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Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 03:13 AM EDT

Genetic Sleuthing Bolsters Food Poisoning Searches

Genetic Sleuthing Bolsters Food Poisoning Searches<br /><br />

Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food. The...

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 06:41 AM EDT

Lettuce-Linked E. Coli Outbreak Soars to 84 Cases in 19 States; 42 Hospitalized

Lettuce-Linked E. Coli Outbreak Soars to 84 Cases in 19 States; 42 Hospitalized

The number of cases in the E. coli outbreak tied to Romaine lettuce grown in Arizona has boomed to 84 in 19 states, with 42 people requiring hospitalization, more than a half-dozen of them for a type of acute...

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 01:32 PM EDT

Juul E-Cig Maker to Invest $30M to Combat Underage Vaping

Juul E-Cig Maker to Invest $30M to Combat Underage Vaping

The maker of a much-debated e-cigarette popular with teenagers says it will spend $30 million in an effort to keep its products out of the hands of children. The announcement from Juul Labs comes one day after...

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 11:46 PM EDT

FDA Warns Retailers Not to Sell Juul E-Cigarette to Kids

FDA Warns Retailers Not to Sell Juul E-Cigarette to Kids

Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The...

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 01:17 PM EDT

Veteran Undergoes World's First Full Male Genital Transplant

Veteran Undergoes World's First Full Male Genital Transplant

A veteran who suffered injuries in Afghanistan has received the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant, Johns Hopkins Hospital announced Monday. A team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological...

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 12:34 AM EDT

Throw It Away: CDC Expands Warning on Romaine Lettuce

Throw It Away: CDC Expands Warning on Romaine Lettuce

The U.S. Centers for Disease expanded its warning Friday surrounding a multistate E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce from Arizona, which has now sickened more than 50 people. The agency said...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 07:17 PM EDT

Some GOP Officials Urge Charges for Women Who Get Abortions

Some GOP Officials Urge Charges for Women Who Get Abortions

Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 01:12 PM EDT

Largest Cannabis Cultivation Facility in US Proposed for New Mexico

Largest Cannabis Cultivation Facility in US Proposed for New Mexico

A project described as the largest cannabis cultivation facility in North America was proposed in New Mexico Thursday. Ultra Health announced the acquisition of farmland while unveiling a three-dimensional...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 01:41 PM EDT

Don't Eat the Lettuce: E. Coli Outbreak Booms to 53 Cases

Don't Eat the Lettuce: E. Coli Outbreak Booms to 53 Cases

Health investigators have identified chopped romaine lettuce from Arizona as the probable culprit of an 11-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least seven people in New Jersey as well as people in New...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:44 AM EDT

Americans Filling Far Fewer Opioid Prescriptions: New Data

Americans Filling Far Fewer Opioid Prescriptions: New Data

New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal...

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