Human bird flu infection confirmed in India amid concern over avian flu outbreaks in U.S. farm animals

New Delhi — As a string of recent bird flu cases in U.S. cattle and poultry in several states draws warnings about the risks of possible widespread transmission to humans, India has had its second-ever human avian influenza infection confirmed by the World Health Organization. The U.N. health agency confirmed that a suspected case, a 4-year-old More...

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New York’s handling of COVID nursing home deaths at center of Congressional hearing. Read former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s full opening statement.

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces questions about COVID nursing home deaths Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces questions More...

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Good Earth recalls 1.2 million lights after multiple fires and 1 death

More than 1.2 million Good Earth Rechargeable integrated Lights sold nationwide are being recalled due to multiple fires — one deadly — as the product’s battery can overheat and ignite its plastic More...

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Some veggie puffs contain high levels of lead, Consumer Reports finds

Some veggie puffs made by Lesser Evil and Serenity Kids contain concerning levels of lead, a heavy metal linked to developmental and other disabilities in children, according to findings released Wednesday by More...

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Halsey reveals she’s been battling illness in “The End,” first song off her new album

The singer-songwriter Halsey explores an intersection between love and illness in “The End,” an emotional ballad released Tuesday as the first single off her upcoming, not yet titled fifth album.  Following More...

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Texas man details wife’s devastating miscarriage amid state’s strict abortion laws: “Nobody uses the word abortion”

Texas radio host Ryan Hamilton’s world was shattered last month when his wife told him she was suffering a miscarriage at nearly 13 weeks pregnant and the fetus no longer had a heartbeat. But for Hamilton More...

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Cucumbers recalled in 14 states due to salmonella risk

A Florida company is recalling cucumbers shipped to 14 states due to the risk of salmonella. Fresh Start Produce Sales Inc. of Delray, Florida, is recalling whole cucumbers shipped from May 17 through May 21, More...

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Race removed as factor in kidney function test, allowing Minneapolis woman to receive transplant sooner

MINNEAPOLIS — A major change in the medical world is helping make kidney transplants more racially equitable. Race is no longer being considered an important test to estimate kidney function. Bernadeia Johnson, More...

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He fell ill on a cruise. Before he boarded the rescue boat, they handed him the bill.

Vincent Wasney and his fiancée, Sarah Eberlein, had never visited the ocean. They’d never even been on a plane. But when they bought their first home in Saginaw, Michigan, in 2018, their real estate agent More...

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Firefighters grapple with risks from foam laced with toxic “forever chemicals”

Inside Fire Station 22 in Bellbrook, Ohio, Lt. Jay Leach helped remove buckets of firefighting foam known as aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) — a tool undeniably effective at suppressing and smothering fires, More...