Health


MKs Seek Cleaner, Safer Kindergarten Sandboxes

The sandbox may soon be a thing of the past in Israeli school playgrounds. The Education Ministry believes that sandboxes may be responsible for many of the allergies and rashes…

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NY Lawmakers: Mandate New Packaging for Toxic Laundry Pods

Legislation introduced in New York state would mandate child-resistant packaging, warning labels and uniform colors for laundry detergent pods, following the dangerous trend of people eating the toxic items. State…

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CDC Director Resigns Over Financial Conflicts

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest, government officials announced Wednesday. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald’s complex financial investments presented conflicts…

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New Study Extends Time to Respond to Strokes

Advanced brain imaging technology may give doctors an additional 10 hours or more to respond to some strokes, researchers said Wednesday, a development that may soon bring major changes to…

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Not-For-Profit Generics Threaten Teva Sales

A new, nonprofit, generic-drug company, representing some 450 hospitals in the U.S., poses a potential threat to Teva Pharmaceuticals, which has for years dominated the generic sector, Globes reported on…

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