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Health Apr 20Feds to track and share information on nursing home outbreaks
Calling nursing homes ground zero of the coronavirus crisis, federal officials said Monday they plan to start monitoring infections and deaths in such facilities to help spot trends and early signs the virus is spreading in communities.
Nation Apr 15Feds under pressure to publicly track nursing home outbreaks
Federal health officials are coming under increasing pressure to start publicly tracking coronavirus infections and deaths in nursing homes amid criticism they have not been transparent enough in responding to an explosion of outbreaks.
Health Mar 30Hospitals dread the prospect of deciding whom to treat first
U.S. hospitals are bracing for a surge in coronavirus patients who need ventilators and other resources that could soon be in critically short supply.
Health Mar 21Nursing Home Outbreaks Lay Bare Chronic Industry Problems
Burgeoning coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes in Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and elsewhere are laying bare the industry’s long-running problems, including a struggle to control infections and a staffing crisis that relies on poorly paid aides who can't afford to…
Health Feb 14Coronavirus renews safety concerns about slaughtering wild animals
Experts say wild animals can carry unknown viruses and that human contact with them needs to more carefully managed as the world's population grows.
Health Feb 04Nutrition labels may not be as precise as they seem, research suggests
Calorie counting can be a simple way to help maintain a healthy weight — don't eat and drink more than you burn. And the calorie labels on food packaging seem like an immutable guide to help you track what you…
Health Nov 22U.S. officials warn against eating romaine grown in Salinas, California
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. The notice comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak led to a blanket…
Nation Oct 16Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released details of an analysis that found that as many as 982,000 children could be affected by the change. About half would have to pay a reduced price of 40 cents for school lunch…
Education May 02With Trump rollback, school lunch could get more white bread
The Trump administration has rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole grains.
Health Apr 02FDA says it’s exploring CBD’s uses. Does it work — and is it legal?
Products containing CBD are already in stores and sold online, so it's easy to believe there must be something special about the ingredient. But the claims are largely unproven and quality control standards don't exist.