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Don’t eat romaine lettuce, CDC urges amid E. coli concerns

Don’t eat romaine lettuce, CDC urges amid E. coli concerns

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned US consumers on Tuesday to not eat romaine lettuce, as it may be contaminated with E. coli. Thirty-two people, including 13 who have been hospitalized, have been infected with the outbreak strain in 11 states, according to the CDC. One of the hospitalized people developed hemolytic…MORE

Lawsuits filed over drinking water in South Carolina after CNN report

Lawsuits filed over drinking water in South Carolina after CNN report

Two lawsuits have been filed on behalf of residents of Denmark, South Carolina, where a CNN investigation revealed that a chemical was being added to the water supply for 10 years without EPA approval. The city of Denmark has been under scrutiny from residents suspicious of the rust-colored water coming from their taps, even though…MORE

Americans sit too much, CDC says

Americans sit too much, CDC says

You’ve heard it before, but the message is still urgent: One in four US adults sits for more than eight hours a day, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Four in 10 adults do not exercise to either a vigorous or even moderate degree each week, the…MORE

The worst year to be human was A.D. 536, researchers say

The worst year to be human was A.D. 536, researchers say

It’s easy to look back on the past through rose-tinted glasses, as the saying goes, but new research suggests that the mid-sixth century was definitely a time to forget. A team of historians and scientists has identified A.D. 536 as the beginning of a terrible sequence of events for humankind. A massive volcanic eruption spewed…MORE

NASA selects ancient crater as next Mars landing site

NASA selects ancient crater as next Mars landing site

NASA has chosen the landing site for its next rover mission to Mars: a treacherously rugged 3.6 billion-year-old crater. The 28-mile- (45-kilometer) wide Jezero Crater was selected as the destination for the mission, which is scheduled to launch in 2020, because of its potential for scientific research. “The landing site in Jezero Crater offers geologically…MORE

North Carolina chickenpox outbreak blamed on vaccination exemptions

North Carolina chickenpox outbreak blamed on vaccination exemptions

A chickenpox outbreak among students at Asheville Waldorf School in North Carolina has grown to 36 cases as of Monday, and exemptions from vaccination were a contributing factor, according to the Buncombe County Health Department, which has been monitoring the situation since the end of October. Asheville Waldorf School, which serves students from nursery through…MORE

The health hazards from wildfires can linger

The health hazards from wildfires can linger

The deadliest wildfire in California history will hurt the health of people who may never have seen the flames. Smoke from the Camp Fire, which has burned an area the size of Chicago, hangs heavy in parts of California, forcing schools to close and shutting down public transportation. The air quality is so bad that…MORE

Consumer group warns of ‘dangerous’ slime products and other hazardous toys

Consumer group warns of ‘dangerous’ slime products and other hazardous toys

A consumer advocacy group is warning parents of what it calls “dangerously high” levels of a chemical called boron in popular slime toys marketed to children — although an expert disputed the findings and said the warning is overblown. The warning was contained in the annual report by the US Public Interest Research Group Education…MORE

Brexit linked to a rise in antidepressant use, study finds

Brexit linked to a rise in antidepressant use, study finds

The number of antidepressants prescribed in England rose after the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union in 2016, a new study finds. The researchers believe that this may be due to uncertainty over the future of the country and say more health services should be made available. But experts the link to Brexit…MORE

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