Outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw and undercooked oysters

Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate gastrointestinal illnesses in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario linked to raw/undercooked oysters. While...
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Study Confirms Benefits of Fennel in Reducing Postmenopause Symptoms

CLEVELAND, Ohio (May 17, 2017)—Fennel, an anise-flavored herb used for cooking, has long been known for its health benefits for a variety of issues, including digestion and premenstrual symptoms. A new study confirms that...

Pregnant Women Turn To Marijuana, Perhaps Harming Infants

As states legalize marijuana or its medical use, expectant mothers are taking it up in increasing numbers — another example of the many ways in which acceptance of marijuana has outstripped scientific understanding of...
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Living with children may mean less sleep for women, but not for men

New research backs up what many women already know: They're sleep deprived. Unlike men, a good night's sleep for women is affected by having children in the house, according to a preliminary study released...

Restaurant Industry Reluctant To Scale Back FDA Menu Rules

Republicans on Thursday reignited their effort to change the Food and Drug Administration’s menu labeling rules, but their effort could be stymied by opposition from one of the restaurant industry’s leading trade groups. Restaurants...
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Indian boy born with Polymelia recovering after surgery

An Indian boy born with four legs and two penises is set to return home after a successful surgery. Doctors at Bangalore's Narayana Health City described the complexities of the case to local reporters...
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Another Circle Of Hell: Surviving Opioids In The Fentanyl Era

There’s a clear culprit in the rising drug overdose death count in Massachusetts — the synthetic opioid fentanyl. More powerful and more deadly than heroin, fentanyl has sparked a new set of survival rules...

It’s About Cancer, Not Sex, Say Doctors, As CDC Urges HPV Vaccine For Preteens

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a common sexually transmitted infection that can lead to cancers of some of the most private places: the cervix, vagina, penis and throat. Although there’s been a vaccine to...
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Dementia: Caring For A Loved One? Care For Yourself, Too

Michael Sloss’ mother was diagnosed with dementia about five years ago, and his father a year after that. Now Sloss and his brother care for both parents, ages 83 and 85, whose personalities have been...
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Veteran Teaches Therapists How To Talk About Gun Safety When Suicide’s A Risk

Jay Zimmerman got his first BB gun when he was 7, and his first shotgun when he was 10. “Growing up in Appalachia, you look forward to getting your first firearm,” he said, “probably more...