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Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 04:33 AM PDT

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Pig Ear Dog Treats, Backyard Poultry

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Pig Ear Dog Treats, Backyard Poultry

Two separate salmonella outbreaks — one linked to pig ear dog treats, the other to backyard poultry — now have sickened more than 800 people in 48 states, health officials announced this week.

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 04:25 PM PDT

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Man Who Swam in NC Manmade Lake

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Man Who Swam in NC Manmade Lake

A North Carolina man has died from a rare brain-eating amoeba after swimming in a manmade lake at a water park, officials said Wednesday. The state Department of Health and Human Resources said in a news...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 01:44 PM PDT

Drug Cost Bill Advances But GOP Resistance Spells Trouble

Drug Cost Bill Advances But GOP Resistance Spells Trouble

A prescription drug compromise that would lower costs for Medicare recipients and save billions for Medicare and Medicaid cleared a key hurdle in the Senate on Thursday, but Republican resistance signaled...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 10:05 AM PDT

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Researcher Finds

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Researcher Finds

Breathing in air pollutants such as particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) increase your risk of developing cardiovascular illnesses such as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests. Researchers...

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 at 06:44 PM PDT

Report: Latina, Black Adolescents May Be More Vulnerable to Reproductive Coercion

Report: Latina, Black Adolescents May Be More Vulnerable to Reproductive Coercion

Approximately one-in-eight sexually active high school girls have experienced reproductive coercion, a form of relationship abuse that increases the risk for unintended pregnancy and can include contraception...

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 at 12:51 PM PDT

Collagen Supplement Co. 'Wholy Dose' Called 'Holy Grail'

Collagen Supplement Co. 'Wholy Dose' Called 'Holy Grail'

Growing up, Gina Holzer used to sit at the dinner table and wish her family of entrepreneurs would talk about something other than business. Though interested in starting her own company, it wasn’t until she...

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 at 04:54 PM PDT

FDA Warns Marijuana Company Curaleaf for Making CBD Health Claims

FDA Warns Marijuana Company Curaleaf for Making CBD Health Claims

U.S. regulators warned a leading marijuana company for making unproven health claims about CBD, the trendy ingredient that's turning up in lotions, foods and pet treats. The Food and Drug Administration...

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 at 09:22 AM PDT

No Obligation to the Public, Opioid Distributor Tells Lawyer

No Obligation to the Public, Opioid Distributor Tells Lawyer

An executive at one of the nation's largest drug distribution companies said under questioning recently that the business has no obligation to the public when it comes to the amount of prescription opioid...

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 at 01:42 PM PDT

Breast Implant Recalled After Link to More Rare Cancer Cases

Breast Implant Recalled After Link to More Rare Cancer Cases

Breast implant maker Allergan Inc. issued a worldwide recall Wednesday for certain textured models after regulators alerted the company to a heightened cancer risk with the devices. The U.S. Food and Drug...

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 at 01:45 PM PDT

Judge Temporarily Blocks New Arkansas Anti-Abortion Laws

Judge Temporarily Blocks New Arkansas Anti-Abortion Laws

A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions in Arkansas minutes before they were set to take effect Wednesday, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state's only surgical...

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