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Nationwide fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's and Walmart among others

Nationwide fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's and Walmart among others

A national produce distribution company has issued a recall on over 15,000 lbs of fruit sold at grocers across the U.S. due to potential listeria contamination.
Matt Bradwell
Yogurt, probiotics may help lower blood pressure

Yogurt, probiotics may help lower blood pressure

Lower blood pressure is just a few probiotic-rich yogurt smoothies away, suggests a new study by researchers at Griffith University in Australia.
Brooks Hays
Obesity rates among U.S. children have leveled off in last decade

Obesity rates among U.S. children have leveled off in last decade

A new report suggests obesity rates among American children aren't getting worse, and that numbers of abdominally obese kids has flatlined.
Brooks Hays
Hormonal contraceptives increases risk of gestational diabetes

Hormonal contraceptives increases risk of gestational diabetes

In a recent study, women with a history of hormonal contraceptive use had 40 percent greater chance of developing gestational diabetes mellitus.
Brooks Hays
Smokers may be at high risk of suicide

Smokers may be at high risk of suicide

A new study analyzing state by state health data found more aggressive anti-tobacco initiatives resulted in reduced rates of suicide.
Brooks Hays
Gene therapy helps pigs grow their own pacemakers

Gene therapy helps pigs grow their own pacemakers

A new gene therapy technique shows that pigs can grow their own pacemaker cells -- and suggests humans could do the same in the near future.
Brooks Hays
Washington lake closed after 200 swimmers get sick from mystery virus

Washington lake closed after 200 swimmers get sick from mystery virus

Some 200 people who swam in Horseshoe Lake in Washington this weekend are experiencing cramps, nausea and diarrhea -- symptoms of a mysterious viral outbreak.
Brooks Hays
Nickel in Apple's iPad, other electronics can cause rash

Nickel in Apple's iPad, other electronics can cause rash

Exposure to nickel in electronics like laptops and cell phones is responsible for an uptick in skin rashes among children, study suggests.
Brooks Hays
Study: one third of Alzheimer's cases are preventable

Study: one third of Alzheimer's cases are preventable

Basic lifestyle and behavioral changes could prevent or at least significantly delay an Alzheimer's diagnosis, according to a new study.
Brooks Hays
Pneumonic plague detected in Colorado

Pneumonic plague detected in Colorado

Colorado health officials identify pneumonic plague in human and dog.
Danielle Haynes
Study: even moderate alcohol consumption may be bad for your heart

Study: even moderate alcohol consumption may be bad for your heart

A new study suggests even a single glass of wine or beer can be damaging to the heart.
Brooks Hays
CDC admits improperly sending dangerous pathogens five times in last decade

CDC admits improperly sending dangerous pathogens five times in last decade

In a new report outlining protocol breaches, the CDC admitted to having improperly sent dangerous pathogens five times over the last decade.
Brooks Hays
HIV detected in child thought to be cured

HIV detected in child thought to be cured

Doctors say HIV detected in child that had previously been deemed functionally cured of the virus.
Danielle Haynes
Study: 80 percent of adults with serious mental illness out of work

Study: 80 percent of adults with serious mental illness out of work

According to a new study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 80 percent of adults with serious mental illness are unemployed.
Brooks Hays
Global warming will increase risk of kidney stones

Global warming will increase risk of kidney stones

Scientists aren't joking when they say hotter climates will increase the chance of kidney stones, the painful calcium masses, forming in one's liver.
Brooks Hays
Brazil has a growing obesity problem

Brazil has a growing obesity problem

Today, nearly half of Brazil's population is overweight and about one in seven Brazilians are obese.
Brooks Hays
Study: combination of varenicline and nicotine patch best way to quit smoking

Study: combination of varenicline and nicotine patch best way to quit smoking

The best way to quit smoking, researchers say, is a combination of a drug called varenicline and the use of nicotine patches.
Brooks Hays
Alzheimer's blood test not far away

Alzheimer's blood test not far away

Researchers in Britain have identified ten proteins in the blood that predict dementia, or Alzheimer's, with 87 percent accuracy.
Brooks Hays
Massachusetts startup developing remote-controlled birth control implant

Massachusetts startup developing remote-controlled birth control implant

MicroCHIPS, a Massachusetts-based startup, has developed a hormonal contraceptive chip that can be implanted under the skin and controlled by wireless remote.
Kate Stanton
West Virginia CVS stores to cease selling cold medicines used in meth production

West Virginia CVS stores to cease selling cold medicines used in meth production

In an effort curb the production of methamphetamine in West Virginia, CVS has agreed to stop selling several over-the-counter cold medicines at W.Va. stores.
Brooks Hays
America's obesity problem a product of less exercise not more calories

America's obesity problem a product of less exercise not more calories

Researchers say America's growing obesity problem is mostly the consequence of its increasingly sedentary lifestyle, not its growing calorie count.
Brooks Hays
Man loses 153 pounds, wins triathlon

Man loses 153 pounds, wins triathlon

Kerry Hoffman recently won his first triathlon, not long after diet and exercise helped him lose 153 pounds.
Brooks Hays
Study: just 25 minutes of meditation can relieve stress

Study: just 25 minutes of meditation can relieve stress

Just 25 minutes of mindfulness and meditation can significantly relieve stress, researchers say.
Brooks Hays
Crisis talks held as Ebola outbreak continues to spread in Africa

Crisis talks held as Ebola outbreak continues to spread in Africa

WHO officials and African health ministers met Wednesday in the Ghanaian capital of Accra to discuss the worsening Ebola outbreak.
Brooks Hays
Caffeine powder overdose killed Ohio teen, coroner rules

Caffeine powder overdose killed Ohio teen, coroner rules

Logan Stiner, 18, died after ingesting caffeine powder last May.
Kate Stanton
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