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Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 06:03 PM EDT

European Space Agency Records Amazon Air Pollution

European Space Agency Records Amazon Air Pollution

New satellite images published Monday by the European Space Agency show an increase in air pollution in the Brazilian Amazon while fires burned in the region last month. Several maps showed more carbon monoxide...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 04:12 PM EDT

Person Dies of EEE in Rhode Island for First Time Since 2007

Person Dies of EEE in Rhode Island for First Time Since 2007

A person has died from eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, on Sunday in Rhode Island, state officials announced Monday. It's the state's first EEE death in over a decade. The patient, a West Warwick resident...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 02:45 PM EDT

Americans Love Snacks. What Does That Mean for Their Health?

Americans Love Snacks. What Does That Mean for Their Health?

Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in recent decades, and...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 07:19 AM EDT

Purdue Pharma Says Settlement Talks in Opioid Cases Not Over

Purdue Pharma Says Settlement Talks in Opioid Cases Not Over

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and lawyers representing local governments both said Sunday that they're interested in continuing negotiations to settle lawsuits over the toll of the opioid crisis a day after two...

Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 at 10:39 PM EDT

Share of Women Seeking Out-of-State Abortions Increases

Share of Women Seeking Out-of-State Abortions Increases

At a routine ultrasound when she was five months pregnant, Hevan Lunsford began to panic when the technician took longer than normal, then told her she would need to see a specialist. Lunsford, a nurse in...

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 at 07:35 PM EDT

NY Gov. Urges Halt to All Vaping Amid Lung Disease Outbreak

NY Gov. Urges Halt to All Vaping Amid Lung Disease Outbreak

New York's governor says state health officials are preparing to urge people to stop vaping. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the state's health department will issue guidance this weekend echoing recent federal...

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 at 10:27 PM EDT

Opioid Maker Purdue to File for Bankruptcy: Email

Opioid Maker Purdue to File for Bankruptcy: Email

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is expected to file for bankruptcy after settlement talks over the nation's deadly overdose crisis hit an impasse, attorneys general involved in the talks said Saturday. The...

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 06:53 PM EDT

EEE's Dangers All Too Real for NH Family of Woman Who Died in 2005

EEE's Dangers All Too Real for NH Family of Woman Who Died in 2005

With the threat of the mosquito-borne virus EEE on the rise in communities across New England — two more human cases were announced in Massachusetts Friday — one family is sharing their story about just how real...

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 06:36 PM EDT

New Low-Cost Epinephrine Options Available

New Low-Cost Epinephrine Options Available

There's an shortage of EpiPens right now but for those who are in dire need of them, generic brands may be easier to get.

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 at 11:34 PM EDT

EEE: Girl, 5, in Critical Condition as 2 More Test Positive

EEE: Girl, 5, in Critical Condition as 2 More Test Positive

A 5-year-old girl in Sudbury, Massachusetts, is in critical condition after testing positive for eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, town officials said Friday, after state health officials announced two...

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