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Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 at 08:51 AM PDT

Schumer, ‘America’s Sexiest Doc’ Call for EpiPens on Planes

Schumer, ‘America’s Sexiest Doc’ Call for EpiPens on Planes

A lifesaving drug is not required on flights due to a shortage. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and “America’s Sexiest Doctor” want to change that. Schumer has teamed up with Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, People magazine's...

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 at 08:48 AM PDT

New Clues in Alleged Cuba Mystery Attacks on US Diplomats

New Clues in Alleged Cuba Mystery Attacks on US Diplomats

A group of U.S. government workers possibly exposed to unexplained phenomena in Cuba have less white matter in their brains and less connectivity in the areas that control vision and hearing than similar healthy...

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 at 03:24 AM PDT

Deadly Fungal Infections May Increase With Global Warming

Deadly Fungal Infections May Increase With Global Warming

Scientists have a new theory about the origins of a dangerous, drug-resistant fungus that can strike the sickest patients in hospitals and other facilities that provide long-term care: global warming. The...

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 at 04:38 AM PDT

Foodborne Parasite Outbreak Has Sickened 100+ in Mass.

Foodborne Parasite Outbreak Has Sickened 100+ in Mass.

Massachusetts health officials are warning residents to practice safe food handling after an outbreak of a foodborne parasite that has sickened over 100 people in the last three months alone. The state...

Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 02:33 PM PDT

Study: Millions Should Stop Taking Aspirin for Heart Health

Study: Millions Should Stop Taking Aspirin for Heart Health

Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday. A daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for people who have already had a...

Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM PDT

Elevation Foods Recalls Egg Salad, Tuna Salad Due to Possible Listeria Outbreak

Elevation Foods Recalls Egg Salad, Tuna Salad Due to Possible Listeria Outbreak

Elevation Foods is voluntarily recalling 1,087 cases of product due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Brands affected include Archer-Farms egg salad and deviled egg-sandwiches, as well as...

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 at 03:12 PM PDT

Military Studies 'Hyperfit' Women Who Pass Grueling Courses

Military Studies 'Hyperfit' Women Who Pass Grueling Courses

In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women, at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduated Marine infantry school and three have passed the...

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 at 02:53 PM PDT

Teen Activists Score Mental Health Days for Oregon Students

Teen Activists Score Mental Health Days for Oregon Students

Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is...

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 at 10:47 AM PDT

Contaminated Alcohol in Costa Rica Kills 19; Warning Issued

Contaminated Alcohol in Costa Rica Kills 19; Warning Issued

Costa Rica's Ministry of Health issued a nationwide warning after at least 19 deaths were attributed to methanol poisoning from contaminated alcohol consumption. The Health Ministry on Friday said the deaths...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 09:50 AM PDT

Flavored Tobacco Targeted in Bid to Stem Youth Vaping

Flavored Tobacco Targeted in Bid to Stem Youth Vaping

One year after concluding a successful campaign to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21 across Massachusetts, anti-smoking advocates are now zeroing in on flavored tobacco products like...

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