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Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 05:31 AM CST

Engineered Pink Pineapple Safe to Sell: FDA

Engineered Pink Pineapple Safe to Sell: FDA

A strain of pineapple genetically engineered to be pink instead of yellow got the go-ahead from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. The pink pineapple, made by Del Monte Fresh Produce,...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 12:48 PM CST

Huff, Puff and Explode: E-cigarette Fires, Injuries on Rise

Huff, Puff and Explode: E-cigarette Fires, Injuries on Rise

Katrina Williams wanted a safer alternative to smoking, and e-cigarettes seemed to be the answer until the day one exploded in her pocket as she drove home from a beauty salon. "It was like a firecracker" as it...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 10:08 AM CST

Where You Live Determines What Kills You

Where You Live Determines What Kills You

A new analysis by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows a county-by-county breakdown of what kills people in the U.S., NBC News reported. Drug overdoses shot up 1,000 percent since 1980 in...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 05:51 AM CST

Fewer Teens Drink or Use Illegal Drugs Now

Fewer Teens Drink or Use Illegal Drugs Now

Fewer American teenagers are using illegal drugs or drinking alcohol, researchers said. Rates are at a record low for eighth-graders, the team at the University of Michigan and the National Institutes of...

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 06:38 PM CST

Obama Signs Bill Boosting Spending on Cancer Research

Obama Signs Bill Boosting Spending on Cancer Research

On a "bittersweet day" that brought back memories of loved ones lost, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse. Obama signed...

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 05:04 PM CST

Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act

Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act increases funding for medical research and hopes to speed approval of experimental treatments.

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 12:50 PM CST

Oklahoma May Require Restroom Signs in Anti-Abortion Effort

Oklahoma May Require Restroom Signs in Anti-Abortion Effort

Oklahoma plans to force hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants and public schools to post signs inside public restrooms directing pregnant women where to receive services as part of an effort to reduce abortions...

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 06:34 AM CST

NJ Clinical Lab Hack Exposes Personal Health Info of 34,000

NJ Clinical Lab Hack Exposes Personal Health Info of 34,000

Quest Diagnostics announced Monday that it is investigating an unauthorized third-party intrusion into an internet application on its network. In a statement released Monday, the company said the data accessed...

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 09:14 AM CST

97-Year-Old Still Running Strong

97-Year-Old Still Running Strong

World War II veteran Albert Booth is still running marathons at age 97 and has no plans of slowing down.

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 05:49 AM CST

Bill Murray, President Obama Talk Cubs, Sox at White House

Bill Murray, President Obama Talk Cubs, Sox at White House

A Cubs fan and a Sox fan walk into the Oval Office… to talk about health care?

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