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Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 06:54 AM PDT

Fake Perfume Bust Finds Ingredients Linked to Cancer, Organ Damage

Fake Perfume Bust Finds Ingredients Linked to Cancer, Organ Damage

Federal agents seized cases of fake perfume – some of which contained ingredients linked to cancer and organ damage – and made five arrests in a counterfeiting bust Wednesday morning, authorities said. Homeland...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11:26 AM PDT

Candy-Like Edible Marijuana Is Sending Kids to ERs

Candy-Like Edible Marijuana Is Sending Kids to ERs

In Oregon, an 8-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after finding a marijuana cookie at a park. In Michigan, two children were sent to the ER after getting into a man's stash of gummy candy containing...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 01:44 PM PDT

Family Health Care Costs Have Tripled Since '01: Analysis

Family Health Care Costs Have Tripled Since '01: Analysis

The costs of providing health care to an average American family surpassed $25,000 for the first time in 2016 — even as the rate of health cost increases slowed to a record low, a new analysis revealed...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:33 AM PDT

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Had Brain Disease: Report

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Had Brain Disease: Report

Doctors have reportedly concluded that BMX rider Dave Mirra, who took his own life in February, suffered from the brain disease CTE. ESPN reports a neuropathologist at the University of Toronto and two others...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 07:48 AM PDT

'Natural' Mosquito Repellents Don't Last: Consumer Reports

'Natural' Mosquito Repellents Don't Last: Consumer Reports

Most so-called natural mosquito repellents containing naturally derived oils smell nice but don't keep mosquitos off as long as those containing synthetic chemicals, Consumer Reports found. Consumer Reports...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 06:00 AM PDT

No Harm From 'Cry It Out' Baby Sleep Method: Study

No Harm From 'Cry It Out' Baby Sleep Method: Study

A new study suggests that infants left to CIO — "cry it out" or cry themselves to sleep will not suffer any emotional, behavioral or parental attachment problems, Today.com reported.