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Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 09:41 AM PDT

NJ Sues OxyContin Maker, Alleges 'Direct Link' to Opioid Crisis

NJ Sues OxyContin Maker, Alleges 'Direct Link' to Opioid Crisis

New Jersey filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the company that manufactures OxyContin, claiming a "direct link" between the state's opioid crisis and the firm's deceptive marketing practices. State Attorney...

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 07:55 AM PDT

Dark Chocolate Sold in 23 States Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Dark Chocolate Sold in 23 States Recalled for Undeclared Milk

A New York-based company is recalling a bunch of chocolate products, most of which were sold at Wegmans stores in nearly two dozen states, because they contain milk not declared on the list of ingredients, which...

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 04:02 AM PDT

Global Warming Is Hitting People's Health: Medical Study

Global Warming Is Hitting People's Health: Medical Study

Global warming is hurting people's health a bit more than previously thought, but there's hope that the Earth — and populations — can heal if the planet kicks its coal habit, a group of doctors and other experts...

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 03:18 AM PDT

FDA Moves to Ax Claim for Heart Benefits From Soy Foods

FDA Moves to Ax Claim for Heart Benefits From Soy Foods

U.S. regulators want to remove a health claim about the heart benefits of soy from cartons of soy milk, tofu and other foods, saying the latest scientific evidence no longer shows a clear connection. Monday's...

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 01:40 PM PDT

'Obamacare' Curveball: Free Insurance in 1,500-Plus Counties

'Obamacare' Curveball: Free Insurance in 1,500-Plus Counties

In an odd twist, low-income people in about half of U.S. counties will now be able to get a taxpayer-subsidized "Obamacare" policy for free, according to a new study that suggests some actions by President...

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 08:51 AM PDT

Synthetic Opioids Rising as Deadly Overdoses Top 60K: CDC

Synthetic Opioids Rising as Deadly Overdoses Top 60K: CDC

More than 60,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, and synthetic opioids played a larger role than ever, CNBC reported. Deaths from those extremely strong drugs, like fentanyl, increased fivefold, and...

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 05:48 AM PDT

Billionaire Drug Maker Charged With Pushing Powerful Opioid

Billionaire Drug Maker Charged With Pushing Powerful Opioid

U.S. prosecutors leveled charges Thursday against the billionaire founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the country over allegations of pushing...

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 04:04 AM PDT

Aetna Stock Surges on Report of CVS Deal Talks

Aetna Stock Surges on Report of CVS Deal Talks

Aetna's stock has surged after a news report said CVS Health is in talks to buy the insurer a deal that could be worth more than $60 billion. The Wall Street Journal reported on the deal talks Thursday. The...

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 09:07 AM PDT

President Trump Declares Opioid Epidemic a Public Health Emergency

President Trump Declares Opioid Epidemic a Public Health Emergency

President Trump outlined the White House’s plans to curb the opioid epidemic, which he declared a nationwide public health emergency. Trump shared a personal anecdote about his late older brother, who told...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 04:58 AM PDT

Scientists Working Toward Reversible Kind of Gene Editing

Scientists Working Toward Reversible Kind of Gene Editing

Scientists are altering a powerful gene-editing technology in hopes of one day fighting diseases without making permanent changes to people's DNA. The trick: Edit RNA instead, the messenger that carries a...

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