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1 dead and 9 hospitalized with botulism after eating nacho cheese sauce

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:02:31 GMT

One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said.(image)

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Home-canned potatoes to blame for botulism outbreak

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:40:42 GMT

Local and state health officials say potato salad made with home-canned potatoes is to blame for the more than 20 cases of botulism in Lancaster, Ohio, last week. All of those who are sick ate at a potluck dinner at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church on April 19.(image)

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Botulism outbreak suspected at federal prison

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:46:30 GMT

Botulism is believed to be the cause of an outbreak of severe illness that has affected 20 inmates at a federal prison in Mississippi, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Thursday. More than a dozen inmates remain hospitalized. Test results for the toxin are pending. Investigators believe the inmates became ill as a result of drinking homemade alcohol.(image)

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They tried for 17 years to have a baby. Now they have sextuplets

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:03:35 GMT

Sextuplets are very rare. Nearly four million babies were born in the US. The number of quintuplets or higher? Only 24.(image)

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Girl grabbed by sea lion is getting meds to avoid disease

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:38:29 GMT

The girl pulled in the harbor by a sea lion in a heart-stopping viral video is on antibiotics to avoid contracting a dangerous bacterial disease from the sea lion's mouth.(image)

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Nathan's and Curtis beef franks recalled

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:08:08 GMT

If you plan to grill out this holiday weekend, be sure to check your hotdogs to make sure they are not on the recall list. Nathan's and Curtis Beef franks are impacted.(image)

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Deaths from Alzheimer's disease in the US have risen by 55%, says CDC

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:59:53 GMT

The rate of people dying from Alzheimer's disease in the United States rose by 55% over a 15-year period, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.(image)

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Michael Brown's mom will finally receive her high school diploma

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:19:45 GMT

Lesley McSpadden told CNN she felt her son's presence while she worked toward her degree. "I know that he's been my angel through this all and I know that he's proud of me."(image)

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A teen took his life; now his family is suing his school and the police

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:12:05 GMT

Corey Walgren committed suicide hours after his family says police and the school threatened him.(image)

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Extreme course obstacle races, for families

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:03:22 GMT

We've all seen posts by those crazy friends doing an obstacle race -- mud runs where they jump into icy pools of water, climb over high walls and army crawl under barbwire. Pure torture. Now you can sign up for these -- and bring the children!(image)

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Is chocolate good or bad for health?

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:58:39 GMT

Who doesn't love chocolate? Even if it's not your favorite sweet treat, you can probably agree that the confection conjures thoughts of love, pleasure and reward.(image)

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Want more affection in your relationship? Have more sex

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:46:45 GMT

Want to have a more affectionate relationship with your life partner? Carve out time to have more sex. That's the takeaway of a series of four studies of committed couples in both the United States and Switzerland.(image)

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Your kids actually want you to talk to them about sex

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:50:57 GMT

When Avital Norman Nathman's son was about 3, she says, he freaked out after he walked in on her changing a sanitary pad. So she decided to have an age-appropriate conversation about menstruation with him right then and there.(image)

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Man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge drowning in medical bills

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:05:29 GMT

Pete Frates lies on life support in the bedroom of his house with his care costing somewhere between $85,000 and $95,000 every month(image)

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Summer pregnancy may raise gestational diabetes risk

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:05:02 GMT

Researchers have identified a new possible risk factor for gestational diabetes: being exposed to hot outdoor temperatures in the month before giving birth. According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), in one geographic region in Canada, the rate of gestational diabetes varied more than 3% between the coldest times of year and the hottest.(image)

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Deputy, EMTs exposed to opioids get medical treatment

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:33:27 GMT

A Maryland sheriff's deputy and two emergency medical technicians received treatment for possible heroin and fentanyl exposure after responding to a drug overdose.(image)

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Should the FDA prohibit filtered cigarettes?

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:49:11 GMT

Light cigarettes falsely ease smokers' fear of lung cancer, say researchers from the Ohio State University.(image)

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Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:01:06 GMT

Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats that might not adequately restrain children during a crash.(image)

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The Ethiopian politician who landed the WHO top job

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:49:45 GMT

An African national has been voted to head the World Health Organization for the first time in the agency's history.(image)

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Trump's budget cuts children's health insurance program

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:22:32 GMT

President Donald Trump's budget plans to cut the Children's Health Insurance Program by at least 20% over the next two fiscal years and slash Medicaid, which covers millions more children.(image)

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The viral Internet stunts parents should know

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:35:15 GMT

It's a tale as old as time: We see a lot of people wearing/doing/saying something and we want to try it, too. Back in the day it was saying "Bloody Mary" into a mirror at slumber parties. Today, it means viral social media stunts. Though adults get caught up, too, kids are especially susceptible to peer pressure and FOMO (fear of missing out). To them, what was once a double-dog dare is now a popular YouTuber eating a hot pepper just to see what happens.(image)

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The solar eclipse is coming -- and it's $2,000 for a grand view

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:32:22 GMT

Oregonians are set to be the first ones in the United States to witness the solar eclipse and some have paid a whopping $2,000 for a simple luxury: unobstructed views.(image)

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