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Mysterious burns on teen's face caused by brush with toxic plant

2018-07-14
Alex Childress went to his parents for help with what he thought was a severe sunburn after working outside at his summer landscaping job.

FDA approves first drug to treat smallpox

2018-07-13
The US Food and Drug Administration announced Friday its approval of the first drug to treat smallpox.

Crab meat from Venezuela may be contaminated, FDA says

2018-07-13
The FDA is advising people to avoid eating fresh crab meat from Venezuela because of potential contamination by bacteria.

$4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder

2018-07-13
After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.62 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine.

Fentanyl-related deaths double in six months; US government takes some action

2018-07-12
A new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number of overdose deaths involving the potent narcotic fentanyl and variations of the drug nearly doubled between the last half of 2016 and the first half of 2017.

House Republicans snub gun research funding

2018-07-12
House Republican appropriators on Wednesday blocked a proposal to designate funding specifically for gun violence research -- leaving public health researchers disappointed.

Why banning plastic straws upsets people with disabilities

2018-07-11
Daniel Gilbert uses plastic straws to drink his coffee in the morning. For much of his life, the 25-year-old has carried them with him everywhere. He's had to, because all plastic straws aren't the same.

After 18 deaths, Ireland changes cervical cancer screenings

2018-07-11
Irene Teap was still bleeding. It had been 18 weeks since she had given birth to her youngest son, Oscar, but the blood kept coming.

McDonald's pulls salads from 3,000 restaurants after parasite sickens dozens

2018-07-14
An outbreak of cyclospora linked to McDonald's salads has sickened at least 61 people in seven states, federal health officials said Friday.

Ancient Mesopotamians may have sacrificed children to show power

2018-07-13
Human remains have been found in Turkey, which are believed to show evidence of child sacrifice some 5,000 years ago in an area known an as "the cradle of civilization."