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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut to Boot Artificial Ingredients

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut to Boot Artificial Ingredients

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. The country's biggest food makers are facing pressure from smaller rivals... Read »

May 26, 2015
Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek... Read »

May 26, 2015
SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes

SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes

Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found... Watch »

May 26, 2015
Salmonella Linked to Raw Tuna Sickens Dozens

Salmonella Linked to Raw Tuna Sickens Dozens

A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said... Read »

May 22, 2015
Fate of Deportee Unclear After Kidney Donation

Fate of Deportee Unclear After Kidney Donation

Man given temporary reprieve from deportation so he can donate organ to his sister could still be sent to Mexico... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease

Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease

Alzheimer's can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from the disease. Watch »

May 21, 2015
Deportation Halted So Man Can Donate Kidney

Deportation Halted So Man Can Donate Kidney

A 21-year-old woman suffering from kidney failure says her brother may be her last hope at survival and she’s... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

People who suffer from depression were much more likely to develop Parkinson's disease later in their lives... Read »

May 20, 2015
Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips

Five years after launching her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama released a... Watch »

May 20, 2015
Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness... Watch »

May 20, 2015
7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

Seven former South Jersey nurses have been charged in the case of a woman who needed her hand amputated after a... Read »

May 20, 2015
Failed MediPot Bidder Drops Lawsuit Against State

Failed MediPot Bidder Drops Lawsuit Against State

Losing bidder for an Illinois medical marijuana license drops suit a month after the company’s CEO died unexpectedly... Read »

May 18, 2015
Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

A team of researchers has genetically modified simple brewer's yeast so it can produce opiates like morphine —... Read »

May 18, 2015
Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

State senators have passed a controversial bill aimed at increasing California's school immunization rates. The bill Read »

May 14, 2015
3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

In 2014, more than half a million Americans each took $50,000 or more worth of prescription drugs and for the... Read »

May 13, 2015
Doctors Warn Against

Doctors Warn Against "Jenner Lip Challenge"

You may have heard of the "Kylie Jenner Challenge." The videos are all over social media, with teens sucking on... Watch »

May 11, 2015
Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

The feds gave insurance companies a stern reminder on their duties on women's health Monday: They must pay for birth... Read »

May 11, 2015
Suburban Student Has Meningitis: Officials

Suburban Student Has Meningitis: Officials

A northwest suburban high school student has tested positive for bacterial meningitis, school officials announced. Read »

May 11, 2015
FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Before Outbreak

FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Before Outbreak

Federal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell... Read »

May 9, 2015
How a Photo Helped a Mom Find Cancer

How a Photo Helped a Mom Find Cancer

A Rockford mother's cellphone turned out to be a life-saving device when it helped her confirm what she'd feared:... Watch »

May 7, 2015

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