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Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 10:18 AM PDT

Some Johnson's Baby Powder Recalled After Positive Asbestos Test

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...

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 06:37 AM PDT

How Massage Therapy Benefits the Body

How Massage Therapy Benefits the Body

Massage therapists Edward Little, of the National Holistic Institute, and Debra Gonzalez, of Vida Organic Wellness, explain how massage therapy positively affects the body.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 07:37 PM PDT

Get Your Flu Shot at Any of These 21 LA County Libraries

Get Your Flu Shot at Any of These 21 LA County Libraries

The Los Angeles County Library, in partnership with the LA County Department of Public Health, will be offering free flu shots at 21 libraries from Oct. 21 until Dec. 6.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 05:12 PM PDT

95 Percent of Baby Foods Tested Contain Toxic Metals: Report

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...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 03:39 PM PDT

Border Patrol's Growing Presence at Hospitals Creates Fear

Border Patrol's Growing Presence at Hospitals Creates Fear

An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 12:51 PM PDT

Photo Shows Emotional, Exhausted Nurse After 53-Hr Workweek

Photo Shows Emotional, Exhausted Nurse After 53-Hr Workweek

As a labor and delivery nurse, Caty Nixon cares for families in joy and sorrow. "The good times are so good, and the bad times are heartbreaking," Nixon, from Forney, Texas, told TODAY. "I'm here for all of it."...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 01:51 PM PDT

Juul Suspends Sales of All Fruity Flavors Ahead of US Ban

Juul Suspends Sales of All Fruity Flavors Ahead of US Ban

Juul is immediately suspending sales of it popular fruity e-cigarette flavors ahead of a Trump administration policy that is expected to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from the market, the company announced...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 09:40 AM PDT

Taco Bell Pulls Seasoned Beef Due to 'Metal Shavings'

Taco Bell Pulls Seasoned Beef Due to 'Metal Shavings'

Kenosha Beef International is recalling some of its Taco Bell seasoned beef products that may be contaminated with metal shavings, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety...

Monday, Oct 14, 2019 at 03:27 PM PDT

Former Rams Player and LAFD Firefighter Faces New Battle: ALS

Former Rams Player and LAFD Firefighter Faces New Battle: ALS

Eric Stevens has spent his adult life fighting, and winning, but now, he's in a fight against a disease that offers more questions and answers--with no clear path to victory.

Monday, Oct 14, 2019 at 10:53 AM PDT

US, Critics Split on Whether Tech Made Nuke Shipments Safer

US, Critics Split on Whether Tech Made Nuke Shipments Safer

The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put...

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