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Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 04:42 AM CDT

Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

Deep within President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. It's...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 01:58 PM CDT

Lettuce Named as Likely Culprit in 11-State E. Coli Outbreak

Lettuce Named as Likely Culprit in 11-State E. Coli Outbreak

Health investigators have identified chopped romaine lettuce from Arizona as the probable culprit of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened people in 11 states, including Illinois.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 10:28 AM CDT

FDA Works to Pull Concentrated Caffeine Products off Shelves

FDA Works to Pull Concentrated Caffeine Products off Shelves

The Food and Drug Administration Friday declared concentrated, bulk caffeine products illegal and said it would act to get them off the shelves. "These products present a significant public health threat...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 06:42 AM CDT

Closing Time? Study Says Limit Alcohol to 1 Drink a Day

Closing Time? Study Says Limit Alcohol to 1 Drink a Day

Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. The...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 01:09 PM CDT

In Opioid Epidemic, Some Cities Strain to Afford OD Antidote

In Opioid Epidemic, Some Cities Strain to Afford OD Antidote

Cities like Baltimore are feeling the financial squeeze as they rely on naloxone to try and counteract rising overdose rates. Some hard-hit communities across the country are struggling to pay for dosages...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 04:33 PM CDT

Risk of Zika Infection Through Sex May Last Only a Month

Risk of Zika Infection Through Sex May Last Only a Month

Signs of Zika infection can be seen in semen for as long as nine months, but the risk of sexual transmission appears to end in one month, according to a study published Wednesday. The study suggests health...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 01:51 PM CDT

Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing rebates...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 07:55 AM CDT

2018's 'Dirty Dozen': How Much Pesticide Is in Your Produce?

The Environmental Working Group has just put out its annual "Dirty Dozen" report,...View gallery

  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Celery
Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 07:20 AM CDT

Fake Pot Likely Tainted With Rat Poison Kills 3, Sickens 100

Fake Pot Likely Tainted With Rat Poison Kills 3, Sickens 100

Fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three people in Illinois and caused severe bleeding in more than 100 others, including a few in four other states. The federal Centers for Disease...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 06:54 AM CDT

More Organic Than Thou? Rebel Farmers Create New Food Label

More Organic Than Thou? Rebel Farmers Create New Food Label

Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer — and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of...

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