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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.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 01:29 PM PDT

San Fernando Valley a Hot Spot for West Nile This Season

San Fernando Valley a Hot Spot for West Nile This Season

Almost half of the 22 people from Los Angeles County who tested positive for West Nile virus so far this year are from the San Fernando Valley, a hot spot where the disease appears to be spreading this...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 08:54 AM PDT

Docs Criticize Move by Top Drug Middleman to Limit Opioids

Docs Criticize Move by Top Drug Middleman to Limit Opioids

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 08:21 AM PDT

Teen Overdose Death Rate Doubles

Teen Overdose Death Rate Doubles

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a steep increase in fatal drug overdoses involving teenagers ages 15 - 19 since 2015 after years of decline. Deaths from fatal drug overdoses...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 08:13 AM PDT

Overdoses on the Road: Drugged Driving Rises as a Menace

Overdoses on the Road: Drugged Driving Rises as a Menace

An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving....

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