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  • Listeria outbreak linked to cheese kills 1, sickens 7

    A listeria outbreak linked to cheese has killed one person in California and sickened seven in Maryland, including three newborns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the outbreak is linked to semi-soft, Latino-style cheese...
  • CDC urges flu vaccinations amid mounting H1N1 illnesses

    CDC urges flu vaccinations amid mounting H1N1 illnesses
    With several weeks or more remaining in a particularly deadly influenza season, U.S. health officials on Thursday urged flu vaccinations for everyone over the age of 6 months, including pregnant women. "Influenza can make anyone very sick, very fast and...
  • Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009

    Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009
    With 405 reports of severe influenza cases -- deaths, or hospitalizations requiring intensive care -- 2013-2014 is shaping up to be the most severe since 2009's swine flu pandemic, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Get up! Study says sedentary time means less ability in everyday life

    Get up! Study says sedentary time means less ability in everyday life
    It’s not enough for people to get regular moderate exercise as they age. Researchers say it’s also important not to spend the rest your time sitting too much. In fact, for every hour of sedentary behavior, the odds were 46% greater that...
  • The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home

    The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home
    [UPDATE: This post has been updated as explained below.] In yet another sign of the perils and irresponsibility of the anti-vaccination movement, thousands of riders of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system are being warned that they may have been exposed...
  • Will Philip Seymour Hoffman's death be a wake-up call?

     Will Philip Seymour Hoffman's death be a wake-up call?
    The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman last week, apparently of a heroin overdose, says a lot about the epidemic of opiate abuse gripping the United States. That epidemic, which I've spent the last year researching for a forthcoming book, is rooted in a...
  • FDA investigating illnesses after Uncle Ben's rice recalled

    FDA investigating illnesses after Uncle Ben's rice recalled
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the illnesses of children in three states in recent months that have been linked to Uncle Ben's infused rice served in schools. The cluster of illnesses have affected children in Texas, Illinois and...
  • Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske calls for more access to heroin antidote

    Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske calls for more access to heroin antidote
    WASHINGTON — White House drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske on Tuesday called for making naloxone, a drug that has been highly effective at reversing heroin overdoses, more widely available to emergency-care providers and other first responders....
  • Uncle Ben's rice products recalled after skin reactions reported at schools

    Uncle Ben's rice products recalled after skin reactions reported at schools
    The company that produces some Uncle Ben's rice products has issued a recall of specific flavors after the rice was linked to complaints of rashes and flushing in Texas.  Children and teachers at three schools in Houston reported the symptoms, which...
  • 73% of kids get a caffeine jolt on any given day, study says

    73% of kids get a caffeine jolt on any given day, study says
    Our kids may be consuming more caffeine than we realize. A new study finds that 73% of children and young adults in the United States have caffeine in their systems on any given day. Over the last 10 years, the overall percentage of children and young...
  • NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed

    NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed
    WASHINGTON — Although U.S. intelligence officials have indicated since last summer that the National Security Agency was vacuuming up nearly every American telephone record for counter-terrorism investigations, officials acknowledged Friday that the...