Kinga Krzeminska/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning consumers about a multistate salmonella outbreak linked to some cantaloupes. The CDC published another food safety alert on Friday, after multiple retailers and brands — including Trufresh, Crown Jewels Produce, Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company, CF Dallas, ALDI and Pacific […]

ATU Images/Getty Images (MASON, Ohio) — A county in Ohio has recorded 142 cases of pediatric pneumonia since August, caused by a mix of known infections, including common cold, strep and a bacterial infection called mycoplasma pneumonia, according to a press release from the Warren County Health District. “We do not think this is a […]

Mats Silvan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Suicides by firearm have reached an all-time high, increasing 11% between 2019 and 2022, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published Thursday. An estimated 27,024 Americans died of suicide by firearm in 2022, compared to 23,941 people in 2019. All race/ethnicity […]

The Good Brigade/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Progress in women’s health since the 1960s is backsliding, with millennial and Gen Z women facing heightened risks to their physical well-being and safety compared to their moms or grandmothers, according to a report released on Thursday by the Population Reference Bureau. The analysis, which looked at how […]

SONGPHOL THESAKIT/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In another effort to get Americans to test for COVID-19 this winter, the Biden administration announced it would begin distributing tests for free to all school districts nationwide. Schools will be able to place orders for the tests starting in early December, for delivery within about two weeks of […]

Oksana Smith / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — People with heroin dependency don’t use less of that drug if they start also using cannabis, according to a new study. The findings cast some doubt on the idea that cannabis might help people reduce their dependence on opioids, experts say. “Cannabis is becoming increasingly recognized as […]

National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System (NEW YORK) — After two consecutive years of declines, life expectancy in the United States increased between 2021 and 2022, new provisional federal data shows. Life expectancy, defined as the average number of years a person is expected to live from the time they are born, […]

xijian/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The number of suicides in the United States has hit a record high, new provisional federal data shows. In 2022, an estimated 49,449 people died by suicide, which is 3% higher than the 48,183 people who died in 2021, according to a report published early Wednesday by the Centers for […]

Cavan Images/Getty Images (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — She delivered a healthy child, but left the maternity ward traumatized and ashamed. “The most happy moment in my life is at the same time the most terrible moment in my life because of what they did to me,” said a California mother who alleges hospital staff physically restrained […]

ATU Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A surge of respiratory illnesses related to flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other infections has been sweeping across some parts of China and mainly infecting children, as the country experiences its first full winter since easing COVID-19 restrictions. Amid media reports of “undiagnosed pneumonia” cases overwhelming hospitals over […]

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