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Monday, Aug 5, 2019 at 01:19 PM PDT

2020 Dems' Health Care Battle Is Decades in the Making

2020 Dems' Health Care Battle Is Decades in the Making

Seventy years ago, before Medicare existed to inspire "Medicare for All," a Democratic president wrestled with a challenge strikingly similar to what the party's White House hopefuls face today. Harry...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 09:41 PM PDT

NC First in South to Ban State-Funded Conversion Therapy

NC First in South to Ban State-Funded Conversion Therapy

North Carolina on Friday became the first Southern state to ban the use of state funds for “conversion therapy” for minors, NBC News reported. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, signed the executive order, which...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 12:19 PM PDT

Study Linking Paleo Diet to Increased Heart Disease Risk Strengthens Diet Industry Concerns

Study Linking Paleo Diet to Increased Heart Disease Risk Strengthens Diet Industry Concerns

A study released last month by Australian scientists linked an increased risk of heart disease to the paleo diet, but experts say that this study points to a larger issue about the direction of the diet...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 03:16 PM PDT

Purdue Pharma Must Be 'Held Accountable,' Families Say

Purdue Pharma Must Be 'Held Accountable,' Families Say

They came bearing oversized images of the sons and daughters they lost to drug overdoses and signs demanding justice from the pharmaceutical company they hold most responsible. The parents and their supporters...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 05:19 AM PDT

This NJ Town Stinks: Residents Bemoan Landfill's Awful Smell

This NJ Town Stinks: Residents Bemoan Landfill's Awful Smell

Residents say the smell from a landfill in Kearny, New Jersey, is so bad it is actually making breathing difficult for some neighbors, and health officials have been forced to close a local soccer field four...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 04:31 AM PDT

Cities Now See More Overdose Deaths Than Rural Areas

Cities Now See More Overdose Deaths Than Rural Areas

U.S. drug overdose deaths, which have been concentrated in Appalachia and other rural areas for more than a dozen years, are back to being most common in big cities again, according to a government report issued...

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 at 05:16 PM PDT

2nd Person Dies From Ebola in Congo's City of Goma

2nd Person Dies From Ebola in Congo's City of Goma

A second person died Wednesday of Ebola in Congo's major crossroads city of Goma, again raising fears the virus could spread beyond the country's borders as the outbreak enters a second year. The man may never...

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 at 07:10 AM PDT

Families File Claims in Deadly E. Coli Outbreak at San Diego County Fair

Families File Claims in Deadly E. Coli Outbreak at San Diego County Fair

The parents of the toddler who died after getting E. Coli at the San Diego County Fair and two other families whose kids contracted the disease have filed claims against the 22nd District Agricultural Associati...

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 at 08:24 AM PDT

Xtreme Eating 2019: These Are America's Unhealthiest Meals

Xtreme Eating 2019: These Are America's Unhealthiest Meals

The 2019 Xtreme Eating Awards are out, highlighting what the Center for Science in the Public Interest describes as "nutritional nightmares." "Most of our award winners had a least an entire day's...

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 at 03:40 AM PDT

Iranians Say US Sanctions Blocking Access to Needed Medicine

Iranians Say US Sanctions Blocking Access to Needed Medicine

Taha Shakouri keeps finding remote corners to play in at a Tehran children's charity hospital, unaware that his doctors are running out of chemo medicine needed to treat the eight-year-old boy's liver cancer....

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