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Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 12:55 PM CDT

Study Details Sugar Industry Attempt to Shape Science

Study Details Sugar Industry Attempt to Shape Science

The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease — in part by pointing the finger at fat — as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents....

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 03:31 PM CDT

Vaccination Critic Faces Possible Medical Board Discipline

Vaccination Critic Faces Possible Medical Board Discipline

An Orange County pediatrician and outspoken critic of mandatory vaccinations faces possible discipline by California's medical board.

Friday, Sep 9, 2016 at 05:42 PM CDT

5-Second Rule Is Too Generous for Fallen Food: Study

5-Second Rule Is Too Generous for Fallen Food: Study

It might be time to reconsider the five-second rule when thinking about eating food that has fallen on the floor. Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey say in a new study that bacteria can contaminate...

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 at 07:00 AM CDT

Chemicals Used to Fight Zika Worry Some Florida Residents

Chemicals Used to Fight Zika Worry Some Florida Residents

On the front lines in the fight against the Zika virus, crews in infected areas are double-dosing chemicals to kill larva and adult mosquitoes. People are being urged to use bug sprays with the ingredient...

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 at 01:34 PM CDT

'Super Lice' on the Rise in Most States

'Super Lice' on the Rise in Most States

September is National Lice Awareness Month, but most people aren't aware of those cringe-worthy critters until they're dealing with a full-on infestation. That was the issue Stacey Cole faced when her children...

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 03:32 PM CDT

Zika Doubled Birth Defect Rate in Brazil, Study Shows

Zika Doubled Birth Defect Rate in Brazil, Study Shows

The arrival of Zika virus in Brazil doubled the rate of birth defects involving the nervous system, including microcephaly, researchers reported Wednesday. Rates of Guillain-Barré syndrome — a rare, paralyzing...

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 03:08 PM CDT

Congressman's Zika Warning: Jar of Mosquitoes on House Floor

Congressman's Zika Warning: Jar of Mosquitoes on House Floor

Florida Republican Rep. David Jolly brought a container of mosquitoes onto the House floor Wednesday to criticize Congress for failing to pass legislation to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Sunshine...

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 10:45 AM CDT

Family Grieves Loss of Newborn in Twins Viral Photo

Family Grieves Loss of Newborn in Twins Viral Photo

Days after a photo of Florida newborn twins hugging in a hospital went viral, the family is grieving the the loss of one of the boys, born with a rare medical condition. Twins Mason and Hawk Buchmeyer of...

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 07:20 AM CDT

Flu Season Arrives, With New Recommendations for Prevention

Flu Season Arrives, With New Recommendations for Prevention

The nasal spray FluMist has been the flu vaccine preference among many parents for years, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says kids should not get it this year. The move comes after a panel of experts...

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 at 03:27 PM CDT

Industry Insiders Estimate EpiPen Costs No More Than $30

Industry Insiders Estimate EpiPen Costs No More Than $30

Mylan says middlemen and suppliers have forced them to jack up the prices on EpiPens by hundreds of dollars, but two industry insiders say the company pays no more than $30 per device, NBC News reports. Some...

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