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Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 01:25 PM PDT

NJ Nurses Gave Out Benadryl to 'Lighten the Workload': Suit

NJ Nurses Gave Out Benadryl to 'Lighten the Workload': Suit

Nurses working at Monmounth Medical Center gave Benadryl to patients to "lighten the workload," a lawsuit alleges. The plaintiff, Patricia Moran, is a nurse with 31 years of experience at the New Jersey...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 02:50 PM PDT

EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace...

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 09:01 AM PDT

California Schools May Allow Medical Cannabis on Campuses

California Schools May Allow Medical Cannabis on Campuses

California schools will get to decide if parents can administer medical marijuana to their children on school campuses.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 01:34 PM PDT

18th Measles Case Reported in LA County

18th Measles Case Reported in LA County

Los Angeles County health officials reported another confirmed case of measles Thursday in a local resident who recently traveled and became ill shortly after returning to Southern California.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 11:59 AM PDT

Vaping Fallout: Small Stores Suffer as Vapers Turn Away

Vaping Fallout: Small Stores Suffer as Vapers Turn Away

The thousands of shops that sprang up in cities and towns across the country over the past decade to sell vaping products have seen a stunning reversal of fortune, with their sales plunging in just two months...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 01:21 PM PDT

Global Fund Raises $13.92 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB, Malaria

Global Fund Raises $13.92 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB, Malaria

An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said...

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

Concussion PSA Compares Youth Football Dangers to Smoking

Concussion PSA Compares Youth Football Dangers to Smoking

Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous. Then, the coach...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 09:23 AM PDT

Doctors Turn to Thumbs for Diagnosis and Treatment by Text

Doctors Turn to Thumbs for Diagnosis and Treatment by Text

Dr. Anna Nguyen spoke with none of the five patients she treated on a recent weekday morning. She didn’t even leave her dining room. The emergency physician nevertheless helped a pregnant Ohio woman handle hip...

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...

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