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Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 06:07 AM CDT

New FDA Campaign Hopes to Scare Teens Away From E-Cigarettes

New FDA Campaign Hopes to Scare Teens Away From E-Cigarettes

The federal government is hoping it can scare American teens away from e-cigarette use. The Food and Drug Administration is rolling out a new campaign of videos aimed at graphically illustrating the dangers of...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 08:43 AM CDT

Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy May Help

Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy May Help

Virtual reality therapy is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. Equipment is lighter and more affordable, with tech advances spilling over from the gaming industry to help people fight...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 11:05 AM CDT

2 Million US Teens Are Vaping Marijuana, Survey Finds

2 Million US Teens Are Vaping Marijuana, Survey Finds

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 11:38 AM CDT

Watchdog: Foster Kids Are Overprescribed Psych Drugs

Watchdog: Foster Kids Are Overprescribed Psych Drugs

Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have...

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 09:37 AM CDT

Puerto Rican Government Abandons Bottled Water, Citing Taste

Puerto Rican Government Abandons Bottled Water, Citing Taste

Puerto Rican government officials resorted to mass finger-pointing after CBS News recently reported that thousands of water bottles were abandoned on the taxiway of a naval base in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. In a...

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 at 09:58 AM CDT

Officials Report Hepatitis A Case at Mich. Renaissance Fest

Officials Report Hepatitis A Case at Mich. Renaissance Fest

Health officials say a person who attended the Michigan Renaissance Festival this month was ill with hepatitis A and they're recommending that anyone who may have been exposed get vaccinated.

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 03:00 PM CDT

New Blood Test Can Reveal Your Internal Body Clock

New Blood Test Can Reveal Your Internal Body Clock

Your internal body clock could someday be the key to fighting disease. Northwestern researchers have a new blood test that can tell doctors what your internal body clock is so they can tailor treatments. 

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 11:14 AM CDT

Active Shooter Study: Semi-Automatic Rifles Deadlier

Active Shooter Study: Semi-Automatic Rifles Deadlier

Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 09:20 AM CDT

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

New research shows that about one-third of doctors who prescribed opioids in the buildup to the opioid overdose epidemic gave no reason for doing so, according to NBC News. In 29 percent of cases between...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 01:37 AM CDT

GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End 'Obamacare'

GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End 'Obamacare'

Arizona's new senator says he'd vote to repeal the nation's health care law. That's one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the...

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