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Monday, Feb 11, 2019 at 10:12 AM PST

FDA Cracks Down on Illegal Marketing of Dietary Supplements

FDA Cracks Down on Illegal Marketing of Dietary Supplements

Federal officials are sending warning letters and advisories to manufacturers of supplements which claim the products can treat diseases like Alzheimer's, cancer and diabetes, NBC News reported. Among the...

Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 at 08:58 AM PST

Washington Lawmakers Weigh Vaccine Bill Amid Outbreak

Washington Lawmakers Weigh Vaccine Bill Amid Outbreak

Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophi...

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 at 06:57 PM PST

Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Louisiana from enforcing a law that women's groups said would leave only a single doctor legally allowed to perform abortions in the state. By a 5-4 vote, the court...

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 at 09:23 AM PST

Tests Suggest Scientists Achieved 1st Gene Editing in the Body

Tests Suggest Scientists Achieved 1st Gene Editing in the Body

Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it's too soon to know if this will help. Preliminary results suggest...

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 at 03:38 PM PST

US Attorney in Philadelphia Sues Over Safe Injection Site

US Attorney in Philadelphia Sues Over Safe Injection Site

The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening the nation's first supervised drug injection site to address the city's opioid problem.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 at 01:35 PM PST

Sex and Meds: 14 Charged With Running Philly 'Pill Mills'

Sex and Meds: 14 Charged With Running Philly 'Pill Mills'

A Philadelphia doctor with a suspended medical license used his colleague as a go-between to get prescription drugs so he could exchange them for sex, the United States Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. T...

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 at 04:28 AM PST

Trump Plan to Stop HIV Epidemic Targets High-Infection Areas

Trump Plan to Stop HIV Epidemic Targets High-Infection Areas

President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to people at risk. Briefing...

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 10:48 AM PST

6 Tips to Prepare For an Ice Storm

6 Tips to Prepare For an Ice Storm

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Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 09:52 AM PST

Study: Many Small Kids in US Are Using Too Much Toothpaste

Study: Many Small Kids in US Are Using Too Much Toothpaste

Too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older, according to a government survey released last week. About 40 percent of kids ages 3 to...

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 09:55 AM PST

Hawaii Considers Cigarette Sales Ban for Anyone Under Age 100

Hawaii Considers Cigarette Sales Ban for Anyone Under Age 100

A Big Island lawmaker has proposed incrementally increasing the minimum age to buy cigarettes, leading to a practical ban across Hawaii. Democratic state Rep. Richard Creagan proposed legislation aimed at...

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