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Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 06:08 AM PDT

Drug Prices Going Up Despite Trump Promise of 'Massive' Cuts

Drug Prices Going Up Despite Trump Promise of 'Massive' Cuts

President Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of "getting away with murder." At the end of May, he promised that drug companies would...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 04:52 PM PDT

Flea, Tick Pills Can Cause Nerve Reactions in Pets: FDA

Flea, Tick Pills Can Cause Nerve Reactions in Pets: FDA

Chewable products that protect dogs and cats against fleas can cause neurological problems such as stumbling or seizures, and pet owners need more warning, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The...

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 04:07 AM PDT

New FDA Campaign Hopes to Scare Teens Away From E-Cigarettes

New FDA Campaign Hopes to Scare Teens Away From E-Cigarettes

The federal government is hoping it can scare American teens away from e-cigarette use. The Food and Drug Administration is rolling out a new campaign of videos aimed at graphically illustrating the dangers of...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 06:43 AM PDT

Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy May Help

Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy May Help

Virtual reality therapy is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. Equipment is lighter and more affordable, with tech advances spilling over from the gaming industry to help people fight...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 09:05 AM PDT

2 Million US Teens Are Vaping Marijuana, Survey Finds

2 Million US Teens Are Vaping Marijuana, Survey Finds

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 09:38 AM PDT

Watchdog: Foster Kids Are Overprescribed Psych Drugs

Watchdog: Foster Kids Are Overprescribed Psych Drugs

Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have...

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 07:37 AM PDT

Puerto Rican Government Abandons Bottled Water, Citing Taste

Puerto Rican Government Abandons Bottled Water, Citing Taste

Puerto Rican government officials resorted to mass finger-pointing after CBS News recently reported that thousands of water bottles were abandoned on the taxiway of a naval base in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. In a...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 09:14 AM PDT

Active Shooter Study: Semi-Automatic Rifles Deadlier

Active Shooter Study: Semi-Automatic Rifles Deadlier

Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 07:20 AM PDT

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

New research shows that about one-third of doctors who prescribed opioids in the buildup to the opioid overdose epidemic gave no reason for doing so, according to NBC News. In 29 percent of cases between...

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 11:37 PM PDT

GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End 'Obamacare'

GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End 'Obamacare'

Arizona's new senator says he'd vote to repeal the nation's health care law. That's one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the...

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