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Sprouts Recalls Frozen Spinach for Listeria Fears

The recall involves Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, in both conventional and organic 16-ounce bags, made by National Frozen Foods of Oregon. Sprouts announced the recall Friday in a company news release.

Many Advanced Colon Cancers 'Born' Ready to Spread

Researchers found that for 80% of the advanced cancers studied, the spreading most likely started very early -- before the cancer was even diagnosed.

U.S. News: Boston Children's Hospital Still the Best

Boston Children's also tops in the country for care in children’s cancer, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, and urology specialties.

Mom Plays Role in Your Age at Menopause, Longevity

Family history appears to be the most important factor in the timing of menopause, researchers say. And later menopause appears to be associated with slower aging.

'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria On Rise With Climate Change

Five cases of the devastating bacteria were reported in 2017 and 2018 along the Delaware Bay, compared with one infection in the previous eight years.

Frozen Raspberries Recalled for Norovirus Fears

The product was distributed to WinCo Foods stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Utah and has been removed from store shelves

Study: Overdoses, Suicide Are Risk for New Moms

In the study based on data from California, drug overdoses and suicide causes accounted for nearly 20% of the deaths of women who died within a year of giving birth.

Did 'Puppy Dog Eyes' Evolve to Please Humans?

Dogs' eyebrows are particularly expressive. Dogs can raise them, which makes their eyes look bigger and sadder, like humans can, according to Juliane Kaminski, a scientist at the University of Portsmouth in England, and her colleagues.

Heart Trouble Can Speed Brain Decline, Study Says

Nearly 6% of people in the study had a heart attack otrdeveloped angina (chest pain). The researchers found that all the people who developed heart trouble displayed a faster decline in their mental function at the same time.

Fashion Icon Gloria Vanderbilt Dead at 95

Her son, CNN's Anderson Cooper, confirmed Vanderbilt's death in an on-air obituary Monday, USA Today reported.

Swallowing Beauty Products Sends Kids to ERs

"These products are enticing, and kids can't read,” the study’s author said, “They can't discern between what's lotion and yogurt, or what's chocolate versus a body exfoliant."

Blood Pressure Med Might Help Fight Alzheimer's

Researchers don't know whether the finding related to the drug nilvadipine can translate into any benefits for patients. But future studies should look into that possibility, they said.

Ragu Sauces Recalled for Possible Contamination

Mizkan America Inc. announced the recall but said there have been no reports of injuries or complaints from consumers. The company shipped the sauces to retailers nationwide.

Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide

Under the law, doctors can prescribe a lethal dose of a drug to terminally ill patients and it will not be legally a suicide.

FDA: Infections, 1 Death After Fecal Transplants

After reports of serious, antibiotic-resistant infections, the FDA is alerting all health care professionals who do fecal transplants about the potential serious risk so they can inform their patients.

When Healthy Eating Becomes a Dangerous Obsession

Though less well-known than anorexia nervosa or bulimia -- and not as well-documented -- a new study review says the eating disorder known as orthorexia can also have serious emotional and physical consequences.

DDT Still In Lakes 50 Years After Ban

Researchers studied sediment that reflected lake conditions from about 1890 to 2016 and found peak DDT levels in the 1970s and 1980s. But the DDT concentrations in the current layer were still higher than considered safe for fish, frogs and other aquatic life.

Weedkillers in Cereals: What to Know

The EWG first tested oat-based products in August 2018 and then again in October. It did the latest round to see if there has been any shift in the market or if oat-based foods still contain levels that were present before.

New York Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption

Reacting to an ongoing measles outbreak, New York state has eliminated the religious exemption for not vaccinating children.

CDC: Exercise Rates Up for Urban, Rural Americans

Among adults living in rural America, 13.3% were exercising in 2008 at recommended rates, but by 2017 that number had risen to 19.6%. And in cities, rates went even higher -- from 19.4% to 25.3%.

Epilepsy Drug Linked to Suicide Risk in Young

The medicine, pregabalin (Lyrica), comes from a class of drugs called gabapentinoids.

Report: Drug ODs, Suicides Soar Among Millennials

Opioid overdose death rates among millennials increased by more than 500% between 1999 and 2017, and deaths caused by synthetic opioids increased by a staggering 6,000%.

Type 1 Diabetes Might Hurt Young Kids' Brain Growth

The data suggest a need for even better blood sugar management in children with type 1 diabetes, but kids in the study were -- on average -- doing well in and out of school, one researcher noted.

Workouts: A Way to Ease Severe Chronic Anxiety?

The study found that just a half hour of vigorous exercise might do the trick for people with suspected but undiagnosed generalized anxiety disorder.

