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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 06:53 PM EDT

Sunscreen Pills Are Fake Medicine: FDA

Sunscreen Pills Are Fake Medicine: FDA

So-called sunscreen pills are fakes and people should not fall for the scam, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday, NBC News reported. “There’s no pill or capsule that can replace your sunscreen,”...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 07:34 AM EDT

Use of Forced Rehab on the Rise in Opioid Addiction Battle

Use of Forced Rehab on the Rise in Opioid Addiction Battle

An Associated Press check of data in some key states has found that the use of involuntary commitment for drug addiction is rising. And in many places, lawmakers are trying to create or strengthen laws allowing...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:26 PM EDT

Congo Announces 6 New Confirmed Cases of Ebola Virus

Congo Announces 6 New Confirmed Cases of Ebola Virus

Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:23 PM EDT

Trump Rallies Abortion Opponents to Vote for Republicans

Trump Rallies Abortion Opponents to Vote for Republicans

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a rallying call to opponents of abortion, encouraging them to head to the polls to elect conservative lawmakers. Speaking at the Susan B. Anthony List's annual "Campaign...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:20 PM EDT

Most Docs Say Emergency Rooms Not Prepared for Disaster: Survey

Most Docs Say Emergency Rooms Not Prepared for Disaster: Survey

Ninety-three percent of doctors say their emergency departments are not fully prepared for a surge of patients in the event of a disaster, according to a new poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians...

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 03:23 PM EDT

Nurse Dead in Congo as Ebola Vaccination Campaign Starts

Nurse Dead in Congo as Ebola Vaccination Campaign Starts

Congo began an Ebola vaccination campaign Monday in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to stem an outbreak that has already made its way from rural towns into a city of more than 1 million...

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 08:39 AM EDT

Revolving Door of Despair: Drugs Land More Women Behind Bars

Revolving Door of Despair: Drugs Land More Women Behind Bars

Tucked in a remote corner of Appalachia, the Campbell County Jail offers an agonizing glimpse into how the tidal wave of opioids and methamphetamines has ravaged America. Here and across the country, addiction...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 08:47 AM EDT

Congo's Ebola Risk 'Very High' as Confirmed Virus Cases Rise

Congo's Ebola Risk 'Very High' as Confirmed Virus Cases Rise

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization was holding an experts' meeting...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:26 AM EDT

It's Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, CDC Says

It's Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, CDC Says

Romaine lettuce grown near Yuma, Arizona, is believed to have sickened 172 people in 32 states, killing one person, but it's unlikely to do so any more, NBC News reported. Any romaine lettuce that's now in...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:03 AM EDT

FDA Approves 1st Nonopioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms

FDA Approves 1st Nonopioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms

Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra to help combat the...

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