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    • 21 APR 18
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    CDC issues strong new warning about romaine lettuce

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its warning to consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region due to a growing E. coli outbreak that has sickened people in 16 states. The warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, as well as chopped romaine and

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    • 20 APR 18
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    Apps accused of marketing plastic surgery to kids

    Some controversial apps are under fire, accused of promoting plastic surgery and unrealistic standards of beauty to children. Apps like Beauty Clinic Plastic Surgery and Plastic Surgery Simulator turn medical procedures for the sake of beauty into a game. Users can perform different cosmetic surgery procedures like nose jobs and lip injections on animated characters

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    • 19 APR 18
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    Experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

    WASHINGTON — A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group’s recommendation, GW Pharmaceuticals’ syrup would become the first drug derived from the cannabis

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    • 18 APR 18
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    More illnesses reported in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce

    Eighteen more people have been sickened by the E. coli outbreak tied to chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region, health officials report. According to the latest update from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 53 people have now been affected in 16 states. In total, 31 out of 48 people with

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    • 18 APR 18
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    U.S. cities with the worst air pollution

    How clean is the air you breathe? For the past 19 years, the American Lung Association has released an annual “State of the Air” report, using data from official air quality monitors to look at pollution levels in cities across the U.S. Over 133.9 million Americans now live in counties with unhealthy levels of air pollution,

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    • 18 APR 18
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    Michael Phelps reveals he considered suicide after Olympics

    When you think of Michael Phelps, you probably picture him celebrating in the pool after shattering a world record, or standing victorious on top of an Olympic podium holding a gold medal up to the cameras. In short, you picture him on top of the world with a smile spread across his face. He is,

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    • 17 APR 18
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    NYC mice carry drug-resistant bacteria, study finds

    NEW YORK – A team of microbiologists confirmed something New Yorkers have suspected for a long time: the wild mice that live in the city that never sleeps are furry little bundles of disease with feet. Nearly 1 in 4 mice running around New York City have potentially harmful, drug-resistant bacteria living inside them, according to

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