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Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 10:47 AM PDT

Florida's 'Pill Mills' Were a Gateway to the Opioid Crisis

Florida's 'Pill Mills' Were a Gateway to the Opioid Crisis

Florida survives on tourism, but a decade ago thousands of visitors made frequent trips to the state not to visit its theme parks or beaches. Instead, they came for cheap and easy prescription painkillers...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 04:08 AM PDT

War-Weakened South Sudan Tries to Prepare for Ebola

War-Weakened South Sudan Tries to Prepare for Ebola

With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border....

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 07:34 PM PDT

Wegmans Recalls Carrot Cake, Carrot Apple Muffins Due to Plastic Concerns

Wegmans Recalls Carrot Cake, Carrot Apple Muffins Due to Plastic Concerns

Supermarket chain Wegmans is recalling varieties of their carrot cake and carrot apple muffins due to bits of plastic that may be found in the product. The affected products include the store-made large and...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 06:04 PM PDT

A Growing Number of Expecting Mothers Are Using Cannabis

A Growing Number of Expecting Mothers Are Using Cannabis

An increasing number of women are using cannabis before becoming pregnant, as well as early in the pregnancy, according to a new study published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open. The findings, from...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:15 AM PDT

Heat Wave Survival Tips: How to Stay Safe in Hot Weather

Heat Wave Survival Tips: How to Stay Safe in Hot Weather

A dangerous heat wave is hitting central and eastern U.S. this weekend with thermometers soaring close to 100 degrees. The high humidity will make it feel even hotter in some places. Take a look at some...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 12:54 PM PDT

Weed Killer Chemical and Kids’ Cereals: Toxicity Experts Debate the Risk of Glyphosate

Weed Killer Chemical and Kids’ Cereals: Toxicity Experts Debate the Risk of Glyphosate

Various oat-based products like cereals, trail mixes and snack bars tested positive over the past year for a chemical in a widely used weedkiller that is linked to cancer, according to the Environmental Working...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 06:13 AM PDT

New Standards Aim to Improve Surgery for the Oldest Patients

New Standards Aim to Improve Surgery for the Oldest Patients

The 92-year-old had a painful tumor on his tongue, and major surgery was his best chance. Doctors called a timeout when he said he lived alone, in a rural farmhouse, and wanted to keep doing so. "It was...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 07:24 AM PDT

It’s a Heat Wave! 9 Signs You May Be Dehydrated

It’s a Heat Wave! 9 Signs You May Be Dehydrated

It's hot outside — and it's about to get a lot hotter for millions of Americans this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat watches, warnings and advisories in the Plains, Midwest and...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 07:27 AM PDT

Is Flesh-Eating Bacteria on the Rise? Everything You Need to Know About Necrotizing Fasciitis

Is Flesh-Eating Bacteria on the Rise? Everything You Need to Know About Necrotizing Fasciitis

Carolyn Fleming of Ellenton, Florida, may have been the latest person to die of a flesh-eating bacteria infection, which she contracted swimming off the coast of Anna Maria Island in Florida, her family...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 06:07 PM PDT

80+ Types of Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

80+ Types of Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

More than 80 different types of hummus have been recalled over listeria concerns. The hummus being voluntarily recalled was made between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019. There are concerns after listeria was...

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