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New rules for safe baby formulas

New rules for safe baby formulas

After nearly two decades of study, the Food and Drug Administration announced rules Thursday designed to make sure that infant formula is safe and nutritious. Most formula makers already abide…

Unfinished government work keeps piling up with no end in sight

Unfinished government work keeps piling up with no end in sight

Across America the government’s work is piling up, and it’s not just paperwork. It’s old tires and red Solo cups littering a stretch of river in Nebraska. Food poisoning microbes…

Tourists, homebuyers will feel impact of government shutdown

Tourists, homebuyers will feel impact of government shutdown

A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. The mail would still be delivered and Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue to flow.…

New strain of bird flu considered ‘one of most lethal’

A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is “one of the most lethal” of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain…

Older folks not protected by this year’s flu shots

Older folks not protected by this year’s flu shots

It turns out this year’s flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group. The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective…

FDA claims moves will make food safer

FDA claims moves will make food safer

The Food and Drug Administration says its new guidelines would make the food Americans eat safer and help prevent the kinds of foodborne disease outbreaks that sicken or kill thousands…

A sour end to 2012: Will 2013 be better?

A sour end to 2012: Will 2013 be better?

Many Americans seem to be in a sour mood as 2013 begins, after Hurricane Sandy ravaged parts of the East Coast, a gunman massacred 20 school children in Connecticut and…

Congress expands probe into meningitis outbreak

Congress expands probe into meningitis outbreak

Lawmakers on Friday widened their investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak to include the role state regulators played in monitoring the pharmacy that produced steroid treatments blamed for killing 14…

Two-thirds of young Americans engage in oral, vaginal sex

Two-thirds of young Americans engage in oral, vaginal sex

Two-thirds of American teenagers engage in both oral and vaginal sex, a new study released Thursday shows. However, sexual activity among teens has dropped in the last decade. The study…

Anybody seen $8 million in missing CDC equipment?

Anybody seen $8 million in missing CDC equipment?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lost or misplaced more than $8 million in property in 2007, losing track of items including computer and video equipment, government auditors…

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