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Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 at 04:08 PM PDT

Summer Camp Is The Newest Front in Measles Outbreak Battle

Summer Camp Is The Newest Front in Measles Outbreak Battle

The battle to contain the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years has a new front: summer camp. Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City...

Monday, Jun 17, 2019 at 05:44 AM PDT

Nationwide Recall Issued for Certain Ragu Pasta Sauces

Nationwide Recall Issued for Certain Ragu Pasta Sauces

A nationwide voluntary recall was issued for certain Ragu pasta sauces that could contain fragments of plastic, parent company Mizkan America said. No consumers have reported injuries or complaints, the...

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 at 06:23 AM PDT

Trump Aims to Slash Number of Federal Advisory Committees

Trump Aims to Slash Number of Federal Advisory Committees

President Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the...

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 at 03:14 AM PDT

Critics Call Trump's Downsizing of Science Advisory Boards 'Nonsensical'

Critics Call Trump's Downsizing of Science Advisory Boards 'Nonsensical'

President Donald Trump signed an executive order late Friday to cut the number of government advisory committees by a third across all federal agencies, a move that the White House said is long overdue and...

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 08:17 PM PDT

Bacon Breakfast Wrap Recalled, Small Rocks Possibly Inside

Bacon Breakfast Wrap Recalled, Small Rocks Possibly Inside

Ruiz Foods Products Inc. is recalling 246,514 pounds of frozen, not ready to eat breakfast wraps containing bacon that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small rocks. The Denison,...

Friday, Jun 14, 2019 at 02:14 PM PDT

Fake Science Led a Mom to Feed Bleach to Her Autistic Sons — and Police Did Nothing to Stop Her

Fake Science Led a Mom to Feed Bleach to Her Autistic Sons — and Police Did Nothing to Stop Her

Laurel Austin documented her son Jeremy’s first dosing of chlorine dioxide on YouTube. In the 30-second video, Jeremy, 27, sits at a kitchen table as his mother narrates his mood. Then his arms seem to...

Friday, Jun 14, 2019 at 01:44 PM PDT

No Religious Exemptions for Measles Vaccines

No Religious Exemptions for Measles Vaccines

A new law signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday ends religious exemptions for vaccinations for school children.   The move comes as New York battles its worst measles outbreak in decades.

Friday, Jun 14, 2019 at 02:03 PM PDT

What's So Bad About Processed Foods? Scientists Offer Clues

What's So Bad About Processed Foods? Scientists Offer Clues

Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the...

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 at 05:12 PM PDT

NY Eliminates Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandate

NY Eliminates Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandate

New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out...

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 at 02:33 PM PDT

Congo Pastor Likely Sparked Ebola Outbreak Spread to Uganda

Congo Pastor Likely Sparked Ebola Outbreak Spread to Uganda

The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak's spread into Uganda was unknown to health officials before he died of the disease, the World Health Organization's emergencies chief said...

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