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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 07:15 AM CST

'Addiction Is Not a Character Flaw': Surgeon General Report

'Addiction Is Not a Character Flaw': Surgeon General Report

In what may be his last significant act as President Barack Obama's surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy released a report Thursday calling for a major cultural shift in the way Americans view drug and alcohol...

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 02:19 PM CST

Major Grated Cheese Brands Hit by Nationwide Recall

Major Grated Cheese Brands Hit by Nationwide Recall

Fears of salmonella contamination have led to the recall of major grated cheese brands nationwide. 4C Food Corp. has voluntarily recalled its 4C Grated Cheese, Homestyle Grated Cheese and Cento Grated...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 09:34 AM CST

Food Advocates Fear Trump Could Scrap Healthy School Lunches

Food Advocates Fear Trump Could Scrap Healthy School Lunches

Will President-elect Donald Trump remake school lunches into his fast-food favorites of burgers and fried chicken? Children grumbling about healthier school meal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 09:26 AM CST

US Prisons Fight Opioids With Injections

US Prisons Fight Opioids With Injections

U.S. prisons are experimenting with a high-priced monthly injection that could help addicted inmates stay off opioids after they are released, but skeptics question its effectiveness and say the manufacturer has...

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 05:59 AM CST

Women Anxious About Future of Contraception Under Trump

Women Anxious About Future of Contraception Under Trump

More women are asking Planned Parenthood workers about access to birth control and other health care since Donald Trump was elected president, according to the organization's chief medical officer. Some women...

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 06:15 AM CST

Still Fighting: Vietnam Vets Seek Help for Rare Cancer

Still Fighting: Vietnam Vets Seek Help for Rare Cancer

They were the lucky ones who managed to make it home from Vietnam. Now, a half-century later, some veterans are finding out they, too, are victims of the war. The enemy is a known killer in parts of Asia:...

Friday, Oct 28, 2016 at 08:58 AM CDT

Baby Powder Lawsuit: Woman Awarded More Than $70M

Baby Powder Lawsuit: Woman Awarded More Than $70M

A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about...

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 at 09:31 AM CDT

Children With 3-Way DNA Are Healthy: Study

Children With 3-Way DNA Are Healthy: Study

More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor. Now researchers have checked up on how the babies are...

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 02:05 PM CDT

Experts Hope Mosquito-Borne Bacteria Can Beat Zika Virus

Experts Hope Mosquito-Borne Bacteria Can Beat Zika Virus

Researchers are trying to infect mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia with a type of bacteria that could prevent them from spreading the Zika virus and other dangerous diseases. British and American governments are...

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 01:38 PM CDT

FDA Steps Up Warnings About Testosterone Use

FDA Steps Up Warnings About Testosterone Use

The FDA announced Tuesday that it is increasing warnings against testosterone and other steroids, NBC News reported. In addition to existing concerns about personality changes and other health issues, the drugs...

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