Eating More Red Meat May Shorten Your Life

People who increased their red meat intake by just half a serving a day boosted their risk of dying over the next eight years by 10%, the study authors said.

Costco Frozen Berries Recalled For Hep A Fears

The possibly affected products had expiration dates of February 16, 2020, and May 4, 2020. The products are sold only at Costco stores in San Diego, Los Angeles and Hawaii.

Immune Therapy A Great Tool, But Limitations Exist

Immune Therapy A Great Tool, But Limitations Exist

Reunited: Babies Visit Hospital Staff Who Cared for Them

More than 90 families of babies who spent time in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta reunited in early May to celebrate their progress since they left the hospital.

1 In 5 People In Conflict Zones Is Mentally Ill

Common problems include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to the World Health Organization. About 9% have a moderate to severe mental health condition.

Laser-Based Test Hunts Stray Melanoma Cells

The researchers have been developing a laser-based system designed to screen patients' blood from the outside -- spotting tumor cells as they pass through veins in the arm and eliminating the need for a blood draw.

Bats Are Biggest Rabies Danger, CDC Says

A scratch or bite from a bat can be smaller than the top of a pencil eraser, but that's enough to give a person rabies, the CDC said.

Report: Cancer-Causing Nitrates in Water Supply

Nitrate is responsible for nearly 12,600 cases of cancer a year, researchers from the Environmental Working Group say.

Obesity Can Make MS Symptoms Worse

The researchers foundt hat obese people have higher levels of inflammation than people of lower weight. That inflammation can affect the central nervous system and cause MS symptoms to worsen.

'Dad Shaming' Is Real, Survey Shows

More than one-quarter of dads surveyed said negative judgments of others undermined their parental confidence, while 20% said that it discouraged them from getting more engaged with parenting.

Expert Panel Backs PrEP for People at High HIV Risk

Best known as the two-drug combo pill Truvada, PrEP prevents HIV from establishing a permanent infection in people exposed through sex or injection drug use, the CDC says.

Cancer Survivors Predicted to Top 22 Million by 2030

Currently, thanks to better screening and treatment, more than 17 million Americans who had cancer remain alive, the American Cancer Society said in a new report.

Study: Leafy Greens OK For People on Warfarin

The results of the small study suggest that taking in more vitamin K, not less, might help patients on warfarin (Coumadin).

Gene Test Might Someday Gauge Your Heart Risk

The analysis looks for key signs of heart disease along with your entire genetic blueprint.

Switch From Beef to Chicken Could Help the Planet

Researchers found that production of poultry created about half the gases that producing beef did.

High Blood Pressure at Doctor's Could Signal Danger

People who had untreated “white-coat hypertension” had double the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke compared with people with normal blood pressure.

Formula + Nursing OK to Help Newborns Gain Weight

The results suggest that using early, limited formula may not have a negative impact on infants, but it may change the mom’s attitudes toward breastfeeding, the study’s first author said.

Recall: Asbestos in Claire's Makeup

Claire's stores has initiated a recall of its JoJo Siwa's Makeup Kit after the FDA found asbestos fibers in the kit's eyeshadow.

Race Affects Life Expectancy in Major U.S. Cities

In New York City, for example, people living in East Harlem have an average life expectancy of 71.2 years. A few blocks away, on the affluent Upper East Side, people live to 89.9.

Doctors Expected a Brain Tumor. It Was a Tapeworm

Surgeons operated on Rachel Palma to remove what they suspected was a brain tumor, and were surprised to find a baby tapeworm instead.

Bedroom Light at Night Might Boost Women's Weight

New research published in JAMA Internal Medicine doesn't prove that sleeping with a light on causes weight gain, but it suggests the two may be linked, the researchers said.

Study: Vitamin D Won’t Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

After nearly three years, 24.2% of those taking vitamin D developed diabetes, as did 26.7% of those taking the placebo. This difference isn't statistically significant, researchers said.

Study: Whooping Cough Vaccine Power Fades With Time

The researchers said that the findings show the importance of keeping up to date on a child's shots, and the critical need to develop new and better vaccines against whooping cough.

Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Against Shingles Too

Kids who were vaccinated against chickenpox had a 78% lower risk of developing shingles, the researchers said.

Kroger Recalls Berries Tainted With Hepatitis A

The FDA is warning consumers that frozen berries sold at Kroger stores as "Private Selection," brand are contaminated with hepatitis A.

Having an Extra Finger Might Be A Good Thing

Having an additional finger  significantly boosts a person's ability to manipulate objects, so much so that they can execute movements with a single hand that would otherwise require two, a study has found.

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