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Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 11:12 AM PDT

Less Than Half of School Districts Test Water for Lead: US Survey

Less Than Half of School Districts Test Water for Lead: US Survey

A survey of school districts around the country finds that less than half test their water for lead, and among those that do more than a third detected elevated levels of the toxin, according to a federal report...

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 04:07 PM PDT

Bayer to Stop Selling Essure Birth Control Implant in US

Bayer to Stop Selling Essure Birth Control Implant in US

The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country...

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 12:43 PM PDT

Adopt These 10 Healthy Sleep Habits

Adopt These 10 Healthy Sleep Habits

Looking to log in a good night’s rest? Follow these simple tips for consistent deep sleep

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...

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