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Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 03:45 PM EDT

iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

It turns out that iPads may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals, causing some to develop rashes when in direct contact with the devices, The Associated Press reported. Whether all iPad...

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 05:12 PM EDT

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR host Diane Rehm said her husband of 54 years had to kill himself by dehydration after his Parkinson’s disease became unbearable because Maryland law forbids a doctor to assist in ending a patient’s life....

Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 08:12 PM EDT

Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

A week after the U.S. Supreme Court decided on employer contraception coverage, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a November ballot question that will ask voters if they think prescription drug coverage...

Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 07:42 PM EDT

Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

A border agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in California, despite the fact that agents were told immigrants arriving in the state had been pre-screened for health...

Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 06:56 AM EDT

Long Lines at L.A. Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

Long Lines at L.A. Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

A large number of people were spending their Fourth of July in line to a unique kind of farmers market in Los Angeles. The featured product: medical marijuana. Some people reported waiting up to an...

Friday, Jul 4, 2014 at 08:27 PM EDT

FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods

FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it is asking companies to cut back on the amount of salt they put in processed foods.

Friday, Jul 4, 2014 at 09:26 PM EDT

Foster Farms Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Chicken

Foster Farms Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Chicken

The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a...

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 09:12 PM EDT

"Magic Mushrooms" Buzz the Brain Like a Dream

"Magic Mushrooms" Buzz the Brain Like a Dream

The hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms" triggers brain activity patterns similar to those seen when someone is dreaming, according to a new study appearing in the journal Human Brain Mapping.

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 07:18 PM EDT

People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Alone With Their Thoughts: Study

People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Alone With Their Thoughts: Study

People would rather experience a mild shock than go a few minutes with nothing to do but think, according to a study released Thursday by the University of Virginia.

Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM EDT

Cuomo: Boost HIV Tests, Treatment to End Epidemic

Cuomo: Boost HIV Tests, Treatment to End Epidemic

New York state has a plan to end its three-decade HIV epidemic by the year 2020.

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