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Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 05:46 AM PST

Holiday Twinkies, Palmer Candy Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Holiday Twinkies, Palmer Candy Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Hostess Brands and Palmer Candy Company have recalled holiday-themed sweets over concern the desserts may be contaminated with the harmful Salmonella bacteria. Hostess Brands recalled its Holiday White...

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 07:47 PM PST

Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide

Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide

Twelve states are reporting widespread flu activity as the United States slide into flu season at the start of the year. The Centers for Disease Control say flu activity is higher this season compared to last...

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 04:47 AM PST

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

Fewer Americans are dying of cancer. The latest numbers from the American Cancer Society show a 25 percent drop in cancer deaths since 1991, the peak year for cancer deaths, NBC News reported. Cancer rates are...

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 05:05 AM PST

GOP House Panel: Halt Federal Money for Planned Parenthood

GOP House Panel: Halt Federal Money for Planned Parenthood

A Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research has urged Congress to halt federal payments to the women's health organization. Democrats said the...

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 06:05 AM PST

Peanut-Based Foods Help Babies Prevent Allergies: NIH

Peanut-Based Foods Help Babies Prevent Allergies: NIH

Peanut allergies are a big problem for many kids and their families, but new guidelines published could help protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy. Feeding...