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Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 11:21 AM EDT

FDA Again Expands Recall of Popular Blood Pressure Drugs

FDA Again Expands Recall of Popular Blood Pressure Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration has once again expanded its recall of widely prescribed blood pressure drugs after trace amounts of a chemical linked to cancer was detected during testing. The latest...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 09:47 AM EDT

Arthritis Group Offers First Guidelines for Patients Who Use CBD for Joint Pain

Arthritis Group Offers First Guidelines for Patients Who Use CBD for Joint Pain

CBD has exploded in popularity over the last year, with countless numbers of people trying it as a sleep aid or relief for pain and anxiety. One concern is, there's been no guidance on how to use CBD, or...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 06:30 PM EDT

Why the Focus of Autism Research Is Shifting Away From Searching for a 'Cure'

Why the Focus of Autism Research Is Shifting Away From Searching for a 'Cure'

When autism research started to really accelerate a couple decades ago, many scientists thought finding a cure might be easier. Today, the latest science points away from a single cure, but there are ways to...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 12:39 PM EDT

UN Agency: Tanzania Not Sharing Details on Ebola-Like Cases

UN Agency: Tanzania Not Sharing Details on Ebola-Like Cases

The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional...

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 10:37 PM EDT

Walmart, Sam's Club to Discontinue Sale of E-Cigarettes

Walmart, Sam's Club to Discontinue Sale of E-Cigarettes

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, will stop selling e-cigarettes amid “regulatory complexity” and “uncertainty” around the products, the company said in an internal memo Friday. The company is the...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 08:27 PM EDT

25 Californians Charged With $150M in Health Care Fraud

25 Californians Charged With $150M in Health Care Fraud

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles announced Wednesday that 25 people -- including 14 doctors or medical professionals -- are accused of billing Medicare and other health plans for $150 million in fraudulent...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 05:12 PM EDT

Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses Climb to 530 Cases, 8 Deaths

Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses Climb to 530 Cases, 8 Deaths

An outbreak of a deadly vaping-related lung disease has sickened 530 people — mostly young men — and killed eight, federal health officials said Thursday, adding that investigators still haven’t found a...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 03:03 PM EDT

US to Spend $3 Million to Study If Marijuana Relieves Pain

US to Spend $3 Million to Study If Marijuana Relieves Pain

The U.S. government will spend $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high. Nine research grants announced...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 11:23 AM EDT

Al Roker Is Up and Walking One Day After Hip Surgery

Al Roker Is Up and Walking One Day After Hip Surgery

A day after undergoing hip replacement surgery, Al Roker is already back on his feet! The TODAY co-host and meteorologist checked in from his room at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Thursday morning...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 10:43 AM EDT

Transgender Man Can Sue Catholic Hospital Over Hysterectomy

Transgender Man Can Sue Catholic Hospital Over Hysterectomy

A California appeals court has ruled that a transgender man can sue a Catholic hospital for cancelling his hysterectomy.

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