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Bolthouse Farms voluntarily recalls several protein shakes for spoilage

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Can memory loss in Alzheimer's patients be reversed?

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As many as 1 in 5 trauma victims may die needlessly

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Skin cancer could be hiding where you'd never expect: The sole of your foot

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3 babies born in US with Zika-related birth defects

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    Bolthouse Farms voluntarily recalls several protein shakes for spoilage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 23, 13:16

      Bolthouse Farms voluntarily recalled some of its drinks because they may be spoiled and “appear lumpy, taste unpleasant and have an off odor,” according to the Food and Drug administration’s (FDA) website. Protein PLUS shakes with dates between June 20, 2016 and Sept. 18, 2016 and Mocha Cappuccino products have been included in the […]

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    Can memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients be reversed?

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 14:01

    A cure for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a condition marked by progressive, debilitating cognitive decline that affects more than 5.4 million Americans, is the holy grail in disease research. One expert, Dr. Dale Bredesen, a professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and a professor at the Easton Laboratories for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at UCLA, […]

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    As many as 1 in 5 trauma victims may die needlessly

    by CBS/AP on Jun 18, 11:04

    As many as 1 in 5 people may be needlessly dying from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries, say government advisers who stress that where a person lives shouldn’t determine if they survive or not. After this week’s massacre in an Orlando nightclub, the findings in a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine […]

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    Skin cancer could be hiding where you’d never expect: The sole of your foot

    by Dennis Thompson / Healthday on Jun 18, 10:56

    Sunlight is considered the leading cause of melanoma, but daily wear-and-tear appears to promote the deadly skin cancer in at least one place where the sun rarely shines, researchers say. Stress and damage caused by walking or running could be a risk factor for melanoma on the soles of the feet, the Japanese researchers contended. Worse, because people […]

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    3 babies born in US with Zika-related birth defects

    by CBS/AP on Jun 17, 16:48

    Three babies with birth defects caused by Zika have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first accounting of pregnancy outcomes involving the virus. Birth defects from Zika were also seen in three other pregnancies that did not reach full term. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking the pregnancies of women […]

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    Maker of M&Ms wants you to eat less of its candy

    by Jonathan Berr / MoneyWatch on Jun 16, 13:18

    Mars, the confectionary giant behind M&Ms, is reportedly trying to convince fast-food chains including McDonald’s (MCD), Burger King (QSR) and Dairy Queen to remove its candies from their desserts as part of its strategy to encourage people to consume sweets in moderation. It isn’t clear how far the talks, which Reuters was first to report, have progressed or […]

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    Man lived 555 days without a heart before transplant

    by Mary Brophy Marcus / CBS News on Jun 15, 19:09

    Stan Larkin lived for 555 days without a heart while he waited for a transplant. Then this May, his doctors at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center found him a matching donor heart and took the 25-year-old off of the artificial heart device which had kept him alive for more than a year and […]

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    Kellogg recalls more than 20 popular snack products

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 14, 17:59

    The Kellogg Company has announced a voluntary recall of 23 of its snack foods because of a potential peanut allergen contamination. Grain Craft, which supplies wheat flour to the Kellogg Company, recently announced its own recall of the flour used in the recalled Kellogg products because it “contained low levels of peanut residue” that would […]

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    Eating more whole grains could help you live longer, study finds

    by Kathleen Doheny / Healthday on Jun 14, 16:08

    Health experts have long urged people to swap their processed white grains for the whole-grain variety, and new research suggests that advice might help you live longer. Researchers found that people who ate three or more servings of whole grains a day had a 20 percent reduced risk of premature death during the study period, compared to […]

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    New sleep guidelines for babies, kids and teens

    by CBS News on Jun 13, 6:32

    Kids who don’t get enough sleep are at risk for a whole range of mental and physical woes, including some potentially serious health issues. New sleep guidelines for babies, school-age children and teens, released Monday, outline just how many hours of sleep kids need at every age in order to help them be at their best. The American […]

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    Are workaholics more likely to have anxiety, OCD? New study says yes.

    by Randy Dotinga / Healthday on Jun 11, 15:51

    Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests. These disorders may include anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression, the study authors said. The findings, based on a review of more than 15,000 Norwegians, suggest that “taking work to the […]

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    Sex and drugs? Today’s teens a ‘cautious generation’

    by CBS News on Jun 09, 18:43

    NEW YORK — The troubles with kids these days … are not as common as they used to be. U.S. teens are having a lot less sex, they are drinking and using drugs less often, and they aren’t smoking as much, according a government survey of risky youth behaviors. “I think you can call this […]

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    Why you may be wasting perfectly safe food

    by CBS News on Jun 08, 21:52

    Ninety-one percent of Americans toss their food after the date on the labels have passed, but in many cases, they may actually be wasting perfectly safe food. There are three types of dates used on food labels: “sell by,” “best if used by,” and “use by.” But all three have nothing to do with food safety. Rather, […]

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    U.S. women hit milestone for obesity

    by Associated Press on Jun 08, 17:11

    The nation’s obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese, according to new government health statistics. Obesity rates for men and women in the U.S. had been roughly the same for about a decade. But in recent years, women have […]

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    Plague detected in Lake Tahoe area

    by CBS News on Jun 08, 15:38

    A flea from a yellow-pine chipmunk in the South Lake Tahoe area has tested positive for plague, California health officials report. The flea was sampled from one of three rodents trapped in the Fallen Leaf campground area during routine testing in May. State test results confirmed plague late last week. Health officials are not aware of […]

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    FDA: People are overdosing on anti-diarrhea drugs

    by CBS News on Jun 07, 14:44

    WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are investigating sometimes-deadly overdoses with common anti-diarrhea drugs, a bizarre manifestation of the nation’s drug abuse problem. The primary ingredient in prescription Imodium and similar over-the-counter drugs, loperamide, is intended to control diarrhea. But abusers sometimes try to achieve heroin-like highs by taking massive doses, up to 300 milligrams at […]

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    Hostess recalls snack cakes, doughnuts over peanut residue

    by Associated Press on Jun 06, 17:14

    Hostess Brands says it is voluntarily recalling various snack cakes and doughnuts over concerns they may have come in contact with peanut residue not included in the ingredient list. The Kansas City, Missouri-based company’s recall announced Friday covers more than 700,000 cases of Ding Dongs, Zingers, Chocodiles and various doughnuts sold in grocery, dollar, drug […]

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    Shellfish toxins reported by Gulf of Alaska communities

    by Shannon Riddle on Jun 04, 16:53

    Scientists are warning Alaskans against eating shellfish that have not been commercially harvested and tested. At least one illness related to paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) has been reported in Alaska in the last month and increased levels of the toxins that cause PSP have been recorded. “Someone who ate clams harvested from Roslyn Beach in […]

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    Clif Bar, Quaker Oats recall some products

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 03, 19:28

    Clif Bar & Company is voluntarily recalling a few of its products after its ingredients supplier, SunOpta, was found to have distributed sunflower kernels possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a release from the Food Safety & Sanitation Program. In a separate release from the Quaker Oats Company, they said their company uses the […]

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    Many addicts going without meds that curb opioid abuse

    by CBS News on Jun 03, 18:55

    The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of opioid abuse. However, new research suggests that drugs that help addicts kick their habit after hospitalization are too seldom used. “Given the high rates at which follow-up services are not provided,” the fact that many opioid abusers don’t get anti-addiction meds is a “concern,” says a team […]