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Friday, Jan 4, 2019 at 06:16 PM EST

Dieters Turn to 'Tea-Toxing'

Dieters Turn to 'Tea-Toxing'

"Tea-tox," one of the latest diet trends, involves pairing certain types of tea with light eating and exercise.

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 11:40 PM EST

Researchers Study Genetic Testing in Babies

Researchers Study Genetic Testing in Babies

A landmark study at Brigham and Women's Hospital is shedding new light on whether babies should undergo genetic testing.

Friday, Jan 4, 2019 at 06:09 AM EST

States Grapple With Setting Limits On Weed Use Behind Wheel

States Grapple With Setting Limits On Weed Use Behind Wheel

It used to be the stuff of stoner comedies and “Just Say No” campaigns. Today, marijuana is becoming mainstream as voters across the country approve ballot questions for legalization or medical use. In...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 02:46 PM EST

Phone Apps Could Monitor Depression, Mental Health in Teens

Phone Apps Could Monitor Depression, Mental Health in Teens

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 11:13 AM EST

More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Over Cancer Concerns

More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Over Cancer Concerns

Another drugmaker is recalling a medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure over concerns that tablets could be contaminated with a cancer-causing agent. Drug maker Aurobindo Pharma USA...

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 at 02:14 PM EST

Low Carb? Low Fat? What The Latest Dieting Studies Tell Us

Low Carb? Low Fat? What The Latest Dieting Studies Tell Us

Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you're planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you're sure to find a fierce debate online and among friends and family about how best to do...

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 at 12:10 AM EST

Judge Clears the Way for Appeal of Ruling Against Health Law

Judge Clears the Way for Appeal of Ruling Against Health Law

A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas who recently declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional has stayed his ruling to allow for appeals. That means "Obamacare" remains in effect while litigation...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 01:37 PM EST

Neb. Center Monitors American for Possible Ebola Exposure

Neb. Center Monitors American for Possible Ebola Exposure

An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in...

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 at 06:20 PM EST

Lawsuit Filed After Safety Issues Found at NJ Surgery Center

Lawsuit Filed After Safety Issues Found at NJ Surgery Center

State investigators say a New Jersey surgery center that may have exposed more than 3,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C used poor drug storage methods, an outdated infection control plan and...

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 at 06:56 AM EST

Newly FDA-Approved Children's Vaccine Protects Against 6 Diseases

Newly FDA-Approved Children's Vaccine Protects Against 6 Diseases

A new pediatric vaccine that immunizes children against six diseases was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, French pharmaceutical company Sanofi said Wednesday. Reuters reported that the...

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