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Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 10:55 PM EST

Juul Halts Store Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul Halts Store Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

The nation's leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The move by Juul Labs Inc. comes ahead of an expected U.S. government crackdown on underage sales of flavored...

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 07:01 PM EST

Former Health Agent Charged with Forging Inspections

Former Health Agent Charged with Forging Inspections

Police say a former health agent in Massachusetts forged inspection reports for nearly a dozen restaurants.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 12:53 PM EST

FDA Gives 2 Years to Purge Six Artificial Flavors From Food

FDA Gives 2 Years to Purge Six Artificial Flavors From Food

New flavors, sweeteners and other ingredients can go through an FDA petition process to be approved as food additives. But another option lets manufacturers deem their own ingredients to be "generally recognized...

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 02:37 PM EST

Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul said it will stop selling most of its flavored nicotine pods for its e-cigarettes in retail stores — though only temporarily — as it tries to appease federal regulators who have ordered the company to help...

Monday, Nov 12, 2018 at 09:34 AM EST

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's...

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 08:02 PM EST

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements,...

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 11:27 PM EST

Case of Measles Confirmed in Lowell, Mass.

Case of Measles Confirmed in Lowell, Mass.

A case of measles was identified in a pediatric patient who visited the Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) in Lowell, Mass. on Nov. 8, officials confirm. The Lowell CHC is working with the Lowell...

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 08:36 AM EST

Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through...

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 01:01 AM EST

FDA Plans Limits on Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes: Report

FDA Plans Limits on Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes: Report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to require strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among...

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 09:28 PM EST

Surgeon Mistakes Woman's Kidney for Tumor During Back Surgery, Removes It

Surgeon Mistakes Woman's Kidney for Tumor During Back Surgery, Removes It

A Florida surgeon removed a woman's healthy kidney while she was undergoing back surgery because he believed the vital organ was a cancerous tumor.

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