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Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 08:32 AM EDT

How Worried Should Parents Be About Heavy Metals in Baby Food?

How Worried Should Parents Be About Heavy Metals in Baby Food?

If you’re the parent of a baby, a study out last week may have left you nervous about all the food you put in your little one’s mouth. The new report from a consumer advocacy group found that 95 percent of 168...

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 06:51 AM EDT

Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid Pull J&J Baby Powder From Shelves After FDA Finds Sub-Trace Levels of Asbestos

Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid Pull J&J Baby Powder From Shelves After FDA Finds Sub-Trace Levels of Asbestos

Walmart, CVS Health and Rite Aid are pulling all containers of Johnson & Johnson’s 22-ounce baby powder after the FDA found sub-trace amounts of asbestos, the companies confirmed Thursday. “CVS Pharmacy is...

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 at 08:42 PM EDT

Halloween Options for Children With Food Allergies

Halloween Options for Children With Food Allergies

Halloween can be tricky for parents of children with food allergies. Doreen Gentzler shares some alternative options.

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 08:57 PM EDT

DC Health Reports District's First Vaping-Related Death

DC Health Reports District's First Vaping-Related Death

The D.C. Department of Health confirmed the District’s first death related to vaping.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 at 05:24 PM EDT

Californian Becomes 1st Black Patient to Receive Full Face Transplant

Californian Becomes 1st Black Patient to Receive Full Face Transplant

A California man became the first black patient — and oldest patient — to receive a full face transplant, Boston's Brigham and Women’s Hospital said Thursday, after a 16-hour procedure several months ago....

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 at 06:42 PM EDT

FDA Wants Stronger Warning on Breast Implants About Risks

FDA Wants Stronger Warning on Breast Implants About Risks

U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that manufactu...

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 at 06:14 PM EDT

Disneyland Visitor Might Have Exposed Others to Measles

Disneyland Visitor Might Have Exposed Others to Measles

A Disneyland visitor might have exposed others to measles earlier this month at the Anaheim theme park, according to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. A Los Angeles County resident with a...

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 at 04:14 PM EDT

Pregnant Woman Who Endured Chemo Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

Pregnant Woman Who Endured Chemo Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

Just a couple of months after Jade Devis found out she was pregnant, a protruding bump appeared on her chest. It was the beginning of an ordeal that forced the first-time mom and her developing fetus to undergo...

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 at 03:58 PM EDT

Always Removes Female Symbol From Packaging for Trans Users

Always Removes Female Symbol From Packaging for Trans Users

Always announced it will remove the Venus symbol from its menstruation products packaging following calls by transgender advocates, who said its parent, Procter & Gamble, was alienating trans and gender-nonconf...

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 at 03:28 PM EDT

FDA Approves Drug to Treat 90% of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

FDA Approves Drug to Treat 90% of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it has approved the first drug combination to treat most cystic fibrosis patients. Boston-based company Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. created...

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