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Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 at 02:40 PM PDT

Warren Has Own Plan for Everything, Though Not Health Care

Warren Has Own Plan for Everything, Though Not Health Care

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. But on health care, she's with Bernie. Warren, a Massachusetts senator and a leading liberal Democratic presidential candidate, has stood out in the 2020 race for her...

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 at 02:12 PM PDT

Drug Company Attorneys Seek to Disqualify Federal Judge

Drug Company Attorneys Seek to Disqualify Federal Judge

Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias...

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Texas Girl, 10, Dies After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba

Texas Girl, 10, Dies After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba

A 10-year-old girl has died after her family says she contracted a brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a river near her home in Central Texas. Lily Avant, of Whitney, died nearly a week after doctors...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 08:43 PM PDT

More Than 2,200 Fetal Remains Found at Deceased Illinois Doctor's Property

More Than 2,200 Fetal Remains Found at Deceased Illinois Doctor's Property

The Will County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation on Thursday after more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains were found on the property of a deceased doctor, police said. At around 3:30...

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...

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...

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