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Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 03:16 PM PDT

Health Officials Widen Flour Recall After 4 More People Get Sick

Health Officials Widen Flour Recall After 4 More People Get Sick

Federal health officials on Friday widened an already big recall of flour after four more people got sick from food poisoning linked to the flour, NBC News reports. No one has died or developed the most...

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 01:41 PM PDT

Obama Says He Expects Congress to Move on Zika Virus

Obama Says He Expects Congress to Move on Zika Virus

About $25 million was dispensed by federal health officials Friday to help states at risk from Zika defend against its spread — cash taken from other programs because Congress has not approved fresh funding...

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 at 11:32 AM PDT

New Zika Studies Reveal Invisible Damage to Babies

New Zika Studies Reveal Invisible Damage to Babies

Zika virus causes different types of brain damage in babies, not just microcephaly, according to two new reports. Brazilian researchers found as many as one in five babies born with brain damage caused by Zika...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 04:43 PM PDT

Biden Threatens Funding Cut if Cancer Trials Conceal Results

Biden Threatens Funding Cut if Cancer Trials Conceal Results

Vice President Joe Biden threatened Wednesday to pull federal funding for cancer studies that fail to publicly disclose their results, putting pressure on researchers, clinicians and drug companies to speed...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 04:35 PM PDT

A Little Butter Won't Kill You, Study Says

A Little Butter Won't Kill You, Study Says

A little butter isn't going to kill anyone, but it's not a health food, nutrition experts said in a study released Wednesday. "I would say butter is neither good nor bad," Laura Pimpin of the Friedman School of...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 08:07 AM PDT

Chipotle Adding Chorizo to Menu to Win Back Customers

Chipotle Adding Chorizo to Menu to Win Back Customers

Chipotle is adding chorizo to its menu in yet another move intended to get people back in stores following an E. coli outbreak last year. The chain says the topping will be available in select cities including...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 09:02 AM PDT

Water Systems Failing to Test for Lead

Water Systems Failing to Test for Lead

The Natural Resources Defense Council reports more than 18 million Americans got their drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 06:21 AM PDT

FDA Asks for New Studies on How Hand Sanitizers Work

FDA Asks for New Studies on How Hand Sanitizers Work

Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use. The Food and...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 08:58 AM PDT

Calif. to Vote on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Calif. to Vote on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question...

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 07:01 PM PDT

Whitewater Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen

Whitewater Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen

Health officials found a brain-destroying amoeba in the water at a North Carolina water park, which suspended operations Friday, NBC News reported. Officials found evidence of the microbe, and shut down...

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