By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Parents who have been fretting over the low levels of arsenic found in apple juice can feel better about buying one of their kids' favorite drinks.
The Food and Drug Administration is setting a new limit on the level of arsenic allowed in
SEATTLE (AP) - A national group that opposes efforts to legalize marijuana is launching a new Washington chapter, but it's not pushing for the repeal of the state's new recreational pot law. Instead, organizers say they want to keep tabs on the effect the law has on teens
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - The homicide rate for older children and young adults has hit its lowest point in at least three decades, but the decline has been slowing, according to a new government report.
In 2010, the homicide rate for victims ages 10 to 24 was less than half
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Requiring meat labels to have more details about a product's origins is too costly and serves no public health or safety benefit, industry groups said Tuesday in announcing a lawsuit against U.S. Department of Agriculture over new labeling
NBCNEWS.COM - Here's a sobering thought for every cat owner in charge of emptying the litter box: Felines deposit about 1.2 million metric tons of feces into the U.S. environment every year, a new study finds, and all that poop may pose an under-recognized public health hazard.
By LOUISE WATTAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - A new study links heavy air pollution from coal burning to shorter lives in northern China. Researchers estimate that the half-billion people alive there in the 1990s will live an average of 5½ years less than their southern counterparts because they
NEW YORK (AP) - Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least one person.
Whole Foods says the cheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. It was
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's deputy prime minister says he's confident the country will complete tough new negotiations with rescue creditors and avoid a delay in upcoming loan payouts worth 8.1 billion euros ($10.6 billion).
Evangelos Venizelos made the remarks late Wednesday after talks
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERAssociated Press
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Animal protection groups are suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to try to block the revival of domestic horse slaughter at commercial processing plants.
The Humane Society of the United States, Front Range Equine Rescue of Larkspur,
By LISA LEFFAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Same-sex marriages that were outlawed in California 4 1/2 years ago resumed in a rush after a federal appeals court took the "unusual, but not unprecedented," step of freeing couples to obtain marriage licenses, before the U.S. Supreme Court had