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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:42 AM CDT

Sunscreens May Enter Bloodstream, But Effects Unknown: Study

Sunscreens May Enter Bloodstream, But Effects Unknown: Study

Several active ingredients in popular sunscreens don't just sit on the top of the skin, they are absorbed into the bloodstream, according to a new study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, NBC News...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 10:58 PM CDT

Texas House Passes Bill to Dramatically Expand State's Medical Marijuana Law

Texas House Passes Bill to Dramatically Expand State's Medical Marijuana Law

The Texas House has approved a bill that would expand the state's medical marijuana laws to cover many more patients with a variety of different ailments and diseases.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 01:42 AM CDT

Another Recall of Blood Pressure Meds Due to Cancer Concerns

Another Recall of Blood Pressure Meds Due to Cancer Concerns

Yet another pharmaceutical company has recalled blood pressure medication over concerns that long-term use could increase cancer risks. Vivimed Life Sciences has recalled Losartan Potassium Tablets USP,...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 04:44 PM CDT

Kidney Voucher Program Aims to Up the Number of Live Donors

Kidney Voucher Program Aims to Up the Number of Live Donors

A new national program is helping people get kidney transplants faster with the help of a complete stranger.

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:29 PM CDT

Doctor Chats Basics of Protecting Yourself From Skin Cancer

Doctor Chats Basics of Protecting Yourself From Skin Cancer

May kicks off Skin Cancer Awareness Month and with more than 5 million cases of skin cancer each year, you can never have too much education. Dermatologist Dr. Max Adler joins us for the basics of learning...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:27 AM CDT

Scientology Ship Under Quarantine in 2nd Caribbean Port

Scientology Ship Under Quarantine in 2nd Caribbean Port

Authorities in Curacao say 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined at least until Wednesday while they determine how many might be infected...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 09:17 AM CDT

US Measles Count Soars to 764, Driven by NY Outbreaks

US Measles Count Soars to 764, Driven by NY Outbreaks

Five dozen more measles cases have been reported across the nation, an 8 percent increase over the prior week as the case total in the U.S.' worst outbreak in decades edges closer to a stunning 800, officials...

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 07:06 PM CDT

Pets Are Cannabis Customers for Pain, Thunderstorm Anxiety

 Pets Are Cannabis Customers for Pain, Thunderstorm Anxiety

Some of the CBD industry’s biggest consumers aren’t even human. Dogs and cats are increasingly taking the non-intoxicating cannabis compound as their owners seek to provide relief to their four-legged...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 04:44 PM CDT

Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 12 Million Pounds of Chicken

Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 12 Million Pounds of Chicken

Tyson Foods Inc. issued a nationwide recall for nearly 12 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with "extraneous" material, namely pieces of metal, the U.S....

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 06:05 PM CDT

FDA Takes Action On Breast Implant Safety Concerns

FDA Takes Action On Breast Implant Safety Concerns

Federal government takes action in an effort to improve access to information on breast implant safety. The action doesn't include a recall of some implants that have been linked to cancer.

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