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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 01:48 PM PDT

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness campaign. In the thirty second clip, Obama jumps rope, kick-boxes and bench presses 35-pound...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 08:45 AM PDT

7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

Seven former South Jersey nurses have been charged in the case of a woman who needed her hand amputated after a broken finger wasn't treated properly. Authorities announced the indictments on Tuesday against...

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:37 AM PDT

Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

A team of researchers has genetically modified simple brewer's yeast so it can produce opiates like morphine — spurring calls for regulators to control the drug-producing fungus before "home-brewers" recreate it...

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 05:44 PM PDT

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

State senators have passed a controversial bill aimed at increasing California's school immunization rates. The bill approved Thursday would prohibit parents from seeking vaccine exemptions for their children...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 05:23 AM PDT

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

In 2014, more than half a million Americans each took $50,000 or more worth of prescription drugs and for the super-high spenders — those prescribed $100,000 or more worth of medications — nearly tripled...

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM PDT

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

The feds gave insurance companies a stern reminder on their duties on women's health Monday: They must pay for birth control, mammograms and well-woman visits without charging co-pays, and without fighting...

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