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Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals

Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in 38 years, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WONDER database. A similar analysis was first conducted by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, a non-profit…MORE

Can a coalition of ‘superheroes’ save the COP24 climate talks?

Can a coalition of ‘superheroes’ save the COP24 climate talks?

Think of them as the Justice League for global warming diplomacy. They’re the “High Ambition Coalition” and they arrived late this week at the beleaguered COP24 climate talks here in Polish coal country, wearing suits and hosting press conferences — hoping to salvage a United Nations treaty that is meant to save the earth. Dozens…MORE

87 more cases of salmonella linked to recalled beef

87 more cases of salmonella linked to recalled beef

Eighty-seven more people have been sickened with salmonella linked to recalled beef products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. A total of 333 have become ill and 91 have been hospitalized since illnesses began in August. No deaths have been reported.Illnesses have been reported in 28 states; Michigan, Mississippi and West…MORE

Kotex tampons recalled after reports of pieces left in bodies

Kotex tampons recalled after reports of pieces left in bodies

Kimberly-Clark is recalling regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons in the United States and Canada after reports of the tampons unraveling or coming apart upon removal. In some cases, users sought “medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body,” the recall announcement said. There have also been a small number of reports…MORE

FDA sends warning to company at center of heart medication recall

FDA sends warning to company at center of heart medication recall

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to the Chinese maker of an ingredient in popular heart drugs and said it continues to test the ingredient for cancer-causing chemicals. The letter, sent in late November, details manufacturing violations at the facility of Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., pointing out cross-contamination from one…MORE

McDonald’s has a plan to reduce antibiotics in beef

McDonald’s has a plan to reduce antibiotics in beef

McDonald’s says it will reduce the use of antibiotics in its beef around the world. Like many others, the restaurant chain uses antibiotics to treat sick animals in its supply chain. According to the World Health Organization, the overuse and misuse of certain antibiotics make them less effective at treating human diseases. With a policy…MORE

Your favorite restaurant is more calorific than fast food, global study finds

Your favorite restaurant is more calorific than fast food, global study finds

Fast food often gets the blame for calorific meals, but new research has found that your favorite chain restaurants are dishing up meals with even more excessive calories, worsening the global obesity epidemic. Overly large portions and food laden with sugar and fats are regularly being served in sit-down eateries, as well as fast food…MORE

Kaléo to offer lower-priced opioid antidote

Kaléo to offer lower-priced opioid antidote

Pharmaceutical company Kaléo announced Wednesday that it will offer a generic version of its opioid antidote Evzio for $178 for a carton containing two single-dose auto-injector pens. Evzio was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in April 2014 under an expedited review for “the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, characterized…MORE

The judgmental mom is little more than a stereotype

The judgmental mom is little more than a stereotype

It’s quite possible that, by the time I had my first child, I had read more articles about navigating relationships with other moms than ones about navigating my relationship with my baby. Parent media is full of stories about moms who “judge,” “shame,” “clap back” and are at “war” with other mothers. You’ll forgive me,…MORE

FDA warns consumers about e-cigarette liquids with erectile dysfunction drugs

FDA warns consumers about e-cigarette liquids with erectile dysfunction drugs

Consumers, especially men, should not purchase or use two e-cigarette liquids that contain popular erectile dysfunction drugs, the Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday. The two HelloCig e-liquids contain tadalafil and sildenafil, the main ingredients in two of the most popular male enhancement drugs on the market, the FDA said. “These FDA-approved prescription drugs are…MORE