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Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 09:58 PM EDT

Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used

Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's the first time it has warned caregivers to stop using a product because of a cybersecurity risk. It comes at a time of rising concerns about breaches of products...

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 01:41 PM EDT

2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' NYC Legionnaires' Outbreak

2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' NYC Legionnaires' Outbreak

Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the Bronx over the last two weeks in what the Health Department...

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 02:49 PM EDT

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond simple companionship. The evidence is increasingly clear that having a pet can lead to a longer...

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 11:26 AM EDT

Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced on Monday that it has identified the cause...

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 01:32 PM EDT

EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what would be the world's first licensed malaria vaccine, even though it's only about 30 percent effective and its protection fades over time. In...

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 11:51 AM EDT

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being classified and diagnosed differently, not because something catastrophic has happened to U.S.

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 09:08 AM EDT

Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings, which likely reflect...

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 07:56 AM EDT

Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but prevents them from infecting others, NBC News reported. The results have AIDS experts...

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 12:16 PM EDT

Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports

Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is warning parents that laundry detergent pods should never be used in homes where young children live of visit. Over the last several years, Poison Control Centers have fielded an increased...

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 10:49 AM EDT

Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon? The answer, according to scientists at Oregon State University, is a new strain of seaweed they...

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