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Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 12:59 AM EST

Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. claiming that the company's new drug policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their...

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 01:41 PM EST

U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer...

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 10:06 AM EST

FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses, The Associated Press reported.

Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 08:57 AM EST

Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

This year's flu season is striking earlier than last year's, with the virus already widespread in 29 of the 54 U.S. states and territories, the CDC said Friday, NBC News reported.

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 10:50 PM EST

Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. The CDC says it knows of 28 cases in which people...

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 09:58 AM EST

E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds, The Associated Press reported. Even as tobacco smoking by teens dropped to...

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 09:31 AM EST

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower IQs at age 7, researchers said Wednesday.

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 07:10 PM EST

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

The chemical BPA, an ingredient in plastics often used in food containers and beverage can linings, might temporarily raise people's blood pressure, a Korean research team announced Monday.

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 04:30 PM EST

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committed $100 million to create a new institute to study human cell biology.

Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 at 11:14 AM EST

Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

An NBC News investigation found that some patients are turning to a controversial stem cell therapy that many experts say has no proven benefit.

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