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Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 07:22 AM EST

FDA Resuming Some Food Inspections Halted by Shutdown

FDA Resuming Some Food Inspections Halted by Shutdown

The Food and Drug Administration said it will resume inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday. The routine inspections had been briefly halted as...

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 08:34 AM EST

Democrats Roll Out Big Healthcare Proposals at State Level

Democrats Roll Out Big Healthcare Proposals at State Level

Riding the momentum from November's elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and make it more affordable. T...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 02:31 PM EST

CDC Says It’s Another Severe Flu Season

CDC Says It’s Another Severe Flu Season

Flu seasons have been particularly severe in recent years and this one in no different. An estimated 6.2 million to 7.3 million people in the United States have been sick with the flu since October, federal...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 05:43 AM EST

Starbucks Exploring Adding Needle-Disposal Boxes in Bathroom

Starbucks Exploring Adding Needle-Disposal Boxes in Bathroom

Starbucks is exploring installing needle-disposal boxes in the bathrooms of certain stores to provide a safe way of throwing out syringes and other drug paraphernalia, NBC News reported. The company's...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 06:16 PM EST

US Drug Overdoses Rose Most Among Middle-Aged Women: CDC

US Drug Overdoses Rose Most Among Middle-Aged Women: CDC

Federal health experts reported Thursday that the U.S. drug overdose rate has soared for middle-aged women between 1999 and 2017, NBC News reported. It rose a startling 260 percent for women between 30 and...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 04:45 PM EST

Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas Ship

Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas Ship

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 07:44 AM EST

Scientists Seek Ways to Finally Take a Real Measure of Pain

Scientists Seek Ways to Finally Take a Real Measure of Pain

Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, is it a 6 or an 8? Over and over, 17-year-old Sarah Taylor struggled to make doctors understand her sometimes debilitating levels of pain, first from...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 01:52 PM EST

Liberals Dare Trump to Back Their Bills Lowering Drug Prices

Liberals Dare Trump to Back Their Bills Lowering Drug Prices

Challenging the Trump administration on a high-profile consumer issue, leading congressional liberals plan to unveil a package of bills Thursday designed to radically reduce what Americans pay for prescription...

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 07:38 PM EST

USDA: Food Stamps Will Be Funded Through February

USDA: Food Stamps Will Be Funded Through February

The Trump administration says benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, will be funded through February should the government shutdown continue. Agriculture...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 12:34 PM EST

NYC Mayor Guarantees Health Care for All Residents

NYC Mayor Guarantees Health Care for All Residents

New York City will begin guaranteeing comprehensive health care to every single resident regardless of someone's ability to pay or immigration status, an unprecedented plan that will protect the more than...

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