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Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 09:10 PM PDT

Inhalable Insulin Gains Traction Among Physicians

Inhalable Insulin Gains Traction Among Physicians

For years people have injected insulin to treat diabetes, but now, thanks to medical advances, people living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can also inhale insulin.

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 12:41 PM PDT

Fewer Teens Are Vaping and Smoking, CDC Survey Finds

Fewer Teens Are Vaping and Smoking, CDC Survey Finds

Teen smoking rates have hit new lows in the U.S. and, for the first time, fewer high school students are trying e-cigarettes, NBC News reported. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 08:56 AM PDT

Study Finds Traces of Lead in Some Baby Foods

Study Finds Traces of Lead in Some Baby Foods

A startling new report finds detectable levels of lead in baby food, a finding that may concern parents. But experts say it's important to stay vigilant about bigger sources of lead poisoning in kids. Crumblin...

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 04:14 PM PDT

GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs: Report

GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs: Report

The American Health Care Act, the GOP’s answer to Obamacare, could end up costing the U.S. economy close to 1 million jobs, researchers predicted Wednesday. If the bill passes, it would initially boost jobs and...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 03:00 PM PDT

Iraq: Food Poisoning Strikes Hundreds at Camp for Displaced

Iraq: Food Poisoning Strikes Hundreds at Camp for Displaced

Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul has made more than 700 people sick, with hundreds hospitalized, Iraqi officials said Tuesday. The incident at the Hassan Sham U2 camp, about 20...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:06 PM PDT

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at the scene of 18...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 04:47 AM PDT

Fancy Names May Get People to Eat Their Veggies

Fancy Names May Get People to Eat Their Veggies

Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked. Veggies given names like "zesty ginger-turmeric sweet potatoes" and "twisted...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 04:14 PM PDT

Doctors Reprogram Patients' Own Cells Into Cancer Assassins

Doctors Reprogram Patients' Own Cells Into Cancer Assassins

Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 11:35 AM PDT

Obesity Rising in Nations Rich and Poor, Especially in Kids

Obesity Rising in Nations Rich and Poor, Especially in Kids

The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study. The...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 08:21 AM PDT

Tyson Recalls 2.4M Pounds of Chicken Due to Allergy Risk

Tyson Recalls 2.4M Pounds of Chicken Due to Allergy Risk

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products because the bread crumbs may contain milk, a potential allergen not included on the label.

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