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Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 08:08 AM CST

Washington is First State to Sue Monsanto Over PCB Pollution

Washington is First State to Sue Monsanto Over PCB Pollution

Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 09:20 AM CST

Coke Wants in on 'Foodie' Culture

Coke Wants in on 'Foodie' Culture

What beverage goes best with lobster rolls, a bagel sandwich stuffed with whitefish, or a bowl of ramen? Coke wants you to think of soda. Coca-Cola is trying to sell more of its flagship beverage by suggesting...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 08:18 AM CST

Life Expectancy Drops for Americans, Rates and Causes Climb

Life Expectancy Drops for Americans, Rates and Causes Climb

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 08:19 AM CST

Drug Overdoses Kill Record Number of Americans in 2015

Drug Overdoses Kill Record Number of Americans in 2015

More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever. The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 05:47 PM CST

Conjoined Twins Separated After 17-Hour Surgery in California

Conjoined Twins Separated After 17-Hour Surgery in California

Erika and Eva Sandoval will be able to share the uncanny connection twins are said to have, but a grueling 17-hour surgery has ensured that they can soon do that safely. The 2-year-old twins from Antelope,...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 09:28 PM CST

Bristol-Meyers Squibb to Pay $19.5M Over Abilify Marketing

Bristol-Meyers Squibb to Pay $19.5M Over Abilify Marketing

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will pay $19.5 million to settle allegations that it promoted the anti-psychotic drug Abilify for unapproved uses and misled doctors about its dangers, it was announced Thursday. Calif...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 08:13 AM CST

Teen Vaping Is Public Health Threat, Surgeon General Says

Teen Vaping Is Public Health Threat, Surgeon General Says

The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth. In a report being released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 07:33 PM CST

Pfizer Fined $100M for Epilepsy Drug Price Hike in UK

Pfizer Fined $100M for Epilepsy Drug Price Hike in UK

British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent. Pfiz...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 02:46 PM CST

Grooming Linked to Increased Risk of STIs: Study

Grooming Linked to Increased Risk of STIs: Study

Grooming pubic hair may be linked to an increased risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, according to a new study. The results did show participants who trimmed or shaved their pubic hair had a...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 05:34 AM CST

Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son

Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son

A bipartisan bill to speed government drug approvals and bolster biomedical research cleared its last procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday in an emotional moment for outgoing Vice President Joe Biden. The...

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