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Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 11:16 AM EDT

Dieting Is Out, Posing a Problem as Weight Watchers Rebrands

Dieting Is Out, Posing a Problem as Weight Watchers Rebrands

Traces of the name "Weight Watchers" have been scrubbed from the company's headquarters on Manhattan's Avenue of the Americas. Purple letters — WW — now hang from the lobby announcing the $4.6 billion diet...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 07:36 AM EDT

Despite the Science, Cities Are Removing Fluoride From Water

Despite the Science, Cities Are Removing Fluoride From Water

Fluoride prevents cavities and tooth decay, something confirmed by numerous studies, yet a small but vocal minority has gotten dozens of cities to remove the naturally occurring compound from the water...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 06:57 PM EDT

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and say it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 confirmed cases have been reported in 22 states...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:49 PM EDT

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail

Miami police will use $1.6 million in federal grants to develop a pre-arrest diversion program where people with small amounts of opioids can enter a one-year outpatient treatment program.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 04:42 AM EDT

'Patients Deserve to Know': US Wants Drug Prices in TV Ads

'Patients Deserve to Know': US Wants Drug Prices in TV Ads

The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only...

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 at 06:53 AM EDT

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Pays It Forward

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Pays It Forward

Betsy Humiston wants to give back after being given a second chance with the help of the caregivers at the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute.

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 04:36 AM EDT

Virtual Reality Simulation Shows What It's Like to Die

Virtual Reality Simulation Shows What It's Like to Die

A new virtual reality simulation is helping hospice workers and medical students see what it's like to die. An end-of-life simulation by Embodied Labs is now educating staff and students at the Gosnell...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 03:22 AM EDT

Texas Child Hospitalized After Venomous Caterpillar Sting

Texas Child Hospitalized After Venomous Caterpillar Sting

Lauren Chambers didn’t know what to think when she received a call from her daughters’ daycare that 5-year-old Adrie couldn’t move her arm after getting stung by a caterpillar. “They said that she had been stung...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 01:09 PM EDT

NYC Hospital Creates Life-Saving Spotify Playlist

NYC Hospital Creates Life-Saving Spotify Playlist

Perhaps you’re familiar with the rumor that humming “Stayin’ Alive” while doing chest compressions is the best way to perform CPR on someone. Some of you might even remember when Michael Scott memorably sang the...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 10:48 AM EDT

Toxic Metal Cadmium Found in National Chain Stores' Jewelry

Toxic Metal Cadmium Found in National Chain Stores' Jewelry

Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results. Analysis done for the nonprofit...

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