Health

A peep into the history of Easter's marshmallow icon

Easter is a popular time for America's bunny- and chick-shaped marshmallows friends known as Peeps. Every day, about 5.5 million Peeps are produced, roughly 2 billion a year.Peeps may be made with love, but they also have some less-healthy ingredients.Four…

FDA OKs first medical device to treat ADHD in children

The first medical device to treat childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was OK'd Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration. Designated for children ages 7 to 12 who are not currently on medication for the disorder, the…

Recall of blood pressure drug losartan expanded

If you take blood pressure medicine, you'll want to double-check your bottle. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has expanded its recall of losartan potassium and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets.Tests found trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity called N-methylnitrosobutyric acid in some of…

This flu season is the longest in a decade, CDC says

It's official: This year's flu season is a record breaker.There have been 21 weeks of elevated flu activity reported in the United States during the current 2018-19 flu season, based on data from the weekly flu report released Friday by…

This baby got measles because of anti-vaxers

Fainy Sukenik believes in vaccines, and her four children are up to date on all their shots.That's why she's furious that her baby got measles. Too young to be vaccinated, 8-month-old Shira Goldschmidt developed complications from the virus and had…

Does sugar make kids hyper? That's largely a myth

Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe."If you look at the peer-reviewed evidence, we cannot say sugar absolutely makes kids hyper; however, you can't discount that sugar may have a slight effect" on behavior, said Kristi L. King, senior pediatric dietitian…

CDC investigating listeria infections linked to deli meats and cheeses

Eight people in several states have been hospitalized with listeria infections, including one person who died, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.The infections of the bacterium listeria monocytogenes have been reported in Michigan, New Jersey, New York and…

Doctors develop 'cure' for babies with 'bubble boy' disease

Dannie Hawkins dreamed for her precious baby nephew, Ja'Ceon Golden, to experience the simple joys of childhood -- swimming in pools during the summer, going to birthday parties, playing in parks filled with people, having a pet -- without risk.Yet…

Israeli flight attendant in coma after getting measles

An Israeli flight attendant has slipped into a coma after contracting measles, according to health officials.The 43-year-old woman has encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, a well-known and potentially deadly complication of the virus. She was otherwise healthy before getting…