Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released Thursday finds.
The amount of opioids...
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 03:40 PM PDT
Painkiller Maker Stops Sales at FDA Request Because of Abuse
The maker of painkiller Opana ER is pulling the drug off the market at the request of federal regulators because of abuse.
Endo International PLC said Thursday it will voluntarily stop selling the pills,...
Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 12:21 PM PDT
Smelling Your Food Makes You Fat: UC Berkeley Study
Colon cancer. Uterine cancer. Pancreatic cancer. Whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your immune system has to fight back.
That's the premise behind the recent approval...
Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 08:45 AM PDT
Ice Bucket Challenge Originator to Get Help With Medical Bills
The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research will have his own medical bills covered for a while.
The Salem News reports that Pete Frates and his...
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 at 02:01 AM PDT
Eggs of Mosquito That Can Transmit Zika Found in Pasadena
Chocolate milk will no longer be served during lunchtime to elementary and middle school students in San Francisco. District officials said the decision is based on kids consuming too much sugar during school...
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 12:21 PM PDT
Soy 'Milk'? Even Federal Agencies Can't Agree on Terminology
Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always agreed on what to call such drinks.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture "fervently"...
Trish Tran, a 14-year-old Sacramento girl, was able to meet the man who saved her life. Trish was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in May 2015 and needed a marrow donor. Her need was fulfilled thanks to Conrado...