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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 07:56 AM EDT

CDC Probes More Cases of Polio-Like Syndrome AFM

CDC Probes More Cases of Polio-Like Syndrome AFM

Federal health officials now have reports of 155 possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like syndrome that mostly affects children and that causes muscle weakness and paralysis, federal health...

Monday, Oct 22, 2018 at 07:30 AM EDT

'Obamacare' Shapes Opioid Grant Spending: Analysis

'Obamacare' Shapes Opioid Grant Spending: Analysis

With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are...

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 at 05:46 PM EDT

2.4M Pounds of Taquitos Recalled Over Salmonella Concern

2.4M Pounds of Taquitos Recalled Over Salmonella Concern

More than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat taquitos have been recalled due to possible contamination with salmonella and listeria, the Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. The recall includes meat...

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 at 02:09 PM EDT

Medicaid Expansion Becomes Key Issue in GOP-Leaning States

Medicaid Expansion Becomes Key Issue in GOP-Leaning States

For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans. It's helped them win every statewide office, control the Legislature...

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 08:05 AM EDT

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Kevin Mawae played 16 seasons in the NFL, earning eight Pro Bowls and three All-Pro honors. Yet the former offensive lineman found himself struggling to walk in the summer of 2017.

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 11:16 AM EDT

Dieting Is Out, Posing a Problem as Weight Watchers Rebrands

Dieting Is Out, Posing a Problem as Weight Watchers Rebrands

Traces of the name "Weight Watchers" have been scrubbed from the company's headquarters on Manhattan's Avenue of the Americas. Purple letters — WW — now hang from the lobby announcing the $4.6 billion diet...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 07:36 AM EDT

Despite the Science, Cities Are Removing Fluoride From Water

Despite the Science, Cities Are Removing Fluoride From Water

Fluoride prevents cavities and tooth decay, something confirmed by numerous studies, yet a small but vocal minority has gotten dozens of cities to remove the naturally occurring compound from the water...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 06:57 PM EDT

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and say it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 confirmed cases have been reported in 22 states...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 11:34 PM EDT

2 Cases of Rare Polio-Like Illness Confirmed in Mass.

2 Cases of Rare Polio-Like Illness Confirmed in Mass.

Health officials have confirmed two cases of a rare polio-like illness in Massachusetts and suspect four more as reports of cases of the illness rise across the country. Department of Public Heath officials...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:49 PM EDT

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail

Miami police will use $1.6 million in federal grants to develop a pre-arrest diversion program where people with small amounts of opioids can enter a one-year outpatient treatment program.

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