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Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 07:46 AM PDT

CVS, Starbucks and the Love-Hate Relationship With Sugar

CVS, Starbucks and the Love-Hate Relationship With Sugar

Healthy foods are taking real estate from candy at some CVS stores, the store chain announced Thursday, a response to changing customer preferences and shopping habits, NBC News reported. In CVS Pharmacy's new...

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 05:52 PM PDT

Germ in Raw Milk, Poultry Now Tops Food Poisoning List

Germ in Raw Milk, Poultry Now Tops Food Poisoning List

The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list. The report counts cases in only 10...

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 03:26 PM PDT

Sweet Drinks Linked to Dementia: Study

Sweet Drinks Linked to Dementia: Study

Don't be so fast to finish that soda. The latest report from the Framingham Heart Study found that people who frequently drink sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have a poorer memory and less brain...

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 05:21 PM PDT

White House Pushes Uncertain Bid to Revive Health Care Bill

White House Pushes Uncertain Bid to Revive Health Care Bill

Eager for a victory, the White House expressed confidence Thursday that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. The chamber's GOP leaders, burned by a...

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 01:21 PM PDT

CDC to Launch Awareness Campaign Warning of Opioid Dangers

CDC to Launch Awareness Campaign Warning of Opioid Dangers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to launch a new ad campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid addiction. CDC acting director Anne Schuchat discussed the problem at the National...

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 05:09 PM PDT

SD Company Technology Monitors Blood Sugar From Phone

SD Company Technology Monitors Blood Sugar From Phone

Steve Pacelli, executive vice president at biotech company Dexcom, says they are revolutionizing the way people check their blood sugar.

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 03:59 AM PDT

Overcoming Opioids: The Quest for Less Addictive Drugs

Overcoming Opioids: The Quest for Less Addictive Drugs

Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez went home on...

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 02:15 PM PDT

How Trump Insurance Changes Could Affect Coverage Next Year

How Trump Insurance Changes Could Affect Coverage Next Year

A much tighter sign-up deadline and coverage delays will be waiting for some health insurance customers now that President Donald Trump's administration has finished a plan designed to stabilize shaky insurance...

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 02:06 PM PDT

Hyland's Teething Tablets Recalled Over Levels of Toxic Herb

Hyland's Teething Tablets Recalled Over Levels of Toxic Herb

The maker of Hyland's teething tablets has issued a recall for any remaining packages at the urging of U.S. regulators, who say the medicine has inconsistent levels of a herb that can be poisonous. Standard...

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 09:31 PM PDT

Irvine Hospital Defending Bacterial Outbreak Response

Irvine Hospital Defending Bacterial Outbreak Response

UC Irvine Medical Center officials are defending how they handled an outbreak of the dangerous MRSA bacteria that affected 10 infants in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.

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