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Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 12:28 AM EDT

EPA Broke Law, Ignored Science on Harmful Pesticide: Court

EPA Broke Law, Ignored Science on Harmful Pesticide: Court

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 02:21 PM EDT

Doctors Told of Patient's Fatal Overdose Prescribe Fewer Opioids, Study Says

Doctors Told of Patient's Fatal Overdose Prescribe Fewer Opioids, Study Says

In a novel experiment, doctors got a letter from the medical examiner's office telling them of their patient's fatal overdose. The response: They started prescribing fewer opioids. Other doctors, whose patients...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 01:10 PM EDT

Amazon Has Plans to Open Its Own Health Clinics for Seattle Employees

Amazon Has Plans to Open Its Own Health Clinics for Seattle Employees

Amazon's ambitious plan to bring down the costs of health care is getting an early test in a familiar place: its Seattle headquarters. The company is in internal discussions to open primary care clinics in its...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 11:52 AM EDT

CVS Health Nasal Sprays Recalled Due to Contamination

CVS Health Nasal Sprays Recalled Due to Contamination

Certain bottles of CVS Health’s 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist have been recalled after they were found to have had a microbiological contamination, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:33 PM EDT

Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Reduces Risk of C-Sections: Study

Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Reduces Risk of C-Sections: Study

Inducing healthy first-time mothers at 39-weeks pregnant instead of waiting for them to go into labor does not raise the risk of a cesarean delivery, according to a new study. In fact, it lowers it. The results...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 03:22 PM EDT

Mom Fails Drug Test After Eating Poppy Seed Bagel

Mom Fails Drug Test After Eating Poppy Seed Bagel

Some of you may remember the claim that when you eat poppy seeds, your drug test comes back positive. One Maryland woman paid the price for her breakfast choice the morning her daughter was born. WBAL's Theo...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 07:38 PM EDT

Study: Inducing Labor Reduces Rate of C-Sections

Study: Inducing Labor Reduces Rate of C-Sections

A newly-released study in New England Journal of Medicine found inducing women with healthy pregnancies at 39 weeks actually reduces the rate of C-sections, which sometimes carry life-threatening risks for...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 05:56 AM EDT

Could EPA Proposal Lead to New Uses for Asbestos?

Could EPA Proposal Lead to New Uses for Asbestos?

Decades-old research has identified asbestos as a dangerous carcinogen, but the Environmental Protection Agency is now proposing a framework that could allow new uses for the toxic chemical in manufacturing, NBC...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 01:17 PM EDT

Experts Question Benefits of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

Experts Question Benefits of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. Most toothpastes already contain fluoride....

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 01:20 PM EDT

Healthier School Lunches for Your Kids

Healthier School Lunches for Your Kids

The start of school is just around the corner. Dr. Lauren Fiechtner from Massachusetts General Hospital explains how parents can pack a healthy lunch for their students which they will enjoy.

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