Health

(San Francisco, CA) -- An increase in summer pests is being blamed on climate change. National Wildlife Federation scientist Doug Inkley says their report released yesterday outlines how shifting seasons and temperatures are connected to more ticks, mosquitoes and poison ivy...
(Undated) -- The Food and Drug Administration is recalling peanut and almond butters sold in more than five-thousand stores because of possible salmonella contamination. The butters are sold at Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods under the brand names Arrowhead Mills...
(Undated) -- A security expert says the breach of four and-a-half million hospital patients' data is the first known large-scale use of the "Heartbleed" Internet bug. David Kennedy of TrustedSec said today that hackers who broke into Community Health Systems' computer system...
(New York, NY) -- New York City Councilman Ben Kallos is serving up a bill that would bar fast food chains from offering free toys and other incentives if the meal adds up to more than 500 calories and 600 milligrams of sodium. The legislation would also require at least a half...
(Sacramento, CA) -- Doctors at Kaiser Permanente South in Sacramento are confirming that a patient is being tested for the Ebola virus. Because the patient may have been exposed to the virus, blood tests are being sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...
(Petaluma, CA) -- Two former owners and two employees from a Petaluma, California-based slaughterhouse are under federal indictment for knowingly distributing diseased beef. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Rancho Feeding Corporation circumvented federal inspection rules...
(Chicago IL) -- A new survey finds moms are more concerned about their own weight than their children's. Just over a third of the mothers answering a Womensforum.com poll say they're worried about their children becoming obese, while 70-percent admit they're anxious about their...
(Undated) -- A new study reports adult daughters spend more than twice as much time as sons caring for elderly parents. The study finds that daughters provide an average of more than 12 hours a week caring for their parents, compared to sons' five and-a-half hours. Caregiving is...
(Albuquerque, NM) -- The New Mexico Department of Health hopes tests will rule out the Ebola virus for a woman who recently visited Africa. The unidentified 30-year-old woman complained of a sore throat, headache, muscle aches and a fever after returning from Sierra Leone...