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Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 05:10 PM PDT

Mylan Says EpiPen Manufacturing Partner to Expand Device Recall

Mylan Says EpiPen Manufacturing Partner to Expand Device Recall

A recall of the emergency anti-allergy medicine EpiPen is expanding to the U.S. and other markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America because the allergy shots may not work. The notice issued...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 12:06 PM PDT

US Enrolls Volunteers in Large Test of Possible Zika Vaccine

US Enrolls Volunteers in Large Test of Possible Zika Vaccine

U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 11:10 AM PDT

Study Finds Link Between Slow Breathing, Brain Cells

Study Finds Link Between Slow Breathing, Brain Cells

One common way to calm down is to breathe slower, and brain researchers say they've figured out how that works, "Today" reported. A Stanford-led study of mice found that cells in the brain stem linked to...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 09:40 AM PDT

The GOP 'Obamacare' Repeal Might Be Dead or Alive: Analysis

The GOP 'Obamacare' Repeal Might Be Dead or Alive: Analysis

President Donald Trump's plan to kill the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," died last week. Or maybe it didn't. The repeal effort seems to have assumed zombie status — somewhere between dead and alive. This...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 03:18 PM PDT

Congress Lets States Block Some Planned Parenthood Funding

Congress Lets States Block Some Planned Parenthood Funding

Republican legislation letting states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers squeezed narrowly through the Senate Thursday, rescued by an ailing GOP senator who...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:04 PM PDT

Pedestrian Deaths Spiked in 2016, Distraction Cited

Pedestrian Deaths Spiked in 2016, Distraction Cited

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 04:22 AM PDT

How to Take a Shower, According to Dermatologists

How to Take a Shower, According to Dermatologists

Too much hot water can actually be bad for our bodies, experts in hair and skin care told NBC News. Several dermatologists were asked to weigh in on the definitive way to take a shower. 1. Don't Shower Too...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 11:09 AM PDT

McDonald's to Use Fresh Beef in Quarter Pounders Next Year

McDonald's to Use Fresh Beef in Quarter Pounders Next Year

Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef. The fast food giant said Thursday that it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime next year at most of its U.S. locations....

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 07:08 PM PDT

EPA Denies Petition to Ban Pesticide Used on Crops

EPA Denies Petition to Ban Pesticide Used on Crops

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a proposal...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 02:35 PM PDT

Dirty Air From Global Trade Kills at Home and Abroad

Dirty Air From Global Trade Kills at Home and Abroad

A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home. More than 750,000 people...

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