US officials revise vaping illness count to 380 in 36 states

US officials revise vaping illness count to 380 in 36 states

US health officials have revised a count of vaping-related illnesses, to 380 in 36 states.

California woman sickened by mercury-bearing skin cream

California woman sickened by mercury-bearing skin cream

A California woman is hospitalized in a semi-comatose state after using a skin cream from Mexico that was laced with toxic methylmercury.

NY finds $1B in hidden transfers by family behind OxyContin

NY finds $1B in hidden transfers by family behind OxyContin

New York state's attorney general contends in court papers that the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss bank accounts to conceal the transfer of millions of dollars from the company to themselves.

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement

The company that made billions selling OxyContin has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Concerns grow over tainted sewage sludge spread on croplands

Concerns grow over tainted sewage sludge spread on croplands

Experts are raising concerns that sewage sludge used as fertilizer around the U.S. could contaminate crops with potentially harmful chemicals.

English Channel dolphins carry 'toxic cocktail' of chemicals

English Channel dolphins carry 'toxic cocktail' of chemicals

Scientists say bottlenose dolphins in the English Channel harbor a "toxic cocktail" of chemicals, some of which have been banned for decades.

US finds contaminant in popular heartburn drug

US finds contaminant in popular heartburn drug

US Food and Drug Administration probes potentially cancer-causing chemical in popular heartburn drugs.

No questions about reproductive rights at Democratic debate

No questions about reproductive rights at Democratic debate

Prominent Democratic women say the lack of discussion of reproductive rights, and other women's issues, at Thursday's debate was a mistake.

Oregon pot retailers begin pulling vape brands in lung scare

Oregon pot retailers begin pulling vape brands in lung scare

Oregon marijuana retailers are beginning to remove vaping products from their shelves amid a nationwide scare over severe lung illnesses and deaths that have been tied to electronic cigarettes.

Fire at hospital in Brazil kills 11 people, many elderly

Fire at hospital in Brazil kills 11 people, many elderly

Firefighters in Brazil say the death toll in a hospital fire that forced the evacuation of patients in Rio de Janeiro has risen to at least 10.