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Monday, Jun 3, 2019 at 09:25 PM EDT

California Says Coffee Cancer Risk Insignificant

California Says Coffee Cancer Risk Insignificant

California officially gave its blessing to coffee Monday, declaring the beverage does not pose a "significant" cancer risk. The rule, proposed a year ago by regulators, means coffee won't have to carry ominous...

Monday, Jun 3, 2019 at 04:24 PM EDT

California Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma

California Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma

California on Monday became the latest state to sue the pharmaceutical company behind the painkiller OxyContin, alleging it falsely promoted the drug as not addictive even as it emerged as one of the most widely...

Monday, Jun 3, 2019 at 08:50 AM EDT

FDA Food Sampling Finds Contamination by 'Forever Chemicals'

FDA Food Sampling Finds Contamination by 'Forever Chemicals'

The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in...

Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 at 03:02 AM EDT

Perdue Recalls Over 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products

Perdue Recalls Over 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products

Perdue Farms, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has recalled 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products, including gluten-free chicken nuggets sold under their Perdue Simply Smart...

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 04:39 PM EDT

Judge Says Missouri Clinic Can Keep Providing Abortions

Judge Says Missouri Clinic Can Keep Providing Abortions

A judge issued an order Friday to keep Missouri's only abortion clinic operating over the objections of state health officials, delivering abortion-rights advocates a courtroom victory after a string of setbacks...

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 09:07 AM EDT

Companies Report Progress on Blood Tests to Detect Cancer

Companies Report Progress on Blood Tests to Detect Cancer

A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the disease. Grail...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 05:34 PM EDT

Louisiana's Democratic Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

Louisiana's Democratic Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

Louisiana's Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking...

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 06:21 AM EDT

NJ Sues Sackler Family Over Toll of Prescription Opioids

NJ Sues Sackler Family Over Toll of Prescription Opioids

New Jersey is suing eight members of the family that founded opioid drug maker Purdue Pharma over the lethal toll of the drugs. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the suit Thursday. He says the Sackler...

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 04:43 PM EDT

After Marine Son's Suicide, Fla. Woman Turns Grief Into Action for Struggling Vets

After Marine Son's Suicide, Fla. Woman Turns Grief Into Action for Struggling Vets

When a South Florida mother lost her Marine son to suicide six years ago, she made it her life's mission to help other veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and in the process, has taken on the...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 07:21 PM EDT

Louisiana Passes Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

Louisiana Passes Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

The Louisiana House of Representatives passed an abortion ban on a 79-23 vote Wednesday that would prohibit women from terminating a pregnancy once a fetal heartbeat has been detected, NBC News reports....

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