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Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 02:00 AM EDT

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...

Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 at 07:07 PM EDT

Kroger Issues Recall for Frozen Berry Products

Kroger Issues Recall for Frozen Berry Products

The Kroger Co. is recalling a Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. The berries are manufactured by Townsend...

Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 at 11:19 AM EDT

Scientists Feel Chill of Crackdown on Fetal Tissue Research

Scientists Feel Chill of Crackdown on Fetal Tissue Research

To save babies from brain-damaging birth defects, University of Pittsburgh scientist Carolyn Coyne studies placentas from fetuses that otherwise would be discarded — and she's worried this kind of research is...

Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 at 02:26 AM EDT

House Panel Highlights Risks Over Nuclear-Storage Stalemate

House Panel Highlights Risks Over Nuclear-Storage Stalemate

Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant was permanently closed in 2013, but the site remains home to 3.5 million pounds of nuclear waste that has nowhere else to go. Members of a House subcommittee...

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 12:34 PM EDT

5 Tips: Choosing the Right Sunscreen

5 Tips: Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Five things to think about when choosing the right sunscreen.

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 08:02 AM EDT

Schools Reckon With Social Stress: 'I'm on My Phone So Much'

Schools Reckon With Social Stress: 'I'm on My Phone So Much'

High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course,...

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 11:35 AM EDT

'Sell By' or What? US Pushes for Clarity on Expiration Dates

'Sell By' or What? US Pushes for Clarity on Expiration Dates

If milk is a few days past its "Sell By" date, is it safe to drink? U.S. regulators are urging food-makers to be more consistent with labeling terms like "Best By" and "Enjoy By" that cause confusion. By...

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 10:53 AM EDT

Study Suggests Dogs Feel Owners' Anxiety

Study Suggests Dogs Feel Owners' Anxiety

When dog owners go through a stressful period, they're not alone in feeling the pressure — their dogs feel it too, a new study suggests. Dog owners experiencing long bouts of stress can transfer it to their...

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 07:30 AM EDT

US Measles Count Tops 1,000 Cases as Surge Continues

US Measles Count Tops 1,000 Cases as Surge Continues

Health officials say this year's U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 illnesses. It's already the highest in 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count Wednesday, saying...

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 01:37 AM EDT

Opioid Maker Agrees to Pay $225M to Settle Federal Probes

Opioid Maker Agrees to Pay $225M to Settle Federal Probes

An opioid manufacturer has agreed to pay $225 million to resolve federal investigations into allegations that it paid kickbacks and used other illegal marketing tactics to sell a powerful fentanyl spray,...

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