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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 11:55 PM EDT

Blue Bell Ice Cream Now Linked to 10 Listeria Illnesses: CDC

Blue Bell Ice Cream Now Linked to 10 Listeria Illnesses: CDC

Federal regulators say they're now aware of 10 listeria illnesses linked to ice cream and other products made by Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries over the last five years. The Centers for Disease Control...

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 09:02 AM EDT

Get Mammograms Every Other Year Once You're 50: Panel

Get Mammograms Every Other Year Once You're 50: Panel

Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force...

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 02:39 PM EDT

Whole Foods Market Recalls Macadamia Nuts

Whole Foods Market Recalls Macadamia Nuts

Whole Foods Market is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was sold in stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas...

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 12:38 PM EDT

Pill-Taking Can Be Less Yucky for Kids: Study

Pill-Taking Can Be Less Yucky for Kids: Study

Many sick kids can't or won't swallow pills — and that can make them sicker. But there may be some pretty simple ways to help the medicine go down, a new study says. Dr. Kathleen Bradford and colleagues at...

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 05:37 PM EDT

Indiana HIV Outbreak Has Now Infected 130 People

Indiana HIV Outbreak Has Now Infected 130 People

An HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana that is related to abuse of intravenous prescription drugs, has now reached 130 cases as of Friday, up from 106 a week ago, Reuters reported.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 02:09 PM EDT

Disneyland-Linked Measles Outbreak Has Ended: Official

Disneyland-Linked Measles Outbreak Has Ended: Official

The California measles outbreak that started in Disneyland four months ago is over, a state health official announced Friday. No new outbreak-related measles cases have been reported to state health department...

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:10 PM EDT

Mass. Court Upholds $63M Verdict in Children's Motrin Case

Mass. Court Upholds $63M Verdict in Children's Motrin Case

A Superior Court jury ruled in 2013 that Johnson & Johnson failed to provide sufficient warnings about the potential side effects of Motrin.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 05:45 PM EDT

Group of Doctors Wants Dr. Oz Fired From Columbia

Group of Doctors Wants Dr. Oz Fired From Columbia

Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call...

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 11:27 AM EDT

U.S. Moms Typically Space Pregnancies 2½ Years Apart: Study

U.S. Moms Typically Space Pregnancies 2½ Years Apart: Study

For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows, The Associated Press reported.

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 10:57 AM EDT

"Entopreneurs" Feed Growing Appetite for Edible Insects

"Entopreneurs" Feed Growing Appetite for Edible Insects

They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you. An increasing number of "entopreneurs" are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms...

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