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Don’t kiss your chickens, the CDC says. Please don’t

Don’t kiss your chickens, the CDC says. Please don’t

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would like for everyone to please refrain from kissing their chickens. And from snuggling them. And from eating with them. And from inviting them in their homes. As a matter of fact, it’s probably a good idea for people to just give their chickens some space. The CDC…MORE

Over 2,000 preserved fetal remains found on property of deceased Indiana doctor

Over 2,000 preserved fetal remains found on property of deceased Indiana doctor

The family of a doctor who operated a clinic in Indiana sifted through his personal belongings after his death and found 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains, authorities said. Dr. Ulrich Klopfer died on September 3. He ran a women’s health facility in South Bend that included abortion clinics — before his license was suspended in…MORE

FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment

FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee on Friday voted in favor of approving a treatment for peanut allergies in children. The drug Palforzia is designed to minimize the incidence and severity of allergic reactions in people from ages 4 to 17 with peanut allergies. While the advisory committee has voted in…MORE

Untangling the myths and mysteries of the vaping phenomenon

Untangling the myths and mysteries of the vaping phenomenon

Vaping was supposed to be a healthier alternative to cigarettes. Along the way, it became an edgy trend among teens and young people, a talisman for Gen Z-ers to share with recovering smokers, marijuana enthusiasts and anyone else looking for a different way of lighting up. However, a rash of deaths and serious complications related…MORE

FDA finds low levels of cancer-linked impurity in common heartburn drugs

FDA finds low levels of cancer-linked impurity in common heartburn drugs

The US Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that it has learned that some ranitidine — acid-reducing and heartburn medicines, including those known by the brand name Zantac — contain low levels of an impurity that could cause cancer. The nitrosamine impurity known as N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA has been classified as a probable human…MORE