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Monday, May 14, 2018 at 01:11 PM EDT

Mom's Seeming 'Pregnancy Brain' Turns Out to Be Melanoma

Mom's Seeming 'Pregnancy Brain' Turns Out to Be Melanoma

When Danielle Dick was frustrated at being unable to find the right words, her obstetrician told her it was probably "pregnancy brain" brought on by the twins she was carrying. But "Today" reported that when...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 12:07 PM EDT

Marijuana Growers Diversify With Hemp Amid CBD Boom

Marijuana Growers Diversify With Hemp Amid CBD Boom

A glut of legal marijuana has driven Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet -- one that doesn't come with a...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:12 PM EDT

Nursing Homes, Senior Centers Find Bullying Has No Age Limit

Nursing Homes, Senior Centers Find Bullying Has No Age Limit

The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. It became clear this place had a bullying problem on its hands. What...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 01:33 PM EDT

Trans Fats Are Worldwide Health Crisis, UN Agency Says

Trans Fats Are Worldwide Health Crisis, UN Agency Says

The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 05:06 AM EDT

Trump Lays Out Plan for Lowering Drug Prices

Trump Lays Out Plan for Lowering Drug Prices

President Donald Trump's long-promised plan to bring down drug prices would mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of "getting away with murder." Instead he focuses on private competition...

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:40 AM EDT

Removing Doctors' Implicit Bias Could Save Black Mothers

Removing Doctors' Implicit Bias Could Save Black Mothers

Each year in the United States, about 700 women die as a result of pregnancy or delivery issues, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Black women are three to four times more likely than...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:57 AM EDT

Nasal Spray Addiction Is Real and a Risk

Nasal Spray Addiction Is Real and a Risk

Nasal sprays have been on the market for years and provide instant relief for millions of Americans who get nasal congestion from colds or allergies. But for some, that relief can turn into an addiction.  

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 06:59 AM EDT

Northwest, Southwest Most Challenging for Spring Allergies

Northwest, Southwest Most Challenging for Spring Allergies

The most challenging cities to live with spring allergies are mostly located in the northwest and southwest of the country, NBC News reported. The finding comes in a recently study by the American Academy of...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 12:56 PM EDT

What to Do When EpiPens Are in Short Supply

What to Do When EpiPens Are in Short Supply

The Food and Drug Administration added EpiPens, generic epipens and Adrenaclick autoinjectors to its list of drug shortages. This doesn't mean people cannot get EpiPens or generics, the FDA said, but they may...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 12:01 PM EDT

EpiPen Shortage Declared by FDA

EpiPen Shortage Declared by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration says there is a shortage of EpiPen auto injectors, which are used to treat severe allergic reactions.

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