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Monday, Nov 19, 2018 at 12:02 PM EST

Limiting Screen Time for Kids Is Harder Than It Looks

Limiting Screen Time for Kids Is Harder Than It Looks

It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs, his microphone-equipped headphones glowing blue in the dim basement, he fixates on the popular online game...

Monday, Nov 19, 2018 at 09:12 AM EST

Florida Sues Walgreens, CVS Over Opioid Sales

Florida Sues Walgreens, CVS Over Opioid Sales

Attorney General Pam Bondi announced late Friday that she has added the companies to a state-court lawsuit filed last spring against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and several opioid distributors.

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 01:44 PM EST

Why a Salmonella Outbreak Shouldn't Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Why a Salmonella Outbreak Shouldn't Ruin Your Thanksgiving

There's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. That's according to health officials who've been monitoring the year-old outbreak. But they say it's a...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 09:47 AM EST

FDA Announces Crackdown on Cigarettes

FDA Announces Crackdown on Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration is making moves against the tobacco industry in an effort to crack down on smoking in teens, saying it is working to ban menthol and mint in all cigarettes, as well as flavored...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 05:55 AM EST

Smoke Spreading From California Fires Sparks Health Concerns

Smoke Spreading From California Fires Sparks Health Concerns

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 05:17 PM EST

FDA Restricts Most Flavored E-Cig Sales to Fight Teen Vaping

FDA Restricts Most Flavored E-Cig Sales to Fight Teen Vaping

The Food and Drug Administration will restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted stores and pursue bans on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigarettes as it tries to control what Commissioner...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 01:55 PM EST

Record Number of Tick-Borne Diseases Reported in 2017: CDC

Record Number of Tick-Borne Diseases Reported in 2017: CDC

U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 02:04 PM EST

Neanderthal Life Not Especially Risky, Skull Analysis Shows

Neanderthal Life Not Especially Risky, Skull Analysis Shows

Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our own species faced in ancient times. That challenges what the authors call the prevailing view of our...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 01:16 AM EST

Gene-Edited Food Is Coming, Regulatory Questions Remain

Gene-Edited Food Is Coming, Regulatory Questions Remain

The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year,...

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 02:37 PM EST

Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul said it will stop selling most of its flavored nicotine pods for its e-cigarettes in retail stores — though only temporarily — as it tries to appease federal regulators who have ordered the company to help...

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