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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...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 03:06 PM PDT

Drug-Resistant Superbugs a 'Fundamental Threat': WHO

Drug-Resistant Superbugs a 'Fundamental Threat': WHO

While antibiotics were once hailed as miracle drugs, they've been abused and overused so much that they are now often useless against fast-evolving bacteria. And that bacterial evolution is far outpacing humans’...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:14 PM PDT

Zuckerbergs Pledge $3B to 'Cure, Prevent or Manage All Disease'

Zuckerbergs Pledge $3B to 'Cure, Prevent or Manage All Disease'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have a lofty new goal: to cure, manage or eradicate all disease by the end of this century. To this end, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, their...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 10:58 AM PDT

Chipotle's New Push to Convince People Its Food Is Safe

Chipotle's New Push to Convince People Its Food Is Safe

Chipotle is making another push to convince people that its food won't make them sick, with plans to run more newspaper and digital ads outlining the safety steps it has taken since last year's E. coli...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 08:13 AM PDT

Fitness Trackers No Guarantee for Weight Loss

Fitness Trackers No Guarantee for Weight Loss

A new study suggests wearing a fitness tracker to tally the number of steps you take in a day doesn't necessarily mean the numbers on the scale will come down. The University of Pittsburgh recruited more than...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 03:13 PM PDT

Smoking Leaves DNA Damage Years After Quitting: Study

Smoking Leaves DNA Damage Years After Quitting: Study

Most — but not all — DNA damage from smoking fades over time, and the genetic changes occur in clear patterns, researchers reported in an American Heart Association journal Tuesday, according to NBC News. The...