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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...

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT

Pepperidge Farm Recalls 4 Varieties of Goldfish Crackers

Pepperidge Farm Recalls 4 Varieties of Goldfish Crackers

Pepperidge Farm says it has been notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that whey powder in a seasoning that is applied to four varieties of crackers has been the subject of a recall by the whey powder...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 10:57 AM CDT

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Chickens

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Chickens

A salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 200 people in 44 states is linked to backyard chickens, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. As of July 13, 2018, 212 cases of...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 11:39 AM CDT

Clean, Green Public Spaces Make Us Happier, Study Finds

Clean, Green Public Spaces Make Us Happier, Study Finds

People feel happier and less depressed when vacant lots in their neighborhood are cleared of trash or "greened up," according to what might be a first-of-a-kind study of public space's effects on mental...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 10:06 AM CDT

A Parasite May Help Us Overcome Fear of Failure: Researchers

A Parasite May Help Us Overcome Fear of Failure: Researchers

A parasite that makes rodents unafraid of cats could be giving people the courage to become entrepreneurs, researchers told NBC News. People infected with Toxoplasma gondii were more likely to have majored...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 09:01 AM CDT

Lowering Blood Pressure Helps Prevent Mental Decline: Study

Lowering Blood Pressure Helps Prevent Mental Decline: Study

Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer's disease, a major study finds. It's the first...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 09:24 AM CDT

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Recalled Over Botulism Risk

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Recalled Over Botulism Risk

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling about 59,000 jars of its Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip that could potentially lead to botulism if eaten. Kraft is voluntarily recalling 15-ounce glass jars with...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 10:30 PM CDT

Flowers Foods Recalls 2 Products; Milk Supplier Eyed

Flowers Foods Recalls 2 Products; Milk Supplier Eyed

Flowers Foods is voluntarily recalling two of its bread products, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday, the latest foods to be recalled in recent days due to concerns about salmonella in an...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 08:09 AM CDT

Woman Likely Spread Ebola A Year After Infection

Woman Likely Spread Ebola A Year After Infection

A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell sick, doctors reported in a study published Monday. There have been previous instances of men...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 06:45 AM CDT

Walmart Drug Program Often Cheaper Than Medicare: Study

Walmart Drug Program Often Cheaper Than Medicare: Study

It's often cheaper for some Medicare patients to buy prescription drugs through Walmart's $4 generic program than through their own health insurance, according to a study out Monday. The study's lead author...

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