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FDA proposes new sunscreen regulations
The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing new regulations on over-the-counter sunscreens in an effort to keep up with the latest scientific and safety information.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 3:54 AM
$375,000 price leads disabled mom to ration meds
Bhanu Patel couldn't believe the news. The medication that allows her to move shot up to $375,000. Fearful of becoming a financial burden to her family, she's begun rationing the medication she currently has -- taking two pills a day, instead of four. "The words that I can use is I can't believe this is happening," she said.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 2:28 PM
Poison control calls for kratom increased from one a month to two a day, study says
The number of phone calls to US poison control centers about kratom exposures increased from 13 in 2011 to 682 in 2017, often for serious unanticipated effects of the supplement, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Clinical Toxicology.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 9:09 AM
FDA chief: Federal government might step in if states don't change lax vaccine laws
The head of the US Food and Drug Administration says that if states don't require more schoolchildren to get vaccinated, the federal government might have to step in.


POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 11:23 AM
Heart attacks are on the rise among young women, study shows
The risk of having a heart attack appears to be rising among young women, according to a new study, and researchers are trying to figure out why.


POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 7:00 PM
New recommendations say not all women need genetic testing for cancer. Critics say it could cost lives
Primary care providers should screen women for personal, family and/or ethnic history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer to decide who should undergo genetic counseling for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended Tuesday. The mutations increase a woman's cancer risk.


POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 5:11 PM
'Alarming' number of people received restricted fentanyl, study says
An "alarming" number of US patients received a highly potent form of opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and that they never should have been prescribed, according to a new study.


POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 5:21 PM
Why are some countries making a vaccine U-turn?
More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message -- an eye-catching march through town with tiny children's coffins emblazoned with the words: "Another victim of vaccination."


POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2019 6:11 PM
Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease
Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat.


POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2019 11:19 AM
Teen gets vaccinated despite parents' concerns: 'I was doing it for my safety and the safety of others'
Ethan Lindenberger grew up thinking that not being vaccinated was normal.


POSTED FEBRUARY 12, 2019 9:39 PM

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