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Canada's pot plan facing two new crises — Kids and edibles

Following a sharp increase in cannabis poisoning among young people, Canadian health professionals are calling for tighter controls to keep edible marijuana products away from minors.

Study finds the FDA allows tainted supplements to be sold in U.S.

More than 700 over-the-counter dietary supplements were found to contain unauthorized and undeclared pharmaceuticals between 2007 and 2016, according to data from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Bayer shares tumble on Monsanto's Roundup cancer verdict

Bayer shares plunged as much as 14 percent on Monday, losing about $14 billion in value after newly acquired Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages to a man who said ingredients used in the weedkiller had caused his cancer.

Op-Ed: The world is seeing global warming 'up close and personal'

Catastrophic heat, wildfires, crop failures and deaths are just a very few of the events going on right now around the world - and climate scientists are warning if we do nothing - it is only going to get worse. Climate Change is no longer a debate.

California's Salton Sea may get $400 million make-over

Sacramento - On Thursday, California Governor Jerry Brown's administration floated a proposal for a plan that would cost taxpayers about $400 million over 10 years to slow the shrinking of the state's largest manmade lake.

Homeopathic teething remedies pose a serious health risk

While a teething baby can present a challenge to any parent, experienced or not, the FDA is warning that turning to homeopathic tablets or gels can be very dangerous to your infant's health.

Nationwide chocolate candy recall due to Salmonella contamination

Lewistown - A Lewistown, Pennsylvania candy company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of multiple chocolate candies, including chocolate bars, cellophane-wrapped chocolates and individually wrapped chocolates under the Asher's brand.

Pilgrim's Pride recalls additional 5.2 million pounds of chicken

Waco - Waco, Texas-based Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is recalling approximately 5,176,844 pounds of fully-cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Saturday.

Omaha company recalls over 167,000 lbs. ground beef for E.coli

Omaha - An Omaha, Nebraska meat processing company is recalling approximately 167,427 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Sunday.

Autism risk closely linked to air pollution, recent study finds

Exposure to air pollution while pregnant may increase woman's risk that her unborn child eventually develops autism. Pollutants like diesel particulates, lead, manganese, mercury, and methylene chloride has been shown to affect a developing baby's brain.

Op-Ed: Are economic opportunities created by fracking worth the risks?

Hydraulic fracturing, probably better known as "fracking", is a controversial issue in the U.S. and across the pond. Proponents of this practice often cite economic opportunities as the primary benefits.

Op-Ed: Water supply — Health considerations for drinking clean water

Water is a vital component of our needs. Fears of water contamination are not common in the United States, where by and large we have an excellent clean water supply. Contamination can creep in however, and it pays to be aware of the dangers.

Study: Obesity linked with feeding babies solid foods too soon

Feeding babies solid food earlier than six months have a higher risk in becoming obese before they reach the age of three, researchers say.

RCMP releases report on counterfeit product crime

Buying cheap knock-offs has become a health risk in Canada. Counterfeit goods have a huge demand regardless of the risks partly due to the economic state.

Babies have higher risk of cerebral palsy if born after 40 weeks

A new study published in this week’s issue of the Journal of American Medical Association states that babies who are born after week 40 could have a higher risk of cerebral palsy.

Op-Ed: Painkiller for Dying Pulled, Possibly Detrimental to Health

The FDA pulled 14 painkillers from the market, because they hadn’t received federal approval, then reversed their decision on the one drug that is dedicated to pain relief for the dying.

Alfalfa Sprouts, Onion Sprouts, and Gourmet Sprouts Recalled

SunSprout Enterprises, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska, is initiating a voluntary recall of Alfalfa Sprouts, Onion Sprouts, and Gourmet Sprouts. Nebraska State officials have reported several cases of Salmonella in St. Paul Nebraska and Iowa.

Jalapeno Peppers, Serrano Peppers, and Avocados Recalled

Grande Produce, LTD. CO of Hidalgo, Texas (hereinafter referred to as Grande Produce) is recalling Jalepeno Peppers and Serrano Peppers distributed between May 17th and July 17th, 2008; and Avocados.

Wi-Fi Health Risk to Children

Laptops with Wi-Fi connection may be harmful to children

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