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Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 08:28 PM PDT

NY Finds $1B in Hidden Transfers by Family Behind OxyContin

NY Finds $1B in Hidden Transfers by Family Behind OxyContin

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York state's attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York —...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 02:14 PM PDT

FDA Panel Recommends Peanut Allergy Treatment for Approval

FDA Panel Recommends Peanut Allergy Treatment for Approval

An advisory committee for the Food and Drug Administration voted Friday to recommend a peanut allergy treatment for FDA approval. The drug, called Palforzia, would be the first FDA-approved drug for treating...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 06:30 PM PDT

Electronic Cars Fight Climate Change

Electronic Cars Fight Climate Change

Silicon Valley is at the forefront of electronic alternatives to the way we get around.

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 04:58 PM PDT

The Bay Area's New Fashion Trend: Fighting Climate Change

The Bay Area's New Fashion Trend: Fighting Climate Change

Could our clothes be bad for the planet?

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 04:13 PM PDT

Silicon Valley Company Leads Way to Sustainable Food

Silicon Valley Company Leads Way to Sustainable Food

As the Amazon Rainforest burned, climate experts at Stanford University's planetary health conference knew what it meant.

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 05:57 AM PDT

When Healthy Eating Becomes Obsessive: Doctors Warn About Rise in 'Orthorexia'

When Healthy Eating Becomes Obsessive: Doctors Warn About Rise in 'Orthorexia'

Doctors in Dallas are warning parents about an emerging trend they're seeing in their offices: children and teens who take healthy eating to the extreme fueled by what they see on social media. They warn the...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 12:35 AM PDT

Chaotic Talks Show Challenge of Reaching Opioid Settlement

Chaotic Talks Show Challenge of Reaching Opioid Settlement

For months, the judge overseeing national litigation over the opioids crisis urged all sides to reach a settlement that could end thousands of lawsuits filed by state and local governments. But the chaotic...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 04:47 PM PDT

US Officials Revise Vaping Illness Count to 380 in 36 States

US Officials Revise Vaping Illness Count to 380 in 36 States

The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette use. Health officials...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 03:49 AM PDT

What We Know About the US Vaping Illness Outbreak

What We Know About the US Vaping Illness Outbreak

U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. They have identified 380 confirmed and probable...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 07:13 AM PDT

New Jersey Parents Sue Fertility Clinic in Latest IVF Mix-Up

New Jersey Parents Sue Fertility Clinic in Latest IVF Mix-Up

Two years after a white couple in New Jersey gave birth to a baby girl through in-vitro fertilization, they realized that she had "Asian features." Although the parents say they love their daughter and wouldn't...

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