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Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 05:15 AM PDT

US Heat Wave Just Warming Up for Long and Scorching Weekend

US Heat Wave Just Warming Up for Long and Scorching Weekend

The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 03:44 PM PDT

Lead Paint Suppliers Settle California Lawsuit for $305M

Lead Paint Suppliers Settle California Lawsuit for $305M

The nation's major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California's largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly 20-year-old lawsuit, attorneys said Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 03:19 PM PDT

GOP Sen. Rand Paul Blocks Vote on Bill to Approve 9/11 Victims Fund

GOP Sen. Rand Paul Blocks Vote on Bill to Approve 9/11 Victims Fund

Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Paul objected to a request by Sen....

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 02:21 PM PDT

Over 60 Residents Sickened at Virginia Retirement Home

Over 60 Residents Sickened at Virginia Retirement Home

Fairfax County health officials said they don't yet have a cause of the respiratory illness that sicked more than 60 residents at a Northern Virginia senior living community. The outbreak at Greenspring...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 01:47 PM PDT

Biophilia: The Design Trend That Promises Less Stress

Biophilia: The Design Trend That Promises Less Stress

Most jobs entail long hours spent indoors under artificial lighting. The harsh concrete and steel that surrounds us doesn't make us feel good or help improve our mood. If you've tried to better your desk...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 05:34 PM PDT

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of 2 million people. A WHO expert...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 09:03 AM PDT

Data Shows Flood of Opioids Across US, Many of Them Generics

Data Shows Flood of Opioids Across US, Many of Them Generics

The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills...

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 at 03:55 PM PDT

New Clues on Why Women's Alzheimer's Risk Differs From Men's

New Clues on Why Women's Alzheimer's Risk Differs From Men's

New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex. At the Alzheimer's Association...

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 at 05:04 PM PDT

Planned Parenthood President Forced Out After Only 8 Months

Planned Parenthood President Forced Out After Only 8 Months

The president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen, was ousted Tuesday after just eight months on the job as the organization faced unprecedented challenges related to its role as the leading abortion provider...

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 at 08:36 AM PDT

Altaire Eye Drops Recall Expands to CVS Stores

Altaire Eye Drops Recall Expands to CVS Stores

Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is expanding its voluntary recall of eye drops and eye ointments to those exclusively made for and sold at CVS following concerns the products may not be sterile, the U.S. Food and...

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