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Strawberries top 2018's "Dirty Dozen" list of fruits and vegetables
For the third year in a row, strawberries top the "Dirty Dozen" list put out by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The list, published each year since 2004, ranks popular fruits and vegetables based on pesticide contamination. The group found that ...
Healing process after breast cancer surgery may trigger cancer to spread, study says
U.S. health officials are starting the largest randomized study in decades to tell if 3-D mammogram really improves screening for breast cancer. (December 7) AP. AP MAMMOGRAM GUIDELINES A FILE USA TX. In this file photo, a radiologist compares ...
Feds issue warning as plague of synthetic weed laced with rat poison spreads
Illinois has been hit hardest by spate of synthetic weed laced with rat poison incidents, but it is spreading. by Corky Siemaszko / Apr.11.2018 / 11:01 AM ET. A pouch of synthetic marijuana.Washington Post/Getty Images. Breaking News Emails. Get ...
Pennsylvania Part Of Multi-State E.Coli Outbreak, CDC Says
Two cases of E.coli are being investigated in Pennsylvania, which is part of a multi-state outbreak, the CDC has confirmed. By Kara Seymour, Patch National Staff | Apr 11, 2018 7:53 pm ET. 0. Pennsylvania Part Of Multi-State E.Coli Outbreak, CDC Says ...
FDA permits marketing of artificial intelligence-based device to detect certain diabetes-related eye problems
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first medical device to use artificial intelligence to detect greater than a mild level of the eye disease diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy ...
Navajo Nation latest to sue over opioid epidemic in US
One of the country's largest American Indian tribes is the latest to sue pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors, alleging their conduct caused the opioid crisis. The Navajo Nation's lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New Mexico ...
Despite decline in prescriptions, opioid deaths skyrocketing due to heroin, synthetic drugs
Roughly 21 percent to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for pain misuse them. (Aug. 23, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR). Katie ZezimaThe Washington Post. Fatalities from heroin and black-market synthetic ...
Talcum powder's links to cancer: What it really means
With yet another eye-popping talcum powder verdict against Johnson & Johnson, the healthcare product giant is making the headlines. I last wrote about the issue in 2016, in a column (which appears below this update) about a ruling against Johnson ...
A sperm whale that washed up on a beach in Spain had 64 pounds of plastic and waste in its stomach
(CNN) When a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in southern Spain, scientists wanted to know what killed it. They now know: waste -- 64 pounds of it. Most of it plastic, but also ropes, pieces of net and other debris lodged in its stomach. The ...
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Colorado Health Department confirms surgical infections at Porter, but link to sterilization flaws unclear
The Denver Post
The head of Colorado's Health Department announced Wednesday that officials have confirmed surgical infections in “a number of patients” at a Denver hospital at the center of an investigation into sterilization practices. The infections occurred ...