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Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 01:23 PM EST

Usage Remains Low for Pill That Can Prevent HIV Infection

Usage Remains Low for Pill That Can Prevent HIV Infection

From gritty neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles to clinics in Kenya and Brazil, health workers are trying to popularize a pill that has proven highly effective in preventing HIV but which — in their view —...

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 01:27 PM EST

Democrats Move to Offense on Health Care; Seek 'Big Ideas'

Democrats Move to Offense on Health Care; Seek 'Big Ideas'

Democrats are shifting to offense on health care, emboldened by successes in defending the Affordable Care Act. They say their ultimate goal is a government guarantee of affordable coverage for all. With...

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 at 12:54 PM EST

Sessions to End Policy That Let States Legalize Pot: Sources

Sessions to End Policy That Let States Legalize Pot: Sources

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will end an Obama-era policy that let states legalize marijuana, according to two sources to The Associated Press.

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 at 10:30 PM EST

Stay Away From Romaine Lettuce, Consumer Reports Advises

Stay Away From Romaine Lettuce, Consumer Reports Advises

A new warning has been issued by Consumer Reports to avoid romaine lettuce while U.S. and Canadian health officials continue their investigation after 58 people were reported sick from E. coli infections, NBC...

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at 05:49 PM EST

CDC-Recommended Tips on Avoiding the Flu at Work

CDC-Recommended Tips on Avoiding the Flu at Work

The CDC recommends getting a flu shot early during flu season.

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at 10:24 AM EST

Few Colleges Track Suicides, Despite Prevention Investments

Few Colleges Track Suicides, Despite Prevention Investments

Nearly half of the largest U.S. public universities do not track suicides among their students, despite making investments in prevention at a time of surging demand for mental health services. Tabulating...

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at 10:22 AM EST

Feds Employ Data-Driven Early Warning System in Opioid Fight

Feds Employ Data-Driven Early Warning System in Opioid Fight

An indictment in October was the first by a nationwide group of federal law enforcement officials that, armed with new access to a broader array of prescription drug databases, Medicaid and Medicare figures,...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 07:15 PM EST

Flu Widespread in 36 States, Deaths Reported: CDC

Flu Widespread in 36 States, Deaths Reported: CDC

Influenza was reported as widespread by 36 states last week, with some states reporting deaths from the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twenty-one of the 36 states experienc...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 03:02 PM EST

CDC Investigating E.coli Outbreak in 13 States, Infecting 17 Americans

CDC Investigating E.coli Outbreak in 13 States, Infecting 17 Americans

The CDC is investigating a multistate E.coli outbreak in 13 states, including Connecticut, and the agency is looking into whether it’s connected to an outbreak in Canada that’s believed to be linked to...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 04:49 PM EST

Tips to Avoid a Hangover

Tips to Avoid a Hangover

The Mayo Clinic shares some advice on things you can do to avoid a hangover after a night of drinking. Remember, never drink and drive.

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