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Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 08:10 PM CDT

Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal Maker Hit With $8B Verdict

Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal Maker Hit With $8B Verdict

A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday awarded $8 billion in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson and one if its subsidiaries over a drug the companies made that the plaintiff's attorneys say is linked to the...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 11:45 AM CDT

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Cases Hit New Highs in US

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Cases Hit New Highs in US

U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year. More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia were reported last year. The infection rate rose 3 percent from...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:07 AM CDT

Calif. 1st to Allow Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Meds

Calif. 1st to Allow Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Meds

Pharmacists in California will be able to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor's prescription after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that supporters say will greatly reduce...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 07:54 PM CDT

Researchers Find E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer

Researchers Find E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer

E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 11:30 AM CDT

First Lady Calls For End of E-Cigarette Marketing To Youth

First Lady Calls For End of E-Cigarette Marketing To Youth

Melania Trump is calling on companies to stop marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying they're addictive and dangerous. The first lady - who has a 13-year-old son, Barron - says teenagers and young adults...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 01:07 PM CDT

2 Americans, 1 British Scientist Win Nobel Prize for Showing How Cells Sense Low Oxygen

2 Americans, 1 British Scientist Win Nobel Prize for Showing How Cells Sense Low Oxygen

Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 02:17 PM CDT

Victims, Families Gain Key Role in Purdue Bankruptcy Case

Victims, Families Gain Key Role in Purdue Bankruptcy Case

Victims of opioid addiction weren't in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys general to settle claims over the company's role in the nationwide overdose epidemic. Now...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 01:07 AM CDT

Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

Increasingly, health officials are using verbal autopsies — an interview in which a trained health worker asks a close relative or caretaker about a recently deceased person — and their computer algorithms...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 04:46 PM CDT

Clampdown on Vaping Could Send Users Back Toward Cigarettes

Clampdown on Vaping Could Send Users Back Toward Cigarettes

Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from deadly cigarettes. That promise...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 05:37 AM CDT

Study: Online Birth Control Pill Services Seem Safe to Use

Study: Online Birth Control Pill Services Seem Safe to Use

Online birth control services, which have grown in popularity in recent years, do a good job of screening women for health conditions that may become dangerous when taking birth control pills, according to a new...

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