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Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 11:37 AM PST

Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul said it will stop selling most of its flavored nicotine pods for its e-cigarettes in retail stores — though only temporarily — as it tries to appease federal regulators who have ordered the company to help...

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 09:53 AM PST

FDA Gives 2 Years to Purge Six Artificial Flavors From Food

FDA Gives 2 Years to Purge Six Artificial Flavors From Food

New flavors, sweeteners and other ingredients can go through an FDA petition process to be approved as food additives. But another option lets manufacturers deem their own ingredients to be "generally recognized...

Monday, Nov 12, 2018 at 06:34 AM PST

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's...

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 05:02 PM PST

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements,...

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 05:36 AM PST

Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through...

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 10:01 PM PST

FDA Plans Limits on Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes: Report

FDA Plans Limits on Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes: Report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to require strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among...

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 06:28 PM PST

Surgeon Mistakes Woman's Kidney for Tumor During Back Surgery, Removes It

Surgeon Mistakes Woman's Kidney for Tumor During Back Surgery, Removes It

A Florida surgeon removed a woman's healthy kidney while she was undergoing back surgery because he believed the vital organ was a cancerous tumor.

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 05:28 AM PST

With Poo on a Pedestal, Bill Gates Talks Toilet Technology

With Poo on a Pedestal, Bill Gates Talks Toilet Technology

Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off a "Reinvented Toilet" Expo in China. "You might...

Monday, Nov 5, 2018 at 12:55 PM PST

Don't Spank: Pediatricians Warn Parents of Long-Term Harms

Don't Spank: Pediatricians Warn Parents of Long-Term Harms

The nation's leading pediatricians' group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm.

Monday, Nov 5, 2018 at 04:48 AM PST

Earth's Ozone Layer Is Healing, UN Report Says

Earth's Ozone Layer Is Healing, UN Report Says

Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientist raised...

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