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Senate hearing to spotlight illegal vaping companies that have dodged regulators

Senate lawmakers are set to question top federal officials about the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S., a multibillion-dollar business that has flourished in recent years More »


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Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington will make clear that hospitals must provide emergency abortions

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said Washington will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide abortions if needed to stabilize patients, a step that comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on whether conservative states can bar abortions during some medical emergencies More »


New research explores how a short trip to space affects the human body

New research shows space tourists experience some of the same body changes as astronauts who spend months in orbit More »


Biden administration seeks to wipe consumer medical debt off most credit reports with proposed rule

The Biden administration is pushing to prevent medical debt from being considered in most decisions made over whether someone qualifies to rent an apartment, buy a car or take on a mortgage More »


Alzheimer's drug that can slow disease gets backing from FDA advisers

Federal health advisers have endorsed a closely watched Alzheimer’s drug from Eli Lilly for people with mild dementia More »


With 100M birds dead, poultry industry could serve as example as dairy farmers confront bird flu

As the U.S. dairy industry confronts an outbreak of bird flu, the egg industry serves as an example of how to slow the spread of the disease but also how difficult it can be to completely eradicate the problem More »


FBI data show sharp drop in violent crime but steepness is questioned

The Biden administration is taking credit for a sharp drop in violent crime though one expert says the declines are likely overstated More »


Linguist and activist Noam Chomsky hospitalized in his wife's native country of Brazil after stroke

Linguist and activist Noam Chomsky is hospitalized in his wife’s native country of Brazil after suffering a massive stroke a year ago More »


FDA and DOJ pledge more cooperation on illegal e-cigarettes ahead of congressional hearing

Federal health regulators and law enforcement officials are vowing to work more closely to stop sales of illegal electronic cigarettes, including those from China More »


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