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Kotex Tampons Recalled After Reports They Unravel Inside BodyKimberly-Clark announced a voluntary recall of its U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency after some consumers reported the tampons were unraveling inside their bodies, or coming apart upon removal.
'Sesame Street' Muppet Becomes First To Experience HomelessnessFor the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness -- and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own.
Recall Issued For 30K Pounds Of Jimmy Dean Sausages After Metal Pieces Found In FoodNearly 30,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausages are being recalled because they may contain pieces of metal.
Increased Breast Cancer Risk Might Last Decades After Childbirth, Study SaysCompared with women who have never had children, women who have given birth may have an increased breast cancer risk that continues for up to 23 years after their most recent birth, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday.
Deadline To Sign Up For ACA Healthcare Is Coming SoonThe window is rapidly closing to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. Whether it’s something as simple as a shot, or as complex as surgery, health insurance can mean all the difference in care.
Doctor To Pay $3M To Resolve Improper Medicaid BillingMaryland officials say a doctor will pay about $3 million to settle civil liability claims from improperly billing Medicaid programs in Maryland and Delaware and the Medicare program.
University Of Maryland System's Chief Medical Officer LeavesThe chief medical officer of the University of Maryland Medical System has resigned, ending a nearly three-decade association with the university.
Breast Cancer Testing Guidelines Out Of Date, Missing Genetic Screening, Says StudyThe current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients limit the number of women who can get tested. Because of these restrictions, these tests miss as many patients with hereditary cancers as they find, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
60 Minutes: Groundbreaking Study Examines Effects Of Screen Time On Kids If you have kids and wonder if all that time they spend on their smartphones endlessly scrolling, snapping and texting is affecting their brains, you might want to put down your own phone and pay attention.
CDC Warning: 'Say No To Raw Cookie Dough'Making cookies this holiday season? Officials are warning people not to eat the raw cookie dough.
Too Much Sleep Linked To a Greater Risk Of Disease And Death, Study FindsThe recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal.
Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Tied To 9 More Illnesses, FDA Says The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn against eating any romaine lettuce harvested from the central Coastal growing regions of Northern and Central California amid a multistate outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to romaine lettuce. The agency also reported Thursday that nine additional people have been reported ill since November 26.