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Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 05:49 PM CDT

Is the Keto Diet Safe? Everything You Need to Know

Is the Keto Diet Safe? Everything You Need to Know

An estimated 45 million Americans go on diets each year to improve their eating habits or lose weight. And while there's no shortage of diets to choose from, the latest weight-loss trend gaining an increasing...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 06:17 PM CDT

5-Year-Old Dies of Ebola as Outbreak Crosses Congo Border

5-Year-Old Dies of Ebola as Outbreak Crosses Congo Border

A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed...

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 04:48 PM CDT

Marijuana Health Claims Lure Patients as Science Catches Up

Marijuana Health Claims Lure Patients as Science Catches Up

Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing. At least...

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 02:09 AM CDT

Medical Pot Takes Hit When Weed Legal for All

Medical Pot Takes Hit When Weed Legal for All

When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 06:47 PM CDT

Medical Pot Laws No Answer for US Opioid Deaths, Study Finds

Medical Pot Laws No Answer for US Opioid Deaths, Study Finds

A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates. Researchers repeated an analysis that sparked...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 02:23 PM CDT

Sleeping With the TV on May Make You Gain Weight

Sleeping With the TV on May Make You Gain Weight

Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 02:16 PM CDT

Sleeping With Your TV on May Make You Gain Weight

Sleeping With Your TV on May Make You Gain Weight

Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests.

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 10:40 AM CDT

Tyson Recalls 190,757 Pounds of Chicken After Complaints From Schools

Tyson Recalls 190,757 Pounds of Chicken After Complaints From Schools

Tyson Foods, Inc. has recalled about 190,757 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fritter products across the country after three complaints from schools where hard plastic was found in a breaded chicken product, the...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 04:36 AM CDT

Chickenpox Vaccine Linked to Lower Rate of Shingles in Kids

Chickenpox Vaccine Linked to Lower Rate of Shingles in Kids

The chickenpox vaccine appears to offer benefits beyond keeping the childhood illness at bay: It may also significantly reduce a child’s risk of shingles, a large study released Monday finds. In the study,...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 01:00 AM CDT

California Lawmakers Agree to Health Benefits for Immigrants

California Lawmakers Agree to Health Benefits for Immigrants

California will become the first state to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal bastion continues to distance itself from President Donald...

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