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Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 02:10 PM PDT

Researchers Identify Genes That Increase Autism Risk, UCLA Study Says

Researchers Identify Genes That Increase Autism Risk, UCLA Study Says

A UCLA-led research team has identified dozens of genes, including 16 new genes, that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder, according to a UCLA study published Thursday. The findings, published in the...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 01:27 PM PDT

Vegans Wary of BK's Impossible Whopper Cooking Process

Vegans Wary of BK's Impossible Whopper Cooking Process

Vegans and vegetarians have cheered as more and more restaurants, from Subway to White Castle, add plant-based protein options from Beyond Meat and its rival Impossible Foods. But as Burger King launches its...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 10:52 AM PDT

Climate Change Threatens Global Food Supply, UN Report Warns

Climate Change Threatens Global Food Supply, UN Report Warns

Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth's land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific report says. That creates a vicious cycle...

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 at 04:43 PM PDT

Medicare to Cover Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Some Cancers

Medicare to Cover Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Some Cancers

Expanding access to a promising but costly treatment, Medicare said Wednesday it will cover for some blood cancers a breakthrough gene therapy that revs up a patient's own immune cells to destroy malignancies....

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 at 01:21 PM PDT

Exercises to Ease Sciatica Pain

Exercises to Ease Sciatica Pain

Sciatica pain impacts about 40 percent of people, but there are a range of exercises that can help to ease the discomfort. The pain caused by sciatica is numbing and searing, according to Maggie Downie, the...

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 at 11:44 AM PDT

Is Pot Safe When Pregnant? Study Seeks Answer, Draws Critics

Is Pot Safe When Pregnant? Study Seeks Answer, Draws Critics

Pregnancy started out rough for Leslie Siu. Morning sickness and migraines had her reeling and barely able to function at a demanding New York marketing job, so like rising numbers of U.S. mothers-to-be, she...

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 at 12:58 PM PDT

How to Treat Tick Bites, Poison Ivy, and Other Summer Ailments

How to Treat Tick Bites, Poison Ivy, and Other Summer Ailments

If summer is making you itch, then Minuteclinic Nurse Practitioner Patricia Baginski is here to help. Here are her tips for tick bites, poison ivy, and more:

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 at 10:50 AM PDT

Subway Partners With Beyond Meat as Part of Its Comeback Bid

Subway Partners With Beyond Meat as Part of Its Comeback Bid

Subway is betting that a partnership with Beyond Meat can revive its struggling business. The sandwich chain is partnering with the maker of plant-based meat products, starting with a test of a Beyond Meatball...

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 at 12:07 PM PDT

Louisiana Launching Medical Marijuana After Years of Waiting

Louisiana Launching Medical Marijuana After Years of Waiting

Louisiana is becoming the first Deep South state to dispense medical marijuana on Tuesday, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give patients access to therapeutic cannabis. Nine pharmacies are licensed...

Monday, Aug 5, 2019 at 01:19 PM PDT

2020 Dems' Health Care Battle Is Decades in the Making

2020 Dems' Health Care Battle Is Decades in the Making

Seventy years ago, before Medicare existed to inspire "Medicare for All," a Democratic president wrestled with a challenge strikingly similar to what the party's White House hopefuls face today. Harry...

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