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Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 04:22 AM PST

FDA Resuming Some Food Inspections Halted by Shutdown

FDA Resuming Some Food Inspections Halted by Shutdown

The Food and Drug Administration said it will resume inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday. The routine inspections had been briefly halted as...

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 05:34 AM PST

Democrats Roll Out Big Healthcare Proposals at State Level

Democrats Roll Out Big Healthcare Proposals at State Level

Riding the momentum from November's elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and make it more affordable. T...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 08:25 PM PST

Emergency Rooms For the Elderly

Emergency Rooms For the Elderly

It’s the first of its kind in California: An emergency room catered to caring for seniors, minus the bright lights, absent the commotion, and without the noise associated with busy emergency rooms. The...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 11:31 AM PST

CDC Says It’s Another Severe Flu Season

CDC Says It’s Another Severe Flu Season

Flu seasons have been particularly severe in recent years and this one in no different. An estimated 6.2 million to 7.3 million people in the United States have been sick with the flu since October, federal...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 02:43 AM PST

Starbucks Exploring Adding Needle-Disposal Boxes in Bathroom

Starbucks Exploring Adding Needle-Disposal Boxes in Bathroom

Starbucks is exploring installing needle-disposal boxes in the bathrooms of certain stores to provide a safe way of throwing out syringes and other drug paraphernalia, NBC News reported. The company's...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 07:01 PM PST

Human Bacteria Research at UCSD Lends Insight Into Mental Health, Nutrition, Cancer

Human Bacteria Research at UCSD Lends Insight Into Mental Health, Nutrition, Cancer

They say the way to the heart is through the stomach, but scientists are now saying it's the way to the mind too.

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 03:16 PM PST

US Drug Overdoses Rose Most Among Middle-Aged Women: CDC

US Drug Overdoses Rose Most Among Middle-Aged Women: CDC

Federal health experts reported Thursday that the U.S. drug overdose rate has soared for middle-aged women between 1999 and 2017, NBC News reported. It rose a startling 260 percent for women between 30 and...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 01:45 PM PST

Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas Ship

Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas Ship

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 04:44 AM PST

Scientists Seek Ways to Finally Take a Real Measure of Pain

Scientists Seek Ways to Finally Take a Real Measure of Pain

Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, is it a 6 or an 8? Over and over, 17-year-old Sarah Taylor struggled to make doctors understand her sometimes debilitating levels of pain, first from...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 10:52 AM PST

Liberals Dare Trump to Back Their Bills Lowering Drug Prices

Liberals Dare Trump to Back Their Bills Lowering Drug Prices

Challenging the Trump administration on a high-profile consumer issue, leading congressional liberals plan to unveil a package of bills Thursday designed to radically reduce what Americans pay for prescription...

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