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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 08:43 AM EDT

EEE Detected in Mosquitoes in Southern Maine

EEE Detected in Mosquitoes in Southern Maine

Health authorities in Maine say they have confirmed the presence of a potentially deadly virus in mosquitoes in the southern part of the state. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 07:45 AM EDT

NYC Wants to Ban Chocolate Milk From School Menus

NYC Wants to Ban Chocolate Milk From School Menus

The New York City Department of Education has proposed eliminating chocolate milk from school menus in favor of options that contain less sugar

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 06:47 AM EDT

Number of Abortions in US Falls to Lowest Since 1973

Number of Abortions in US Falls to Lowest Since 1973

The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday. The report from...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 06:04 PM EDT

Panel Approves Ban on Sale of Flavored E-Cigs in New York

Panel Approves Ban on Sale of Flavored E-Cigs in New York

New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping. The...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 07:15 PM EDT

'Blood Money'? Purdue Settlement Would Rely on Opioid Sales

'Blood Money'? Purdue Settlement Would Rely on Opioid Sales

The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by ... selling more OxyContin. That would amount to blood money, in the opinion...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 06:35 PM EDT

2 More People Have EEE in Rhode Island, Including a Child

2 More People Have EEE in Rhode Island, Including a Child

Two more people have the potentially deadly eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, virus in Rhode Island, state officials said Tuesday. One is a child. There are now three human cases of EEE this year, amid an...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 02:48 PM EDT

Seventh Person Dies of Vaping-Related Illness

Seventh Person Dies of Vaping-Related Illness

A central California resident has died from complications related to the use of e-cigarettes, the seventh person to die of a vaping-related illness. The Tulare County Public Health Office confirmed the death...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 05:00 PM EDT

General Mills Recalls Gold Medal Flour for E. Coli Risk

General Mills Recalls Gold Medal Flour for E. Coli Risk

General Mills has issued a nationwide recall over certain five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour due to the risk of a potentially deadly form of E. coli, the company and U.S. Food and...

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 05:28 PM EDT

'It's Really Scary': Patients Left in Limbo After Medication Recall

'It's Really Scary': Patients Left in Limbo After Medication Recall

Patients with a rare condition who rely on a certain hormone to ensure their quality of life are now pleading with the federal government for help after the critical medicine was recalled. One of those patients...

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 05:22 PM EDT

Sen. Shaheen and NH Students Take Part in Roundtable on Vaping

Sen. Shaheen and NH Students Take Part in Roundtable on Vaping

The use of vaping products among middle and high school students is skyrocketing. The Centers for Disease Control says more than 25 percent of teenagers are vaping these days. That was the topic of a very...

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