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Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 06:12 PM PDT

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 08:29 PM PDT

Texas Teen Says Vaping Nearly Killed Him Amid New CDC Probe

Texas Teen Says Vaping Nearly Killed Him Amid New CDC Probe

Just a few days after the CDC announced it would investigate nearly 100 cases of severe lung illness linked with vaping, a Weatherford, Texas, teen has come forward with his story of surviving a vaping-related...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 12:30 PM PDT

USDA: Washing Raw Chicken Puts You at Risk for Illness

USDA: Washing Raw Chicken Puts You at Risk for Illness

It's an age-old debate that has divided the culinary community and earlier this year sparked a lively debate on social media: To wash or not to wash raw poultry. Legendary chef Julia Child was a proponent of...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 09:52 AM PDT

US Won’t Provide Flu Vaccines to Migrant Families at Border Detention Camps

US Won’t Provide Flu Vaccines to Migrant Families at Border Detention Camps

The U.S. won’t be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year’s flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection that’s killed at least three children at...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 03:10 AM PDT

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot

Jennifer Canada remembers when her pediatrician in Middletown, Maryland, recommended a vaccine that would protect her against a virus that is known to cause several types of cancer, NBC News reports. But...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 01:06 AM PDT

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers, which now calls itself WW, this week introduced a new app called Kurbo by WW to "help kids and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier weight." WW last year acquired Kurbo, a digital health start-up...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 02:42 PM PDT

Advocates Already See Fallout From Immigration Rule Change

Advocates Already See Fallout From Immigration Rule Change

Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say...

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 04:06 PM PDT

VA Wrongfully Denied $53 Million in Medical Claims: Report

VA Wrongfully Denied $53 Million in Medical Claims: Report

In one recent six-month period, according to a report from the VA's Office of Inspector General released last week, the VA left about 17,400 veterans to pay out-of-pocket for emergency medical treatment the...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 03:08 PM PDT

Tips on Facing Back to School Anxiety

Tips on Facing Back to School Anxiety

It's that time of the year again! Kids are going back to school and it can be a time filled with excitement and optimism. But for some, it can be a time when anxiety increases because of the uncertainty of a new...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 07:33 PM PDT

Immigrants Anguish Over New Trump Rule

Immigrants Anguish Over New Trump Rule

A California woman whose son needs intensive medical care says she felt "like something blew up in my face" when she learned of a Trump administration rule that would make it tougher for legal residents like her...

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