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Monday, May 13, 2019 at 07:31 AM PDT

US Measles Outbreak Total Soars to 839 Cases

US Measles Outbreak Total Soars to 839 Cases

Nearly 100 more measles cases have been reported across the nation since last week, marking a 10 percent increase in total cases as the number in the U.S.' worst outbreak in decades eclipses the 800 mark,...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 04:50 AM PDT

Dog Disease That Can Be Passed to Humans Confirmed in Iowa

Dog Disease That Can Be Passed to Humans Confirmed in Iowa

Officials say a dog disease that can be passed to humans has been confirmed in Iowa. The state veterinarian, Dr. Jeff Kaisand, says several cases of canine brucellosis have been confirmed at a commercial...

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 06:09 AM PDT

States Seek Explicit Patient Consent for Pelvic Exams

States Seek Explicit Patient Consent for Pelvic Exams

Savanah Harshbarger estimates she performed as many as 10 pelvic exams last year on patients before gynecologic surgeries, feeling for fibroid tumors or other abnormalities. The Duke University medical student...

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 12:08 AM PDT

More 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bans Advancing in South, Midwest

More 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bans Advancing in South, Midwest

If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia. The...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:42 PM PDT

States Bring Price Fixing Suit Against Generic Drug Makers

States Bring Price Fixing Suit Against Generic Drug Makers

Attorneys general from more than 40 states are alleging the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate prices for more than 100 different generic drugs,...

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 03:22 PM PDT

Ex-FDA Inspector Warns of Dangers in U.S. Meds Made Abroad

Ex-FDA Inspector Warns of Dangers in U.S. Meds Made Abroad

The notice arrived at the home of Denise Schreck, a New Jersey woman who suffers from high blood pressure, last July. Valsartan, the blood pressure medication used by Schreck and millions of other Americans, was...

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 06:13 AM PDT

Scrap 'Obamacare'? Maybe Not All of It, Trump Admin. Says

Scrap 'Obamacare'? Maybe Not All of It, Trump Admin. Says

The Trump administration is arguing in court that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. But at the same time, Justice Department lawyers recently suggested that federal judges...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 05:20 PM PDT

Juul's 'Switch' Campaign for Smokers Draws New Scrutiny

Juul's 'Switch' Campaign for Smokers Draws New Scrutiny

The young models and the candy-colored graphics that helped propel Juul to the top of the e-cigarette market are gone. In their place are people like Carolyn, a 54-year-old former smoker featured in new TV...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 05:01 AM PDT

Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores to 21 amid growing pressure from regulators to cut tobacco sales and use among minors. The...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:46 AM PDT

California to Ban Pesticide It Says Hurts Babies' Brains

California to Ban Pesticide It Says Hurts Babies' Brains

The nation's most productive agricultural state moved Wednesday to ban a controversial pesticide widely used to control a range of insects but blamed for harming brain development in babies. The move cheered by...

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