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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:13 AM EST

Big Tobacco's Anti-Smoking Ads Begin After Decade of Delay

Big Tobacco's Anti-Smoking Ads Begin After Decade of Delay

Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend - but not by choice. Under court order, the tobacco industry for the first time will be...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 06:17 PM EST

Working to Prevent Weight Discrimination

Working to Prevent Weight Discrimination

The vast majority of overweight children have been teased about their weight. Doctors are weighing in on ways to reduce such discrimination.

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 02:37 PM EST

Opioids Haunt Users' Recovery: 'It Never Really Leaves You'

Opioids Haunt Users' Recovery: 'It Never Really Leaves You'

Businessman Kyle Graves shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit. Ex-trucker Jeff McCoy threatened to blow his brains out if his mother didn't hand over his fentanyl...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 09:53 AM EST

More Consumers Finding Free or Cheap 'Obamacare' Coverage

More Consumers Finding Free or Cheap 'Obamacare' Coverage

Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 07:06 PM EST

Trump Promises Americans 'Huge Tax Cut' for Christmas

Trump Promises Americans 'Huge Tax Cut' for Christmas

President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027. Speaking...

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 at 07:07 PM EST

White House: True Cost of Opioid Epidemic Tops $500 Billion

White House: True Cost of Opioid Epidemic Tops $500 Billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the...

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 at 06:54 PM EST

CTE Turned Ex-NFL Star From Top Lawyer to ‘Other Person'

CTE Turned Ex-NFL Star From Top Lawyer to ‘Other Person'

After completing an NFL career that included two Super Bowls, Fred McNeill got an advanced law degree and practiced law. But within just a few years, he began to fall apart, losing his temper, losing his memory...

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 at 11:03 PM EST

No Correlation Between Mental Health, Mass Shooting: Experts

No Correlation Between Mental Health, Mass Shooting: Experts

Kevin Neal’s family knew he was mentally ill, but they never thought he would kill five people and attack an elementary school in rural northern California. But Neal committed both those acts on Tuesday, and it...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:26 PM EST

Owning a Dog May Help You Live Longer: Swedish Scientists

Owning a Dog May Help You Live Longer: Swedish Scientists

According to a new study in Sweden, owning a dog could help you live longer. Scientists followed more than 3 million adults for 12 years.

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 06:06 PM EST

Puerto Rican Puppies Brought to NH Have Contagious Infection

Puerto Rican Puppies Brought to NH Have Contagious Infection

A group of dogs rescued from Puerto Rico and brought to New Hampshire have fallen ill, and now state health officials have a warning for residents who may have contracted the bacterial infection.

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