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Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 at 02:47 PM EDT

Plant-Based Meat Sales Rise, Fueled by Carnivores

Plant-Based Meat Sales Rise, Fueled by Carnivores

From soy-based sliders to ground lentil sausages, plant-based meat substitutes are surging in popularity. And carnivores — not vegans or vegetarians — are among the biggest consumers. Growing demand for...

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 at 10:06 AM EDT

US Investigates Seizure Risk With Electronic Cigarettes

US Investigates Seizure Risk With Electronic Cigarettes

U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it has reviewed 35...

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 at 01:47 PM EDT

6 States, DC Sue USDA Over Changes to School Lunch Standards

6 States, DC Sue USDA Over Changes to School Lunch Standards

Six states and the District of Columbia sued the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, saying it weakened nutritional standards in school breakfasts and lunches when it relaxed the requirements affecting salt...

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 at 08:10 AM EDT

New Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

New Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Doctors are treating the notoriously deadly cancer in a new way, allowing patients to live much longer than expected.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 at 01:42 PM EDT

It’s Not You. Allergy Seasons Are Getting Longer and Worse

It’s Not You. Allergy Seasons Are Getting Longer and Worse

If it feels like the annual allergy season is getting longer and worse, it's because it is. Climate researchers say rising temperatures and higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are...

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 at 03:36 PM EDT

Trump Defers Push for Health Plan After GOP Resistance

Trump Defers Push for Health Plan After GOP Resistance

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned President Donald Trump to hold off action in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act, telling him to instead take it on the road as a 2020 campaign issue. The...

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 at 01:55 PM EDT

US Health Officials Alarmed by Paralyzing Illness in Kids

US Health Officials Alarmed by Paralyzing Illness in Kids

There were 228 confirmed victims in the U.S. last year of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, a rare, mysterious and sometimes deadly paralyzing illness that seems to ebb and flow on an every-other-year cycle and is...

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 at 11:07 AM EDT

US Experts Reviewing Low-Carb, Other Diets for Guidelines

US Experts Reviewing Low-Carb, Other Diets for Guidelines

With keto-friendly recipes sweeping social media, some followers of low-carb eating are hoping for a nod of approval in the upcoming U.S. dietary guidelines that advise Americans on what to eat. It may seem...

Monday, Apr 1, 2019 at 02:11 PM EDT

Federal Study Gives New Options for People With Rare Cancers

Federal Study Gives New Options for People With Rare Cancers

People with rare cancers have been out of luck — not only do most lack good treatments but drug companies also don't pursue them because of small potential sales. Now, a federal study that pools these folks...

Monday, Apr 1, 2019 at 12:30 PM EDT

US Measles Cases Surpass Last Year’s Total in Just 3 Months

US Measles Cases Surpass Last Year’s Total in Just 3 Months

Measles continues to spread across the U.S. with outbreaks in four states infecting more people in the first three months of 2019 than all of last year, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control...

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