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Food expiration labels are confusing. The FDA wants to change that
Fri, 24 May 2019 09:35:13 GMT
Americans have struggled with the many food labels and their meanings for years. Sell by, best by and best if used by -- what are the differences?
Health officials considered banning individuals from flying to prevent measles transmission
Fri, 24 May 2019 03:32:47 GMT
State and local health officials have consulted with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recent months about the possibility of preventing individuals from flying to prevent measles transmission.
These doctors risked their careers to expose the dangers children face in immigrant family detention
Thu, 23 May 2019 08:39:55 GMT
Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pamela McPherson were used to working behind the scenes, quietly documenting the devastating things they'd seen.
Colorado is the first state to cap skyrocketing insulin co-pays
Thu, 23 May 2019 21:17:54 GMT
The skyrocketing prices of insulin are a nationwide issue and Colorado has become the first state to pass legislation that tackles the problem.
European doctor defies orders to stop sending US women abortion pills by mail
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:11:39 GMT
Aid Access, which provides abortion pills by mail to the United States, is defying an order to stop from the US Food and Drug Administration.
Yiddish translation of New York's measles message riddled with errors
Wed, 22 May 2019 18:01:17 GMT
Late last year, officials at the New York State Department of Health knew they had to act fast to stem the tide of a growing measles outbreak in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.
Spike in banned ozone-eating CFC gases linked to China in new research
Wed, 22 May 2019 18:00:44 GMT
A mystery source of banned, ozone-destroying chemicals has been pinpointed to eastern China.
Algeria and Argentina are officially malaria-free, says World Health Organization
Wed, 22 May 2019 12:22:31 GMT
Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease.
Flu-related illness stops intake at Texas border patrol center
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:06:32 GMT
A Customs and Border Patrol station in south Texas has stopped taking detainees in for processing because some people have displayed signs of flu-related illness.
Operating rooms test positive for mold at Seattle Children's Hospital
Wed, 22 May 2019 07:41:07 GMT
Several operating rooms have been shut down in a Washington children's hospital because of mold.
Vermont Attorney General files suit against Sackler family for deceptive marketing
Wed, 22 May 2019 00:42:06 GMT
Vermont's attorney general is suing eight members of the Sackler family, alleging they personally oversaw Purdue Pharma's deceptive marketing of opioids.
Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction
Tue, 21 May 2019 07:56:23 GMT
Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety.
Alabama doctors want patients to know they're still providing abortions
Sat, 18 May 2019 19:03:53 GMT
Providers at the only three clinics in Alabama that offer abortion services want patients to know their doors are still open.
Dr. Gupta: If you see someone struggling with mental illness, don't turn away
Sat, 18 May 2019 12:06:41 GMT
On the morning of September 25, 2000, when Kevin Hines looked out from the Golden Gate Bridge, it must have been a magnificent sight. The sun bouncing off the coastline of Marin County to the left and backlighting the coast of San Francisco to the right, with Alcatraz straight ahead. There were probably boats of different types and sizes in the glittering water and an occasional sea lion breaking the surface.
The DNA diet: How knowing your genes can help you fit into your jeans
Fri, 24 May 2019 09:57:22 GMT
"One man's food is another man's poison." - Lucretius (99-55 B.C.)
The hidden health crisis that kills 200 people a day
Fri, 24 May 2019 03:48:35 GMT
Snakebites kill more than 200 people a day around the world, but Thai firefighter Pinyo Pookpinyo was one of the lucky ones.
Women need twice as many toilets as men, say public health experts
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:16:33 GMT
Toilet provisions for women in the UK must be boosted so there are two female toilets to every male one, according to a new report on the state of public facilities.
Red wine's resveratrol decreases blood pressure in mice: Could it do the same in human heart patients?
Wed, 22 May 2019 23:24:45 GMT
Mice that were fed large quantities of resveratrol, a compound present in red wine, experienced a significant drop in blood pressure, a new study showed. Could the same effect happen in humans?
Women have abortions for many reasons aside from rape and incest. Here are some of them
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:46:30 GMT
The reasons why women get abortions are varied and personal. For some, it was because they were victims of rape or incest. Some were in abusive relationships and others weren't ready to be mothers.
Nurse graduates from NYU, years after he worked there as a janitor
Wed, 22 May 2019 19:36:28 GMT
Frank Baez got his first healthcare experience as a teenager, mopping floors and cleaning patients' rooms as a hospital janitor at New York University.