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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 08:48 AM PDT

Beverly Hills Moves Ahead With a Plan to Outlaw All Tobacco Sales

Beverly Hills Moves Ahead With a Plan to Outlaw All Tobacco Sales

On Tuesday night, the Beverly Hills City Council is expected to consider recommendations from the health and safety committee to ban the sale of all tobacco products.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:01 AM PDT

Drugmakers Will Have to Reveal Prices in TV Ads

Drugmakers Will Have to Reveal Prices in TV Ads

TV pitches for prescription drugs will soon include the price, giving consumers more information upfront as they make medication choices at a time when new drugs can carry anxiety-inducing prices. Health and...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 06:20 PM PDT

Students Who Owe Lunch Money to Get Cold Sandwiches

Students Who Owe Lunch Money to Get Cold Sandwiches

A Rhode Island school district will begin serving cold sandwiches instead of hot lunches to students whose families owe lunch money. Warwick Public Schools says it is owed more than $40,000 from outstanding...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 04:12 PM PDT

US Pregnancy Deaths Are Up, Especially Among Minorities

US Pregnancy Deaths Are Up, Especially Among Minorities

Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the United States and the main risk factor is being black, according to new reports that highlight racial disparities in care during and after childbirth. Black women,...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 04:02 PM PDT

Walmart Is Opening Veterinary Clinics, Online Pet Pharmacy

Walmart Is Opening Veterinary Clinics, Online Pet Pharmacy

Walmart is opening up dozens more veterinary clinics in its stores and launching its first online pet pharmacy, hoping to lure more U.S. pet owners who are spending billions of dollars each year on their dogs...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 12:47 PM PDT

For Cancer Patients, Fear of Measles Has Upended Routines

For Cancer Patients, Fear of Measles Has Upended Routines

There have been more than 760 cases of measles in America this year — the highest number in 25 years, NBC News reports. With measles scares happening everywhere from movie theaters to cruise ships to planes,...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 02:47 PM PDT

California Governor Wants to End Tax on Tampons, Diapers

California Governor Wants to End Tax on Tampons, Diapers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to end the sales tax on tampons and diapers and use revenue from legal marijuana sales toward enhancing child care programs.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 08:28 AM PDT

Georgia's Republican Gov. Signs Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

Georgia's Republican Gov. Signs Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation on Tuesday banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they're pregnant. Kemp said...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 08:42 AM PDT

Sunscreens May Enter Bloodstream, But Effects Unknown: Study

Sunscreens May Enter Bloodstream, But Effects Unknown: Study

Several active ingredients in popular sunscreens don't just sit on the top of the skin, they are absorbed into the bloodstream, according to a new study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, NBC News...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:42 PM PDT

Another Recall of Blood Pressure Meds Due to Cancer Concerns

Another Recall of Blood Pressure Meds Due to Cancer Concerns

Yet another pharmaceutical company has recalled blood pressure medication over concerns that long-term use could increase cancer risks. Vivimed Life Sciences has recalled Losartan Potassium Tablets USP,...

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