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Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 07:43 AM PDT

9 Out of 10 People Breathe Polluted Air: WHO

9 Out of 10 People Breathe Polluted Air: WHO

Nine out of ten people worldwide live in areas where air pollution exceeds guidelines, the World Health Organization said. The pollution puts these people at higher risk for heart disease, strokes and cancer....

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 07:29 AM PDT

Disabled Man Gets License, Shows Driverless Tech's Potential

Disabled Man Gets License, Shows Driverless Tech's Potential

Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He runs a racing team and a foundation. He's raced a sailboat using his chin....

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 12:46 PM PDT

Aetna to Make Apple Watch Available to Large Employers, Individuals

Aetna to Make Apple Watch Available to Large Employers, Individuals

Aetna announced that it will be making Apple Watches available for large employers and individual customers during open enrollment season. The health care services company said the new initiative will...

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 04:04 AM PDT

Baby Born With DNA From 3 People, in Medical First

Baby Born With DNA From 3 People, in Medical First

Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people - the mother, the father and an egg donor. The goal was to prevent the child from inheriting a...

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 12:16 PM PDT

Plastic Bits Prompt Tyson Chicken Nugget Recall

Plastic Bits Prompt Tyson Chicken Nugget Recall

Consumers complaining of finding bits of plastic in some packages of Tyson chicken nuggets led Tyson Foods to recall over 100,000 pounds of the product, the USDA's food safety division announced Tuesday....

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM PDT

Upside to Morning Sickness: Fewer Miscarriages, Stillbirths

Upside to Morning Sickness: Fewer Miscarriages, Stillbirths

It's dreaded by moms-to-be but morning sickness is actually a good sign — for the baby, a government study shows, confirming common pregnancy lore and less rigorous research. Women with nausea early in...

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 07:33 AM PDT

Pfizer Decides Not to Break Up Business

Pfizer Decides Not to Break Up Business

Pfizer will not split into two publicly traded companies, a decision that, at least for now, ends Wall Street speculation over the drugmaker's future. The company said Monday it believes it is best positioned...

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 03:45 PM PDT

A Rare Bipartisan Agreement Reached, Briefly, on Abortion

A Rare Bipartisan Agreement Reached, Briefly, on Abortion

Abortion rights advocates and opponents in Congress reached a rare bipartisan consensus at a Friday hearing: Both sides agreed on the effectiveness of a ban on federal abortion funding. Known as the Hyde...

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 02:32 AM PDT

35 US States Sue British Drugmaker Over Marketing of Opioid

35 US States Sue British Drugmaker Over Marketing of Opioid

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia filed an antitrust lawsuit Thursday alleging that British drugmaker Indivior tried to keep cheaper, generic versions of Suboxone off the market, California's...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 02:49 PM PDT

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Cost to Angry Lawmakers

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Cost to Angry Lawmakers

Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of its life-saving EpiPens and the profits for a company with sales...

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