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What you need to know about talc safety

Johnson & Johnson has suffered its second costly court defeat in less than three months over claims its talcum powder caused cancer. And many more cases are looming.

A jury in St. Louis awarded $55 million in damages to Gloria Ristesund, who used John...

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Johnson & Johnson lose another talcum powder cancer lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson has suffered its second costly court defeat in less than three months over claims its talcum powder caused cancer. And many more cases are looming.

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Air rage tied to planes with first-class seating, study says

What is it about air travel that brings out the worst in us?

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Martin Shkreli is heading back to court

Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical CEO famous for hiking up the price of a life-saving drug, is back in court.

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Uber's services for the disabled lack actual cars

Sunday Parker, a 24-year-old who uses a power wheelchair to get around, can't catch an Uber in her Oakland, California, neighborhood where they typically show up within five minutes.

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Belgium: Iodine pills for nuclear safety

As part of revising its nuclear emergency plan, the Belgian government says it will distribute iodine pills to more of its citizens in the event of a nuclear emergency, Health Ministry spokesperson Els Cleemput told CNN on Friday.

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Mother of overdose victim: Heroin a 'death sentence'

Last October, Molly Malone got a phone call that every parent dreads. Her son Patrick Hall had been found dead in a hotel room, victim of a heroin overdose. He was 29.

Jefferson City group to propose raising legal age to buy tobacco to 21

A Jefferson City group is trying to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.

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First U.S. Zika death reported in Puerto Rico

A 70-year-old Puerto Rican man died from complications of the Zika virus in February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Puerto Rico Department of Health announced Friday. This is the first time in the United States or territories...

Bryn Thomas

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Song helps autistic boy, mom cope with medical mystery

One day in 2013, young Bryn Thomas suddenly became very sick. He was pale, anxious, shaking and pacing. For almost two years, his doctors and parents couldn't figure out what was happening to him. And even worse, Bryn was unable to tell them.

Bryn, n...

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