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Georgia jury awards $31M over boy's botched circumcisionA law firm says a Georgia jury has awarded $31 million to a boy for a botched circumcision he received as a newborn
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Woman's Turmeric Supplement Likely Caused Uncommon DiseaseDr. Google to the rescue: A 71-year-old woman who developed liver problems consulted the internet and determined—likely correctly—that her turmeric supplements might be to blame. A blood test first showed the woman had elevated levels of liver enzymes, and after further tests she was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis—...
Newser11 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2011, file photo, dairy cows graze on grass in the Emmental region of Switzerland. Swiss voters are deciding on two separate proposals aimed to protect Swiss farmers more and ensure that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly. (AP Photo/Mark D. Carlson, File)
Swiss reject bids to improve food quality, protect farmersSwiss voters have roundly rejected two proposals aimed at giving the country's farmers greater protection and ensuring that food from both domestic and foreign producers is healthier
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, deteriorated U.S. and Puerto Rico flags fly on a roof eight months after the passing of Hurricane Maria in the Barrio Jacana Piedra Blanca area of Yabucoa, a town where power was knocked out by the storm. Though President Donald Trump continued one year after the storm to assert that his administration's efforts in Puerto Rico were "incredibly successful," both the local and federal governments have been heavily criticized for inadequate planning and post-storm response. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stoppedAfter Hurricane Maria, hundreds of Puerto Ricans with treatable ailments like bedsores and kidney problems died agonizing deaths after going without proper medical care
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2012 file photo, a customer checks bottles of imported wine at a supermarket in Beijing. The World Health Organization said in a report published Friday Sept. 21, 2018,  that drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, with Europe having the highest global per capita alcohol consumption.  (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, FILE)
UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016The World Health Organization says that drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 file photo, doctor Roberto Ieraci vaccinates a child in Rome. Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof their children kids received 10 mandatory vaccinations. Earlier in the week, the Senate passed legislation extending till March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery school or kindergarten. The certification requirement was supposed to have kicked in before the September start of school. But the populist government wanted to extend the deadline. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kidsItalian parents have more time before having to produce proof their children kids received 10 mandatory vaccinations
The Associated Press1 day ago
Doctors: It's Time to Ban Baby WalkersFor many parents, baby walkers are an aid to help their little ones scoot around before they can do it totally on their own. But the head of an American Academy of Pediatrics injuries committee tells NPR the walkers are "inherently dangerous objects that have no benefit whatsoever," and that...
Newser1 day ago
Dog deaths after grooming documented, but link uncertainNJ.com documents 47 deaths of dogs during or within days of grooming at PetSmart since 2018; questions remain about linkage, how rates compare across grooming businesses
The Associated Press1 day ago
State investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with potState health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana
The Associated Press1 day ago
Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan borderCongo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border; woman had refused vaccination
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016The World Health Organization says that drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men
The Associated Press2 days ago
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