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Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 12:07 PM EDT

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Sickens 124

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Sickens 124

A salmonella outbreak linked to live poultry has sickened people in 36 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday. The outbreak is linked to people's contact with live poultry in...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 11:27 AM EDT

Suicide Rates Rose by Nearly 30 Percent Since 1999

Suicide Rates Rose by Nearly 30 Percent Since 1999

The death of designer Kate Spade was just the latest in a disturbing trend - a nearly 30-percent rise in suicides since 1999 in a newly released report from the CDC. Only about half of those people had a...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 11:36 PM EDT

Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 09:18 PM EDT

Arm Transplant Patient Recovering After 'Freak Accident'

Arm Transplant Patient Recovering After 'Freak Accident'

Four years ago this month, a Virginia man lost his left arm in a terrible accident. Now the recipient of a rare arm transplant, he works out every day and is gaining function in his new limb.

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 02:24 PM EDT

Kid Vaping Numbers Aren't Up, Study Says, But Some Skeptical

Kid Vaping Numbers Aren't Up, Study Says, But Some Skeptical

Vaping held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, according to new government data, but some researchers are skeptical because the survey may have missed out on a...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 02:03 PM EDT

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs, according to a new government report. Users of heroin and other injection drugs were 16 times more likely than other people...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 12:03 PM EDT

Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Recalled by Maker

Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Recalled by Maker

Some of the opioid overdose antidote Naloxone has been recalled by its maker, Hospira, over the potential presence of particulate matter, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday. Certain lots of Naloxone...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 10:44 AM EDT

NY Man Sues CVS for Blabbing to Wife About Viagra Use

NY Man Sues CVS for Blabbing to Wife About Viagra Use

A Long Island man is suing CVS after a pharmacist allegedly blabbed about his use of an erectile-dysfunction drug to his wife. The New York Post reports Michael Feinberg had a prescription for Viagra that he...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 08:41 AM EDT

Some Brazil 'Zika Kids' Try School, Others Fight to Survive

Some Brazil 'Zika Kids' Try School, Others Fight to Survive

On Tuesdays, 18-month-old Joaquim Santos spends an hour sitting by himself in a corner of a special needs classroom in this small city in northeast Brazil, one of the country's poorest regions and one hit...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 08:10 AM EDT

Medicare Will Run Out of Money in 2026, Trustees Forecast

Medicare Will Run Out of Money in 2026, Trustees Forecast

Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security's financial problems can't be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. T...

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