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Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 05:56 PM PDT

Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal Worth $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika

Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal Worth $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika

The Senate struck a bipartisan compromise deal to give President Obama more than half the money he’s asked for to fight the Zika virus, NBC News reports. The deal was brokered by Missouri Sen.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 05:30 PM PDT

Berkeley Grants Permit for Senior Citizen Pot Dispensary

Berkeley Grants Permit for Senior Citizen Pot Dispensary

A proposed marijuana dispensary that caters to senior citizens has been granted a permit in Berkeley.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 03:01 PM PDT

FDA to Redefine 'Healthy,' 'Natural' Foods

 FDA to Redefine 'Healthy,' 'Natural' Foods

The Food and Drug Association is redefining what “healthy” really means following years of pressure to make changes to the way it labels food products, NBC News reports. Congress is also urging the FDA...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 12:50 PM PDT

Pregnant CrossFit Competitor Responds to Critics

Pregnant CrossFit Competitor Responds to Critics

A North Carolina personal trainer has come under fire on social media for exercising six days a week while pregnant and completing strenuous workouts even past her due date. Emily Breeze, a two-time CrossFit...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:20 AM PDT

Walnuts Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Walnuts Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

United Natural Trading LLC is recalling several walnut and walnut-containing products sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket and Woodfield Farms brands due to a possible listeria...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 08:23 AM PDT

Too Much Folic Acid Linked to Higher Risk of Autism: Study

Too Much Folic Acid Linked to Higher Risk of Autism: Study

For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects. But a new study suggests it may be possible to get too much of a...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM PDT

Bullying Is a Public Health Problem: Report

Bullying Is a Public Health Problem: Report

Bullying is a "serious public health problem," and should no longer be dismissed as merely a matter of kids being kids, a leading panel of experts warned Tuesday. "Its prevalence perpetuates its normalization.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 08:11 AM PDT

Swaddling May Increase SIDS Risk: Study

Swaddling May Increase SIDS Risk: Study

Swaddling may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, if babies are placed on their stomachs or when they sleep on their sides, according to a new study. Researchers reviewed data from four...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 07:56 AM PDT

CRF Frozen Food Recall Affects More Products

CRF Frozen Food Recall Affects More Products

More products are being taken from the shelves as part of the expanding CRF frozen food recall over possible listeria contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Among the latest round...

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 05:59 PM PDT

E-Cigarette Poisonings Surge in Young Children: Study

E-Cigarette Poisonings Surge in Young Children: Study

Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine. While most kids weren't seriously harmed, one...

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