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Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 03:42 PM EDT

Texas Lawmakers Want to Protect Families Wrongly Accused of Child Abuse

Texas Lawmakers Want to Protect Families Wrongly Accused of Child Abuse

Texas lawmakers are calling for stronger safeguards in the state’s child welfare system after an NBC News and Houston Chronicle investigation found children had been taken from their parents based on disputed...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 12:58 PM EDT

Health Officials: It's Time to Give Flu Vaccine Another Shot

Health Officials: It's Time to Give Flu Vaccine Another Shot

The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday not to delay vaccination. While the vaccine didn't offer much...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 08:35 AM EDT

What We Know (and Don’t) About Juul, Teen Vaping and Illness

What We Know (and Don’t) About Juul, Teen Vaping and Illness

An outbreak of vaping illnesses. A surge in teens using electronic cigarettes. They’re often spoken of in the same urgent breath, but it’s not clear how — or even if — they are connected. Following a shakeup at...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 10:48 AM EDT

Birth Control May Influence Stress, Sexual Attraction, Researcher Finds

Birth Control May Influence Stress, Sexual Attraction, Researcher Finds

A new book from a Texas professor casts new light on the impact of the pill. "This is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones and the Law of Unintended Consequences" suggests that...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 06:13 AM EDT

High-Flying Marijuana Vapes Take Hit From Health Scare

High-Flying Marijuana Vapes Take Hit From Health Scare

Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 04:40 AM EDT

Scientists Search for Opioid Alternatives Inside Native Texas Plant

Scientists Search for Opioid Alternatives Inside Native Texas Plant

Could the answer to our nation's opioid epidemic be hidden in the open fields of North Texas? Researchers in Denton say they've discovered a plant, native to Texas, that has the same pain relieving properties...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 05:41 PM EDT

UPDATE: Mass. Health Officials Give New Info on EEE-Related Deaths

UPDATE: Mass. Health Officials Give New Info on EEE-Related Deaths

A fourth person this year has died from EEE in Massachusetts, health officials announced Wednesday. A man in his 70s from Worcester County died from the mosquito-borne illness, according to the Massachusetts...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 04:31 PM EDT

Rhode Island Gov. Signs Executive Order Banning Flavored Vaping Products

Rhode Island Gov. Signs Executive Order Banning Flavored Vaping Products

Rhode Island's governor has signed an executive order barring the sale of flavored vaping products throughout the state. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday said the flavored products are aimed at...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 03:25 PM EDT

Juul to End E-Cigarette Ads and Lobbying; CEO Steps Down

Juul to End E-Cigarette Ads and Lobbying; CEO Steps Down

The nation's largest e-cigarette maker will stop advertising its devices in the U.S. and replace its chief executive as mysterious breathing illnesses and an explosion in teen vaping have triggered efforts to...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 06:57 AM EDT

A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

Americans' diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there's still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest...

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