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Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 09:54 PM EDT

Airlines Offer Refunds Amid Zika Virus Warnings

Airlines Offer Refunds Amid Zika Virus Warnings

As federal officials warn pregnant women to avoid travel to a part of Miami because of the spread of the Zika virus, some airlines are offering Zika-related refunds. The CDC says pregnant women should...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 07:28 AM EDT

Starbucks Recalls Stainless Steel Straw

Starbucks Recalls Stainless Steel Straw

Starbucks announced that it is recalling a stainless steel beverage straw for being too rigid and posing a risk of injury. The company received four reports of children getting cuts in their mouths while...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 04:39 PM EDT

15 Non-Travel Related Zika Cases Identified in Miami-Dade

15 Non-Travel Related Zika Cases Identified in Miami-Dade

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says officials are finding it challenging to eradicate mosquitoes in a part of Miami where 15 people appear to have contracted the Zika virus.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 12:24 PM EDT

Medical Benefits of Dental Floss Unproven

Medical Benefits of Dental Floss Unproven

It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there's little proof that flossing works. Still, the federal government, dental...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 10:42 AM EDT

'Xtreme Eating' Awards: Unhealthiest Chain Meals in US

'Xtreme Eating' Awards: Unhealthiest Chain Meals in US

A Whole Hog Burger at Uno Pizzeria & Grill is no diet food. Loaded with hamburger, sausage, bacon, prosciutto, pepperoni, four types of cheese, garlic mayo, and pickles and a side of fries, it will set you back...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 09:49 AM EDT

Puppy Swallows Rubber Duckies

Puppy Swallows Rubber Duckies

An Oklahoma puppy undergoes emergency surgery after swallowing several rubber duckies. [warning: graphic footage]

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 05:18 AM EDT

1-Year-Old Born With Giant Tumor to Get Life-Saving Surgery

1-Year-Old Born With Giant Tumor to Get Life-Saving Surgery

A 1-year-old Queens girl born with a giant life-threatening tumor on her face will undergo surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital this week to remove the huge mass, which, if left untreated, could cause the child...

Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 at 10:30 AM EDT

Flour Recall Prompts New Warning: Don't Eat Dough or Batter

Flour Recall Prompts New Warning: Don't Eat Dough or Batter

The most basic of baking ingredients, flour, is at the center of a complicated question: How did it become contaminated with bacteria normally found in animal feces? The E. coli-tainted flour from General Mills...

Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 at 06:30 PM EDT

More Bug Spray, Less Dining Al Fresco Planned in Zika Zone

More Bug Spray, Less Dining Al Fresco Planned in Zika Zone

As word spread that Miami's hippest neighborhood was now considered ground zero for the first mosquito-transmitted infections of the Zika virus in the U.S. mainland, many residents vowed to take precautions...

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 11:25 PM EDT

Non-Travel Zika Cases Likely From Local Mosquitoes: Official

Non-Travel Zika Cases Likely From Local Mosquitoes: Official

Officials from the Florida Department of Health are saying there is enough evidence to say that the four Zika cases being investigated in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are from local mosquitoes.

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