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Twenty-five of the top US burger chains were graded on their antibiotic policies in a collaborative report released Wednesday. Only two chains received As, Shake Shack and BurgerFi; the other 23 got a D minus or F.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 9:44 am
Spain will overtake Japan's long-held position at the top of the world's life expectancy table by 2040, while the United States is set to take a big fall in rankings, new research finds.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 4:36 pm
A Florida child died due to flu-related illness during the week ended October 6, according to the state's Department of Health. The child, the first to die in the state, had not received a flu vaccination.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 3:47 pm
Sexism, harassment and violence against women are widespread in European parliaments, according to a study published Tuesday.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 9:02 am
The parents of a 9-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead have filed another request to extend a temporary restraining order to keep their daughter on a ventilator. A judge agreed to extend the order until next Monday, their attorney says.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 7:57 pm
Lydia Pilarowski had a fever and cough that developed into intense pain, she had unusual weakness, and she couldn't move her left arm.
Posted: October 13, 2018, 3:26 pm
Beer is the prom king of alcoholic beverages, winning the popularity contest in terms of total volumes drunk. And because its main ingredient, barley, is sensitive to extreme drought and heat, climate change will cause undue pain for all who love their lager, new research suggests.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 3:00 pm
A new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of dire consequences if governments don't make "rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" to stem global warming. But the planet isn't the only thing at risk as temperatures rise; your health might be in danger, too.
Posted: October 12, 2018, 9:34 am
No matter where we live, weather touches each of us daily and the warming effects of climate change go beyond the physical environment.
Posted: October 8, 2018, 7:00 pm
A young Vermont mother who died as a result of opioid addiction is being memorialized by her family in a fearless obituary calling for a more open understanding of the illness that took her life.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 1:50 pm
"Netflix and chill" has morphed into an apparent case of "Netflix addiction" for a man in India, where the video-streaming site has surged as areas long cut off from the internet get connected with on-demand entertainment.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 5:20 pm
First-time mothers in the United States grew older on average over the past decade while total fertility rates declined, a new government report shows.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 3:54 pm
Climate change endangers dozens of World Heritage sites with flooding and erosion, according to a new study.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 3:28 pm
Countries who ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment have less youth violence, says study of 88 nations.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 10:30 pm
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child, the UK's royal family announced Monday as the couple arrived in Australia for their first tour overseas.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 2:48 pm
R&B and hip-hop have become the most popular music in the United States, but their music videos might be sending a bad health message by prominently featuring smoking and vaping, according to a new study.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 3:00 pm
With baseball playoffs starting, the football and hockey seasons upon us and basketball season waiting in the wings, sports fans are in ecstasy. September and October are the only months in which you can watch all four of those major American professional sports.
Posted: October 12, 2018, 9:40 am
Self-lubricating condoms may be the answer in helping prevent sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies, researchers have found.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 1:56 pm
HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, the use of drugs to prevent HIV infection, among men who have sex with men can significantly reduce new infections across an entire population of men, a new study finds.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 7:00 pm
At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 11:23 pm
The number of people infected with the Zika virus in India has increased to 80 confirmed cases in the western state of Rajasthan, including at least 18 pregnant women.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 1:36 pm
The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not meet the criteria of a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 7:52 pm
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of 127 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis this year. Of these, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC, and the remainder continue to be investigated, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the agency's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. noting that the confirmed cases are in 22 states.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 7:19 pm
A hospital in England has come up with a creative way to make operations a little less daunting for children, by providing them with miniature electric cars.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:48 pm
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