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Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 08:06 PM EST

Wakefield Barbershop Helps People Struggling With Addiction

Wakefield Barbershop Helps People Struggling With Addiction

Over The Top Barbershop in Wakefield, Massachusetts, is where you go to get the best fade or a fresh lineup. "I still have customers back in Springfield that drive an hour, two hours, to come and see me," said...

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 05:35 PM EST

E-Cigs Outperform Patches and Gums in Quit-Smoking Study

E-Cigs Outperform Patches and Gums in Quit-Smoking Study

A major new study provides the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes, with e-cigarettes proving nearly twice as effective as nicotine gums and patches. The British research,...

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM EST

Food Industry Sway Over Public Health Gets New Scrutiny

Food Industry Sway Over Public Health Gets New Scrutiny

The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar. There was one problem for the organization. Coca-Cola was a funder. The...

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 06:22 PM EST

Israeli Co. That Claims Cancer Cure Faces Years of Testing

Israeli Co. That Claims Cancer Cure Faces Years of Testing

An Israeli biotech company said preliminary research on mice gives it hope of developing a cancer cure “within a year’s time” — but it still has years of testing ahead of it before it could get U.S. approval...

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 09:39 AM EST

Research Team Targets Diseases With Mosquito Birth Control

Research Team Targets Diseases With Mosquito Birth Control

Researchers at the University of Arizona are studying birth control for mosquitos in an effort to decrease the rate of mosquito-borne diseases transmitted to humans. 

Monday, Jan 28, 2019 at 07:04 PM EST

Drug Firm Founder Heads to Trial Over Opioid Bribes Scheme

Drug Firm Founder Heads to Trial Over Opioid Bribes Scheme

The wealthy founder of a drug company plotted to bribe doctors across the country to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray in order to outshine competitors and line his own pockets, a federal prosecutor...

Monday, Jan 28, 2019 at 07:39 AM EST

Feds Tackle Opioid Epidemic, But Is It Helping?

Feds Tackle Opioid Epidemic, But Is It Helping?

President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and urged prosecutors to seek the death penalty against drug dealers. Congress has provided targeted grants for...

Monday, Jan 28, 2019 at 04:26 AM EST

Trump Rollbacks for Fossil Fuel Industries Carry Steep Cost

Trump Rollbacks for Fossil Fuel Industries Carry Steep Cost

As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more...

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 at 09:38 AM EST

Measles Outbreak Grows in Northwest US, 31 Cases Reported

Measles Outbreak Grows in Northwest US, 31 Cases Reported

The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. "hot spot." Public...

Friday, Jan 25, 2019 at 01:39 PM EST

Families Hoping for Justice From Prescription Bribes Trial

Families Hoping for Justice From Prescription Bribes Trial

Drug company executives weren't satisfied with sales for their powerful painkiller, so they devised a plan, prosecutors say: Offer cash to doctors in exchange for prescriptions. Soon, the highly addictive...

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