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Parents accuse CDC of not reporting children's deaths from polio-like AFM
Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of hiding the deaths of two children who suffered from the condition.


POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 7:58 PM
As more cases confirmed, CDC says evidence suggests 'viral association' for AFM
There are 10 more confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that mostly affects children, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 90 in 27 states this year.


POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 7:36 PM
Freakshakes contain "grotesque" levels of sugar, say campaigners
It will come as no surprise that milkshakes loaded with sweets, chocolate bars, cream and cake, known as freakshakes, contain "grotesque levels" of sugar.


POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 5:13 PM
US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says
The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study.


POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2018 10:00 PM
'Move more, sit less,' government says in new exercise guidelines
If you're sitting down while reading this, stand up. Guidelines released Monday by the federal government show that most Americans are not getting the exercise they need, costing the health care system over $100 billion each year.


POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2018 5:54 PM
For 10 years, a chemical not EPA approved was in their drinking water
For 10 years, some residents in Denmark, South Carolina, have been suspicious of the rust-colored water coming from their taps. They've been collecting samples in jars and using bottled or spring water, even though the local and state government assured them it was safe.


POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 5:51 AM
Jury delivers $25.5 million 'statement' to Aetna to change its ways
An Oklahoma jury has awarded $25.5 million to the family of a cancer patient denied coverage by Aetna, with jurors saying that the insurer acted "recklessly" and that the verdict was meant as a message for Aetna to change its ways.


POSTED NOVEMBER 10, 2018 9:03 PM
FDA plans to launch new restrictions on e-cigarette flavors
Taking on epidemic levels of teen e-cigarette use, the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products.


POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2018 8:03 PM
Doctors share gun stories, demand action after NRA tells them to 'stay in their lane'
Two signs of the times: another mass shooting and more Twitter outrage. This time, though, the barbs over social media came from the medical community in response to a tweet from the National Rifle Association.


POSTED NOVEMBER 10, 2018 1:37 AM
Are the health benefits of celery juice real?
It sounds simple enough: juice a bunch of celery, drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and wait for the health benefits to roll in.


POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 11:35 AM

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