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Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 08:24 AM EST

New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken...

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 08:58 AM EST

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes may be five to 15 times higher than in regular cigarettes, NBC News reported.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 12:17 PM EST

Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From SoCal School

Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From SoCal School

Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington Beach High School for three weeks after a possible exposure to the virus, officials confirmed...

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:58 PM EST

5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not very effective at battling the predominant strain that's now making people sick.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 05:35 PM EST

Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's menus.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 11:41 AM EST

Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says

Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says

This year's flu vaccine is less effective at protecting people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, Today.com reported.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 11:22 AM EST

Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries

Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries

After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swallowing a button battery.

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 07:38 PM EST

FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite

FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite

Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that connect the stomach and the brain. The Maestro Rechargeable System uses electrodes implanted...

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 at 08:11 PM EST

Long, Difficult Flu Season in Store for NYers

Long, Difficult Flu Season in Store for NYers

The flu has landed a growing number of New Yorkers in the hospital, according to state health department statistics, indicating this year’s flu season could be a long and difficult one.

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 03:00 PM EST

Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs

Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs

Researchers may have discovered the first of a new family of antibiotics — which appears to have the ability to kill a wide range of bacteria — in the dirt of a field in Maine, NBC News reported.

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