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

Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw, frozen chicken products over concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella.

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 11:02 AM EDT

Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Although sales of fitness trackers are strong, many of their owners lose enthusiasm for them once the novelty of knowing how many steps they've taken wears off. One research firm, Endeavour Partners, estimates...

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 01:51 PM EDT

Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family said in a statement as health officials worked to determine whether it was caused by a...

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 12:08 PM EDT

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

A Michigan oncologist who admitted to giving hundreds of patients painful cancer treatments — many of whom didn't have the disease— sobbed as he was sentenced Friday to spend what will likely be the rest of his...

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 07:10 PM EDT

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged from the same Liberian community where the virus resurged the other week, the acting head of the country's Ebola Case Management Team said Thursday.

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 05:25 PM EDT

Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

A large new study by U.S. and Canadian researchers suggests the use of some anti-depressant drugs early in pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk of birth defects in the child.

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 12:35 PM EDT

FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016

FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016

Diners will have to wait until the end of 2016 to find calorie labels on all chain restaurant menus. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that restaurants and other establishments will now have...

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 at 06:26 PM EDT

Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas

Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas

While colon cancer deaths are down in the U.S., three regions still grapple with persistent colon cancer in their populations, according to American Cancer Society researchers.

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 03:59 PM EDT

Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Health officials say the number of U.S. heroin users has grown by about 300,000 over a decade. Most of the increase was among whites, across income levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 01:43 AM EDT

Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.

Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.

Severe thunderstorms are threatening a huge swath of the U.S. from eastern Texas to the Carolinas over the Independence Day holiday, provoking stern warnings from forecasters during what is already the deadliest...

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