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Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn’t ruin your Thanksgiving

NEW YORK – There’s no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. That’s according to health officials who’ve been monitoring the year-old outbreak....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Baby aspirin linked to reduced ovarian cancer, study finds

A study published last month offers some new hope for helping prevent ovarian cancer - in the form of a baby aspirin - and may add to the growing body of evidence that inflammation plays a role in...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak

NEW YORK – Jennie-O Turkey recalled ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The recall...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. officials report a record number of tick diseases

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Cross talk: Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk

WASHINGTON – Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there’s no reason for...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

CHICAGO – Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

With teen vaping exploding, Colorado’s QuitLine will now help users as young as 12

When smokers dial (800) QUIT-NOW, they can work with a coach, over the phone, to understand triggers, manage cravings and grapple with relapse. The eligibility age for the Colorado QuitLine was 15....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Long trip: Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy

WASHINGTON – Growing up amid the tumult of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, Rick Doblin says he became convinced that humanity was “crazy” and “inherently destructive.” As a teenager,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

FDA OKs powerful opioid pill as alternative to IV painkiller

TRENTON, N.J. – U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Don’t spank: Pediatricians warn parents of long-term harms

The nation’s leading pediatricians’ group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm. In an updated policy released...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. advisory group urges hepatitis A shots for homeless

For the first time, a U.S. advisory committee is recommending a routine vaccination for homeless people, voting Wednesday to urge hepatitis A shots to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson’s

WASHINGTON – Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson’s disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut – maybe in the appendix. People who had their appendix removed early in life...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

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