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Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 09:43 AM EDT

Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy May Help

Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy May Help

Virtual reality therapy is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. Equipment is lighter and more affordable, with tech advances spilling over from the gaming industry to help people fight...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 12:05 PM EDT

2 Million US Teens Are Vaping Marijuana, Survey Finds

2 Million US Teens Are Vaping Marijuana, Survey Finds

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 12:38 PM EDT

Watchdog: Foster Kids Are Overprescribed Psych Drugs

Watchdog: Foster Kids Are Overprescribed Psych Drugs

Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have...

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 10:37 AM EDT

Puerto Rican Government Abandons Bottled Water, Citing Taste

Puerto Rican Government Abandons Bottled Water, Citing Taste

Puerto Rican government officials resorted to mass finger-pointing after CBS News recently reported that thousands of water bottles were abandoned on the taxiway of a naval base in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. In a...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 12:14 PM EDT

Active Shooter Study: Semi-Automatic Rifles Deadlier

Active Shooter Study: Semi-Automatic Rifles Deadlier

Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 10:20 AM EDT

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

New research shows that about one-third of doctors who prescribed opioids in the buildup to the opioid overdose epidemic gave no reason for doing so, according to NBC News. In 29 percent of cases between...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 02:37 AM EDT

GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End 'Obamacare'

GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End 'Obamacare'

Arizona's new senator says he'd vote to repeal the nation's health care law. That's one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the...

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 01:49 PM EDT

Nutritionist-Approved Frozen Meals

Nutritionist-Approved Frozen Meals

If you're picking up a frozen meal from the grocery store, there are a few things you want to look for before stocking up, according to NBC News. A meal that has less than 500 calories and no more than 600...

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 07:53 AM EDT

Doctors Explore Lifting Barriers to Living Organ Donation

Doctors Explore Lifting Barriers to Living Organ Donation

People lucky enough to receive a kidney or part of a liver from a living donor not only cut years off their wait for a transplant, but those organs also tend to survive longer. Yet living donors make up a...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 11:54 AM EDT

Calif. Mom Shares Warning After Finding Glass Shards in Kid's Burrito

Calif. Mom Shares Warning After Finding Glass Shards in Kid's Burrito

A Santee, California, mother is warning people about a potential hazard after finding glass shards in her daughter's frozen burrito. Tracey Brintle's daughter, Kayla, was eating a Tina's Beef and Bean...

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