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Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 02:54 PM EDT

Emails Show FDA Worry With Growers After Romaine Outbreaks

Emails Show FDA Worry With Growers After Romaine Outbreaks

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry's water testing "failed in an epic and tragic...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 09:47 AM EDT

Hawaii Weighs Nation's First Statewide Ban on E-Cigarette Flavors

Hawaii Weighs Nation's First Statewide Ban on E-Cigarette Flavors

The first state to limit tobacco and electronic cigarette sales to people 21 and older is contemplating a new nicotine crackdown: outlawing flavored electronic cigarette liquids and flavored tobacco to combat a...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 07:37 AM EDT

Trump's Small-Business Health Insurance Plan Struck Down

Trump's Small-Business Health Insurance Plan Struck Down

A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump, marking the second setback in a week for the administration's health care initiatives. U.S....

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 12:23 AM EDT

60 Days in Bed Pays $19K and a Chance to Protect Astronauts

60 Days in Bed Pays $19K and a Chance to Protect Astronauts

Imagine lying in bed for weeks on end, eating and sleeping without getting up — and being paid handsomely for your trouble. What sounds like a dream job to some is actually the setup of a new experiment...

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 05:13 PM EDT

New York Sues Billionaire Family Behind OxyContin

New York Sues Billionaire Family Behind OxyContin

New York is suing the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments seeking to hold not only the firm but its owners accountable for the...

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 10:44 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Begins Transplants From Living Donors With HIV

Johns Hopkins Begins Transplants From Living Donors With HIV

Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ. If other donors with...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 06:42 PM EDT

Talk to Ten: Mom Highlights School Dyslexia Struggles

Talk to Ten: Mom Highlights School Dyslexia Struggles

A Holden mother says her 12-year-old daughter is years behind in reading because her learning disorder is often misunderstood by parents and educators.

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 05:54 PM EDT

Tufts President Responds to Pressure to Cut Ties to Sacklers

Tufts President Responds to Pressure to Cut Ties to Sacklers

Tufts University President Anthony Monaco responded Monday to mounting pressure from the Tufts community to cut ties with Purdue Pharmaceuticals and the Sackler family, the makers of OxyContin accused of drug...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 10:29 AM EDT

Study Supports Print Books Over Ebooks for Toddlers

Study Supports Print Books Over Ebooks for Toddlers

Print or ebook? It's a common debate these days but how does this choice affect your little ones? One study strongly supports print books over digital ones.

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 08:55 AM EDT

Measles-Hit NY County Bans Unvaccinated Kids in Public

Measles-Hit NY County Bans Unvaccinated Kids in Public

Rockland County, New York has declared a state of emergency and banned children who are unvaccinated against the measles from public places after a local outbreak entered its 26th week — the longest since the...

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