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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, paramedics and EMT members respond to one of three simultaneous drug overdose victims on the New Haven Green, a city park in New Haven, Conn. Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people's homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
Synthetic pot seen as a public health dangerWhat is synthetic marijuana and why is it so dangerous?
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Most of the sixteen pregnant nurses who work together in the intensive care unit at Banner Desert Medical Center Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz.,  hold up new baby outfits given to them by the hospital as they talk about all being pregnant at the same time, with most of them due to give birth between October and January.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nursesA baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant
The Associated Press1 day ago
For 28 Years Something Was Stuck in Her Eyelid. It's Finally OutNearly everyone who wears contacts has fallen asleep with their lenses in at one point or another, but very few people can say they've done so for almost 30 years straight. Enter a 42-year-old woman from the UK, who, since one long-ago day when she was 14, had a contact...
Newser1 day ago
Packets of sunscreen along with paper fans are offered to spectators during Tennessee Titans NFL football training camp Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun dayBlocks and screens: NFL players and coaches protecting skin in different ways on every given sun day
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US approves new generic competitor to EpiPenUS officials approve new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen
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Here's Why Those 647 Chipotle Customers Got SickThe latest illness outbreak to hit Chipotle involved at least 647 people who got sick after eating at the chain's Powell, Ohio, location. Health officials have now identified the problem: Stool samples from those sickened tested positive for Clostridium perfringens, a bacteria that forms when food is left at an...
Newser1 day ago
Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturersPresident Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids in response to the nation's drug epidemic
The Associated Press2 days ago
Weed-Killing Chemical Found in Popular Breakfast FoodsYou could be ingesting the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup for breakfast, per a report identifying traces of the chemical glyphosate in Cheerios, Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, and Great Value Instant Oats, plus more products marketed to kids. The nonprofit Environmental Working Group tested 45 oat-based products like granolas and...
Newser2 days ago
Layered treelines are seen through smoke-filled air, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state. Public-health officials continued to warn of unhealthy air across many parts of the Pacific Northwest as wildfires sent thick smoke across the region, and the National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for much of Central and Eastern Washington and northern Idaho through Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Unhealthy smoky air blankets NorthwestUnhealthy smoky air has continued to blanket Seattle, Portland, Oregon and the region
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares to start the first human gene editing treatment for Hunter syndrome, an inherited metabolic disease, at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, federal officials said that gene therapy is becoming an established form of medical care and carries no special risks that warrant special regulation, as they revised rules for vetting such experiments and products. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experimentsU.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study released on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 finds you’re still better off in the long run. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gainUS study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.
The Associated Press2 days ago
This undated photo provided by Penn Medicine shows Carl June, M.D., of the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, winner of the 2018 Albany Medical Center's Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. (Penn Medicine via AP)
3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapyThree scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases
The Associated Press3 days ago
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