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Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, has agreed to pay $19.4 million in penalties and... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

Two attorney generals from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink,... Read »

Jul 18, 2014
Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.

Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.

A painful virus passed on by mosquitoes that has been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and Central America has... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

A slew of newly-discovered safety violations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention were the focus of a... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin may cause severe side effects and doesn't seem to reduce rates of stroke, heart attack or chest pain,... Read »

Jul 16, 2014
iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

It turns out that iPads may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals, causing some to develop... Read »

Jul 14, 2014
NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR host Diane Rehm said her husband of 54 years had to kill himself by dehydration after his Parkinson’s disease... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

A week after the U.S. Supreme Court decided on employer contraception coverage, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a... Read »

Jul 6, 2014
Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

A border agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in California, despite the... Read »

Jul 5, 2014
Long Lines at L.A. Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

Long Lines at L.A. Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

A large number of people were spending their Fourth of July in line to a unique kind of farmers market in Los... Watch »

Jul 5, 2014
FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods

FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it is asking companies to cut back on the amount of salt they... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014
Foster Farms Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Chicken

Foster Farms Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Chicken

The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014

"Magic Mushrooms" Buzz the Brain Like a Dream

The hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms" triggers brain activity patterns similar to those seen when... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Alone With Their Thoughts: Study

People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Alone With Their Thoughts: Study

People would rather experience a mild shock than go a few minutes with nothing to do but think, according to a study... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
American Breakfast Tastes Are Changing Fast

American Breakfast Tastes Are Changing Fast

Americans are ditching cereal and eating more yogurt, a trend that has breakfast cereal makers scrambling to... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
LA Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Debut Pot Farmers Market

LA Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Debut Pot Farmers Market

For some Los Angeles residents, the 4th of July weekend will be a chance to stock up on marijuana. Patients eligible... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recalled Due to Packaging Error

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recalled Due to Packaging Error

Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages are... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
Obama to Name New VA Secretary After Scathing Review

Obama to Name New VA Secretary After Scathing Review

President Obama will name a new VA secretary as early as Monday after a review of the Veterans Affairs health... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
FDA Approves Inhalable Form of Insulin

FDA Approves Inhalable Form of Insulin

A long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels was approved by... Read »

Jun 27, 2014
New Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Risk

New Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers believe they may have a new way to test a woman’s risk for breast cancer, even if she doesn’t have an... Read »

Jun 27, 2014
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