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How to set — and respect — your food boundaries throughout the holiday season

In the season of overeating, it can be difficult to set and honor your food boundaries. Try these tips to avoid an uncomfortable Christmas dinner or holiday party.
Seattle Times - Published

Polio scare as Malaysia reports first case in 27 years

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of the highly..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Gillibrand: Vets need more access to mental health services

The New York senator said federal departments are not doing enough to prevent the suicides of veterans and active-duty service members.
Newsday - Published

Bosnian capital of Sarajevo hit by dangerous air pollution

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities say air pollution in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo has reached dangerous levels in recent days, prompting officials to ban freight vehicles from the..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Eugenia Zukerman on keeping her sense of humor and dignity in the face of Alzheimer's

The acclaimed flutist, broadcast journalist and author opens up about her diagnosis, and how music, writing and finding joy in life are helping her cope with a fading memory
CBS News - Published

Eugenia Zukerman on living with Alzheimer's

Longtime "Sunday Morning" viewers will recognize Eugenia Zukerman, the internationally-acclaimed flutist, who for more than 20 years covered the arts for this broadcast. But now, Zukerman is opening up..
CBS News - Published

Tailor Cut Produce Recalls Cut Fruit Mix Because of Possible Health Risk

Tailor Cut Produce of New Jersey, is recalling its Fruit luau, cut honeydew, cut cantaloupe and cut pineapple products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism..
FDA - Published

Dollar Stores and food deserts

In the latest struggle between Main Street and corporate America, grocers say the rapidly-expanding chains of Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have effectively forced them out of business,..
CBS News - Published

Cookies In Space, For Science

A delicious experiment is set to take place in space. Astronauts will bake cookies on the International Space Station as part of a long line of food innovations fueling space travel.
NPR - Published

US Flu Season Arrives Early, Driven by an Unexpected Virus

The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there's a decent chance flu season could..
Newsmax - Published Also reported by •SeattlePI.com

Measles cases in Samoa decreasing drastically due to mandatory vaccine law

After a deadly measles outbreak in Samoa, the government there says nearly everyone who is eligible has now been vaccinated for the disease. At least 65 people have died since October, and 57 of them..
CBS News - Published

Flu season has come early this year

It is not too late to get vaccinated.
CBS News - Published

Prediabetes is an emerging health threat in U.S.

An estimated 30 million Americans are living with diabetes. That’s over 9% of the nation, but there are warning signs. One is the condition known as prediabetes, where blood sugar levels are higher..
CBS News - Published

Tropical Nut and Fruit Co. Issues Allergy Alert of Undeclared Soy and Tree Nut (Almonds) on Their Truly Good Foods South of the Border Mix

Charlotte headquartered Tropical Nut and Fruit Co. is voluntarily recalling their 25lb box of Truly Good Foods South of the Border nut mix, Lot #29119, best by date 04/15/2020, item # 102340 and UPC #..
FDA - Published

White Castle Frozen Food Division Announces Voluntary Recall of a Limited Production of Frozen Sandwiches Sold in Select Grocery Outlets Due to Possible Presence of Listeria Monocytogenes

White Castle has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of frozen 6 pack cheeseburgers, frozen 6 pack hamburgers, frozen 6 pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, and 16 pack hamburgers, 16 pack..
FDA - Published

Local Superheroes Spread Holiday Cheer To Young Patients At Children’s Hospital On Long Island

It's a sad but true reality, not everyone gets to go home for the holidays. Some even have to stay in a hospital, but Long Island's finest are doing their part to make these tough times a little better
CBS 2 - Published

Senators urge Medicare to allow seniors a drug plan do-over

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading senators are urging Medicare to allow seniors concerned about their drug plan pick for next year to switch if they received inaccurate information due to changes the agency..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Early And Unusual Start To Flu Season Across U.S. And Florida

The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.
cbs4.com - Published

Officials list pot vape brands reported in U.S. outbreak

Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations.
Newsday - Published Also reported by •SeattlePI.com

Planned Parenthood spends $1 million to save Title X

Planned Parenthood has until December 20 to convince the Republican-controlled Senate to reverse the changes.
CBS News - Published

Florida Panel Eyes Medical Marijuana Approvals By Doctors

Florida medical board members, confronted with a new state report that details how a relatively small number of doctors have approved patients to use medical marijuana, are taking a pass on whether..
cbs4.com - Published

Chipotle has nurses to ensure workers are sick, not hungover

Restaurant chain's CEO touts improved-safety practices after health scares including a norovirus outbreak in 2017
CBS News - Published

Why Virginity Tests Are Making News — In The U.S. And Afghanistan

When the rapper T.I. said he has his teenage daughter undergo an annual virginity test, protests arose in the U.S. In fact, the virginity test is a global issue.
NPR - Published

