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Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 08:27 AM EST

Amid Measles Outbreak, People Are Getting Long-Delayed Vaccines

Amid Measles Outbreak, People Are Getting Long-Delayed Vaccines

People, including some teenagers, are getting their first vaccinations amid a measles outbreak in 10 states, NBC News reported. Eighteen-year-old Mayci from Augusta, Georgia, said her mother raised her to...

Monday, Feb 11, 2019 at 01:34 PM EST

CDC Blames Spike in Teen Tobacco Use on Vaping

CDC Blames Spike in Teen Tobacco Use on Vaping

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is blaming nicotine vaping devices like Juul for single-handedly driving a spike in tobacco use among teens, threatening to erase years of progress curbing youth...

Monday, Feb 11, 2019 at 01:12 PM EST

FDA Cracks Down on Illegal Marketing of Dietary Supplements

FDA Cracks Down on Illegal Marketing of Dietary Supplements

Federal officials are sending warning letters and advisories to manufacturers of supplements which claim the products can treat diseases like Alzheimer's, cancer and diabetes, NBC News reported. Among the...

Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 at 11:58 AM EST

Washington Lawmakers Weigh Vaccine Bill Amid Outbreak

Washington Lawmakers Weigh Vaccine Bill Amid Outbreak

Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophi...

Friday, Feb 8, 2019 at 06:10 PM EST

Telling the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu

Telling the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu

Have you been sick this winter? If you're wondering if it's the cold or something more serious like the flu, Consumer Reports breaks down the differences.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 at 09:57 PM EST

Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Louisiana from enforcing a law that women's groups said would leave only a single doctor legally allowed to perform abortions in the state. By a 5-4 vote, the court...

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 at 12:23 PM EST

Tests Suggest Scientists Achieved 1st Gene Editing in the Body

Tests Suggest Scientists Achieved 1st Gene Editing in the Body

Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it's too soon to know if this will help. Preliminary results suggest...

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 at 06:38 PM EST

US Attorney in Philadelphia Sues Over Safe Injection Site

US Attorney in Philadelphia Sues Over Safe Injection Site

The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening the nation's first supervised drug injection site to address the city's opioid problem.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 at 04:35 PM EST

Sex and Meds: 14 Charged With Running Philly 'Pill Mills'

Sex and Meds: 14 Charged With Running Philly 'Pill Mills'

A Philadelphia doctor with a suspended medical license used his colleague as a go-between to get prescription drugs so he could exchange them for sex, the United States Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. T...

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 at 07:28 AM EST

Trump Plan to Stop HIV Epidemic Targets High-Infection Areas

Trump Plan to Stop HIV Epidemic Targets High-Infection Areas

President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to people at risk. Briefing...

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