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Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 06:56 PM PDT

Melania Trump Listens as Teens Share Experiences With Vaping

Melania Trump Listens as Teens Share Experiences With Vaping

Melania Trump said Wednesday she's glad some stores are pulling electronic cigarettes off the shelves amid an explosion in vaping among young people, calling it a necessary step to protect the next generation....

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 08:57 AM PDT

'We're Not Alone': 'Sesame Street' Tackles Addiction Crisis

'We're Not Alone': 'Sesame Street' Tackles Addiction Crisis

"Sesame Street" is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it's tackling the opioid crisis. Sesame Workshop is exploring the backstory of Karli, a bright green, yellow-haired friend of...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 03:21 PM PDT

Football Star Pays for 500 Mammograms to Honor Mom Who Died

Football Star Pays for 500 Mammograms to Honor Mom Who Died

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is still dedicated to fighting breast cancer. The star running back, who played college football at the University of Memphis, started covering the cost...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 01:05 PM PDT

Women Support Warren; Share Pregnancy Discrimination Stories

Women Support Warren; Share Pregnancy Discrimination Stories

Women are sharing their stories on social media of pregnancy discrimination in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who came under attack from conservative outlets this week over her claim that she was...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 05:00 AM PDT

Walgreens, Kroger to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes in US

Walgreens, Kroger to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes in US

Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced Monday they would...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 06:10 PM PDT

Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal Maker Hit With $8B Verdict

Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal Maker Hit With $8B Verdict

A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday awarded $8 billion in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson and one if its subsidiaries over a drug the companies made that the plaintiff's attorneys say is linked to the...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 09:45 AM PDT

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Cases Hit New Highs in US

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Cases Hit New Highs in US

U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year. More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia were reported last year. The infection rate rose 3 percent from...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 05:54 PM PDT

Researchers Find E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer

Researchers Find E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer

E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 10:07 PM PDT

California OKs Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Medication

California OKs Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Medication

Pharmacists in California will be able to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor's prescription after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that supporters say will greatly reduce...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 03:37 PM PDT

Need to Talk? California Launches Mental Health Hotline

Need to Talk? California Launches Mental Health Hotline

California residents in need of non-emergency emotional help can now call or instant message people at a hotline that debuted statewide Monday, just ahead of World Mental Health Day.

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