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Avocados recalled in 6 states over listeria concerns

California-grown avocados sold in bulk to retail stores in six states by the Henry Avocado Corporation are being recalled due to potential contamination with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes, the company announced on Saturday.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:59:10 GMT
Arkansas bill pushes to ban abortion in Down syndrome cases

A bill that would prohibit abortions after tests indicate that a fetus may have Down syndrome overwhelmingly cleared the Arkansas state Senate and is now under consideration in the state House.

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:53:18 GMT
Call for taxes and regulations on kids' access to sugary drinks

Physicians' groups have long taken a stand against high consumption of sugary drinks in the United States -- and now they are calling for several policies to limit access to sugar-sweetened beverages among children and teens.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:15:25 GMT
More than 1,000 Ebola cases reported in outbreak

The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has surpassed 1,000 cases, according to the country's health ministry.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:38:16 GMT
Contaminated ground beef that made over 400 people ill could still be in your freezer, CDC warns

An outbreak of salmonella infections that led to the recall of more than 5 million pounds of ground beef in December is over, the Centers for Disease Control announced Friday, but warns that many consumers could still have contaminated beef in their freezers.

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:44:11 GMT
Chickenpox parties and natural immunity: Your questions answered

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin recently said he chose to expose all nine of his children to the chickenpox instead of giving them the vaccine.

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:47:13 GMT
Almost 70,000 pounds of Tyson chicken strips recalled

Tyson Foods is recalling chicken strips that may contain metal, federal food safety officials said Thursday.

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:24:47 GMT
Anti-vaxers and Facebook: The four subgroups that fuel online attacks

In the ongoing -- and sometimes vicious -- vaccination debates online, pediatricians who are vocal vaccine advocates have become frequent targets of anti-vaxers.

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:48:29 GMT
Fentanyl deaths skyrocketed more than 1,000% over five years in the US. Here's who it's killing

Deaths from the synthetic opioid fentanyl skyrocketed more than 1,000% from 2011 to 2016, according to a report released Thursday.

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:57:25 GMT
Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her

Not long ago, a 4-year-old boy died of the flu. His mother, under doctor's orders, watched his two little brothers like a hawk, terrified they might get sick and die, too.

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:47:48 GMT
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