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Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 05:46 AM PST

Holiday Twinkies, Palmer Candy Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Holiday Twinkies, Palmer Candy Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Hostess Brands and Palmer Candy Company have recalled holiday-themed sweets over concern the desserts may be contaminated with the harmful Salmonella bacteria. Hostess Brands recalled its Holiday White...

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 07:47 PM PST

Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide

Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide

Twelve states are reporting widespread flu activity as the United States slide into flu season at the start of the year. The Centers for Disease Control say flu activity is higher this season compared to last year.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 04:47 AM PST

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

Fewer Americans are dying of cancer. The latest numbers from the American Cancer Society show a 25 percent drop in cancer deaths since 1991, the peak year for cancer deaths, NBC News reported. Cancer rates are...

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 05:05 AM PST

GOP House Panel: Halt Federal Money for Planned Parenthood

GOP House Panel: Halt Federal Money for Planned Parenthood

A Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research has urged Congress to halt federal payments to the women's health organization. Democrats said the...

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 06:05 AM PST

Peanut-Based Foods Help Babies Prevent Allergies: NIH

Peanut-Based Foods Help Babies Prevent Allergies: NIH

Peanut allergies are a big problem for many kids and their families, but new guidelines published could help protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy. Feeding...

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 02:28 PM PST

The Best Diet to Fight Brain Shrinkage

The Best Diet to Fight Brain Shrinkage

What are the best diets to help prevent brain shrinkage? A new study shows specific diets that may help fight brain volume loss as we age, NBC News reports.

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 03:29 PM PST

Police Investigating Accidental Poisoning That Killed 4 Kids

Police Investigating Accidental Poisoning That Killed 4 Kids

A poisonous gas believed to have been released when someone tried to wash away a pesticide that had been sprayed under a Texas home killed four children and left six other people hospitalized, officials said...

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 10:18 AM PST

'SMART' Dieting Tips to Boost That New Year's Resolution

'SMART' Dieting Tips to Boost That New Year's Resolution

We make 'em, we break 'em. New Year's diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a bunch of...

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 04:36 PM PST

Investigation Into Baby Exposed to Fentanyl

Investigation Into Baby Exposed to Fentanyl

A 10-month-old baby stopped breathing twice after being exposed to the opioid fentanyl in Methuen, Massachusetts, over the weekend. Methuen police said they were called to a Treetop Way residence at 12:30 p.m....

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 03:33 AM PST

Prosecutor in Pa. Tackles Heroin Scourge That Claimed Son

Prosecutor in Pa. Tackles Heroin Scourge That Claimed Son

The phone at Bruce Brandler's home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there, and he was in really bad shape. A suspected heroin overdose, the nurse said. Brandler didn't...

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