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Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 08:05 AM PDT

Legal Marijuana Industry Tries to Shake 'Stoner' Stereotypes

Legal Marijuana Industry Tries to Shake 'Stoner' Stereotypes

Michelle Janikian, who writes about marijuana for publications like Herb, Playboy and Rolling Stone, says after she tells someone what she does for a living, she usually spends the rest of the conversation...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 12:50 PM PDT

Ideas for Back to School Lunches

Ideas for Back to School Lunches

NBC 7's Whitney Southwick talks with Rachel Shemirani, VP of Marketing at Barons Market to talk about some fresh ideas for those back-to-school lunch bags.

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 10:35 AM PDT

STDs Set New Record, Continuing Rapid Rise in US, CDC Says

STDs Set New Record, Continuing Rapid Rise in US, CDC Says

Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States last year, far more than the STD record set in 2016, NBC News reported. The new data come from the Centers...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 08:27 AM PDT

50 Adult Meds Added to National Recall With 32 Kids' Items

50 Adult Meds Added to National Recall With 32 Kids' Items

King Bio has announced it is pulling all of its water-based products across all brands, amounting to more than 50 products intended to treat virtually every ailment from migraines to allergies, amid a national...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 06:07 AM PDT

Cigarette Butts Are Biggest Source of Ocean Trash: Advocates

Cigarette Butts Are Biggest Source of Ocean Trash: Advocates

As coastal cities ban plastic straws and California and Hawaii consider following suit, activists are trying to raise awareness about cigarette butts, a much greater source of ocean pollution, NBC News...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 04:56 AM PDT

Aspirin Disappoints for Avoiding First Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

Aspirin Disappoints for Avoiding First Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don't outweigh the benefits for...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 06:55 AM PDT

THC Found in Breast Milk Up to 6 Days After Pot Use: Study

THC Found in Breast Milk Up to 6 Days After Pot Use: Study

Marijuana's main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers' breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say...

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at 08:13 AM PDT

Weight-Loss Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

Weight-Loss Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 12:13 PM PDT

Have Food Poisoning? Here's When to See a Doctor

Have Food Poisoning? Here's When to See a Doctor

If you eat contaminated food, symptoms may not show up for hours or days. Here's when you should go see a doctor.

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 08:19 AM PDT

No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe, Health Experts Warn

No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe, Health Experts Warn

So much for a glass of wine a day for your health's sake — all alcohol consumption is bad for you, according to a damning report. The global study, which claims to be the most comprehensive of its kind, pours...

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