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Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 08:21 PM PDT

Tingling in Woman's Legs Turns out to Be a Worm in Her Spine

Tingling in Woman's Legs Turns out to Be a Worm in Her Spine

A Frenchwoman whose symptoms started out as “electric shocks” in her legs got an even bigger shock when she found out that she had a tapeworm in her spine. The parasite caused enough swelling in the woman’s...

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 07:28 AM PDT

Leading E-Cig Maker Juul to Sell Lower-Nicotine Pods

Leading E-Cig Maker Juul to Sell Lower-Nicotine Pods

Juul Labs is addressing one of the most common criticisms levied against the e-cigarette company: the amount of nicotine in its vaping liquids. The leading e-cig maker will soon introduce lower nicotine...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 04:41 PM PDT

Happy Couple Mulls Divorce to Pay for Daughter's Health Care

Happy Couple Mulls Divorce to Pay for Daughter's Health Care

A couple in Texas is considering getting divorced just to be able to pay for their daughter's spiraling health care costs, "Today" reported. Jake and Maria Grey are happily married but his $40,000 salary means...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:22 PM PDT

Pfizer to Lower Drug Prices Following Talk With Trump

Pfizer to Lower Drug Prices Following Talk With Trump

Following a discussion with President Donald Trump, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced Tuesday that it would roll back planned drug price increases for July, NBC News reported. The president said he met...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:18 PM PDT

Texas Scientists Find Alzheimer's 'Big Bang': Study

Texas Scientists Find Alzheimer's 'Big Bang': Study

Despite billions of dollars spent on clinical trials through the decades, Alzheimer's disease remains one of the most devastating and baffling diseases in the world, affecting more than 5 million Americans...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 08:13 AM PDT

Pain Patients Beg FDA for More Options, More Access to Opioids

Pain Patients Beg FDA for More Options, More Access to Opioids

The Food and Drug Agency Administration says it wants to be accommodating to chronic pain patients so it held a meeting this week to hear people's stories about pain, NBC News reported. Several dozen people...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 07:39 AM PDT

Southwest Is Nixing Peanuts on All Flights, Citing Allergies

Southwest Is Nixing Peanuts on All Flights, Citing Allergies

Peanuts often come to mind as the quintessential airplane snack. But no more, Southwest Airlines announced. The Dallas-based airline is ending the tradition on all flights beginning August 1, citing the need to...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 06:13 AM PDT

Outsourcing School Lunch: Food Deliveries Are Remaking Meals

Outsourcing School Lunch: Food Deliveries Are Remaking Meals

Families around the country are finding new options for their children's midday meal thanks to a growing number of delivery options catering to students. Some deliver to the schools, others to homes. As for...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 02:27 AM PDT

Where Does Trump's Supreme Court Pick Stand on Abortion?

Where Does Trump's Supreme Court Pick Stand on Abortion?

Many have voiced concern over the future of legal abortion in the United States following Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, but the president's nominee to fill Kennedy's seat, Brett Kavanaugh...

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 08:23 PM PDT

1st Trial Over Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Link Claim Under Way

1st Trial Over Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Link Claim Under Way

Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer asked a San Francisco jury on Monday to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease. Dewayne Johnson's...

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