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Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 10:34 AM CDT

Congo Announces 4 New Ebola Cases in Eastern Province

Congo Announces 4 New Ebola Cases in Eastern Province

Congo's health ministry says at least four new cases of Ebola have emerged in the country's east, just a week after an outbreak in the northwest was declared over. The ministry says there is no indication...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 02:27 PM CDT

Trump Admin. OKs Short-Term Health Plans With Coverage Gaps

Trump Admin. OKs Short-Term Health Plans With Coverage Gaps

Consumers will have more options to buy cheaper, short-term health insurance under a new Trump administration rule, but there's no guarantee the plans will cover pre-existing conditions or provide benefits like...

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 12:13 PM CDT

'Medicare for All' Would Cost $32.6T Over 10 Years: Study

'Medicare for All' Would Cost $32.6T Over 10 Years: Study

Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes, says a study released Monday by a university-based libertarian...

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 at 09:13 AM CDT

Teen Infested With Hookworms After Trip to S. Florida Beach

Teen Infested With Hookworms After Trip to S. Florida Beach

A Tennessee woman says her son became infected with hookworms after a visit to a South Florida Beach. Kelli Dumas posted photos of her 17-year-old son Michael's infected feet to Facebook after he visited...

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 07:54 AM CDT

Why the Food Recalls Might Not Stop With Goldfish and Ritz

Why the Food Recalls Might Not Stop With Goldfish and Ritz

Bill Marler arrived at his Seattle home one night this week and began searching through the cupboard for something to eat. Toward the back, the food poisoning attorney spotted a bag of Goldfish, then remembered...

Friday, Jul 27, 2018 at 02:54 PM CDT

Cheesecake Factory, Uno Dishes Earn 'Xtreme Eating' Awards

Cheesecake Factory, Uno Dishes Earn 'Xtreme Eating' Awards

Imagine eating seven McDonald's Sausage McMuffins in one sitting. That's what it would be like to finish just one breakfast burrito from The Cheesecake Factory, and the massive meal has topped the 2018 list...

Friday, Jul 27, 2018 at 12:26 PM CDT

Superhero Masks Empower Young Cancer Patients

Superhero Masks Empower Young Cancer Patients

At the Proton Therapy Center in St. Louis, Missouri cancer is in for a fight. It's not 11-year-old William Cosby lying on the patient table, it's the Black Panther. Child Life Specialist Hannah Heimos wanted to...

Friday, Jul 27, 2018 at 11:52 AM CDT

Eating 'Xtreme': Restaurant Excess Exposed

Eating 'Xtreme': Restaurant Excess Exposed

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its annual "Xtreme Eating Awards" highlighting some of the most unhealthy menu options in America.

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 10:19 PM CDT

Nearly 300 Confirmed Sick After Eating McDonald's Salads

Nearly 300 Confirmed Sick After Eating McDonald's Salads

The CDC is now reporting that nearly 300 people have been diagnosed with an intestinal illness after consuming salads at McDonald’s restaurants.

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 10:46 AM CDT

Backlash Builds Against Straw Bans

Backlash Builds Against Straw Bans

Cities and businesses across the U.S. are moving to ban plastic straws in an effort to ease the burden of plastic waste on the environment. But those bans may also make life more complicated for disabled...

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