• NBC Oct 30, 2019

    What You Don't Know About Halloween Costume Choices Can Be Scary: FDA

    Before you dress up as a ghost or zombie, vampire or witch, experts say costume choices like colored contact lenses and face paint can cause injuries or allergic reactions haunting you well after Halloween.

  • United States Apr 19, 2019

    Church Membership in US Plummets Over Past 20 Years: Poll

    The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 percentage points over the past two decades, hitting a low of 50% last year, according to a new Gallup poll. Among major demographic groups, the biggest drops were recorded among Democrats and Hispanics. Gallup said church membership was 70% in 1999 —...

  • NBC News May 9, 2018

    What to Do When There Is a Shortage of EpiPens

    The Food and Drug Administration added EpiPens, generic epipens and Adrenaclick autoinjectors to its list of drug shortages. This doesn’t mean people cannot get EpiPens or generics, the FDA said, but they may have to look harder or turn to a different brand, such as Auvi-Q by Kaleo. To stay prepared during the shortage, don’t wait for an emergency and...

  • NBC News May 9, 2018

    EpiPen Shortage Declared by FDA

    The Food and Drug Administration says there is a shortage of EpiPen auto injectors, which are used to treat severe allergic reactions.

  • Danielle Abreu May 3, 2018

    Utz Recalls Several Tortilla Chips Brands Over Possible Milk Contamination

    Utz Quality Foods is voluntarily recalling several brands of tortilla chips due to potential contamination of undeclared milk allergen. The Hanover, Pennsylvania-based company announced in a press release that some bags of Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz and Weis brand tortilla chips may have been contaminated with milk, a product that is not listed under the ingredients. People who have...

  • Washington Jun 10, 2017

    About 80 Ducklings Found Dead in Lincoln Reflecting Pool

    About 80 ducklings have been found dead in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool since May 20, the National Park Service said Friday. Necropsies performed by the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center determined the cause of death was a parasite known to grow in snails living in the pool, the NPS said. Crews will fully clean the pool by...

  • Benjamin Berkowitz Oct 31, 2016

    2 Types of Oreo Fudge Cremes Recalled Nationwide Over Allergy Concerns

    An Illinois-based company has issued a nationwide recall of two kinds of its Oreo Fudge Cremes products because the snacks contain milk, an item not included among the ingredients that can cause serious or life-threatening reactions in people who are allergic to it.

  • NBC Aug 18, 2016

    EpiPen Price Hike Has Parents of Kids With Allergies Scrambling Ahead of School Year

    Doctors and patients say the pharmaceutical company Mylan has increased the prices for an EpiPen — the portable device that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — from around $100 in 2008 to $500 or more today, NBC News reports. Following a recall by Mylan’s chief competitor last year, the company now enjoys a near monopoly. EpiPens have a...

  • United States Apr 9, 2016

    Official: 6th Person Arrested Amid New Brussels Raid

    A sixth person has been detained over suspected links to the March 22 Brussels bombings, one day after a series of raids netted five arrests, including the last known fugitive of last year’s Paris attacks, NBC News reported. A spokesman for Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office says the person is under arrest but has refused to give any further details ahead...

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