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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:28 AM EDT

Georgia's Republican Gov. Signs Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

Georgia's Republican Gov. Signs Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation on Tuesday banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they're pregnant. Kemp said...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:42 AM EDT

Sunscreens May Enter Bloodstream, But Effects Unknown: Study

Sunscreens May Enter Bloodstream, But Effects Unknown: Study

Several active ingredients in popular sunscreens don't just sit on the top of the skin, they are absorbed into the bloodstream, according to a new study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, NBC News...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 02:42 AM EDT

Another Recall of Blood Pressure Meds Due to Cancer Concerns

Another Recall of Blood Pressure Meds Due to Cancer Concerns

Yet another pharmaceutical company has recalled blood pressure medication over concerns that long-term use could increase cancer risks. Vivimed Life Sciences has recalled Losartan Potassium Tablets USP,...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:27 PM EDT

Scientology Ship Under Quarantine in 2nd Caribbean Port

Scientology Ship Under Quarantine in 2nd Caribbean Port

Authorities in Curacao say 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined at least until Wednesday while they determine how many might be infected...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 10:17 AM EDT

US Measles Count Soars to 764, Driven by NY Outbreaks

US Measles Count Soars to 764, Driven by NY Outbreaks

Five dozen more measles cases have been reported across the nation, an 8 percent increase over the prior week as the case total in the U.S.' worst outbreak in decades edges closer to a stunning 800, officials...

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 08:06 PM EDT

Pets Are Cannabis Customers for Pain, Thunderstorm Anxiety

 Pets Are Cannabis Customers for Pain, Thunderstorm Anxiety

Some of the CBD industry’s biggest consumers aren’t even human. Dogs and cats are increasingly taking the non-intoxicating cannabis compound as their owners seek to provide relief to their four-legged...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 05:44 PM EDT

Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 12 Million Pounds of Chicken

Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 12 Million Pounds of Chicken

Tyson Foods Inc. issued a nationwide recall for nearly 12 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with "extraneous" material, namely pieces of metal, the U.S....

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 12:52 PM EDT

28-Year-Old Man Stretches Neck, Hears 'Pop,' Suffers Stroke

28-Year-Old Man Stretches Neck, Hears 'Pop,' Suffers Stroke

A 28-year-old man in Oklahoma had a stroke after stretching his neck to alleviate some pain, leading to him being hospitalized for two weeks, he told NBC News. Josh Hader "heard a pop" on March 14 when he used...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:49 AM EDT

School Lunches Could Get More White Bread With Trump Rollback

School Lunches Could Get More White Bread With Trump Rollback

Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints about taste and costs, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:25 AM EDT

FDA: Sleep Meds Now Require Prominent Death, Injury Warning

FDA: Sleep Meds Now Require Prominent Death, Injury Warning

The Food and Drug Administration has for years warned about possible side effects of taking sleeping pills and this week, federal health officials issued their strongest warning yet. On Tuesday, the FDA...

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