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Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 07:53 PM CDT

US Renews Call for Cuba to Probe Cause of Health 'Attacks'

US Renews Call for Cuba to Probe Cause of Health 'Attacks'

The United States on Thursday renewed calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of health "attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. Cuba again denied any...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 06:46 AM CDT

Demand for Blood Drops, But Need for Donors Remains

Demand for Blood Drops, But Need for Donors Remains

The American Red Cross, America’s Blood Centers and similar agencies are not shy about getting the word out for blood donors — their ads are everywhere, and workers are constantly visiting high schools and...

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 02:12 PM CDT

Bacteria in Kitchen Towels May Lead to Food Poisoning: Study

Bacteria in Kitchen Towels May Lead to Food Poisoning: Study

A new study suggests contaminated kitchen towels may lead to food poisoning. Researchers from the University of Mauritius, an island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa, performed tests on 100 cloth...

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 06:31 PM CDT

Massachusetts Sues Opioid Maker, Executives Over Drug Crisis

Massachusetts Sues Opioid Maker, Executives Over Drug Crisis

Massachusetts has sued the maker of OxyContin over the deadly opioid crisis and has become the first state to also target the company's executives. Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday announced the lawsuit...

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 10:16 AM CDT

Mayors of 7 US Cities Where Marijuana Is Legal Form Group

Mayors of 7 US Cities Where Marijuana Is Legal Form Group

Mayors from seven U.S. cities with legal marijuana have formed a coalition.

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 07:09 PM CDT

NYC, Accused of Neglect, to Spend $2B on Public Housing

NYC, Accused of Neglect, to Spend $2B on Public Housing

New York City will likely pay $2 billion to settle claims that the nation's largest public housing agency has too often left tenants to contend with lead paint, malfunctioning elevators and rats. The city...

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 08:49 AM CDT

Red Cross Launches #MissingTypes Campaign to Recruit Donors

Red Cross Launches #MissingTypes Campaign to Recruit Donors

The Red Cross is in need of blood donations and has launched a new campaign to attract the attention of donors. As part of the campaign dubbed Missing Types, the letters A, B, and O — symbols of the main blood...

Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 at 11:26 AM CDT

Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Frozen Chicken Products

Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Frozen Chicken Products

Tyson Foods Inc. - one of the nation's top chicken and beef processors - is recalling more than 3,000 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products that may be contaminated, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 01:59 PM CDT

Flu Season Was One of the Deadliest for US Children

Flu Season Was One of the Deadliest for US Children

Flu killed more U.S. children in the past year than during any other regular flu season in recent history. U.S. health officials said Friday that they had received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 12:46 PM CDT

How Can You Help Someone Struggling? Ask, Listen, Call

How Can You Help Someone Struggling? Ask, Listen, Call

Amid the recent reporting on suicides, including the deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and TV host Anthony Bourdain, people are wondering how to help a friend who might be in crisis. People who have...

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