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Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:05 AM EDT

Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Tied to Tainted Irrigation Canal

Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Tied to Tainted Irrigation Canal

Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Thursday. About 200 people were sickened in the E. coli outbreak and five...

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 04:13 AM EDT

Cyndi Lauper Unveils Report on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

Cyndi Lauper Unveils Report on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

Cyndi Lauper was homeless nearly a decade before she became a pop superstar in the early '80s, and discussed that experience while unveiling a nationwide report on youth homelessness. The interactive report...

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 06:48 AM EDT

US Charges Hundreds in Health Care Fraud, Opioid Crackdown

US Charges Hundreds in Health Care Fraud, Opioid Crackdown

The Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against 601 people, including doctors, for taking part in alleged health care frauds resulting in over $2 billion in losses and which, in some cases,...

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 07:00 AM EDT

Exercise on the Rise in US, But So Is Obesity, Survey Finds

Exercise on the Rise in US, But So Is Obesity, Survey Finds

It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are becoming obese. About 24 percent of adults last year said they exercise enough each...

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 07:36 AM EDT

Abortion Rights Advocates Sound Alarm on Kennedy Exit

Abortion Rights Advocates Sound Alarm on Kennedy Exit

Upon news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, fear for the future is spreading among abortion rights advocates, NBC News reported. At the same time, anti-abortion groups predicted a once-in-a...

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 11:41 AM EDT

New, Fast-Acting Flu Drug Gets Priority FDA Review

New, Fast-Acting Flu Drug Gets Priority FDA Review

A pill that is touted to help rein in flu symptoms with a single dose is getting a speedy review from the Food and Drug Administration, NBC News reported. The pill's manufacturer, Genentech, said Tuesday...

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 12:01 PM EDT

Invasive Bufo Toads Pose a Deadly Threat to Pets

Invasive Bufo Toads Pose a Deadly Threat to Pets

Bufo toads, also known as Cane toads, is not native to the U.S. The species was introduced to Florida’s sugar cane fields to control pests in 1936. Intentional and accidental releases caused them to spread. The...

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 08:51 AM EDT

Doctors Try Using Poliovirus to Attack Brain Tumors

Doctors Try Using Poliovirus to Attack Brain Tumors

One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically modified...

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 10:32 PM EDT

Medical Milestone: US OKs Marijuana-Based Drug for Seizures

Medical Milestone: US OKs Marijuana-Based Drug for Seizures

U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalizat...

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 08:16 AM EDT

Store Owners Try Blue Lights in Bathrooms to Deter Drug Use

Store Owners Try Blue Lights in Bathrooms to Deter Drug Use

Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a Pennsylvania convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot up. The...

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