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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 08:07 PM CDT

80+ Types of Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

80+ Types of Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

More than 80 different types of hummus have been recalled over listeria concerns.

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 07:15 AM CDT

US Heat Wave Just Warming Up for Long and Scorching Weekend

US Heat Wave Just Warming Up for Long and Scorching Weekend

The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 05:44 PM CDT

Major Lead Paint Suppliers Settle California Lawsuit for $305M

Major Lead Paint Suppliers Settle California Lawsuit for $305M

The nation's major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California's largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly 20-year-old lawsuit, attorneys said Wednesday. The settlement comes...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 05:19 PM CDT

GOP Sen. Rand Paul Blocks Vote on Bill to Approve 9/11 Victims Fund

GOP Sen. Rand Paul Blocks Vote on Bill to Approve 9/11 Victims Fund

Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Paul objected to a request by Sen....

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 05:08 PM CDT

Number of US Overdose Deaths Appears to be Falling

Number of US Overdose Deaths Appears to be Falling

US overdose deaths apparently declined a little last year -- first drop in nearly 30 years.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 04:21 PM CDT

Over 60 Residents Sickened at Virginia Retirement Home

Over 60 Residents Sickened at Virginia Retirement Home

Fairfax County health officials said they don't yet have a cause of the respiratory illness that sicked more than 60 residents at a Northern Virginia senior living community. The outbreak at Greenspring...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 03:47 PM CDT

Biophilia: The Design Trend That Promises Less Stress

Biophilia: The Design Trend That Promises Less Stress

Most jobs entail long hours spent indoors under artificial lighting. The harsh concrete and steel that surrounds us doesn't make us feel good or help improve our mood. If you've tried to better your desk...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 05:07 PM CDT

In-Hospital Program Helps Sick Children Keep Up in School

In-Hospital Program Helps Sick Children Keep Up in School

Parents work hard to make sure their children don't fall behind, but when a child is diagnosed with cancer or another life-threatening disease, homework is the last thing on their minds. That's where a...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 07:34 PM CDT

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of 2 million people. A WHO expert...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 02:48 PM CDT

Data Shows Flood of Opioids Across US, Many of Them Generics

Data Shows Flood of Opioids Across US, Many of Them Generics

The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills...

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