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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...

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 01:51 PM CDT

Breast Cancer Treatment Costs Vary Wildly, Study Finds

Breast Cancer Treatment Costs Vary Wildly, Study Finds

A new study has found that breast cancer patients, insurance companies and government health plans are needlessly paying $1 billion to treat the disease, NBC News reported. The cost of cancer treatment...

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 11:18 AM CDT

Kid-Friendly Cannabis?

Kid-Friendly Cannabis?

Tampa, Florida's, first Family Medical Cannabis Clinic is now offering a non-euphoric strain of marijuana as a treatment option for children and adults with chronic seizures and muscle spasms.

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 10:18 AM CDT

'Lunchables' Recalled in 2 States Due to Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens

'Lunchables' Recalled in 2 States Due to Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling 959 pounds of some "Lunchables" packaged lunch products in two states due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food...

Friday, Oct 7, 2016 at 04:47 PM CDT

EpiPen Maker to Pay $465M in Overbilling Case

EpiPen Maker to Pay $465M in Overbilling Case

Mylan will pay $465 million to settle allegations that it overbilled Medicaid for its life-saving EpiPen allergy injection. The federal government says EpiPen is a branded drug, which means Mylan should have...

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 at 06:11 PM CDT

Study Says No, You Can't Live Forever

Study Says No, You Can't Live Forever

If you wanted to live until, say, the year 2140, don't get your hopes up. A new study from the Einstein College of Medicine found that human beings' maximum lifespan is about 115 years, NBC News reported. Jan...

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 at 03:01 PM CDT

Did Hospital Charge Couple for Holding Their Baby?

Did Hospital Charge Couple for Holding Their Baby?

A Utah couple was confused after receiving a $39.95 charge for "skin-to-skin contact" on a bill from their hospital after the birth of their child. Though it first seemed like a charge for holding the baby, the...

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