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Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at 01:06 PM EDT

LaCroix Faces Suit Alleging It's Mislabeled as 'Natural'

LaCroix Faces Suit Alleging It's Mislabeled as 'Natural'

Popular sparkling water company LaCroix is facing a lawsuit that alleges its products are mislabeled as "all-natural," and the allegations are weighing on the shares of its parent company National Beverage. The...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 02:33 PM EDT

Therapy Dogs Can Spread Superbugs to Kids, Hospital Finds

Therapy Dogs Can Spread Superbugs to Kids, Hospital Finds

Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were suspicious that the dogs might pose an infection...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 08:10 AM EDT

US Military's Bug Gene-Altering Program: Boon or Bioweapon?

US Military's Bug Gene-Altering Program: Boon or Bioweapon?

A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 08:39 AM EDT

1 in 3 US Adults Eat Fast Food Each Day, Study Says

1 in 3 US Adults Eat Fast Food Each Day, Study Says

A government study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. That's about 85 million people. It's the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. An earlier study...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 06:56 PM EDT

Two Studies Look to Prevent Alzheimer's Before Symptoms Show

Two Studies Look to Prevent Alzheimer's Before Symptoms Show

It may be too late to stop Alzheimer's in people who already have some mental decline. But what if a treatment could target the very earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact,...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 01:24 PM EDT

EPA Radiation Rollback Proposal Veers From Mainstream View

EPA Radiation Rollback Proposal Veers From Mainstream View

The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight....

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 11:52 AM EDT

FDA Makes Surprise Inspection of E-Cigarette Maker Juul

FDA Makes Surprise Inspection of E-Cigarette Maker Juul

The Food and Drug Administration seized "thousands of pages of documents" in a surprise inspection of e-cigarette maker Juul's San Francisco headquarters last week, the agency said Tuesday. The FDA is...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 02:50 AM EDT

Trump Emissions Rule Would Cause More Illness, Death: Study

Trump Emissions Rule Would Cause More Illness, Death: Study

An official environmental analysis by the government found that as many as 299 premature deaths annually by mid-century would be the result of President Donald Trump's weakening of pollution and fuel-efficiency...

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 03:58 PM EDT

80,000 People Died of Flu Last Winter in US, CDC Says

80,000 People Died of Flu Last Winter in US, CDC Says

The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and...

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 05:13 PM EDT

Number of Babies Born With Syphilis Has Hit a 20-Year High

Number of Babies Born With Syphilis Has Hit a 20-Year High

The number of babies born with syphilis has doubled since 2013 and is at a 20-year high, federal health officials said Tuesday. More than 900 U.S. babies were born infected with syphilis in 2017, the Centers for...

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