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Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 05:44 PM PDT

Scammers, Bug Spray Companies Capitalizing on Zika Fears

Scammers, Bug Spray Companies Capitalizing on Zika Fears

Marketers know this is the time to pounce: The summer Olympics are about to start in Brazil, where the recent Zika epidemic started, and 14 mosquito-borne cases of Zika were identified recently in the Miami...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 12:26 PM PDT

33 US Service Members Contracted Zika Overseas: Pentagon

33 US Service Members Contracted Zika Overseas: Pentagon

The Pentagon says 33 U.S. service members, including one who is pregnant, have contracted the Zika virus overseas, NBC News reported. Officials would not say where the service members were posted, but...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 06:54 PM PDT

Airlines Offer Refunds Amid Zika Virus Warnings

Airlines Offer Refunds Amid Zika Virus Warnings

As federal officials warn pregnant women to avoid travel to a part of Miami because of the spread of the Zika virus, some airlines are offering Zika-related refunds. The CDC says pregnant women should...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 04:28 AM PDT

Starbucks Recalls Stainless Steel Straw

Starbucks Recalls Stainless Steel Straw

Starbucks announced that it is recalling a stainless steel beverage straw for being too rigid and posing a risk of injury. The company received four reports of children getting cuts in their mouths while...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 01:39 PM PDT

Wiping Out Zika-Spreading Mosquito in Miami Proving Difficult

Wiping Out Zika-Spreading Mosquito in Miami Proving Difficult

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says officials are finding it challenging to eradicate mosquitoes in a part of Miami where 15 people appear to have contracted the Zika virus.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 09:24 AM PDT

Medical Benefits of Dental Floss Unproven

Medical Benefits of Dental Floss Unproven

It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there's little proof that flossing works. Still, the federal government, dental...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 07:42 AM PDT

'Xtreme Eating' Awards: Unhealthiest Chain Meals in US

'Xtreme Eating' Awards: Unhealthiest Chain Meals in US

A Whole Hog Burger at Uno Pizzeria & Grill is no diet food. Loaded with hamburger, sausage, bacon, prosciutto, pepperoni, four types of cheese, garlic mayo, and pickles and a side of fries, it will set you back...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 06:49 AM PDT

Puppy Swallows Rubber Duckies

Puppy Swallows Rubber Duckies

An Oklahoma puppy undergoes emergency surgery after swallowing several rubber duckies. [warning: graphic footage]

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 02:18 AM PDT

1-Year-Old Born With Giant Tumor to Get Life-Saving Surgery

1-Year-Old Born With Giant Tumor to Get Life-Saving Surgery

A 1-year-old Queens girl born with a giant life-threatening tumor on her face will undergo surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital this week to remove the huge mass, which, if left untreated, could cause the child...

Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 at 07:30 AM PDT

Flour Recall Prompts New Warning: Don't Eat Dough or Batter

Flour Recall Prompts New Warning: Don't Eat Dough or Batter

The most basic of baking ingredients, flour, is at the center of a complicated question: How did it become contaminated with bacteria normally found in animal feces? The E. coli-tainted flour from General Mills...

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