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Here's Why Those 647 Chipotle Customers Got SickThe latest illness outbreak to hit Chipotle involved at least 647 people who got sick after eating at the chain's Powell, Ohio, location. Health officials have now identified the problem: Stool samples from those sickened tested positive for Clostridium perfringens, a bacteria that forms when food is left at an...
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Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturersPresident Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids in response to the nation's drug epidemic
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Weed-Killing Chemical Found in Popular Breakfast FoodsYou could be ingesting the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup for breakfast, per a report identifying traces of the chemical glyphosate in Cheerios, Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, and Great Value Instant Oats, plus more products marketed to kids. The nonprofit Environmental Working Group tested 45 oat-based products like granolas and...
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Layered treelines are seen through smoke-filled air, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state. Public-health officials continued to warn of unhealthy air across many parts of the Pacific Northwest as wildfires sent thick smoke across the region, and the National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for much of Central and Eastern Washington and northern Idaho through Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Unhealthy smoky air blankets NorthwestUnhealthy smoky air has continued to blanket Seattle, Portland, Oregon and the region
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares to start the first human gene editing treatment for Hunter syndrome, an inherited metabolic disease, at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, federal officials said that gene therapy is becoming an established form of medical care and carries no special risks that warrant special regulation, as they revised rules for vetting such experiments and products. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experimentsU.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments
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FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study released on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 finds you’re still better off in the long run. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gainUS study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.
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This undated photo provided by Penn Medicine shows Carl June, M.D., of the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, winner of the 2018 Albany Medical Center's Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. (Penn Medicine via AP)
3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapyThree scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases
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Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd provinceCongo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province as experimental treatment begins
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Major League Player Fights Deadly InfectionIt's going to take "weeks, not days" for an MLB player to recuperate from what's now being revealed as a dangerous bacterial infection that went after his organs—but Cleveland Indians President Chris Antonetti said the worst appears to be over for Leonys Martin. ESPN and the AP report that,...
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In this July 25, 2018 photo Lauren Woehr speaks during public comment period at the PFAS Community Stakeholder Meeting, on in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'Toxins used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states
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Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and moreNew way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders
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Physician convicted of improper prescribing gets 4 yearsA physician in Kentucky convicted of improperly prescribing drugs to patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison
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