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Bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products recalled in four states

A Kentucky company is recalling bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products over misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Researchers work to improve effectiveness of flu shots

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks with researchers who are working to modernize the current process of making flu shots and develop a universal flu vaccine.

Building a better flu vaccine -- one you don't have to get every year

On June 24 at 11:34 AM, Michael Sonn became a part of medical history.

The only Thanksgiving leftovers guide you need

Like an inbox filled with emails about Black Friday sales, the one thing you can count on the day after Thanksgiving is a fridge packed with leftovers.

Why being thankful is so good for your health

As a physician, I have helped to care for many patients and families whose lives have been turned upside down by serious illnesses and injuries.

Convictions of pharmaceutical executives in synthetic opioid case partially overturned

The convictions of four former top executives of Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company which made the powerful opioid Subsys, have been partially overturned by a federal judge in Boston.

Americans weigh more this decade, but fewer adults want to lose weight

Americans weigh more this decade than they did last decade, but fewer adults say they want to lose weight.

Jimmy Carter is home from the hospital. What will his recovery look like?

Anyone who's ever had a fragile grandparent knows that falls are especially dangerous for the elderly -- and Jimmy Carter has had three falls in the past six months.

FDA issues warning for products marketed to treat opioid withdrawal

The FDA sent a warning letter to EPH Technologies, accusing it of marketing and selling unapproved drugs.

Massachusetts puts tough restrictions on flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping

Massachusetts placed heavy restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products Wednesday, with GOP Gov. Charlie Baker signing into law a set of sweeping tobacco controls.

Climate crisis pushing Earth to a 'global tipping point,' researchers say

The Earth is heading toward a "global tipping point" if the climate crisis continues on its current path, scientists have warned, as they called for urgent action to avoid "an existential threat to civilization."

More reasons air pollution will send you to the hospital

Even at levels below international air quality guidelines, short-term exposure to pollution can send you to the hospital for more reasons than scientists originally thought, a new study finds.

What this sunny, religious town in California teaches us about living longer

Spanish for "beautiful hill," Loma Linda, California is nestled between mountain peaks in the middle of the San Bernardino Valley. The city is known as an epicenter of health and wellness, with more than 900 physicians on the campus of Loma Linda University and Medical Center.

Man dies after being licked by his dog and contracting rare infection

A 63-year-old man in Germany has died after contracting a rare infection when he was licked by his dog.

Explosive growth in screen use by toddlers, studies say

Use of screen time explodes between 12 months and three years in the United States, and most Canadian preschoolers between the ages of two and three are not meeting World Health Organization recommendations for appropriate use of television, computers and other screens, according to two new studies published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.

More than 1,000 patients may have been exposed to HIV and other viruses after error in sanitizing procedure

More than a thousand surgical patients at Goshen Hospital in Indiana may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B after an error in the sanitizing procedure for surgical equipment, according to a press release from Goshen Health.

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, check your pantry and fridge for these recalled foods

If you're hosting Thanksgiving festivities this year, it's time to check your pantry and fridge. Federal health officials are warning people to avoid some foods due to a series of issues -- from E. coli to lack of inspection.

Pilgrims survived the first Thanksgiving thanks to an epidemic that devastated Native Americans

Sometime in the autumn of 1621, a group of English Pilgrims who had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and created a colony called New Plymouth celebrated their first harvest.

The mystery of President Trump's unannounced hospital visit

President Donald Trump's unannounced visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last weekend spurred speculation about his health from the public, and from doctors. In a statement late Monday night, the White House doctor said that the President underwent "a routine, planned" checkup and attributed "scheduling uncertainties" for keeping the trip off the record.

To help save the planet, cut back to a hamburger and a half per week

Americans will need to cut their average consumption of beef by about 40% and Europeans by 22%, for the world to continue to feed the 10 billion people expected to live on this planet in 2050, according to a new report.

Half a million pounds of pork products recalled after anonymous tip

A company is recalling more than half a million pounds of pork products because they were not inspected, officials said.

Is it safe to eat romaine lettuce again?

Walking while texting and other cell phone related injuries are on the rise, especially for the young

Head, face and neck injuries due to cell phone use have risen sharply over the last 20 years and can carry the risk of long-term complications, a new study says.

More than 6 million US middle and high schoolers used tobacco products in 2019

More than 6 million middle and high school students were currently using tobacco product in 2019, according to National Youth Tobacco Survey data released Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 140,000 people worldwide died from measles last year

As the number of measles cases continued to soar, more than 140,000 people across the globe died from measles last year, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Once-a-month birth control pill works on pigs. People could be next

Scientists say they have made a breakthrough on developing a contraceptive pill that only needs to be taken once a month.

Samoa's government is shut today so everyone can get vaccinated for measles

Red flags have been erected across Samoa to mark unvaccinated households as the government shuts down Thursday to deploy all resources to reining in a deadly measles outbreak.

The lone star tick could soon be colonizing a backyard near you

The climate crisis is making us more vulnerable to ticks in an unprecedented and growing threat to public health, according to a new report.

There are now vaping-related lung injury cases in all 50 states

A teen from Southeast Alaska is the state's first case of vaping-related lung injury, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

How 'Giving Tuesday' ushers in the holidays' charitable spirit

For decades now, millions of Americans have been embracing the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza known as "Black Friday." Then came "Cyber Monday," online retailers' chance to cash in on the holiday buying frenzy.

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