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Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 08:33 AM PDT

DOJ Approves $69B CVS Health-Aetna Merger, With Conditions

DOJ Approves $69B CVS Health-Aetna Merger, With Conditions

The proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna is getting a greenlight from the Department of Justice, with some conditions. The Justice Department on Wednesday approved the deal on the condition...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 05:34 PM PDT

San Diego to Ramp Up Flu Battle

San Diego to Ramp Up Flu Battle

The city of San Diego is ramping up its battle against the flu virus this season after hundreds of residents died in what was considered the most severe flu seasons in recent memory.

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 03:37 PM PDT

Texas Baby Who Underwent Surgery While in Womb Is Doing 'Great': Mom

Texas Baby Who Underwent Surgery While in Womb Is Doing 'Great': Mom

At 19 weeks pregnant, Sarah Prowell learned her unborn son had spina bifida. Spina bifida is a birth defect caused when the spine and spinal cord do not form properly, in many cases leaving a portion of the...

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 04:20 PM PDT

Rare, Polio-Like Condition Appears in US Again

Rare, Polio-Like Condition Appears in US Again

A puzzling condition that causes partial paralysis in children is back on the uptick in parts of the U.S., with six cases under investigation in Minnesota and 14 reported in Colorado, health officials said...

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at 10:06 AM PDT

LaCroix Faces Suit Alleging It's Mislabeled as 'Natural'

LaCroix Faces Suit Alleging It's Mislabeled as 'Natural'

Popular sparkling water company LaCroix is facing a lawsuit that alleges its products are mislabeled as "all-natural," and the allegations are weighing on the shares of its parent company National Beverage. The...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 11:33 AM PDT

Therapy Dogs Can Spread Superbugs to Kids, Hospital Finds

Therapy Dogs Can Spread Superbugs to Kids, Hospital Finds

Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were suspicious that the dogs might pose an infection...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 05:10 AM PDT

US Military's Bug Gene-Altering Program: Boon or Bioweapon?

US Military's Bug Gene-Altering Program: Boon or Bioweapon?

A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 05:39 AM PDT

1 in 3 US Adults Eat Fast Food Each Day, Study Says

1 in 3 US Adults Eat Fast Food Each Day, Study Says

A government study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. That's about 85 million people. It's the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. An earlier study...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 03:56 PM PDT

Two Studies Look to Prevent Alzheimer's Before Symptoms Show

Two Studies Look to Prevent Alzheimer's Before Symptoms Show

It may be too late to stop Alzheimer's in people who already have some mental decline. But what if a treatment could target the very earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact,...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 10:24 AM PDT

EPA Radiation Rollback Proposal Veers From Mainstream View

EPA Radiation Rollback Proposal Veers From Mainstream View

The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight....

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