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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 01:06 PM EST

Abortions in US at Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade: Survey

Abortions in US at Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade: Survey

Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974....

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 08:05 PM EST

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use

Marijuana use may help with chronic pain and nausea, but a new study says there are also negative consequences for young children and those at risk for certain mental illnesses. Experts from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reviewed all research on marijuana published since 1999 to find who should smoke and who shouldn't.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 10:25 AM EST

Ziploc Freezer Bags Help Premature Babies Stay Warm: Study

Ziploc Freezer Bags Help Premature Babies Stay Warm: Study

Nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texas Health Fort Worth developed a program to keep fragile babies warmer. It has led to a decrease of very low birth weight babies being admitted to the NICU...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:42 AM EST

CVS Puts Out Cheaper Generic Competitor to EpiPen

CVS Puts Out Cheaper Generic Competitor to EpiPen

CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan's EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its...

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 04:17 PM EST

Trump Asks Vaccination Skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccination Safety Commission

Trump Asks Vaccination Skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccination Safety Commission

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a vocal vaccination skeptic, said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump has asked him to "chair a commission on vaccination safety and scientific integrity" and that he has accepted....

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 08:46 AM EST

Holiday Twinkies, Palmer Candy Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Holiday Twinkies, Palmer Candy Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Hostess Brands and Palmer Candy Company have recalled holiday-themed sweets over concern the desserts may be contaminated with the harmful Salmonella bacteria. Hostess Brands recalled its Holiday White...

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 10:47 PM EST

Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide

Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide

Twelve states are reporting widespread flu activity as the United States slide into flu season at the start of the year. The Centers for Disease Control say flu activity is higher this season compared to last year.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 07:47 AM EST

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

Fewer Americans are dying of cancer. The latest numbers from the American Cancer Society show a 25 percent drop in cancer deaths since 1991, the peak year for cancer deaths, NBC News reported. Cancer rates are...

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 08:05 AM EST

GOP House Panel: Halt Federal Money for Planned Parenthood

GOP House Panel: Halt Federal Money for Planned Parenthood

A Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research has urged Congress to halt federal payments to the women's health organization. Democrats said the...

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 09:05 AM EST

Peanut-Based Foods Help Babies Prevent Allergies: NIH

Peanut-Based Foods Help Babies Prevent Allergies: NIH

Peanut allergies are a big problem for many kids and their families, but new guidelines published could help protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy. Feeding...

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