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KDWN

1 day ago

Farm safety top priority with farm tourism on the rise

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With the growth of agritourism and more people visiting local farms, Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating farmers about how to mitigate health risks for their new visitors….

KDWN

2 days ago

How EpiPen’s maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices….

KDWN

2 days ago

Chile issues alert over faulty condoms

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean authorities are issuing a health alert, saying they distributed more than 712,000 defective condoms….

KDWN

2 days ago

Boy shows off new hands a year after double-hand transplant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's been just over a year since now-9-year-old Zion Harvey received a double-hand transplant – and now he can throw a ball, zip his clothes and write in his journal….

KDWN

2 days ago

Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed….

KDWN

2 days ago

Romanian health official detained on suspicion of bribery

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Anti-corruption prosecutors have detained a senior Romanian health official on suspicion of paying bribes and influence peddling….

KDWN

3 days ago

More sicknesses reported on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paramedics responded Monday to another rash of illness among a group of people in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, where police have attributed similar incidents to use of a synthetic form of marijuana known as Spice….

KDWN

3 days ago

Florida sends another $5 million to fight Zika in Miami-Dade

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott has announced that the Florida Department of Health is allocating another $5 million in funding to Miami-Dade County for Zika preparedness and mosquito control….

KDWN

3 days ago

Medical board asked to drop anti-abortion boss as president

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Groups representing doctors, consumers and women are asking the state medical board to remove the president of Ohio Right to Life as the board's leader because they say he can't be impartial in abortion-related cases….

KDWN

3 days ago

Congresswoman, mayor say more resources needed to stop Zika

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine asked for more federal resources Monday to combat the spread of the Zika virus in South Florida….