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How to avoid toxic metals in your baby’s food (and yours)

How to avoid toxic metals in your baby’s food (and yours)

Upset by reports that up to 95% of baby food contains one or more toxic heavy metals, including lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury? Here’s the good news: There are actions you can take to reduce your infant’s exposure to these toxic metals, and in doing so, improve your own health and that of your entire…MORE

A school resource officer and a nurse saved a student after his heart stopped

A school resource officer and a nurse saved a student after his heart stopped

M.J. Crumity was just an ordinary eighth-grade boy playing dodgeball in his gym class in Florida on October 1 when his pacemaker quit working. What happened next was extraordinary. M.J. collapsed on the floor and went into cardiac arrest. A coach called Madison County Central School’s school resource officer, Sgt. Joey Knight, for help. “I…MORE

Drug companies fail to reach settlement ahead of opioid crisis trial

Drug companies fail to reach settlement ahead of opioid crisis trial

Six drug companies accused in thousands of lawsuits over their role in the nation’s opioid epidemic failed to reach a settlement with governments across the country, setting the stage for a high-profile trial Monday. The six defendants include three pharmaceutical distribution companies — AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation — a smaller distributor called Henry…MORE

Death toll rises after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in North Carolina

Death toll rises after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in North Carolina

Another person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four. None of the victims have been identified by authorities and health officials have not discussed the circumstances of their deaths. There have been 141 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, an airborne lung infection, or Pontiac Fever,…MORE

Sanofi recalls popular heartburn medication Zantac OTC

Sanofi recalls popular heartburn medication Zantac OTC

Drugmaker Sanofi is voluntarily recalling of the heartburn medication Zantac OTC. The recall impacts drugs sold in the United States and Canada. Sanofi is working with the US Food and Drug Administration to determine the extent of the recall. Tests of Zantac and other ranitidine medications found N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, an impurity that is considered…MORE

Michael Jordan has funded a clinic to serve patients with little or no health insurance

Michael Jordan has funded a clinic to serve patients with little or no health insurance

Six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he has funded in his home town. The facility will offer care to Charlotte residents, including underinsured and uninsured patients. At the opening Thursday of the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic, Jordan gave an emotional speech. “As…MORE

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder due to asbestos concerns

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder due to asbestos concerns

Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that it’s initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of its popular Johnson’s Baby Powder due to low levels of asbestos contamination. The recall, which is limited to one lot of baby powder bottles produced and shipped in the United States last year, comes in response to a…MORE

Why Thailand is putting its Buddhist monks on a diet

Why Thailand is putting its Buddhist monks on a diet

It’s 6 a.m. on a Monday morning, and Bangkok is just starting to wake up. Street food vendors begin to serve breakfast as the streets, and sidewalks fill with morning commuters. Behind the gates of Wat Yannawa temple, barefoot monks emerge, their saffron robes a pop of color in the early morning light. From the…MORE

Exercising before breakfast burns more fat, study says

Exercising before breakfast burns more fat, study says

Should you eat before or after exercise in the morning? The debate has raged for years. The eat-first camp says food before exercise boosts blood sugars, giving the body fuel to increase the intensity and length of a workout. It also keeps you from being fatigued or dizzy. The eat-after camp says you burn more…MORE

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OCTOBER 21, 2019

JAKE GYLLENHAAL saved a dog that was trapped in a busy intersection in New York City this past Thursday. Jake was walking at Laight and Hudson streets at about 10:30 when he saw an enormous Dalmatian standing terrified in the middle of traffic. It had gotten away from its owner. So he stepped into the…

OCTOBER 18, 2019

JENNIFER LAWRENCE is getting married tomorrow at a mansion in Rhode Island called the Belcourt of Newport. It’s the home of the woman who owns the Alex & Ani jewelry company. Jennifer’s husband-to-be is Cooke Maroney, a 34-year-old art gallery director.  Jennifer is 29. They’re having about 150 guests, who will get to choose between…