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Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 at 03:16 PM PST

Could Trump's Re-Election Go Up in a Puff of 'Smoke?' Vapers Say Watch Out

Could Trump's Re-Election Go Up in a Puff of 'Smoke?' Vapers Say Watch Out

They're here. They vape. And they say they'll vote you out of office if you come for their "unicorn poop" flavored vape juice, NBC News reports. Facing a perfect storm of threats from federal, state and...

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 01:48 PM PST

As Life-Saving Cancer Drugs Run Short, Patients Suffer

As Life-Saving Cancer Drugs Run Short, Patients Suffer

One family experienced first-hand a problem that doctors say is too common and worsening: shortages of childhood cancer drugs. Doctors, meanwhile, find themselves having to ration life-saving drugs.

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 10:43 AM PST

CDC Says It’s Closer to Finding Cause of Vaping Illness

CDC Says It’s Closer to Finding Cause of Vaping Illness

U.S. health officials finally have a potential breakthrough in the vaping illness outbreak that’s killed at least 39 people, narrowing in on vitamin E acetate as a “potential toxin of concern,” Centers for...

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 09:15 AM PST

10 Hospitalized From Oklahoma Facility After Flu Shot Mix-Up

10 Hospitalized From Oklahoma Facility After Flu Shot Mix-Up

Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what's believed to be insulin rather than flu shots,...

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 04:59 AM PST

Health Insurance Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

Health Insurance Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

Open enrollment season has arrived, and that means whether you get health insurance through your employer, Medicare, Medicaid or a private plan, it's time to decide what, if anything, you want to change for next...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 07:25 PM PST

Scientists Confirm Discovery of 'New' HIV Strain

Scientists Confirm Discovery of 'New' HIV Strain

Scientists have confirmed the existence of an additional strain of HIV that has been around for decades, according to findings published Wednesday in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, NBC News...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 06:25 PM PST

China Sentences Fentanyl Traffickers After US Tip About Ring

China Sentences Fentanyl Traffickers After US Tip About Ring

A Chinese court sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers on Thursday in a case that is the culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on global networks that manufactu...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 12:55 PM PST

Juul Halts Sales of Its Popular Mint Flavor

Juul Halts Sales of Its Popular Mint Flavor

Market leading e-cigarette company Juul is halting sales of its popular mint flavor, the company announced Thursday. Studies published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found high...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 11:36 AM PST

2M Pounds of Chicken Recalled Over Contamination Concerns

2M Pounds of Chicken Recalled Over Contamination Concerns

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday a massive voluntary recall of Simmons Prepared Foods fresh and frozen chicken products because of concerns that...

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 12:46 PM PST

High School Football Rivals Pray for Mom Who Has Cancer

High School Football Rivals Pray for Mom Who Has Cancer

A hard-fought Texas high school football game took a backseat to the realities of life when opponents Gage Smith and Ty Jordan came together for an emotional prayer after the final whistle last week. Smith...

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