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Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 08:40 PM PDT

Brain Implant Developed at UCLA Helps Blind See Light Like Never Before

Brain Implant Developed at UCLA Helps Blind See Light Like Never Before

A new brain implant is being called a remarkable breakthrough in neurosurgery, helping people who are blind see light patterns they were never able to see before.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 01:40 AM PDT

Scientists Search for Opioid Alternatives Inside Native Texas Plant

Scientists Search for Opioid Alternatives Inside Native Texas Plant

Could the answer to our nation's opioid epidemic be hidden in the open fields of North Texas? Researchers in Denton say they've discovered a plant, native to Texas, that has the same pain relieving properties...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:25 PM PDT

Juul to End E-Cigarette Ads and Lobbying; CEO Steps Down

Juul to End E-Cigarette Ads and Lobbying; CEO Steps Down

The nation's largest e-cigarette maker will stop advertising its devices in the U.S. and replace its chief executive as mysterious breathing illnesses and an explosion in teen vaping have triggered efforts to...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 08:32 PM PDT

Mass. Governor Declares Emergency Over Vaping, Calls for Temporary Ban on Vape Products

Mass. Governor Declares Emergency Over Vaping, Calls for Temporary Ban on Vape Products

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday declared a public health emergency in the state "due to severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana-infused products." He ordered a...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 03:57 AM PDT

A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

Americans' diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there's still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 08:21 AM PDT

FDA Again Expands Recall of Popular Blood Pressure Drugs

FDA Again Expands Recall of Popular Blood Pressure Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration has once again expanded its recall of widely prescribed blood pressure drugs after trace amounts of a chemical linked to cancer was detected during testing. The latest...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 06:47 AM PDT

Arthritis Group Offers First Guidelines for Patients Who Use CBD for Joint Pain

Arthritis Group Offers First Guidelines for Patients Who Use CBD for Joint Pain

CBD has exploded in popularity over the last year, with countless numbers of people trying it as a sleep aid or relief for pain and anxiety. One concern is, there's been no guidance on how to use CBD, or...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 03:30 PM PDT

Why the Focus of Autism Research Is Shifting Away From Searching for a 'Cure'

Why the Focus of Autism Research Is Shifting Away From Searching for a 'Cure'

When autism research started to really accelerate a couple decades ago, many scientists thought finding a cure might be easier. Today, the latest science points away from a single cure, but there are ways to...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 09:39 AM PDT

UN Agency: Tanzania Not Sharing Details on Ebola-Like Cases

UN Agency: Tanzania Not Sharing Details on Ebola-Like Cases

The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional...

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 07:37 PM PDT

Walmart, Sam's Club to Discontinue Sale of E-Cigarettes

Walmart, Sam's Club to Discontinue Sale of E-Cigarettes

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, will stop selling e-cigarettes amid “regulatory complexity” and “uncertainty” around the products, the company said in an internal memo Friday. The company is the...

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