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Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:04 PM PDT

Pedestrian Deaths Spiked in 2016, Distraction Cited

Pedestrian Deaths Spiked in 2016, Distraction Cited

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 04:22 AM PDT

How to Take a Shower, According to Dermatologists

How to Take a Shower, According to Dermatologists

Too much hot water can actually be bad for our bodies, experts in hair and skin care told NBC News. Several dermatologists were asked to weigh in on the definitive way to take a shower. 1. Don't Shower Too...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 11:09 AM PDT

McDonald's to Use Fresh Beef in Quarter Pounders Next Year

McDonald's to Use Fresh Beef in Quarter Pounders Next Year

Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef. The fast food giant said Thursday that it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime next year at most of its U.S. locations....

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 07:08 PM PDT

EPA Denies Petition to Ban Pesticide Used on Crops

EPA Denies Petition to Ban Pesticide Used on Crops

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a proposal...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 02:35 PM PDT

Dirty Air From Global Trade Kills at Home and Abroad

Dirty Air From Global Trade Kills at Home and Abroad

A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home. More than 750,000 people...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:29 AM PDT

FDA Approves 1st Drug for Aggressive Multiple Sclerosis

FDA Approves 1st Drug for Aggressive Multiple Sclerosis

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk. The Food and Drug Administration approved Ocrevus late...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 08:43 PM PDT

Mom Tells Son's Story in Fight for NIH Funding

Mom Tells Son's Story in Fight for NIH Funding

Pediatric cancer research is one of the least funded and proposed budget cuts to NIH will deplete it even more. A family whose child died from pediatric cancer is testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday, March 29...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 04:02 PM PDT

States Push to Protect Birth Control Despite Failed GOP Bill

States Push to Protect Birth Control Despite Failed GOP Bill

Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 05:54 AM PDT

José Olé Taquitos Recalled for Possible Rubber, Plastic

José Olé Taquitos Recalled for Possible Rubber, Plastic

Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. is recalling more than 35,000 pounds of frozen "José Olé" taquito products that may be contaminated with rubber and plastic, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The...

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 12:43 AM PDT

Now What? Options for Consumers as Health Law Drama Fades

Now What? Options for Consumers as Health Law Drama Fades

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. The Republican health plan designed to replace...

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