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Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 09:17 AM PDT

Rite-Aid, Walgreens Join CVS in Pulling Zantac From Shelves

Rite-Aid, Walgreens Join CVS in Pulling Zantac From Shelves

Rite-Aid and Walgreens have joined CVS in halting the sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and its generic store brand after warnings by U.S. health regulators. It's the latest precautionary move by...

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 03:12 PM PDT

Can Washington Deliver on Drug Costs Amid Impeachment Probe?

Can Washington Deliver on Drug Costs Amid Impeachment Probe?

Major legislation to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of people may get sidelined now that House Democrats have begun an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Proposals had been moving in...

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 05:11 PM PDT

Tests Show Bootleg Marijuana Vapes Tainted With Hydrogen Cyanide

Tests Show Bootleg Marijuana Vapes Tainted With Hydrogen Cyanide

The soaring popularity of vaping products — both legal and knock-offs — is fueling a public health crisis that has vexed the medical community, NBC News reports. Some 12 people have died from mysterious lung...

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 03:07 AM PDT

UK Embraces E-Cigarettes; US Cautious Amid Vaping Illness

UK Embraces E-Cigarettes; US Cautious Amid Vaping Illness

While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. The Royal College of Physicians explicitly tells doctors to...

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 02:13 PM PDT

US Probe of Vaping Illnesses Focuses on THC From Marijuana

US Probe of Vaping Illnesses Focuses on THC From Marijuana

U.S. health officials said Friday that their investigation into an outbreak of severe vaping-related illnesses is increasingly focused on products that contain the marijuana compound THC. Most of the 800 people...

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 02:33 AM PDT

Standing by Ellie: Man's Loyalty to Dog Defies Rare Illness

Standing by Ellie: Man's Loyalty to Dog Defies Rare Illness

Gravely ill, Greg Manteufel lost parts of his arms and legs, as well as the skin of his nose and part of his upper lip. The cause was capnocytophaga, a germ from Ellie's mouth or from another dog he encountered...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 12:42 PM PDT

Texas Lawmakers Want to Protect Families Wrongly Accused of Child Abuse

Texas Lawmakers Want to Protect Families Wrongly Accused of Child Abuse

Texas lawmakers are calling for stronger safeguards in the state’s child welfare system after an NBC News and Houston Chronicle investigation found children had been taken from their parents based on disputed...

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...

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