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Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 07:40 PM EDT

EpiPen Shortage Has Parents Struggling as Schools Open

EpiPen Shortage Has Parents Struggling as Schools Open

Brenda Thiel and Alyssa Wachtler live on opposite sides of the country. But they've got at least one thing in common: both have sons with severe nut allergies. And when they made their usual back-to-school trips...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:13 AM EDT

Weed Killer in Your Cereal? Maybe, But Don't Panic

Weed Killer in Your Cereal? Maybe, But Don't Panic

Social media feeds have been swamped by news that the advocacy organization Environmental Working Group found traces of the pesticide glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, in certain popular breakfast...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 08:18 AM EDT

Any Given Sun Day: NFL Tackles Skin Cancer With Sunscreen Drive

Any Given Sun Day: NFL Tackles Skin Cancer With Sunscreen Drive

The NFL and American Cancer Society teamed up this summer to launch an initiative as part of its "Crucial Catch" campaign in which free sunscreen is being provided to players, coaches, fans, team employees...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 02:35 PM EDT

FDA Approves Teva’s Generic EpiPen After Yearslong Delay

FDA Approves Teva’s Generic EpiPen After Yearslong Delay

U.S. regulators cleared the first generic competitor to Mylan's EpiPen, after a yearslong delay that many said contributed to the emergency allergy drug's rapid rise in price. Teva Pharmaceuticals received...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 01:02 PM EDT

Smokers Better Off Quitting, Even With Weight Gain: Study

Smokers Better Off Quitting, Even With Weight Gain: Study

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 12:07 PM EDT

How to Ease Kids' Anxiety About School Safety

How to Ease Kids' Anxiety About School Safety

Given the number of high-profile school shootings last year, both children and adults may be feeling anxiety about school safety. As many kids head back to school, knowing how to speak with them is key in...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 09:13 AM EDT

How to Pack a Stress-Free School Lunch

How to Pack a Stress-Free School Lunch

With the school year starting again, it’s time to start to think about the routine of packing school lunches. For many time-pressed parents, this is a formidable task. But it doesn’t need to be. I’m a...

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 04:00 PM EDT

Measles Sickens 107 From 21 States in First Half of Year

Measles Sickens 107 From 21 States in First Half of Year

More than 100 people from 21 states were reported to have contracted measles in the first half of 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says on its website. There have been a total of 107...

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:14 PM EDT

Adele Shares Story of Friend Who Had Postpartum Psychosis

Adele Shares Story of Friend Who Had Postpartum Psychosis

Adele had a message for new moms when she shared the story of her best friend, who suffered a serious mental illness after giving birth to her first child. In a Tuesday Instagram post, the singer urged new moms...

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:41 PM EDT

FDA Recalls Are Reminder China Controls Much of Drug Supply

FDA Recalls Are Reminder China Controls Much of Drug Supply

The Food and Drug Administration has recalled certain drugs in recent days, one out of precaution and one due to possible contamination, and the warning has served as a reminder of a drug market that's...

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