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Monday, Jan 4, 2016 at 12:25 PM EST

Repeal of Meat-Labeling Law Makes It Harder to Find Product's Origin

Repeal of Meat-Labeling Law Makes It Harder to Find Product's Origin

U.S. consumers will now find it harder to learn where their beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered.

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 at 09:40 AM EST

Could Sugar Fuel the Growth of Cancer?

Could Sugar Fuel the Growth of Cancer?

Does sugar fuel the growth of cancer? Researchers have been studying what sugar does to the body. One type of sugar in particular has provided a possible link from sugar to cancer.

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 03:37 PM EST

Martha Stewart Frying Pans Recalled After Injuries

Martha Stewart Frying Pans Recalled After Injuries

Macy's is recalling two Martha Stewart frying pans after customers said metal discs popped off and caused bruises, burns and welts. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says there were seven reports...

Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 at 08:48 PM EST

Mercury in California Fog Could Disrupt Food Chain: Report

Mercury in California Fog Could Disrupt Food Chain: Report

When coastal fog rolls into Northern California, a special form of mercury is coming along with it, according to new research. At a Dec. 16 meeting with the American Geophysical Union, researchers announced...

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015 at 10:27 AM EST

Support for Legal Abortion at Highest Level in 2 Yrs

Support for Legal Abortion at Highest Level in 2 Yrs

Support for legal abortion in the U.S. has edged up to its highest level in the past two years, with an Associated Press-GfK poll showing an apparent increase in support among Democrats and Republicans...

Monday, Dec 21, 2015 at 12:21 PM EST

FDA Eases Restrictions on Blood Donations From Gay Men

FDA Eases Restrictions on Blood Donations From Gay Men

Federal health officials are lifting the nation's 32-year-old lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but major restrictions will remain on who can donate. Medical groups and gay activists...

Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 06:05 PM EST

U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Hit New Record: CDC

U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Hit New Record: CDC

Deaths from opioid drug overdoses have hit an all-time record in the U.S., rising 14 percent in just one year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. More than 47,000 people died...

Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 02:50 PM EST

Painkiller Politics: Effort to Curb Prescribing Under Fire

Painkiller Politics: Effort to Curb Prescribing Under Fire

A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials. The Centers for Disease...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:36 AM EST

Candidates Talk Heroin Scourge, But NH Effort Lags Neighbors

Candidates Talk Heroin Scourge, But NH Effort Lags Neighbors

As the presidential candidates criss-cross New Hampshire wooing voters for the country’s first primary in February, the state’s struggle to confront its opioid epidemic is in the national spotlight — its...

Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:43 AM EST

FDA Proposes Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors

FDA Proposes Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors

Federal health officials are proposing a ban on the use of tanning beds for anyone under the age of 18, part of an ongoing effort to reduce skin cancers caused by the devices. The Food and Drug Administration...

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