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Women breastfeed their babies at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington on February 12, 2011.(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Breast Milk Sold Online Can Be Tainted With Cow’s Milk, Study Shows

The Internet is a resource for just about anything including a place to purchase human breast milk. A new study shows some of the milk sold online can contain cow’s milk and previous studies have shown high-levels of potentially dangerous bacteria.

04/06/2015

A Cafe Du Monde patron pours sugar into a cup of Cafe Au Lait on opening day at Cafe Du Monde on October 19, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The famous cafe reopened after being closed for more than a month after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake? WHO Announces New Guidelines

It’s no secret that Americans have a love affair with sugar, but we’ve been hearing for years that the collective sweet tooth is dangerous, if not deadly.

03/04/2015

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San Francisco Tofu Maker Agrees To Stop Operating Unsanitary Facility; Pigeons And Insects Cited

The owners of a San Francisco tofu company agreed in a consent decree filed in federal court Tuesday to cease operations until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determines the company is selling clean and sanitary food.

02/11/2015

Caramel Apple (credit: Chow.com)

Central Valley Apple Plant Recalls 2014 Shipments Over Link To Listeria Outbreak

A California apple packing plant has recalled all of its Granny Smith and Gala apple shipments from 2014 after they were linked to an outbreak of listeria in caramel apples that may have caused up to five deaths.

01/08/2015

A blood donation bag. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA To Ease Ban On Blood Donations By Gay, Bisexual Men, Activists Slam 1-Year Celibacy Requirement

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

12/23/2014

A blood donation bag. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA Favors Dropping 31-Year-Old Ban On Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

12/23/2014

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Strangest Expense Report Ever: TV Reporter Buys $600 Worth Of Medical Marijuana For Story

It’s not everyday that a TV station’s general manager has to sign an expense report for $600 in pot, but this is California, and this is 2014, and this is a serious consumer story.

11/17/2014

A donor gives blood. (CBS)

Federal Panel Supports Lifting 31-Year-Old Ban On Blood Donations By Gay Men

A U.S. advisory panel recommended Thursday to partially lift a 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

11/14/2014

Image of some of the recalled wipes. (FDA)

Nationwide Recall Of Baby Wipes Issued Over Bacteria Concerns

A Pennsylvania firm has issued an nationwide recall of baby and feminine wipes of various brands because some packages may contain bacteria.

10/27/2014

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UCSF Cancer Patients Testing Scalp-Cooling Cap That Can Prevent Chemotherapy Hair Loss

Cancer patients in San Francisco are testing out a device that can allow them to avoid the tell-tale sign of their condition – hair loss.

10/09/2014

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