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Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 08:42 PM CDT

Study Examines Fridges' Chilling Effect on Tomato Taste

Study Examines Fridges' Chilling Effect on Tomato Taste

If you buy tomatoes from John Banscher at his farmstand in New Jersey, he'll recommend keeping them out of the fridge or they'll lose some of their taste. Now scientists have figured out why: It's because...

Friday, Oct 14, 2016 at 01:42 PM CDT

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Rates, Report Finds

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Rates, Report Finds

Despite innovative technology for detection and treatment of breast cancer, black women continue to have the highest rate of mortality, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed....

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 at 09:04 AM CDT

Moms Find Worms in Baby Formula

Moms Find Worms in Baby Formula

A first-time mom says she found worms in a bottle of Similac baby formula that she fed her son. "Two ounces down I noticed the worms," said Taylor Seyler from Missouri. "Took it from his mouth, went and put a...

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 at 08:50 AM CDT

Zika-Related Health Problems Grow as Babies Age

Zika-Related Health Problems Grow as Babies Age

Brazilian doctors are seeing unusual new health problems among infants born to mothers who contracted the Zika virus. The complications often go beyond those seen when other infections cause microcephaly.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 02:48 PM CDT

4 Qualities Explain Why Big Cities Are Healthier: Survey

4 Qualities Explain Why Big Cities Are Healthier: Survey

The American cities with the healthiest, happiest residents are Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., according to a new survey that scored communities on important health measures, NBC...

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:36 AM CDT

College Students Say 'Drunkorexia' Is More Than Buzzword

College Students Say 'Drunkorexia' Is More Than Buzzword

Despite attempts to curb students’ consumption of alcohol, binge-drinking is becoming the norm on college campuses, NBC News reported. A group of young people spoke about the trend, called “drunkorexia," for...

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 10:27 AM CDT

Zika 'Syndrome': Health Problems Mount as Babies Turn 1

Zika 'Syndrome': Health Problems Mount as Babies Turn 1

Two weeks shy of his first birthday, doctors began feeding Jose Wesley Campos through a nose tube because swallowing problems had left him dangerously underweight. Learning how to feed is the baby's latest...

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 04:08 AM CDT

Blue Bell Recalls All Ice Creams with Suspect Cookie Dough

Blue Bell Recalls All Ice Creams with Suspect Cookie Dough

Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its ice cream products that contain cookie dough from an Iowa-based supplier.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 07:01 AM CDT

WHO Urges Countries to Raise Taxes on Sugary Drinks

WHO Urges Countries to Raise Taxes on Sugary Drinks

The U.N. health agency on Tuesday recommended that countries use tax policy to increase the price of sugary drinks like sodas, sport drinks and even 100-percent fruit juices as a way to fight obesity, diabetes...

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 09:50 AM CDT

Cartels Selling Deadly Fentanyl Disguised as Other Drugs

Cartels Selling Deadly Fentanyl Disguised as Other Drugs

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are warning people who illegally buy drugs and painkillers on the street or in Tijuana that drug cartels are selling lethal doses of...

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