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FDA head calls on Congress to pass mandatory testing for lead in food

Last fall, lead-contaminated cinnamon applesauce pouches, imported from Ecuador, sickened hundreds of children. Food manufacturers aren't required to test for lead.
Weis, WanaBana and Schnucks apple sauce pouches.
Weis, WanaBana and Schnucks apple sauce pouches.

Covid vaccines not linked to sudden death in young people, CDC report finds

The new report debunks widespread misinformation that the mRNA shots were connected to sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
A nurse prepares doses of the Pfizer vaccine
A nurse prepares doses of the Pfizer vaccine

Measles elimination in the U.S. is under 'renewed threat,' CDC warns

Around 30% of all measles cases in the last four years were recorded from January to March, a CDC report found.
Measles on a young adult.
Measles on a young adult.

A rare fungal infection was found in two cats in Kansas. The vet tech also got sick.

The CDC is keeping an eye on the spread of a similar fungal infection in South America that's far more contagious.
A cat with a skinned nose sits at the entrance to the apartment.
A cat with a skinned nose sits at the entrance to the apartment.

Chaos and confusion ensue at abortion clinics after Arizona court rules 1864 ban is enforceable

Health care providers in Arizona said they spent much of Tuesday answering questions from patients and trying to assuage fears that abortion appointments would be canceled.
Demonstrators in Phoenix.
Demonstrators in Phoenix.

EPA imposes first national limits on 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

PFAS are a class of chemicals that can linger almost permanently in air, water and soil. Research suggests they are associated with a variety of health issues, including cancer.
Woman pouring herself a glass of tap water from the kitchen sink
Woman pouring herself a glass of tap water from the kitchen sink

Acetaminophen during pregnancy not associated with ADHD or autism risk

A new report analyzed data from more than 2 million Swedish children.
Pregnant woman taking pill at home
Pregnant woman taking pill at home

Prestigious cancer research institute has retracted 7 studies after allegations of altered images

The episode has imperiled the reputation of the Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and raised questions about the work of one high-profile researcher.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

New research helps explain why lesbians report more orgasms than straight women

Sexual scripts based on gender, rather than sexuality, could account for some of why lesbians have historically reported having more orgasms than straight women, a new study found.
A new study evaluates the role of partner gender in orgasm pursuit/frequency for straight, lesbian and bisexual women.
A new study evaluates the role of partner gender in orgasm pursuit/frequency for straight, lesbian and bisexual women.

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The states where private equity has the most sway over housing, health care, jobs and pensions

Georgia and Arizona rank high for housing, New Mexico for health care, Massachusetts for jobs and Louisiana and Michigan for pension risk.
A protest banner reads "Rent Control Now"
A protest banner reads "Rent Control Now"

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