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Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 01:23 PM EDT

A Look at Fast Food Restaurants Serving Up Plant-Based Meat

A Look at Fast Food Restaurants Serving Up Plant-Based Meat

A number of fast-food chains have introduced plant-based meat alternatives in recent months, partnering with meatless companies Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods. They are reacting to consumers' increased...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 05:23 PM EDT

'A Direct, Toxic Chemical Injury': What Vaping Does to Lungs

'A Direct, Toxic Chemical Injury': What Vaping Does to Lungs

Toxic chemical burns may be behind the hundreds of vaping-linked illnesses spiking across the country, according to new images of lung tissue taken from people who got sick after vaping, NBC News reports. The...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 01:14 AM EDT

Johnson & Johnson Settles With 2 Ohio Counties Over Opioids

Johnson & Johnson Settles With 2 Ohio Counties Over Opioids

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced it had reached an agreement worth more than $20 million with two Ohio counties, becoming the latest company to settle a lawsuit to get out of the first federal trial...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 08:15 AM EDT

3rd Person Dies of EEE in Connecticut; 4th Human Case Confirmed

3rd Person Dies of EEE in Connecticut; 4th Human Case Confirmed

A third person has died of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Connecticut this season, officials from the Connecticut Agriculture Station said Tuesday.

Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 09:04 PM EDT

How Risky Is Eating Red Meat? New Papers Provoke Controversy

How Risky Is Eating Red Meat? New Papers Provoke Controversy

Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a...

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 12:17 PM EDT

Rite-Aid, Walgreens Join CVS in Pulling Zantac From Shelves

Rite-Aid, Walgreens Join CVS in Pulling Zantac From Shelves

Rite-Aid and Walgreens have joined CVS in halting the sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and its generic store brand after warnings by U.S. health regulators. It's the latest precautionary move by...

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 06:12 PM EDT

Can Washington Deliver on Drug Costs Amid Impeachment Probe?

Can Washington Deliver on Drug Costs Amid Impeachment Probe?

Major legislation to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of people may get sidelined now that House Democrats have begun an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Proposals had been moving in...

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 08:11 PM EDT

Tests Show Bootleg Marijuana Vapes Tainted With Hydrogen Cyanide

Tests Show Bootleg Marijuana Vapes Tainted With Hydrogen Cyanide

The soaring popularity of vaping products — both legal and knock-offs — is fueling a public health crisis that has vexed the medical community, NBC News reports. Some 12 people have died from mysterious lung...

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 06:07 AM EDT

UK Embraces E-Cigarettes; US Cautious Amid Vaping Illness

UK Embraces E-Cigarettes; US Cautious Amid Vaping Illness

While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. The Royal College of Physicians explicitly tells doctors to...

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 05:13 PM EDT

US Probe of Vaping Illnesses Focuses on THC From Marijuana

US Probe of Vaping Illnesses Focuses on THC From Marijuana

U.S. health officials said Friday that their investigation into an outbreak of severe vaping-related illnesses is increasingly focused on products that contain the marijuana compound THC. Most of the 800 people...

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