Today: April 22, 2024
Today: April 22, 2024

Health

Earth Day: How one grocery shopper takes steps to avoid 'pointless plastic'

Nature wraps bananas and oranges in peels

Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut

President Joe Biden frequently cites insulin prices as he promotes a $35 price cap for Americans with diabetes who are on Medicare

Morning sickness? Prenatal check-ups? What to know about new rights for pregnant workers

Pregnant workers have the right to a wide range of accommodations under new federal regulations for enforcing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Idaho group says it is exploring a ballot initiative for abortion rights and reproductive care

A new Idaho organization says it will ask voters to restore abortion access and other reproductive health care rights in the state after lawmakers let a second legislative session end without modifying the strict abortion bans

Kansas has a new anti-DEI law, but the governor has vetoed bills on abortion and even police dogs

The Democratic governor in Kansas has vetoed proposed tax breaks for anti-abortion counseling centers while allowing restrictions on college diversity initiatives to become law without her signature

Should Dictionary.com's "Girl Dinner" definition worry us?

Spreading rapidly across the internet like wildfire, the ‘girl dinner‘ trend has captured the imagination of food enthusiasts from all walks of life, sparking widespread discussion and interest. This seemingly lighthearted concept started as a viral TikTok trend before being officially cemented in Dictionary.com‘s hallowed pages.  The popular online reference bestowed lexical legitimacy on ‘girl dinner‘ by formally defining it as “an attractively presented collection of snacks that involve little preparation, such as small quantities of cold cuts, cheese, fruit, cherry tomatoes, etc., deemed sufficient to constitute a meal for one.” This dictionary induction signifies the trend’s transition from ephemeral

The one ingredient that can make you sick and ruin the charcuterie board

A concerning outbreak of Salmonella from contaminated charcuterie meats has hospitalized nearly 20 Americans so far, with instances across 30 states. Epidemiological tracing links bacterial infections to certain Fratelli Beretta charcuterie products containing Coppa. However, with many brands affected and gaps in testing, the true scope of the outbreak remains uncertain even as recalled meats continue to sicken consumers. Real threats persist while investigators pursue decisive actions to limit further contamination and treat those struggling with severe symptoms. As of mid-February 2024, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) directly verified 87 affected patients nationally. However, Agency estimates predict over 2,500

AP Explains: 4/20 grew from humble roots to marijuana's high holiday

Marijuana advocates are gearing up for April 20

BNSF Railway says it didn't know about asbestos that's killed hundreds in Montana town

BNSF Railway attorneys are expected to argue before jurors that the railroad should not be held liable for the lung cancer deaths of two former residents of an asbestos-contaminated Montana town

Soldiers who lost limbs in Gaza war are finding healing on Israel's amputee soccer team

Israel's national amputee soccer team is heading to France for the 2024 European Amputee Football Championships in June

Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom

Complaints about pregnant women being turned away from emergency rooms spiked in the months after states began enacting strict abortion laws following the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade

Nevada Supreme Court rulings hand setbacks to gun-right defenders and anti-abortion activists

Nevada's Supreme Court has handed setbacks to gun-right defenders and anti-abortion activists in two new rulings

As syphilis cases among US newborns soar, doctors group advises more screening during pregnancy

With syphilis cases in U.S. newborns skyrocketing, a doctors group is now recommending that all pregnant patients be screened three times for the sexually transmitted infection

Two shootings, two different responses — Maine restricts guns while Iowa arms teachers

State lawmakers are taking very different approaches to public safety following high-profile shootings

A lab chief's sentencing for meningitis deaths is postponed, extending grief of victims' families

A 12-year saga over a fatal national meningitis outbreak still isn't over

UN approves an updated cholera vaccine that could help fight a surge in cases

The World Health Organization has approved a new version of a widely used cholera vaccine that could help address a surge in cases that has depleted the global vaccine stockpile

UK's Prince William returns to public duties for first time since Kate's cancer diagnosis

Prince William is returning to public duties for the first time since his wife’s cancer diagnosis

25 years after Columbine, trauma shadows survivors of the school shooting

A quarter of a century after the Columbine High School shooting, the trauma from the attack has remained with survivors

California sets long-awaited drinking water limit for 'Erin Brockovich' contaminant

California regulators adopted a drinking water limit on toxic hexavalent chromium, a chemical compound made infamous by the movie “Erin Brockovich."

Could tragedy have been avoided? Doctor dies after allergic reaction to food

A well-known and beloved New York doctor died tragically after suffering an apparent allergic reaction from food she ate at a restaurant in Disney Springs, Florida. A recent lawsuit states that Dr. Kanokporn Tangsuan, 42, had a severe allergy to dairy and nuts but believed the Disney-owned restaurant had strict safeguards against allergen contamination. Instead, the food she was served contained the very ingredients that would end her life shortly after. Dr. Tangsuan–a reputed family doctor in New York dedicated to serving her community’s healthcare needs–was dining at the Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant with her husband, Jeffrey J.

Lab chief faces sentencing in Michigan 12 years after fatal US meningitis outbreak

The head of a specialty pharmacy will be sentenced in Michigan for 11 deaths more than a decade ago that were tied to tainted steroids

Olympic champion Suni Lee back in form after gaining 45 pounds in water weight due to kidney ailment

Olympic gymnastics all-around champion Suni Lee revealed that at the height of dealing with a kidney disease last year, she retained 45 pounds in water weight that made her question whether a return to top form was even possible

Things to know as courts and legislatures act on transgender kids’ rights

Several U.S. courts have ruled this week on state laws restricting the rights of transgender young people

UN report points to yawning gap of inequality in sexual and reproductive health worldwide

The U.N. population fund says in a new study that an African woman is roughly 130 times more likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth complications than a woman in Europe or North America

Idaho's ban on youth gender-affirming care has families desperately scrambling for solutions

Idaho families with transgender children are desperately scrambling for solutions as a state law banning gender-affirming care for minors has taken effect

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