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Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 12:16 PM PDT

Plastic Bits Prompt Tyson Chicken Nugget Recall

Plastic Bits Prompt Tyson Chicken Nugget Recall

Consumers complaining of finding bits of plastic in some packages of Tyson chicken nuggets led Tyson Foods to recall over 100,000 pounds of the product, the USDA's food safety division announced Tuesday....

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM PDT

Upside to Morning Sickness: Fewer Miscarriages, Stillbirths

Upside to Morning Sickness: Fewer Miscarriages, Stillbirths

It's dreaded by moms-to-be but morning sickness is actually a good sign — for the baby, a government study shows, confirming common pregnancy lore and less rigorous research. Women with nausea early in...

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 07:33 AM PDT

Pfizer Decides Not to Break Up Business

Pfizer Decides Not to Break Up Business

Pfizer will not split into two publicly traded companies, a decision that, at least for now, ends Wall Street speculation over the drugmaker's future. The company said Monday it believes it is best positioned...

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 03:45 PM PDT

A Rare Bipartisan Agreement Reached, Briefly, on Abortion

A Rare Bipartisan Agreement Reached, Briefly, on Abortion

Abortion rights advocates and opponents in Congress reached a rare bipartisan consensus at a Friday hearing: Both sides agreed on the effectiveness of a ban on federal abortion funding. Known as the Hyde...

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 02:32 AM PDT

35 US States Sue British Drugmaker Over Marketing of Opioid

35 US States Sue British Drugmaker Over Marketing of Opioid

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia filed an antitrust lawsuit Thursday alleging that British drugmaker Indivior tried to keep cheaper, generic versions of Suboxone off the market, California's...

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 02:36 PM PDT

Petition for Meatless Burger at In-N-Out is 30K Strong

Petition for Meatless Burger at In-N-Out is 30K Strong

A petition to get a meatless burger on the In-N-Out menu has gained steam all week, drawing about 30,000 supporters by Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 12:53 AM PDT

Study Raises Concern Over Tap Water for Bay Area Homes

Study Raises Concern Over Tap Water for Bay Area Homes

A new study finds the tap water for tens of thousands of Bay Area homes contain a chemical that is raising concern.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 02:49 PM PDT

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Cost to Angry Lawmakers

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Cost to Angry Lawmakers

Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of its life-saving EpiPens and the profits for a company with sales...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 03:06 PM PDT

Drug-Resistant Superbugs a 'Fundamental Threat': WHO

Drug-Resistant Superbugs a 'Fundamental Threat': WHO

While antibiotics were once hailed as miracle drugs, they've been abused and overused so much that they are now often useless against fast-evolving bacteria. And that bacterial evolution is far outpacing humans’...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:14 PM PDT

Zuckerbergs Have a New Charitable Goal: End All Disease

Zuckerbergs Have a New Charitable Goal: End All Disease

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have a lofty new goal: to cure, manage or eradicate all disease by the end of this century.

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