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iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

It turns out that iPads may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals, causing some to develop... Read »

Jul 14, 2014
Employers Opting to Drop Testing for Drugs

Employers Opting to Drop Testing for Drugs

Marijuana is creating a new challenge for employers when it comes to standard employment drug testing, with... Watch »

Jul 11, 2014
NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR host Diane Rehm said her husband of 54 years had to kill himself by dehydration after his Parkinson’s... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Reps Urge USDA to Shut Down Foster Farms Plants After Recall

Reps Urge USDA to Shut Down Foster Farms Plants After Recall

Two members of Congress are urging agriculture officials shut down all Foster Farms poultry plants amid the poultry... Read »

Jul 7, 2014
Congressman Urges FDA to Overturn Ban on Gay Blood Donors

Congressman Urges FDA to Overturn Ban on Gay Blood Donors

A Bay Area congressman is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to lift the ban preventing gay and... Watch »

Jul 7, 2014
Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

A week after the U.S. Supreme Court decided on employer contraception coverage, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a Read »

Jul 6, 2014
Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

A border agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in California, despite the... Read »

Jul 5, 2014
Long Lines at L.A. Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

Long Lines at L.A. Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

A large number of people were spending their Fourth of July in line to a unique kind of farmers market in... Watch »

Jul 5, 2014
FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods

FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it is asking companies to cut back on the amount of salt... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014
Foster Farms Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Chicken

Foster Farms Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Chicken

The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014

"Magic Mushrooms" Buzz the Brain Like a Dream

The hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms" triggers brain activity patterns similar to those seen... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Alone With Their Thoughts: Study

People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Alone With Their Thoughts: Study

People would rather experience a mild shock than go a few minutes with nothing to do but think, according to a study... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
Most People Fail to Wash Hands When Cooking Chicken: Study

Most People Fail to Wash Hands When Cooking Chicken: Study

Be careful whose hands you're shaking: 38 percent of people observed by UC Davis researchers while cooking... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
Court: Religious Rights Trump Birth Control Rule

Court: Religious Rights Trump Birth Control Rule

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid... Watch »

Jun 30, 2014
American Breakfast Tastes Are Changing Fast

American Breakfast Tastes Are Changing Fast

Americans are ditching cereal and eating more yogurt, a trend that has breakfast cereal makers scrambling... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
LA Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Debut Pot Farmers Market

LA Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Debut Pot Farmers Market

For some Los Angeles residents, the 4th of July weekend will be a chance to stock up on marijuana. Patients eligible Read »

Jun 28, 2014
Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recalled Due to Packaging Error

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recalled Due to Packaging Error

Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
Obama to Name New VA Secretary After Scathing Review

Obama to Name New VA Secretary After Scathing Review

President Obama will name a new VA secretary as early as Monday after a review of the Veterans Affairs health... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
FDA Approves Inhalable Form of Insulin

FDA Approves Inhalable Form of Insulin

A long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels was approved by... Read »

Jun 27, 2014
New Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Risk

New Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers believe they may have a new way to test a woman’s risk for breast cancer, even if she doesn’t have... Read »

Jun 27, 2014
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