3 major Medicare costs will jump in January

Original Medicare premiums and deductibles for 2020 will take a bigger bite out of Social Security payments.
CBS News - Published

Measles outbreak in Samoa kills at least 63 people, mostly young children

The disease has infected more than 4,300 people on the islands, killing at least 63 of them
CBS News - Published

Wave of Injuries From Smartphones

Talking and texting on your smartphone is a big no-no for drivers, but new research suggests the same should be true for pedestrians.
Newsmax - Published

Cleaner Air Improves Health Rapidly

When people are breathing cleaner air, their health generally improves - rapidly, in some cases - a new review shows.
Newsmax - Published

How to stay safe when taking Uber or Lyft

Last December, a Seattle woman was raped in White Center when she got into the car of a man she thought was an Uber driver. Hers isn’t the only such story. In April, a University of South Carolina..
Seattle Times - Published

Study: BPA Levels in Humans Underestimated

Levels of the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in people's bodies are much higher than once thought, according to scientists who say they've created a more accurate way to measure them.
Newsmax - Published

Mobile Stroke Units Are Getting Crucial Care to Patients Faster

If you're in the throes of a stroke, being stuck in an ambulance in big-city traffic is the last place you want to be - unless you're riding in a specially equipped ambulance called a mobile stroke..
Newsmax - Published

Stars come together to perform Avicii's biggest hits in tribute concert

A record-breaking crowd came out to honor the late DJ Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, in his hometown of Stockholm. Bergling was 28 years old when he died by suicide last year. After his death, his..
CBS News - Published

Controversy Over Approving New Alzheimer's Drug

A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday but left them sharply divided over whether there's enough evidence the..
Newsmax - Published

Study: Drug Curbs Dementia's Delusions

A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in a study that was stopped early because the benefit seemed clear.
Newsmax - Published

New Blood Test May Tell How Well You Are Aging

Imagine a blood test that could spot whether you are aging too quickly. New research suggests it's not the stuff of science fiction anymore.
Newsmax - Published

At-Home Prostate Cancer Test Developed

British researchers have developed a new Prostate Urine Risk (PUR) test that requires taking samples simply and easily at home, according to Medical Daily.
Newsmax - Published

CDC: Number of Teens Using Tobacco Highest Since 2000

More than 6 million teenagers in the United States use tobacco products, a figure that represents nearly one-quarter of all teens.
Newsmax - Published

Nature's 'Brita Filter' Is Dying and Nobody Knows Why

A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.
NPR - Published

Once-A-Month Birth Control Pills? Researchers Say Breakthrough Drug Successfully Tested On Animals

The experimental capsule is still years away from drugstores, but researchers reported Wednesday that it worked as designed in a key test in animals.
CBS 2 - Published

Flesh-eating bacteria linked to heroin kills 7 in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people over the past two months in San Diego County, authorities said. Nine people who..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Health Officials: Widespread Cases Of Flu Reported Across New York State, Hundreds Hospitalized Already

"Flu season occurs primarily from October through May," the New York State Department of Health said in a statement Thursday.
CBS 2 - Published

US report: Prescription drug prices down slightly last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices for prescription drugs edged down by 1% last year, a rare result driven by declines for generics and slow, low growth in the cost of brand-name medications, the government..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Researchers Find Drug Can Curb Delusions in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

A drug used to reduce delusions among Parkinson's patients has the same benefit for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, researchers announced this week.
cbs4.com - Published

The Convoluted Story Of How The First Atoms Of Tennessine Were Created

Tennessine is an extremely rare element. Only a few dozen atoms of it have ever been produced. The tale of how the first atoms of Tennessine were created is complicated.
NPR - Published

Offshore Wind May Help The Planet — But Will It Hurt Whales?

New York has awarded two contracts for large offshore wind farms, with more anticipated. Researchers are surveying whales in the area to craft strategies to mitigate dangers to them and their habitat.
NPR - Published

Post office releases stamp to help veterans living with PTSD

Proceeds from the stamp will go to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, which oversees the National Center for PTSD.
CBS News - Published

Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContin

BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Book excerpt: Eugenia Zuckerman's "Like Falling Through a Cloud"

The flutist and broadcast journalist writes poetically about an emotional backdrop revealed through her diagnosis of Alzheimer's
CBS News - Published

A Comet From Another Star Hints That Our Solar System Isn't One-Of-A-Kind

The comet, 2I/Borisov, looks surprisingly like comets closer to home. It's a sign that the processes that formed the sun and planets are at work elsewhere in the universe.
NPR - Published

New details emerge on drug that may slow Alzheimer’s disease

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday, disclosing more results that may help explain why..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Pelosi sets showdown vote on Medicare drug negotiations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will hold a showdown vote next week on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill empowering Medicare to negotiate prices for costly prescription drugs, her office announced..
SeattlePI.com - Published

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