EDT

Trump Halts Fetal Tissue Research by Government Scientists

Trump Halts Fetal Tissue Research by Government Scientists

The Trump administration said Wednesday it is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue, overriding the advice of scientists who say it has led to life-saving medical advances...

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 02:11 PM EDT

Wisconsin Legislature Sends Abortion Bills to Governor

Wisconsin Legislature Sends Abortion Bills to Governor

Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature was poised Wednesday to send four anti-abortion bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who has vowed to veto all of them. One bill up for final approve in the...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 06:04 PM EDT

When It Comes to Cholesterol, Is Chicken as Bad as Red Meat?

When It Comes to Cholesterol, Is Chicken as Bad as Red Meat?

Those who eschew steak in favor of chicken because they think it's healthier may be able to put lean beef back on the menu, NBC News reported. That's because new research, published Tuesday in the American...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 05:06 PM EDT

New Drugs Show Improved Survival Rates for Cancer Patients

New Drugs Show Improved Survival Rates for Cancer Patients

Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world's largest cancer conference. Among...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 12:20 PM EDT

Deaths From Falls Among Older Americans Are on the Rise

Deaths From Falls Among Older Americans Are on the Rise

New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention. A separate study...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 07:15 AM EDT

CVS Announces Further Expansion Into Health Care Services

CVS Announces Further Expansion Into Health Care Services

CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years. The drugstore chain that...

Monday, Jun 3, 2019 at 09:25 PM EDT

California Says Coffee Cancer Risk Insignificant

California Says Coffee Cancer Risk Insignificant

California officially gave its blessing to coffee Monday, declaring the beverage does not pose a "significant" cancer risk. The rule, proposed a year ago by regulators, means coffee won't have to carry ominous...

Monday, Jun 3, 2019 at 04:24 PM EDT

California Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma

California Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma

California on Monday became the latest state to sue the pharmaceutical company behind the painkiller OxyContin, alleging it falsely promoted the drug as not addictive even as it emerged as one of the most widely...

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