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Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 11:49 AM PDT

Lone Uncovered US County Gets Insurer for Health Exchange

Lone Uncovered US County Gets Insurer for Health Exchange

The lone county currently at risk of going uncovered on the federal health law's insurance exchanges has landed an insurer. Ohio-based insurer CareSource will step up to provide health insurance coverage in...

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 08:30 AM PDT

Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines

Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines

Parents, worried about drug abuse and the country's rising opioid epidemic, are adding drug tests to their child's back-to-school routines this fall in places like Cincinnati, Ohio. Drug testing companies say...

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 09:36 PM PDT

Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC

Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC

Recent salmonella outbreaks may be linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an outbreak advisory released Monday, the CDC said there have been 961 cases in...

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:31 AM PDT

Cal State LA Receives $16.6M Dental Health Promotion Grant

Cal State LA Receives $16.6M Dental Health Promotion Grant

Cal State Los Angeles was awarded a $16.6 million grant Tuesday from the California Department of Health Care Services to promote dental health among low-income children and young adults.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM PDT

California Tightens Rules on Chlorpyrifos

California Tightens Rules on Chlorpyrifos

Research shows chlorpyrifos is more harmful than previously known, per the California EPA.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:09 AM PDT

Jury Awards $417M in Lawsuit Linking Talcum Powder to Cancer

Jury Awards $417M in Lawsuit Linking Talcum Powder to Cancer

A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine...

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 01:55 PM PDT

Target Unveils Sensory-Friendly Clothes for Kids

Target Unveils Sensory-Friendly Clothes for Kids

Target's children's brand Cat & Jack has expanded to include sensory-friendly pieces for kids with sensory processing sensitivities, the company recently announced.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 09:20 PM PDT

Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert

Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert

Experts have long warned that watching a solar eclipse without proper eyewear can lead to potential damage in your eyes. But what might that damage look like? Dr. Linda Chous, chief eye care officer for...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 06:45 PM PDT

After Health Care Denial, Gay Couple Suing Mortgage Company

After Health Care Denial, Gay Couple Suing Mortgage Company

A lesbian couple from the San Gabriel Valley filed a federal discrimination complaint Thursday against the wife's former employer and its health insurer for allegedly refusing to provide spousal health insurance...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 03:58 PM PDT

New Noninvasive Eye Scan Could Detect Signs of Alzheimer's

New Noninvasive Eye Scan Could Detect Signs of Alzheimer's

A newly developed noninvasive eye scan could detect the key signs of Alzheimer's disease years before patients experience symptoms, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center researchers announced Thursday.

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