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Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 11:50 AM EDT

App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer

App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer

Out of a pollution study an app, that can pinpoint pollution hot spots block by block, is being developed for city dwellers, reported NBC News. A study suggests that it might be possible for local authorities...

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 03:41 PM EDT

Fewer Teens Are Vaping and Smoking, CDC Survey Finds

Fewer Teens Are Vaping and Smoking, CDC Survey Finds

Teen smoking rates have hit new lows in the U.S. and, for the first time, fewer high school students are trying e-cigarettes, NBC News reported. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 11:56 AM EDT

Traces of Lead Found in Some Baby Foods: Study

Traces of Lead Found in Some Baby Foods: Study

The Environmental Defense Fund explored data from the Food and Drug Administration, finding what it calls "detectable" levels of lead in some baby food.

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 07:14 PM EDT

GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs: Report

GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs: Report

The American Health Care Act, the GOP’s answer to Obamacare, could end up costing the U.S. economy close to 1 million jobs, researchers predicted Wednesday. If the bill passes, it would initially boost jobs and...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 06:00 PM EDT

Iraq: Food Poisoning Strikes Hundreds at Camp for Displaced

Iraq: Food Poisoning Strikes Hundreds at Camp for Displaced

Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul has made more than 700 people sick, with hundreds hospitalized, Iraqi officials said Tuesday. The incident at the Hassan Sham U2 camp, about 20...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 03:06 PM EDT

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at the scene of 18...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 07:47 AM EDT

Fancy Names May Get People to Eat Their Veggies

Fancy Names May Get People to Eat Their Veggies

Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked. Veggies given names like "zesty ginger-turmeric sweet potatoes" and "twisted...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 07:14 PM EDT

Doctors Reprogram Patients' Own Cells Into Cancer Assassins

Doctors Reprogram Patients' Own Cells Into Cancer Assassins

Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 02:35 PM EDT

Obesity Rising in Nations Rich and Poor, Especially in Kids

Obesity Rising in Nations Rich and Poor, Especially in Kids

The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study. The...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 11:21 AM EDT

Tyson Recalls 2.4M Pounds of Chicken Due to Allergy Risk

Tyson Recalls 2.4M Pounds of Chicken Due to Allergy Risk

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products because the bread crumbs may contain milk, a potential allergen not included on the label.

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