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Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:48 AM PDT

5 States Announce New Suits Over Prescription Opioids

5 States Announce New Suits Over Prescription Opioids

Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:39 AM PDT

Missouri Senate Joins GOP Anti-Abortion Wave With 8-Week Ban

Missouri Senate Joins GOP Anti-Abortion Wave With 8-Week Ban

Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama's governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law. The Missouri...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 03:48 PM PDT

Less Fat, More Fruit May Cut Risk of Dying of Breast Cancer

Less Fat, More Fruit May Cut Risk of Dying of Breast Cancer

For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 09:55 AM PDT

Scientology Says Measles Risk Over on Its Cruise Ship

Scientology Says Measles Risk Over on Its Cruise Ship

Everyone on board the Church of Scientology's cruise ship, the Freewinds, has been deemed unable to spread or contract measles following the ship's quarantine, Scientology officials said Tuesday. NBC News...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 09:50 AM PDT

Female Veterans Want New Caucus and Clout in US Politics

Female Veterans Want New Caucus and Clout in US Politics

Congresswomen who have served in the military are setting up a new caucus to support the nation's growing ranks of female service members, and they're looking for clout, too, in American politics. The...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 03:59 AM PDT

Fewer Babies as US Birth Rate Fails to Rebound With Economy

Fewer Babies as US Birth Rate Fails to Rebound With Economy

America's baby bust isn't over. The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. The provisional...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 06:34 PM PDT

Near-Total Abortion Ban Signed Into Law by Alabama Governor

Near-Total Abortion Ban Signed Into Law by Alabama Governor

Alabama's Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:16 AM PDT

These 'Zombie Cells' May Help Explain Why Your Body Ages

These 'Zombie Cells' May Help Explain Why Your Body Ages

Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 11:53 PM PDT

Jury: Monsanto to Pay $2 Billion in Weed Killer Cancer Case

Jury: Monsanto to Pay $2 Billion in Weed Killer Cancer Case

A jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The Oakland jury on Monday delivered...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 03:26 AM PDT

NJ Doctor, 'El Chapo of Opioids,' Faces Federal Charges

NJ Doctor, 'El Chapo of Opioids,' Faces Federal Charges

A New Jersey doctor who called himself “Candy Man” and “El Chapo of Opioids” is accused of distributing opioids without a legitimate medical reason and falsifying medical records to cover it up, according to...

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