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Friday, Dec 28, 2018 at 05:56 AM CST

Newly FDA-Approved Children's Vaccine Protects Against 6 Diseases

Newly FDA-Approved Children's Vaccine Protects Against 6 Diseases

A new pediatric vaccine that immunizes children against six diseases was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, French pharmaceutical company Sanofi said Wednesday. Reuters reported that the...

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 08:52 PM CST

Ex-CEO of Insys to Plead Guilty in Major Opioid Case

Ex-CEO of Insys to Plead Guilty in Major Opioid Case

The former CEO of a drug company that produced a powerful and addictive painkiller containing fentanyl for cancer patients has agreed to plead guilty in connection with a scheme in which the firm's leaders...

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 07:18 PM CST

3,000+ NJ Patients Possibly Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

3,000+ NJ Patients Possibly Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

The New Jersey Department of Health says more than 3,000 patients at a surgery center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Officials say patients who had procedures done at the HealthPlus...

Monday, Dec 24, 2018 at 07:00 PM CST

Secret Santas: Charity Buys and Erases Past-Due Medical Debt

Secret Santas: Charity Buys and Erases Past-Due Medical Debt

Philip Sasser had a familiar, sinking feeling when he saw the yellow envelope in his mailbox. He figured it was another past-due medical bill, but it turned out to be quite the opposite. "I opened it up and it...

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 at 04:26 PM CST

FDA Says Teething Necklaces Should Be Avoided

FDA Says Teething Necklaces Should Be Avoided

The FDA issued a warning on Thursday to parents with teething babies: teething jewelry is dangerous. It can cause strangulation or choking. "There is no scientific information that teething necklaces are...

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at 07:37 AM CST

American Adults Getting Heavier, Staying the Same Height: CDC

American Adults Getting Heavier, Staying the Same Height: CDC

You don't need to hang the mistletoe higher but you might want to skip the holiday cookies. A new report released Thursday shows U.S. adults aren't getting any taller but they are still getting fatter. The...

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at 07:18 AM CST

Guns Kill Twice as Many Kids as Cancer Does, New Study Finds

Guns Kill Twice as Many Kids as Cancer Does, New Study Finds

A new study out Wednesday found that nearly twice as many children died from gun injuries in 2016 than from cancer, making guns the second-leading killer of children in the U.S., NBC News reported. Only car...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 05:29 PM CST

Getting Over 'Fortnite' Addiction

Getting Over 'Fortnite' Addiction

Parents of "Fortnite"-addicted players are being urged to set limits for the wildly popular third-person shooter video game and learn how to spot signs of gaming addiction in their child. 

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 02:51 AM CST

Calif. Doctor Arrested After 5 People Overdose on Opioids

Calif. Doctor Arrested After 5 People Overdose on Opioids

A doctor who owns an urgent care facility in Irvine was arrested Tuesday on charges of illegally distributing opioids, including to a man charged with running over and killing an off-duty Costa Mesa fire captain...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 07:48 AM CST

Unemployment, Income Affect Life Expectancy, Data Show

Unemployment, Income Affect Life Expectancy, Data Show

Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your...

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