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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 12:24 PM EST

Zika Birth Defect May Appear Months After Birth: CDC

Zika Birth Defect May Appear Months After Birth: CDC

Babies whose mothers are infected with the Zika virus may develop small heads months after birth, meaning the birth defect may still affect infants who don't immediately present with it, according to new...

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 11:57 AM EST

Heinz Voluntarily Recalls Pork Gravy After Labeling Issue

Heinz Voluntarily Recalls Pork Gravy After Labeling Issue

Heinz is voluntarily recalling about 500 cases of its HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy because some jars have been mislabeled as Heinz Pork Gravy without mentioning it contains milk and soy. The labeling issue...

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 10:40 PM EST

Dementia Rates Might Be Declining, New Study Finds

Dementia Rates Might Be Declining, New Study Finds

Rates of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia appear to have fallen considerably since 2000, and better education may be partly responsible, researchers reported Monday. Better treatment for diabetes...

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 07:31 AM EST

Sabra Recalls Hummus Products Over Listeria Concerns

Sabra Recalls Hummus Products Over Listeria Concerns

Sabra Dipping Company has issued a voluntary recall for a variety of its hummus products after Listeria monocytogenes was found at the Colonial Heights, Virginia-based company's manufacturing facility. The...

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 02:57 PM EST

Zika No Longer Emergency, Still 'Enduring' Threat: WHO

Zika No Longer Emergency, Still 'Enduring' Threat: WHO

Acknowledging Zika is "here to stay," the United Nations health agency on Friday lifted a 9-month-old emergency declaration and prepared for a longer-term response to the mosquito-borne virus that can result in...

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 10:15 AM EST

Insulin Prices Double Since 2012

Insulin Prices Double Since 2012

Increases in insulin prices and a lack of generic options are forcing diabetic Americans to cut back on prescribed doses to stretch out their medication.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 08:15 AM EST

'Addiction Is Not a Character Flaw': Surgeon General Report

'Addiction Is Not a Character Flaw': Surgeon General Report

In what may be his last significant act as President Barack Obama's surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy released a report Thursday calling for a major cultural shift in the way Americans view drug and alcohol...

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 03:19 PM EST

Major Grated Cheese Brands Hit by Nationwide Recall

Major Grated Cheese Brands Hit by Nationwide Recall

Fears of salmonella contamination have led to the recall of major grated cheese brands nationwide. 4C Food Corp. has voluntarily recalled its 4C Grated Cheese, Homestyle Grated Cheese and Cento Grated...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 10:34 AM EST

Food Advocates Fear Trump Could Scrap Healthy School Lunches

Food Advocates Fear Trump Could Scrap Healthy School Lunches

Will President-elect Donald Trump remake school lunches into his fast-food favorites of burgers and fried chicken? Children grumbling about healthier school meal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 10:26 AM EST

US Prisons Fight Opioids With Injections

US Prisons Fight Opioids With Injections

U.S. prisons are experimenting with a high-priced monthly injection that could help addicted inmates stay off opioids after they are released, but skeptics question its effectiveness and say the manufacturer has...

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