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Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 09:14 AM PDT

Active Shooter Study: Semi-Automatic Rifles Deadlier

Active Shooter Study: Semi-Automatic Rifles Deadlier

Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 07:20 AM PDT

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

New research shows that about one-third of doctors who prescribed opioids in the buildup to the opioid overdose epidemic gave no reason for doing so, according to NBC News. In 29 percent of cases between...

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 11:37 PM PDT

GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End 'Obamacare'

GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End 'Obamacare'

Arizona's new senator says he'd vote to repeal the nation's health care law. That's one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the...

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 12:45 PM PDT

2 Deaths in California Due to West Nile Virus: CDPH

2 Deaths in California Due to West Nile Virus: CDPH

Two deaths in California are confirmed due to West Niles virus, health officials announced Monday.

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 10:49 AM PDT

Nutritionist-Approved Frozen Meals

Nutritionist-Approved Frozen Meals

If you're picking up a frozen meal from the grocery store, there are a few things you want to look for before stocking up, according to NBC News. A meal that has less than 500 calories and no more than 600...

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 04:53 AM PDT

Doctors Explore Lifting Barriers to Living Organ Donation

Doctors Explore Lifting Barriers to Living Organ Donation

People lucky enough to receive a kidney or part of a liver from a living donor not only cut years off their wait for a transplant, but those organs also tend to survive longer. Yet living donors make up a...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 08:54 AM PDT

Calif. Mom Shares Warning After Finding Glass Shards in Kid's Burrito

Calif. Mom Shares Warning After Finding Glass Shards in Kid's Burrito

A Santee, California, mother is warning people about a potential hazard after finding glass shards in her daughter's frozen burrito. Tracey Brintle's daughter, Kayla, was eating a Tina's Beef and Bean...

Sunday, Sep 9, 2018 at 07:36 AM PDT

Convenience Shops Go Healthy as Millennials Choose Wellness

Convenience Shops Go Healthy as Millennials Choose Wellness

In convenience stores spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies take the place of corn-syrupy treats infused with red dye, tortilla chips are made of cassava flour instead of corn and there are vegan...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 08:39 AM PDT

Modest Premium Hikes as 'Obamacare' Stabilizes, Data Show

Modest Premium Hikes as 'Obamacare' Stabilizes, Data Show

Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That's the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 03:17 AM PDT

Hospital Groups Launch Own Company to Make Generic Drugs

Hospital Groups Launch Own Company to Make Generic Drugs

Several major hospital groups Thursday launched their own generic drug company to tackle chronic shortages and high prices. The new company, Civica Rx, plans to start with 14 widely used hospital drugs long in...

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