Health

This Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 photo shows Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. The Justice Department says on Wednesday, Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion. OxyContin is the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The Associated Press
October 21, 2020 - 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, the Justice Department announced...
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Tarrah Gibbons
October 21, 2020 - 2:59 pm
As seven months went by, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate families all across the nation. Read this heartbreaking story of three members of the same family dying of COVID-19. Five members of the same family tested positive.
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Tarrah Gibbons
October 21, 2020 - 2:24 pm
Chaos erupted on a Delta Airlines flight after a passenger who was wearing her face mask wrong was kicked off the airplane after punching a flight attendant in the face.
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Radio Com Staff
October 21, 2020 - 10:52 am
Early data suggests that the flu vaccine may actually provide some protection against COVID-19. While it won’t prevent infection, doctors say it might prevent you from having a more serious case.
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October 21, 2020 - 6:56 am
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- In El Paso, Texas, funeral directors are preparing for a worst-case scenario. Over the past two weeks, COVID-19 infections have risen 500%, according Angela Mora, the city's health director. While El Paso is doing more testing, rising hospitalizations and a...
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October 21, 2020 - 6:50 am
By GMA TEAM, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- She, he, they, ze, her, him, them, zir. They're little words that are a part of our everyday language. But to many, the way these words -- known as pronouns -- are used can make a big difference in acknowledging identity. "Using the correct pronouns not only...
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October 21, 2020 - 6:45 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A 28-year-old pregnant woman who ran a mile in less than six minutes is showing that pregnancy has no limits. Makenna Myler, who runs with the Valor Track Club in Orange County, California, ran one mile last week in 5 minutes and 25 seconds, and she did it...
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Jessica Yi
October 20, 2020 - 7:01 pm
Scientists and doctors are eagerly awaiting results of studies looking at the possibility of preventing COVID-19 through monoclonal antibodies.
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Johnny Lopez
October 20, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Intensive care units treating COVID-19 patients may want to consider going without air conditioning in order to protect healthcare workers from contracting the virus, a new study finds.
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Tarrah Gibbons
October 20, 2020 - 3:12 pm
The holiday season is just around the corner. Find our why COVID-19 cases are likely to surge during the ‘six weeks of superspreader events.’
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