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Friday, Jun 14, 2019 at 03:44 PM CDT

No Religious Exemptions for Measles Vaccines

No Religious Exemptions for Measles Vaccines

A new law signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday ends religious exemptions for vaccinations for school children.   The move comes as New York battles its worst measles outbreak in decades.

Friday, Jun 14, 2019 at 04:03 PM CDT

What's So Bad About Processed Foods? Scientists Offer Clues

What's So Bad About Processed Foods? Scientists Offer Clues

Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the...

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 at 07:12 PM CDT

NY Eliminates Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandate

NY Eliminates Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandate

New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out...

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 at 04:33 PM CDT

Congo Pastor Likely Sparked Ebola Outbreak Spread to Uganda

Congo Pastor Likely Sparked Ebola Outbreak Spread to Uganda

The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak's spread into Uganda was unknown to health officials before he died of the disease, the World Health Organization's emergencies chief said...

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 at 12:23 PM CDT

Sleeping With the TV On May Make You Gain Weight

Sleeping With the TV On May Make You Gain Weight

Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes...

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 at 08:02 AM CDT

Not to Be Outdone, Tyson Enters Plant-Based Meat Market

Not to Be Outdone, Tyson Enters Plant-Based Meat Market

The fast-growing market for meat alternatives has a surprising new player: Tyson Foods. Tyson, one of the world's largest meat producers, will begin selling nuggets made from pea protein at grocery stores this...

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 at 04:05 AM CDT

2nd Ebola Death in Uganda After Outbreak Exits Congo

2nd Ebola Death in Uganda After Outbreak Exits Congo

A second person infected with the Ebola virus has died in Uganda, the health ministry said Thursday, after a family exposed to the disease quietly crossed the border from Congo. The first cross-border cases in...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 07:41 PM CDT

Drug Company Teva Widens Recall of Heart Medication

Drug Company Teva Widens Recall of Heart Medication

Teva Pharmaceuticals has expanded its recall of blood pressure and heart medicine by discontinuing sales of certain 50 mg and 100 mg strength losartan potassium USP Tablets, according to the U.S. Food and...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 05:49 PM CDT

Is the Keto Diet Safe? Everything You Need to Know

Is the Keto Diet Safe? Everything You Need to Know

An estimated 45 million Americans go on diets each year to improve their eating habits or lose weight. And while there's no shortage of diets to choose from, the latest weight-loss trend gaining an increasing...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 06:17 PM CDT

5-Year-Old Dies of Ebola as Outbreak Crosses Congo Border

5-Year-Old Dies of Ebola as Outbreak Crosses Congo Border

A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed...

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