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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 05:27 PM PDT

14 Doctors Among 25 People Charged in $150 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme

14 Doctors Among 25 People Charged in $150 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles announced Wednesday that 25 people -- including 14 doctors or medical professionals -- have been charged in various health care fraud schemes that fraudulently sought over $150...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 02:12 PM PDT

Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses Climb to 530 Cases, 8 Deaths

Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses Climb to 530 Cases, 8 Deaths

An outbreak of a deadly vaping-related lung disease has sickened 530 people — mostly young men — and killed eight, federal health officials said Thursday, adding that investigators still haven’t found a...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 12:03 PM PDT

US to Spend $3 Million to Study If Marijuana Relieves Pain

US to Spend $3 Million to Study If Marijuana Relieves Pain

The U.S. government will spend $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high. Nine research grants announced...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 08:23 AM PDT

Al Roker Is Up and Walking One Day After Hip Surgery

Al Roker Is Up and Walking One Day After Hip Surgery

A day after undergoing hip replacement surgery, Al Roker is already back on his feet! The TODAY co-host and meteorologist checked in from his room at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Thursday morning...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 07:43 AM PDT

Transgender Man Can Sue Catholic Hospital Over Hysterectomy

Transgender Man Can Sue Catholic Hospital Over Hysterectomy

A California appeals court has ruled that a transgender man can sue a Catholic hospital for cancelling his hysterectomy.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 04:28 AM PDT

Instagram Cracks Down on Weight Loss, Cosmetic Surgery Ads

Instagram Cracks Down on Weight Loss, Cosmetic Surgery Ads

Instagram will be rolling out new policies to combat ads that promote weight loss products, especially for users who are known to be minors. Instagram users under the age of 18 will no longer see posts...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 04:56 PM PDT

Novartis Halts Distribution of Zantac Over Contaminant Fear

Novartis Halts Distribution of Zantac Over Contaminant Fear

Novartis AG's Sandoz unit said on Wednesday it was halting distribution of its versions of the drug commonly known as Zantac in all its markets, including the United States and Canada, after contaminants were...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 05:26 PM PDT

It's Still Summer, But Flu Cases Already in the Air

It's Still Summer, But Flu Cases Already in the Air

It is still summer, but doctors say they are already seeing cases of the flu. Kim Baldonado reports for NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 12:51 PM PDT

Bat Found in Orange County Tests Positive for Rabies

Bat Found in Orange County Tests Positive for Rabies

A bat found at the east entrance of a commercial building in Anaheim tested positive for rabies, Orange County health officials reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 10:53 AM PDT

Michigan Bans Flavored E-Cigarettes a Day After New York

Michigan Bans Flavored E-Cigarettes a Day After New York

Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices that prompted a federal investigation. The...

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