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Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 06:49 AM EST

Bill Murray, President Obama Talk Cubs, Sox at White House

Bill Murray, President Obama Talk Cubs, Sox at White House

A Cubs fan and a Sox fan walk into the Oval Office… to talk about health care?

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 09:08 AM EST

Washington is First State to Sue Monsanto Over PCB Pollution

Washington is First State to Sue Monsanto Over PCB Pollution

Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 10:20 AM EST

Coke Wants in on 'Foodie' Culture

Coke Wants in on 'Foodie' Culture

What beverage goes best with lobster rolls, a bagel sandwich stuffed with whitefish, or a bowl of ramen? Coke wants you to think of soda. Coca-Cola is trying to sell more of its flagship beverage by suggesting...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 09:18 AM EST

Life Expectancy Drops for Americans, Rates and Causes Climb

Life Expectancy Drops for Americans, Rates and Causes Climb

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 09:19 AM EST

Drug Overdoses Kill Record Number of Americans in 2015

Drug Overdoses Kill Record Number of Americans in 2015

More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever. The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 06:47 PM EST

Conjoined Twins Separated After 17-Hour Surgery in California

Conjoined Twins Separated After 17-Hour Surgery in California

Erika and Eva Sandoval will be able to share the uncanny connection twins are said to have, but a grueling 17-hour surgery has ensured that they can soon do that safely. The 2-year-old twins from Antelope,...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:28 PM EST

Bristol-Meyers Squibb to Pay $19.5M Over Abilify Marketing

Bristol-Meyers Squibb to Pay $19.5M Over Abilify Marketing

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will pay $19.5 million to settle allegations that it promoted the anti-psychotic drug Abilify for unapproved uses and misled doctors about its dangers, it was announced Thursday. Calif...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 09:13 AM EST

Teen Vaping Is Public Health Threat, Surgeon General Says

Teen Vaping Is Public Health Threat, Surgeon General Says

The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth. In a report being released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 08:33 PM EST

Pfizer Fined $100M for Epilepsy Drug Price Hike in UK

Pfizer Fined $100M for Epilepsy Drug Price Hike in UK

British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent. Pfiz...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 03:46 PM EST

Grooming Linked to Increased Risk of STIs: Study

Grooming Linked to Increased Risk of STIs: Study

Grooming pubic hair may be linked to an increased risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, according to a new study. The results did show participants who trimmed or shaved their pubic hair had a...

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