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Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM EDT

Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, has agreed to pay $19.4 million in penalties and restitution after an NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered the company’s secret food sheds regulators...

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 01:37 PM EDT

States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

Two attorney generals from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising. The Oregon lawsuit filed Thursday in Portland...

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 09:48 PM EDT

Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.

Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.

A painful virus passed on by mosquitoes that has been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and Central America has made its way to the U.S., with the first reported cases in a Florida man and woman who had not...

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 09:17 PM EDT

From the Golden Gate Bridge to Teaching Suicide Prevention

From the Golden Gate Bridge to Teaching Suicide Prevention

Two people with very different histories with the Golden Gate Bridge focus on suicide prevention.

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 11:08 PM EDT

Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

A slew of newly-discovered safety violations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention were the focus of a House subcommittee meeting on Wednesday, as were allegations that the agency sought to cover...

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 07:48 PM EDT

300 Vials Labeled Influenza, Dengue Found at Bethesda Lab

300 Vials Labeled Influenza, Dengue Found at Bethesda Lab

The same federal scientist who recently found forgotten samples of smallpox at a federal lab in Bethesda also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and...

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 07:00 PM EDT

Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin may cause severe side effects and doesn't seem to reduce rates of stroke, heart attack or chest pain, according to two reports published Wednesday.

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM EDT

"Miracle Baby" Born to Woman With Half a Heart

"Miracle Baby" Born to Woman With Half a Heart

Some are calling a Maryland baby a miracle because of the condition of the mother who gave birth to him.

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 05:24 PM EDT

Bad Air in D.C.: The Causes and Solutions

Bad Air in D.C.: The Causes and Solutions

Pat Lawson Muse talks to a panel of guests about bad air in the D.C. area, and what can be done to improve it. Guests include Vice Mayor of Falls Church David Snyder; managing director of public and...

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 01:35 PM EDT

Talking to Teens About Safety, Sex Assault and Suicide

Talking to Teens About Safety, Sex Assault and Suicide

Psychiatrist Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses how to talk to your teenage daughter about sexual assault and suicide.

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