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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 04:59 PM EDT

1st Death Reported in Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

1st Death Reported in Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The death was reported in California, but state and federal health officials did not immediately provide any...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 09:02 AM EDT

Unusual Cases of Rare Eye Cancer Puzzle Doctors in 2 States

Unusual Cases of Rare Eye Cancer Puzzle Doctors in 2 States

A rare eye cancer has cropped up in dozens of people in two Southern states, mainly women in their 20s and 30s, NBC News reported. Doctors are puzzled by the ocular melanoma diagnoses in a group of graduates...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 08:05 AM EDT

Liquid Nicotine Packets Resemble Juice Boxes, Candy

Liquid Nicotine Packets Resemble Juice Boxes, Candy

Liquid nicotine products that look like juice boxes, candies and other kids' snacks came under government scrutiny Tuesday, as health authorities warned they could pose a danger to children. The Food and...

Monday, May 7, 2018 at 05:49 AM EDT

US Wants 1 Million to Share DNA, Health Habits for Science

US Wants 1 Million to Share DNA, Health Habits for Science

Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science. On Sunday, the U.S. government will open nationwide enrollment for an ambitious experiment: If they...

Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 at 01:28 PM EDT

Schools Fret as Teens Take to Vaping, Even in Classrooms

Schools Fret as Teens Take to Vaping, Even in Classrooms

Sneaking a cigarette in the school bathroom? How quaint. Today's teens have taken to vaping, an alternative to smoking that's so discreet they can do it without even leaving the classroom. Health and education...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 09:51 AM EDT

Health Care New Front for Transgender Rights Under Trump

Health Care New Front for Transgender Rights Under Trump

Military service. Bathroom use. Job bias. And now, health care. The Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care based on "gender identity."...

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 05:29 PM EDT

E. Coli Outbreak Booms to 98 Cases; 46 People Hospitalized

E. Coli Outbreak Booms to 98 Cases; 46 People Hospitalized

The E. coli outbreak linked to Romaine lettuce grown in Arizona continues to expand, with the case total climbing to 98 across 22 states and 46 people requiring hospitalization, 10 of them for a type of acute...

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 12:27 PM EDT

Restaurants Calm Customers, Say Their Romaine Is Safe

Restaurants Calm Customers, Say Their Romaine Is Safe

Restaurants' advice to their customers? Romaine calm. The government is still investigating how romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, apparently became contaminated with E. coli bacteria. As of this week, at...

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 03:13 AM EDT

Genetic Sleuthing Bolsters Food Poisoning Searches

Genetic Sleuthing Bolsters Food Poisoning Searches<br /><br />

Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food. The...

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 06:41 AM EDT

Don't Eat Lettuce: E. Coli Cases Boom to 84, 42 Hospitalized

Don't Eat Lettuce: E. Coli Cases Boom to 84, 42 Hospitalized

The number of cases in the E. coli outbreak tied to Romaine lettuce grown in Arizona has boomed to 84 in 19 states, with 42 people requiring hospitalization, more than a half-dozen of them for a type of acute...

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