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Seas Rise, Trees Die: Climate Change Before Your Eyes

Seas Rise, Trees Die: Climate Change Before Your Eyes

They're called "ghost forests" — dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas, something scientists call one of the most visible markers of climate change. The process has occurred naturally... »

8 Most Calorie-Packed Restaurant Meals of 2017
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8 Most Calorie-Packed Restaurant Meals of 2017

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its 2017 Xtreme Eating awards, highlighting high calorie restaurant offerings from top national chains. NBC's Erika Edwards reports. »

US Hospitals Treating Heart Attacks at Record Speed

US Hospitals Treating Heart Attacks at Record Speed

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results... »

Higher Prices, Fewer Options Likely After Health Bill Fail
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Higher Prices, Fewer Options Likely After Health Bill Fail

The health care law of the land has survived for now, but it needs help — and it needs it soon. Soaring prices and fewer choices may greet customers when they return to the Affordable Care Act's insurance... »

CTE Reports, Concussions Deter Parents From Youth Football

CTE Reports, Concussions Deter Parents From Youth Football

Lori Anderson grew up with a big, traditional, football-loving family in Austin, Texas, and moved her own family to midwest Michigan. There, she did what was once unthinkable: She did not let her 13-year-old son... »

1 in 3 Americans Took Prescription Opioids in 2015: Survey

1 in 3 Americans Took Prescription Opioids in 2015: Survey

About one in three Americans used prescription opioid painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin in 2015, according to a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NBC News reported. The NIDA... »

Xtreme Eating Awards: 2017's Calorie-Filled Recipients
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Xtreme Eating Awards: 2017's Calorie-Filled Recipients

Most people won't consider eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King, but that's the calorie equivalent of one Buffalo Wild Wings Cheese Curd Bacon Burger with fries. That's just one of the... »

2017 Xtreme Eating Awards Announced by The Center for Science in the Public Interest
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2017 Xtreme Eating Awards Announced by The Center for Science in the Public Interest

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its 2017 Xtreme Eating awards. Most people wouldn't dream of eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King all at once, but at Buffalo... »

FDA to Target Addictive Levels of Nicotine in Cigarettes

FDA to Target Addictive Levels of Nicotine in Cigarettes

For the first time, the federal government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren't so addictive. U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the... »

Health Dept. Shuts Down Main Line Restaurant: Report

Health Dept. Shuts Down Main Line Restaurant: Report

A Main Line eatery has reportedly shut its doors, at least temporarily, following a health inspection that said, among other violations, that the restaurant needs a professional exterminator. »

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