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Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 at 03:12 PM PDT

Military Studies 'Hyperfit' Women Who Pass Grueling Courses

Military Studies 'Hyperfit' Women Who Pass Grueling Courses

In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women, at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduated Marine infantry school and three have passed the...

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 at 02:53 PM PDT

Teen Activists Score Mental Health Days for Oregon Students

Teen Activists Score Mental Health Days for Oregon Students

Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is...

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 at 10:47 AM PDT

Contaminated Alcohol in Costa Rica Kills 19; Warning Issued

Contaminated Alcohol in Costa Rica Kills 19; Warning Issued

Costa Rica's Ministry of Health issued a nationwide warning after at least 19 deaths were attributed to methanol poisoning from contaminated alcohol consumption. The Health Ministry on Friday said the deaths...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 09:50 AM PDT

Flavored Tobacco Targeted in Bid to Stem Youth Vaping

Flavored Tobacco Targeted in Bid to Stem Youth Vaping

One year after concluding a successful campaign to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21 across Massachusetts, anti-smoking advocates are now zeroing in on flavored tobacco products like...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 10:47 AM PDT

Florida's 'Pill Mills' Were a Gateway to the Opioid Crisis

Florida's 'Pill Mills' Were a Gateway to the Opioid Crisis

Florida survives on tourism, but a decade ago thousands of visitors made frequent trips to the state not to visit its theme parks or beaches. Instead, they came for cheap and easy prescription painkillers...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 04:08 AM PDT

War-Weakened South Sudan Tries to Prepare for Ebola

War-Weakened South Sudan Tries to Prepare for Ebola

With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border....

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 07:34 PM PDT

Wegmans Recalls Carrot Cake, Carrot Apple Muffins Due to Plastic Concerns

Wegmans Recalls Carrot Cake, Carrot Apple Muffins Due to Plastic Concerns

Supermarket chain Wegmans is recalling varieties of their carrot cake and carrot apple muffins due to bits of plastic that may be found in the product. The affected products include the store-made large and...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 06:04 PM PDT

A Growing Number of Expecting Mothers Are Using Cannabis

A Growing Number of Expecting Mothers Are Using Cannabis

An increasing number of women are using cannabis before becoming pregnant, as well as early in the pregnancy, according to a new study published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open. The findings, from...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 02:13 PM PDT

Worker at San Diego Airport Contracted Tuberculosis

Worker at San Diego Airport Contracted Tuberculosis

An employee at San Diego International Airport worker was diagnosed with tuberculosis but county health officials said there is an "extremely low" exposure risk to the public.

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:15 AM PDT

Heat Wave Survival Tips: How to Stay Safe in Hot Weather

Heat Wave Survival Tips: How to Stay Safe in Hot Weather

A dangerous heat wave is hitting central and eastern U.S. this weekend with thermometers soaring close to 100 degrees. The high humidity will make it feel even hotter in some places. Take a look at some...

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