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Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used
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Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's the first time it has warned caregivers to stop using a product because of a cybersecurity risk. It comes at a time of rising concerns about breaches of products that connect to the Internet. A week ago, automaker Fiat Chrysler... Read »

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2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC

2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC

Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air,... Watch »

Jul 30, 2015
The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond... Read »

Jul 28, 2015
Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food... Read »

Jul 28, 2015
EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what would be the world's first licensed malaria vaccine... Read »

Jul 24, 2015
Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being... Read »

Jul 23, 2015
Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released... Read »

Jul 22, 2015
Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but... Read »

Jul 21, 2015
Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports

Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is warning parents that laundry detergent pods should never be used in homes where young children... Read »

Jul 17, 2015
Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon? The... Watch »

Jul 17, 2015
Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw... Read »

Jul 17, 2015
Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Although sales of fitness trackers are strong, many of their owners lose enthusiasm for them once the novelty of... Read »

Jul 11, 2015
Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family... Read »

Jul 10, 2015
Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

A Michigan oncologist who admitted to giving hundreds of patients painful cancer treatments — many of whom didn't... Read »

Jul 10, 2015
Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged from the same Liberian community where the virus resurged the other week, the... Read »

Jul 9, 2015
Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

A large new study by U.S. and Canadian researchers suggests the use of some anti-depressant drugs early in pregnancy... Read »

Jul 9, 2015
FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016

FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016

Diners will have to wait until the end of 2016 to find calorie labels on all chain restaurant menus. Read »

Jul 9, 2015
Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas

Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas

While colon cancer deaths are down in the U.S., three regions still grapple with persistent colon cancer in their... Read »

Jul 8, 2015
Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Health officials say the number of U.S. heroin users has grown by about 300,000 over a decade. Watch »

Jul 7, 2015
Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.

Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.

Severe thunderstorms are threatening a huge swath of the U.S. from eastern Texas to the Carolinas over the... Read »

Jul 4, 2015

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