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Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 02:21 PM EDT

Measles Saps Kids' Ability to Fight Other Germs

Measles Saps Kids' Ability to Fight Other Germs

Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system's memory of how to fight other germs, so children recover only to be left more vulnerable to bugs like flu or strep. Sc...

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 at 02:43 PM EDT

How Daylight Saving Time Affects Health

How Daylight Saving Time Affects Health

Here's what science has to say about a twice-yearly ritual affecting nearly 2 billion people worldwide.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 09:15 PM EDT

FDA Approves Cheaper Meds for Dogs With Separation Anxiety

FDA Approves Cheaper Meds for Dogs With Separation Anxiety

Owners of anxious dogs will soon have a generic option for calming pets with separation anxiety, NBC News reported. On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of clomipramine...

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 01:47 PM EDT

Former Juul Executive Sues Over Retaliation, Claims Company Knowingly Sold Tainted Nicotine Pods

Former Juul Executive Sues Over Retaliation, Claims Company Knowingly Sold Tainted Nicotine Pods

When e-cigarette market leader Juul removed its popular sweet flavors such as mango and creme from stores last year, co-founder Adam Bowen said publicly the company was willing to take a cut in sales to “do the...

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 09:15 AM EDT

Depleted Uranium Causes Scare at New Jersey Synagogue

Depleted Uranium Causes Scare at New Jersey Synagogue

A small amount of depleted uranium caused a scare and led to a hazardous material response at a synagogue in New Jersey.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 07:37 PM EDT

Missouri Agency Tracked Planned Parenthood Patients' Periods

Missouri Agency Tracked Planned Parenthood Patients' Periods

Missouri's health department director on Tuesday said he tracked the menstrual cycles of Planned Parenthood patients as part of an effort to identify what the agency says were "failed abortions" at a St....

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 04:36 PM EDT

Woman's Awake Brain Surgery Livestreamed on Facebook

Woman's Awake Brain Surgery Livestreamed on Facebook

It was a series of everyday words the patient spoke — butterfly, hello, turtle, 20, banana — that told surgeons and 2,000 onlookers, they were in the right spot. On Tuesday morning, the staff at Methodist...

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 11:20 AM EDT

Anti-Anxiety Med Recalled for Possible 'Foreign Substance'

Anti-Anxiety Med Recalled for Possible 'Foreign Substance'

Mylan Pharmaceuticals issued a nationwide voluntary recall of one lot of Alprazolam — the generic name for prescription anti-anxiety drug Xanax — tablets due to the potential presence of a foreign substance, the...

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 02:10 AM EDT

Vaccine Shows Promise for Preventing Active TB Disease

Vaccine Shows Promise for Preventing Active TB Disease

An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in a three-year study of adults in Africa. Doctors were encouraged because protection...

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 at 02:46 PM EDT

Walgreens to Shutter In-Store Clinics, Add Jenny Craig Sites

Walgreens to Shutter In-Store Clinics, Add Jenny Craig Sites

Walgreens will shutter nearly 40% of the clinics in its stores as the drugstore chain cuts costs and shifts to other businesses it believes will draw more people through its doors. The company said Monday...

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