Why global hunger is on the rise again

Global hunger is once again on the rise, reversing some of the progress made over the last decade of steady decline, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2016, an estimated 815 million people across the world were undernourished, amounting to about 11 percent of the global population. That number is up 38 million More...

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By admin On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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“Way beyond Flint”: LA residents demand help to clean up contaminated soil

LOS ANGELES — People who live near the old Exide battery plant in Los Angeles are demanding state help. Nearly all of the 10,000 homes within a 1.5-mile radius of the old plant have been found to have soil More...

By admin On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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San Diego washing streets with bleach to fight Hep A

An outbreak of hepatitis A has prompted the city of San Diego to begin power washing its streets with bleach in an effort to combat the infectious disease. San Diego County officials earlier this month declared More...

By admin On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Disability backlog tops 1 million; thousands die on waitlist

WASHINGTON — More than 1 million Americans await a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait nearly two years — longer than some of them More...

By admin On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Texas enlists Air Force to spray for mosquitoes

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Aerial spraying to combat mosquitoes is scheduled to begin Thursday evening in Harris County, Texas, CBS affiliate KHOU reports. Harris County Public Health says the rain and flooding More...

By admin On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Houston braces for mosquito explosion

September 16, 2017, 7:31 AM| Three weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall and the resulting floods caused more than 70 deaths. It damaged or destroyed more than a quarter of a million More...

By admin On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Hospital cited after staffers take photos of patient’s genital injury

A Pennsylvania hospital has been cited after multiple staff members crowded into an operating room to take photos and videos of a patient’s genitals – and a foreign object that had been lodged there. According More...

By admin On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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In Irma's wake, food safety a growing concern

As millions of Florida residents remain without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, experts are warning them to take precautions against food poisoning. Health officials in Broward County issued an advisory More...

By admin On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Fibromyalgia: What to know about Lady Gaga’s chronic condition

Lady Gaga revealed this week on Twitter that she suffers from fibromyalgia, sparking curiosity among many of her fans about the chronic health condition, which is characterized by widespread pain and fatigue. More...

By admin On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Despite new study, doctors recommend pregnant mothers get flu vaccine

[unable to retrieve full-text content]A new study out Wednesday is raising concerns about the safety of a certain version of the flu vaccine and the risk of miscarriage. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. Health – CBSNews.com  More...