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Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 05:03 PM PDT

Crystal Geyser Charged With Illegal Toxic Waste Disposal

Crystal Geyser Charged With Illegal Toxic Waste Disposal

The California company that sells Crystal Geyser bottled water has been charged with illegally disposing of arsenic-tainted wastewater, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 01:08 PM PDT

Swiss Rolls Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Swiss Rolls Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

A popular snack treat is being recalled nationwide over potential salmonella concerns.

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:54 AM PDT

California 'Obamacare' Premiums to Rise 8.7 Percent in 2019

California 'Obamacare' Premiums to Rise 8.7 Percent in 2019

Monthly health insurance premiums sold under former President Barack Obama's health care law will rise by an average of 8.7 percent in 2019, less than the double-digit increases seen in each of the past two...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 05:59 AM PDT

Baltimore Bans Sodas, Sugary Drinks From Kids' Menus

Baltimore Bans Sodas, Sugary Drinks From Kids' Menus

Restaurants in Baltimore are now officially barred from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids' menus, according to a city ordinance that went into effect Wednesday. Baltimore is now the biggest...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 08:23 PM PDT

Deaths From Liver Disease Are Up, and Drinking Is to Blame

Deaths From Liver Disease Are Up, and Drinking Is to Blame

Deaths from liver disease have risen sharply in the U.S., and doctors say the biggest factor is drinking — especially among young adults. A study published Wednesday found a 65 percent increase in deaths...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 09:30 AM PDT

Not 'Milk'? Soy, Almond Drink Makers May Need New Description

Not 'Milk'? Soy, Almond Drink Makers May Need New Description

Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term. The Food and Drug Administr...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 03:50 PM PDT

FDA Recalls Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Over Cancer Concerns

FDA Recalls Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Over Cancer Concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall of several medications used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure over concerns that an active ingredient in the drugs could be...

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 09:32 PM PDT

61 Sick in Parasite Outbreak Linked to McDonald's Salads

61 Sick in Parasite Outbreak Linked to McDonald's Salads

At least 61 people in seven states have been made sick in an outbreak of Cyclospora linked to McDonald’s salads, federal health officials said Friday. The fast-food chain has stopped selling the salads, but...

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 11:28 AM PDT

Honey Smacks Still on Store Shelves Despite Recall: FDA

Honey Smacks Still on Store Shelves Despite Recall: FDA

Despite popular Kellogg's cereal Honey Smacks being linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states, the Food and Drug Administration says some boxes are still sitting on store shelves...

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 08:43 PM PDT

Illinois Probes Intestinal Illness Linked to McDonald's Salads

Illinois Probes Intestinal Illness Linked to McDonald's Salads

Nearly 100 cases of an intestinal illness connected to McDonald’s salads throughout Illinois, the state’s health department said Thursday. Around 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, caused by the microscopic Cyclospora...

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