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Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 09:58 AM PDT

Health Officials: It's Time to Give Flu Vaccine Another Shot

Health Officials: It's Time to Give Flu Vaccine Another Shot

The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday not to delay vaccination. While the vaccine didn't offer much...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 05:35 AM PDT

What We Know (and Don’t) About Juul, Teen Vaping and Illness

What We Know (and Don’t) About Juul, Teen Vaping and Illness

An outbreak of vaping illnesses. A surge in teens using electronic cigarettes. They’re often spoken of in the same urgent breath, but it’s not clear how — or even if — they are connected. Following a shakeup at...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 07:48 AM PDT

Birth Control May Influence Stress, Sexual Attraction, Researcher Finds

Birth Control May Influence Stress, Sexual Attraction, Researcher Finds

A new book from a Texas professor casts new light on the impact of the pill. "This is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones and the Law of Unintended Consequences" suggests that...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 03:13 AM PDT

High-Flying Marijuana Vapes Take Hit From Health Scare

High-Flying Marijuana Vapes Take Hit From Health Scare

Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 01:40 AM PDT

Scientists Search for Opioid Alternatives Inside Native Texas Plant

Scientists Search for Opioid Alternatives Inside Native Texas Plant

Could the answer to our nation's opioid epidemic be hidden in the open fields of North Texas? Researchers in Denton say they've discovered a plant, native to Texas, that has the same pain relieving properties...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:25 PM PDT

Juul to End E-Cigarette Ads and Lobbying; CEO Steps Down

Juul to End E-Cigarette Ads and Lobbying; CEO Steps Down

The nation's largest e-cigarette maker will stop advertising its devices in the U.S. and replace its chief executive as mysterious breathing illnesses and an explosion in teen vaping have triggered efforts to...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 08:44 AM PDT

Patients with Vaping-Related Pulmonary Injuries in San Diego Rises to 18

Patients with Vaping-Related Pulmonary Injuries in San Diego Rises to 18

Eighteen San Diegans have been hospitalized with pulmonary complications related to vaping as of Sept. 19, the San Diego County Health and Human Services confirmed.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 08:32 PM PDT

Mass. Governor Declares Emergency Over Vaping, Calls for Temporary Ban on Vape Products

Mass. Governor Declares Emergency Over Vaping, Calls for Temporary Ban on Vape Products

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday declared a public health emergency in the state "due to severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana-infused products." He ordered a...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 03:57 AM PDT

A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

Americans' diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there's still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 08:21 AM PDT

FDA Again Expands Recall of Popular Blood Pressure Drugs

FDA Again Expands Recall of Popular Blood Pressure Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration has once again expanded its recall of widely prescribed blood pressure drugs after trace amounts of a chemical linked to cancer was detected during testing. The latest...

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