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Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 02:07 PM EDT

2 Americans, 1 British Scientist Win Nobel Prize for Showing How Cells Sense Low Oxygen

2 Americans, 1 British Scientist Win Nobel Prize for Showing How Cells Sense Low Oxygen

Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 03:17 PM EDT

Victims, Families Gain Key Role in Purdue Bankruptcy Case

Victims, Families Gain Key Role in Purdue Bankruptcy Case

Victims of opioid addiction weren't in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys general to settle claims over the company's role in the nationwide overdose epidemic. Now...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 02:07 AM EDT

Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

Increasingly, health officials are using verbal autopsies — an interview in which a trained health worker asks a close relative or caretaker about a recently deceased person — and their computer algorithms...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 05:46 PM EDT

Clampdown on Vaping Could Send Users Back Toward Cigarettes

Clampdown on Vaping Could Send Users Back Toward Cigarettes

Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from deadly cigarettes. That promise...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 06:37 AM EDT

Study: Online Birth Control Pill Services Seem Safe to Use

Study: Online Birth Control Pill Services Seem Safe to Use

Online birth control services, which have grown in popularity in recent years, do a good job of screening women for health conditions that may become dangerous when taking birth control pills, according to a new...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 02:52 AM EDT

Gaslighting: Hidden Abuse That Can Hurt Your Mental Health

Gaslighting: Hidden Abuse That Can Hurt Your Mental Health

Domestic abuse is a leading problem in American homes and it can take many different forms. When the abuse leaves no physical marks, outsiders may not recognize when all is not well and the abused person can...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 07:05 PM EDT

Newark Phasing Out Bottled Water in Wake of Filter Tests

Newark Phasing Out Bottled Water in Wake of Filter Tests

New Jersey's largest city is distributing less bottled water after tests showed city-issued filters are reducing lead levels.

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 07:01 PM EDT

MTA Announces Plan to Address Subway Homelessness Crisis

MTA Announces Plan to Address Subway Homelessness Crisis

The number of homeless people living in the subways up more than 20 percent from last year – bringing the total to 2,178 individuals, according to a report released by the MTA task force in conjunction with the...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 08:29 PM EDT

Purdue Opioid Deal Blasted as Records Show $13B to Sacklers

Purdue Opioid Deal Blasted as Records Show $13B to Sacklers

Attorneys general representing nearly half the states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments on Friday blasted the terms of Purdue Pharma's offer to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's opioid...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 03:20 PM EDT

Investigators Focus on Rogue Vape Brand as Illness Spreads

Investigators Focus on Rogue Vape Brand as Illness Spreads

It's a widely known vaping cartridge in the marijuana economy, but it's not a licensed brand. And it's got the kind of market buzz no legitimate company would want. The vaping cartridges that go by the catchy...

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