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Tragedy Inspires Family to Fight for Changes on Cruises
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Tragedy Inspires Family to Fight for Changes on Cruises

A woman's medical emergency aboard a cruise and her death just weeks later have inspired her daughters to push for stricter 'round-the-clock emergency care on all cruise ships. Watch »

Jul 22, 2014
Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Wawona Packing Company, based in California's Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white and... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island Patients: Officials

Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island Patients:...

Officials at a Long Island hospital have diagnosed three patients with a debilitating tropical infection being... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams

Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams

A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey

For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey

Even though summer is associated with relaxation and vacations, a third of Americans say they find it to be the most... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

The Ebola virus that’s killed more than 600 people so far in West Africa may have been smoldering there for years... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV fell by more than 30 percent in the United States between 2002 and 2011, AIDS... Read »

Jul 19, 2014
Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, has agreed to pay $19.4 million in penalties and... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

Two attorney generals from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink,... Read »

Jul 18, 2014
Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.

Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.

A painful virus passed on by mosquitoes that has been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and Central America has... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Miami-Dade Woman Contracts Chikungunya Virus

Miami-Dade Woman Contracts Chikungunya Virus

Two people, including a Miami-Dade County woman, bitten by mosquitoes in Florida have acquired the chikungunya... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

A slew of newly-discovered safety violations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention were the focus of a... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin may cause severe side effects and doesn't seem to reduce rates of stroke, heart attack or chest pain,... Read »

Jul 16, 2014
iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

It turns out that iPads may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals, causing some to develop... Read »

Jul 14, 2014
Judge Allows Lawsuit Over Florida Medicaid to Proceed

Judge Allows Lawsuit Over Florida Medicaid to Proceed

A federal judge refused Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges Florida provides inadequate care to children in... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR host Diane Rehm said her husband of 54 years had to kill himself by dehydration after his Parkinson’s disease... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

A week after the U.S. Supreme Court decided on employer contraception coverage, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a... Read »

Jul 6, 2014
Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

A border agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in California, despite the... Read »

Jul 5, 2014
Long Lines at L.A. Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

Long Lines at L.A. Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

A large number of people were spending their Fourth of July in line to a unique kind of farmers market in Los... Watch »

Jul 5, 2014
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