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Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 02:47 PM PDT

Doctors Suspect Vaping Behind Dozens of Lung Illnesses in US

Doctors Suspect Vaping Behind Dozens of Lung Illnesses in US

As many as 50 people in at least six states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping products. No deaths have been reported, but at least a few have come...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 08:01 PM PDT

California Alleges Doctor Killed 4 Patients With Opioids

California Alleges Doctor Killed 4 Patients With Opioids

California's attorney general said Wednesday that he is charging a Northern California doctor with killing four patients by overprescribing opioids and narcotics, crimes he linked to the nationwide opioid...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 05:18 PM PDT

Some Say SoCal Chiropractic Business Is 'Selling False Hope'

Some Say SoCal Chiropractic Business Is 'Selling False Hope'

Some consumers have reached out to the NBC4 I-Team accusing "Optimal Health/Straw Chiropractic" of preying on their declining health – charging them thousands of dollars for treatment they feel is bogus.

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 03:25 PM PDT

Vaping Companies Sue to Delay US Review of E-Cigarettes

Vaping Companies Sue to Delay US Review of E-Cigarettes

A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market. The legal challenge by the Vapor Technology Association is the latest hurdle...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 09:28 AM PDT

Healthy Breakfast on a Busy School Morning? It's Not So Hard

Healthy Breakfast on a Busy School Morning? It's Not So Hard

Breakfast, as you may have heard, is the most important meal of the day. That's especially true for kids returning to school, who need fuel for energy and learning. But serving a healthy breakfast can feel like...

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 04:16 PM PDT

22 Hospitalized With Vaping-Linked Breathing Problems

22 Hospitalized With Vaping-Linked Breathing Problems

Almost two dozen people in the Midwest have been hospitalized with severe breathing difficulties linked to vaping, and doctors aren't sure why, NBC News reported. It's unclear exactly what the patients —...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 03:25 PM PDT

California Kaiser Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

California Kaiser Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

Kaiser Permanente workers in Southern California and across the state voted overwhelmingly to authorize their union to call a strike if a labor contract cannot be reached, but Kaiser officials accused the union...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 01:15 PM PDT

Nation's Fertility Clinics Struggle With a Growing Number of Abandoned Embryos

Nation's Fertility Clinics Struggle With a Growing Number of Abandoned Embryos

Thousands of fertility doctors throughout the country are grappling with what to do with the embryos cast aside by former patients, many of whom worked for months, even years, to conceive, NBC News reports. The...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 12:21 PM PDT

Early Study Results Suggest 2 Ebola Treatments Saving Lives

Early Study Results Suggest 2 Ebola Treatments Saving Lives

Two of four experimental Ebola drugs being tested in Congo seem to be saving lives, international health authorities announced Monday. The preliminary findings prompted an early halt to a major study on the...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 03:55 PM PDT

What Is Natural Wine? And Is It Better for You?

What Is Natural Wine? And Is It Better for You?

Natural wine might seem like an odd term. Isn’t all wine natural? Well, yes, sort of. The wine that’s dominated the market for the last few decades is made from fermented grape juice, so in a way, it is...

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