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Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 11:28 AM EDT

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 07:48 AM EDT

Clinical Testing Begins on HIV Vaccine at UMass Worcester

Clinical Testing Begins on HIV Vaccine at UMass Worcester

Clinical testing is set to begin on a new HIV vaccine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 07:42 AM EDT

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 02:09 PM EDT

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 07:12 PM EDT

Mom Who Lost Son to Addiction Starts Awareness Program

Mom Who Lost Son to Addiction Starts Awareness Program

Nearly 2,000 people died from opioid overdoses in Massachusetts last year. An Easton mom, who lost her son to addiction, is making it her mission to keep anyone else from becoming a statistic.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 05:52 PM EDT

Texting Is a Real Pain in the Neck

Texting Is a Real Pain in the Neck

Your phone could be to blame for neck pain.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 05:33 PM EDT

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 02:51 PM EDT

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 08:55 AM EDT

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 08:20 AM EDT

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...

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