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    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger.  (AP) Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling […] More

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    Banned pregnancy drug tied to ADHD generations later

    As many as 10 million U.S. women may have used the drug between 1938 and 1971, when it was banned after being linked to vaginal cancers in daughters of women who used it.  (Reuters) A pregnancy drug banned decades ago may have side effects that linger for generations. Grandchildren of women who took it have […] More

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    7 Oklahoma firefighters go viral after becoming fathers within months of each other

    Seven of the 20 Glenpool firefighters became fathers within months of each other.  (Sarah Hutchinson ) There appears to be “something in the water” at the Glenpool Fire Department, a wife of one Oklahoma firefighter joked. In less than a year, seven out of 20 firefighters with the Glenpool Fire Department in Glenpool, Oklahoma became new fathers. “This […] More

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    5 Connecticut students hospitalized after eating ‘tainted’ cookies

    The five students allegedly appeared under the influence of drugs and were sent to the school nurse.  (Fox 61) A 15-year-old girl was arrested on Monday when five of her classmates were sent to the hospital after she allegedly gave them cookies laced with a foreign substance.  The teen, who was not identified, was charged […] More

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    Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola after new cases in major city

    KINSHASA, Congo –  Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo’s health minister announced. “The vaccination campaign begins tomorrow, Monday, in Mbandaka, capital of the province. It will target, first, the health staff, the contacts of the […] More

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    Massachusetts limo driver gives girl, 8, with rare genetic disorder free rides to Boston Children’s Hospital

    A limo driver in Massachusetts is making sure an 8-year-old girl with a rare genetic disorder gets to her doctor’s appointments in style. Steven Hipolito, owner of Silver City Limousine in Taunton, Massachusetts, first connected with Mary Alice Tryda, 8, thanks to Facebook. “I had posted on the Bridgewater board on Facebook just looking for […] More

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    Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

    A judge has tossed a 2016 California law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by lawmakers.  (david hills) SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  A California judge on Tuesday threw out a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature. […] More

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    Melania Trump’s kidney condition, ’embolization procedure’ explained

    First lady Melania Trump is recovering from an embolization procedure that she underwent Monday to treat a benign kidney condition, the White House announced — just minutes after word of former Sen. Harry Reid’s operation to treat his pancreatic cancer spread. Mrs. Trump, 48, likely will remain under observation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the duration of […] More

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    New Jersey residents may have been exposed to measles at several places, including Newark Airport

    New Jersey residents were warned of measles exposure after two infected people visited several places, including Newark Airport, health officials said.  (istock) New Jersey residents may have been exposed to measles after two people with the virus visited several places, including Newark Liberty International Airport, in recent weeks, the state’s health officials announced. New Jersey […] More

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