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Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 08:19 AM CST

Drug Overdoses Kill Record Number of Americans in 2015

Drug Overdoses Kill Record Number of Americans in 2015

More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever. The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 05:47 PM CST

Conjoined Twins Separated After 17-Hour Surgery in California

Conjoined Twins Separated After 17-Hour Surgery in California

Erika and Eva Sandoval will be able to share the uncanny connection twins are said to have, but a grueling 17-hour surgery has ensured that they can soon do that safely. The 2-year-old twins from Antelope,...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 07:57 AM CST

North Texas Store Offers Profit to Mental Health

North Texas Store Offers Profit to Mental Health

ReNew Resale is a secondhand store that offers second chances to families struggling with mental illness.

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 12:09 AM CST

Mumps Cases Increase in Johnson County

Mumps Cases Increase in Johnson County

The number of mumps cases in Johnson County has jumped to 37, and a dozen more are suspected. Nearly half are in the Keene Independent School District.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 09:28 PM CST

Bristol-Meyers Squibb to Pay $19.5M Over Abilify Marketing

Bristol-Meyers Squibb to Pay $19.5M Over Abilify Marketing

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will pay $19.5 million to settle allegations that it promoted the anti-psychotic drug Abilify for unapproved uses and misled doctors about its dangers, it was announced Thursday. Calif...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 08:13 AM CST

Teen Vaping Is Public Health Threat, Surgeon General Says

Teen Vaping Is Public Health Threat, Surgeon General Says

The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth. In a report being released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 07:33 PM CST

Pfizer Fined $100M for Epilepsy Drug Price Hike in UK

Pfizer Fined $100M for Epilepsy Drug Price Hike in UK

British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent. Pfiz...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 05:07 PM CST

Holiday Poison Prevention

Holiday Poison Prevention

The holiday season is a time of fun for family and friends. But it's also a time to stay alert about potential dangers for children. Each year, poison centers get calls from frantic parents about children...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 02:46 PM CST

Grooming Linked to Increased Risk of STIs: Study

Grooming Linked to Increased Risk of STIs: Study

Grooming pubic hair may be linked to an increased risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, according to a new study. The results did show participants who trimmed or shaved their pubic hair had a...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 05:34 AM CST

Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son

Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son

A bipartisan bill to speed government drug approvals and bolster biomedical research cleared its last procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday in an emotional moment for outgoing Vice President Joe Biden. The...

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