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Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 07:30 AM PDT

Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan to roll back Obama-era pollution...

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 01:45 AM PDT

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Despite anecdotal and historical accounts of pot’s painkilling properties, scientific evidence that it works better than traditional painkillers is hard to come by. But Dr. Jeffrey Chen, director of UCLA's...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 03:35 PM PDT

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

More than 10 percent of U.S. kids have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), up from 6 percent 20 years ago, researchers reported Friday. It’s not clear why, but it’s startling,...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 02:39 PM PDT

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for young children in car seats: They should remain rear-facing until they reach the maximum height and weight allowed by the car seat manufacturer. The...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 09:05 AM PDT

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the agency has launched a "major operation to investigate and address" the "troubling" finding of a cancer-causing agent that may be contaminating a growing...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 04:28 AM PDT

Cheese and Yogurt Help Protect Against Dying, Study Finds

Cheese and Yogurt Help Protect Against Dying, Study Finds

Eating dairy products, especially cheese and yogurt, is linked with a lower mortality rate, according to a new study reviewed by NBC News. Consuming any dairy was associated a 2 percent lower risk of death...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 06:35 PM PDT

Stanford Hospitals Train Staff With Lifelike Robot Who Cries

Stanford Hospitals Train Staff With Lifelike Robot Who Cries

In a room at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, a concerned nurse pushes the "code blue" button beside the bed, and a crowd of staff comes running down the hall. It's not a real emergency — but they've all been...

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 01:24 PM PDT

Texas Nurse Fired Over Post About Young Measles Patient

Texas Nurse Fired Over Post About Young Measles Patient

A Houston nurse who posted protected health information about a young patient with measles to a Facebook page related to the anti-vaccine movement is no longer employed at Texas Children’s Hospital, the facility...

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 08:09 AM PDT

Hundreds of Nasal Products for Kids, Adults Recalled

Hundreds of Nasal Products for Kids, Adults Recalled

An over-the-counter health and beauty product manufacturer supplying medicines to retailers across the country has expanded its voluntary nasal product recall to include all nasal products and baby oral gels --...

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 07:54 AM PDT

Rubber Critter Toys Recalled for Excessive Lead Paint Levels

Rubber Critter Toys Recalled for Excessive Lead Paint Levels

Tens of thousands of rubber critter toys in the shapes of animals are being recalled for excessive lead levels in their orange and yellow paint. BSN Sports sold the 31,200 units nationally through catalogues...

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