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Pete Frates, Inspiration For the Ice Bucket Challenge Has Died

Pete Frates, the inspiration for the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS, has died, according to his family.

  • Oct 25

    Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid Pull J&J Baby Powder From Shelves After FDA Finds Sub-Trace Levels of Asbestos

    Walmart, CVS Health and Rite Aid are pulling all containers of Johnson & Johnson’s 22-ounce baby powder after the FDA found sub-trace amounts of asbestos, the companies confirmed Thursday. “CVS Pharmacy is complying with Johnson & Johnson’s voluntary recall of Johnson’s Baby Powder 22 oz. and is removing this product from all stores and from CVS.com,” spokesman Mike DeAngelis said

  • Oct 24

    Californian Becomes 1st Black Patient to Receive Full Face Transplant

    A California man became the first black patient — and oldest patient — to receive a full face transplant, Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital said Thursday, after a 16-hour procedure several months ago. Robert Chelsea, 68, of Los Angeles — who suffered burns to over 60% of his body and face after his car was struck by a drunk driver

  • Oct 23

    FDA Wants Stronger Warning on Breast Implants About Risks

    U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that manufacturers should add a warning highlighted by a box — the most serious type — to the information given to women considering implants. The agency is also recommending patients complete a

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  • Oct 23

    Pregnant Woman Who Endured Chemo Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

    Just a couple of months after Jade Devis found out she was pregnant, a protruding bump appeared on her chest. It was the beginning of an ordeal that forced the first-time mom and her developing fetus to undergo chemotherapy together after Devis was suddenly diagnosed with breast cancer. She did three rounds before giving birth to her son Bradley in

  • Oct 23

    Always to Ax Female Symbol From Sanitary Products Packages in Nod to Trans Users

    Always announced it will remove the Venus symbol from its menstruation products packaging following calls by transgender advocates, who said its parent, Procter & Gamble, was alienating trans and gender-nonconforming customers by not acknowledging that they, too, can experience menstruation. “Could someone from Always tell me why it is imperative to have the female symbol on their sanitary products?” Twitter

  • Oct 23

    FDA Approves Drug That Could Treat 90% of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it has approved the first drug combination to treat most cystic fibrosis patients. Boston-based company Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. created Trikafta, which combined three drugs in one. Trikafta has been approved for those aged 12 and older with at least one F508del mutation, which affects 90%, or 27,000 patients, with the lung

  • Oct 23

    Disneyland Visitor Might Have Exposed Others to Measles

    A Disneyland visitor might have exposed others to measles earlier this month at the Anaheim theme park, according to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

  • Oct 23

    Sneaky Sugars: Which Foods Have the Most Hidden Sweet Stuff?

    If you’ve been cutting back on soda, cakes, cookies and candy to trim your daily sugar intake, you’re off to a good start. But it’s the small amounts of added sugars found in many of the foods we eat regularly that can keep your sugar intake much higher than you think. And many processed foods containing added sugars don’t even

  • Oct 22

    New Medication May Reduce Postpartum Depression to 3 Days

    A new Food and Drug Administration-approved medication claims to resolve postpartum depression in less than three days.

  • Oct 22

    New Medication May Reduce Postpartum Depression to 3 Days

    A new Food and Drug Administration-approved medication claims to resolve postpartum depression in less than three days.

  • Oct 21

    Drugmakers, Distributors Reach 11th-Hour Deal to Settle Opioids Lawsuit

    The nation’s three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. The trial, involving Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County and Akron’s Summit County, was seen as a critical test case that could have gauged the strength

  • Oct 21

    USDA Recalls Sausage Patties Manufactured in Tennessee for Salmonella Risk

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than 6,000 pounds of frozen sausage patties manufactured in Tennessee have been recalled over concerns they may be contaminated with salmonella. A Food Safety and Inspection Service statement released Friday says the ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage products were made by George’s Prepared Food in Caryville, Tennessee.

  • Oct 20

    Amazon Is Shipping Expired Food, From Baby Formula to Old Beef Jerky, Scaring Consumers and Putting Big Brands at Risk

    Amazon’s sprawling marketplace, consisting of millions of third-party sellers, has become a go-to site for many grocery shoppers, especially since the company’s acquisition of Whole Foods over two years ago. But an increasing number of consumers are finding that, just as the broader Amazon Marketplace has a major issue with counterfeits and unsafe products, the grocery section is littered with

  • Oct 20

    4th Legionnaires’ Disease Death Reported in North Carolina

    North Carolina health officials say a fourth person has died from Legionnaires’ disease. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Resources said in a statement on Friday that its Division of Public Health has confirmed 141 cases involving residents from counties and multiple states. In addition to the deaths, 94 people were hospitalized. Information gathered by local health officials showed

  • Oct 20

    Where You Die Can Affect Your Chance of Being an Organ Donor

    One man’s case illustrates troubling uncertainty in a transplant system run by government contractors that are under fire for letting potentially usable organs go to waste. The Associated Press took a close look at that system and calculated that some of those agencies are securing deceased donors at half the rate of others — even as 113,000 people linger on

  • Oct 19

    As the Lab-Grown Meat Industry Grows, Scientists Debate If It Could Exacerbate Climate Change

    Companies across the world are moving quickly to bring to the market hamburgers and other meat products that are grown from animal cells in a lab. This month, Israeli-based company Future Meat Technologies raised $14 million to build a production plant for its cultured meat products, joining several dozen other start-ups poised to launch their first commercial products within the

  • Oct 19

    Opioid Negotiations Fail to Produce Deal Just Before Trial

    Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation’s opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday. Key differences were between state attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments, rather than with the drugmakers and distributors they are suing. One of the negotiators, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, said late Friday that local governments did not accept a deal worth

  • Oct 18

    Heartburn Drug Recall Expands as Sanofi Recalls Brand-Name Zantac OTC

    Drugmaker Sanofi announced on Friday a voluntary recall of the heartburn drug Zantac from all stores in the United States and Canada amid investigations into the presence of a carcinogen discovered in the drug. Sanofi’s steps follow an investigation by U.S. and European regulators into the presence of low levels of the impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine, the generic name

  • Oct 18

    Some Johnson’s Baby Powder Recalled After Positive Asbestos Test

    Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. said it was voluntarily recalling a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder in response to a federal test indicating the presence of “sub-trace” levels of asbestos, the company said in a statement Friday.

  • Oct 17

    95 Percent of Baby Foods Tested Contain Toxic Metals: Report

    There’s a strong chance your baby’s food contains traces of toxic heavy metals, including arsenic and lead, according to a new study. The research, commissioned by Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and outlined in a report released Thursday, tested 168 baby foods for the presence of four heavy metals: arsenic, lead, mercury and cadmium, NBC news reported.Get more at Read

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