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It’s OK to eat romaine lettuce again as officials declare E. coli outbreak over

It’s OK to eat romaine lettuce again as officials declare E. coli outbreak over

Caesar salad lovers rejoice — your crispy romaine lettuce leaves are OK to eat now. The nationwide, monthslong E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce ended Wednesday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration. The romaine, which came from Salinas, California, infected a total of…MORE

Rich people are staying healthy for almost a decade longer than poor people

Rich people are staying healthy for almost a decade longer than poor people

Rich people live healthy, disability-free lives an average of nine years longer than less wealthy people, according to a major study that lays bare the troubling economic inequalities behind lifespans in the US and UK. Researchers analyzed data on more than 25,000 adults over 50, looking for factors that could predict how long they lived…MORE

Less sex linked to an earlier menopause, study finds

Less sex linked to an earlier menopause, study finds

Having sex less frequently could lead to an earlier menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who reported having sexual activity weekly were 28% less likely to have experienced menopause than those who had sex less than once a month. Similarly, those who had sex monthly were 19% less likely to have attained…MORE

Climate crisis, epidemics and drug resistance among next decade’s urgent health challenges, WHO says

Climate crisis, epidemics and drug resistance among next decade’s urgent health challenges, WHO says

Climate change, infectious diseases, anti-vaxxers and antimicrobial resistance all made their way onto the World Health Organization’s list of health challenges facing the next decade. The list, published on Monday, was developed with input from experts around the world and presented “urgent, global health challenges,” according to WHO, the United Nations’ public health agency. “The…MORE

Weed impairs driving skills long after the high is gone

Weed impairs driving skills long after the high is gone

Running red lights. Driving at high speeds. Crossing center lines into the opposite lanes. Getting into accidents — even hitting pedestrians. A new study found these were some of the dangerous driving behaviors of regular, heavy users of recreational weed who began using before the age of 16. Here’s the catch: users drove this badly…MORE

There’s a mismatch in the flu shot — and it’s not good news for children

There’s a mismatch in the flu shot — and it’s not good news for children

This year’s flu vaccine is “not a very good match” for a common strain of the flu that’s especially tough on children, according to the nation’s top infectious disease doctor. “It’s not a very good match for B/Victoria,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, referring to the…MORE

Warmer temperatures linked to increase in US injury deaths, study says

Warmer temperatures linked to increase in US injury deaths, study says

A temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit — as predicted under the Paris Climate Agreement without a mitigation plan — would cause an additional 1,600 injury deaths every year in the United States, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine. The majority of those deaths, 84%, would…MORE

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