Health & Wellness Features
Lawmakers: Agency not doing enough against dengue fever
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii state Sen. Russell Ruderman worries whenever there's a mosquito buzzing in his home....
Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables
SEATTLE (AP) -- Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday....
Feds plan new guidelines on toxic algae in lakes, rivers
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- New national guidelines are being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect swimmers and kayakers from the growing threats posed by toxic algae in lakes and rivers....
Report: US abortions continue to decline, down 4 pct in 2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. abortions continue to fall, according to a new federal report released Wednesday....
EPA moves to withdraw approval of controversial weed killer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans....
Frank Gifford's family says CTE found in his brain
NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death....
Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price....
Vietnam's transgender say new law paves way for surgeries
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Gay and transgender activists in Vietnam say a new law recognizing their rights will pave the way for gender reassignment surgery in the communist country and reduce discrimination....
In responding to Paris attacks, only 4 of 302 died
BRUSSELS (AP) -- When extremists began their bloody attack on Paris on Nov. 13, it triggered the activation of an emergency response plan to treat the injured - and while 302 people were rushed to hospitals, only four died, according to a report published Tuesday in the journal, Lancet....
AP Interview: Coke exec on 'adversarial' ties with critics
NEW YORK (AP) -- Coke says it wants to mend relations with critics of its sugary drinks....
Several retailers have taken a stand against Thanksgiving Day openings this year, with GameStop, Lowes, TJ Maxx and Staple’s saying they will keep their doors closed until Black Friday. Although at first glance it appears encouraging for those who complain that shoppers and employees should spend the holiday with their families, a report from in-store analytics firm Shopper Trak found that Thanksgiving Day store visits in 2014 increased 27.3 percent from the year prior.
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