Traffic accidents are eighth leading cause of death globally, according to WHO

The number of traffic-related deaths reached a high of 1.35 million in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety, released by the World Health Organization on…

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Health spending is growing more slowly

It may not feel this way, but spending on health care actually grew more slowly last year. <![CDATA[ It may not feel this way, but spending on health care actually…

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5.1M lbs. of beef added to recall due to salmonella

JBS Tolleson, Inc. is recalling more than 5.1 million pounds of raw beef products that may be tainted with salmonella, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection…

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WHO panel to address issues around gene editing

The World Health Organization is creating a working group to study gene editing and the complex ethical, social and safety issues the procedure raises. <![CDATA[ The World Health Organization is…

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UN study: Most dangerous place for women is the home

The most dangerous place for women is the home, according to a new UN study. <![CDATA[ The most dangerous place for women is the home, according to a new UN…

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Chinese scientist claims world’s first gene-edited babies

A Chinese hospital has denied involvement in the alleged delivery of the world’s first genetically-edited babies and experts worldwide have voiced outrage at such use of the technology. <![CDATA[ A…

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University of Maryland freshman dies from adenovirus-related illness

A student at the University of Maryland has died from adenovirus associated illness, the director of the university’s health center said in a statement Tuesday. <![CDATA[ A student at the…

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Butter is back, just in time for the holidays

Amid the farm houses and barns dotting the Mad River Valley area of rural Vermont, five miles north of Sugarbush ski resort, Marisa Mauro is making butter. <![CDATA[ Amid the…

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Australian police arrest woman in connection with needles found in strawberries

Australian police say they have arrested a woman in connection with an investigation into needles found in supermarket strawberries earlier this year. <![CDATA[ Australian police say they have arrested a…

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For 10 years, a chemical not EPA approved was in their drinking water

For 10 years, some residents in Denmark, South Carolina, have been suspicious of the rust-colored water coming from their taps. They’ve been collecting samples in jars and using bottled or…

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