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Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 at 02:46 PM EDT

NY Attorney General to Investigate EpiPen Manufacturer

NY Attorney General to Investigate EpiPen Manufacturer

New York's top prosecutor said he is launching an antitrust investigation into the maker of the EpiPen. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday his office was opening the investigation into Mylan...

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 06:27 PM EDT

3 Common STDs Are Becoming Harder to Treat

3 Common STDs Are Becoming Harder to Treat

In the United States, drug-resistant gonorrhea is a public health problem of national concern. But untreatable gonorrhea isn't the only STD that has health officials worried, according to an NBC News report. E...

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 07:04 PM EDT

FDA Bans Antibacterials From Soaps

FDA Bans Antibacterials From Soaps

The federal government Friday banned more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers failed to show they are safe and kill germs. "We have no scientific evidence that they...

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 02:23 PM EDT

Obesity Rates Fall in Four States

Obesity Rates Fall in Four States

Obesity rates in Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio fell — the first time that any state has seen a decrease in the past decade, according to a report released Thursday, NBC News reported. For the majority...

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 11:28 PM EDT

Zika Found in Trapped Fla. Mosquitoes, 1st in US Mainland

Zika Found in Trapped Fla. Mosquitoes, 1st in US Mainland

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said 95 more trapped mosquitoes tested negative since the three local mosquitoes with Zika were found. Intensive trapping and testing continues. The...

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 12:52 PM EDT

Diamond of California Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Salmonella

Diamond of California Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Salmonella

Two macadamia nut products sold nationwide under the Diamond of California brand are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. Snyder's-Lance, Inc. said it was voluntarily recalling 4-ounce...

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 11:37 AM EDT

Mylan Fought Against Generic EpiPen: Documents

Mylan Fought Against Generic EpiPen: Documents

The CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of its own cheaper version of the EpiPen this week on the heels of a price hike uproar. But for years, Mylan and its business partners have fought fiercely...

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 12:41 PM EDT

Can Children Benefit From Probiotic Supplements?

Can Children Benefit From Probiotic Supplements?

Billed as "good for your guts," Dr. Karpovs says probiotics help restore normal bacteria in the body.

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 03:06 PM EDT

Orlando Theme Parks Offer Bug Spray to Ease Zika Fears

Orlando Theme Parks Offer Bug Spray to Ease Zika Fears

Florida's major theme parks are now offering free bug repellent to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus mount. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando on Sunday...

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 07:42 AM EDT

Mylan Launching Generic Version of EpiPen

Mylan Launching Generic Version of EpiPen

Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism mounts over the price of its injectable medicine. The company said Monday that its U.S. subsidiary will put out a generic version...

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