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Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 01:44 PM EST

Why a Salmonella Outbreak Shouldn't Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Why a Salmonella Outbreak Shouldn't Ruin Your Thanksgiving

There's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. That's according to health officials who've been monitoring the year-old outbreak. But they say it's a...

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 09:30 PM EST

Second Case of Measles Diagnosed in Lowell

Second Case of Measles Diagnosed in Lowell

Officials with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed Saturday a second case of measles was diagnosed in Lowell earlier in the week. DPH said the infected person was diagnosed Nov. 15.

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 09:47 AM EST

FDA Announces Crackdown on Cigarettes

FDA Announces Crackdown on Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration is making moves against the tobacco industry in an effort to crack down on smoking in teens, saying it is working to ban menthol and mint in all cigarettes, as well as flavored...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 05:55 AM EST

Smoke Spreading From California Fires Sparks Health Concerns

Smoke Spreading From California Fires Sparks Health Concerns

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 05:17 PM EST

FDA Restricts Most Flavored E-Cig Sales to Fight Teen Vaping

FDA Restricts Most Flavored E-Cig Sales to Fight Teen Vaping

The Food and Drug Administration will restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted stores and pursue bans on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigarettes as it tries to control what Commissioner...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 01:55 PM EST

Record Number of Tick-Borne Diseases Reported in 2017: CDC

Record Number of Tick-Borne Diseases Reported in 2017: CDC

U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 02:04 PM EST

Neanderthal Life Not Especially Risky, Skull Analysis Shows

Neanderthal Life Not Especially Risky, Skull Analysis Shows

Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our own species faced in ancient times. That challenges what the authors call the prevailing view of our...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 01:16 AM EST

Gene-Edited Food Is Coming, Regulatory Questions Remain

Gene-Edited Food Is Coming, Regulatory Questions Remain

The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year,...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 12:22 AM EST

Harvard Project Seeks 'Exceptional Responder' Cancer Patients

Harvard Project Seeks 'Exceptional Responder' Cancer Patients

There are some cancer patients given just months to live who somehow live for years. How do they defy the odds? Researchers at Harvard Medical School hope to unlock that secret in order to help other cancer...

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 10:55 PM EST

Juul Halts Store Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul Halts Store Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

The nation's leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The move by Juul Labs Inc. comes ahead of an expected U.S. government crackdown on underage sales of flavored...

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