Police departments participate in National Take Back Day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lee

FORT MYERS & CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Fort Myers and Cape Coral Police Departments are participating in "National Take Back Day" on Saturday, September 29th. You can turn in expir..
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Dengue fever confirmed in Miami-Dade girl, 7

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - South Florida health officials say they've confirmed the state's first case of dengue fever this year in a 7-year-old girl.    The Miami-Dade County Hea..
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This year's flu vaccine guards against new strains

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Time to get your flu vaccine - and a surprising new report shows babies and toddlers seem to be getting protected better than the rest of us.    La..
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Arkansas court upholds medical marijuana proposal

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a proposed ballot measure that, if successful, would make the state the first in the South to legalize medica..
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Portales plant shut after peanut butter recall

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A peanut processing plant in Portales has been shut down since Saturday after an outbreak of salmonella was linked to peanut butter made at the facility.&n..
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Peanut butter recall expands beyond Trader Joe's

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A California company is recalling 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter after one of its products was linked to a salmonella outbreak at Trader Joe's grocer..
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Morning-after pills available at 13 NYC schools

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Department of Education is making the morning-after-pill available to high school girls at 13 public schools.    The DOE says girls..
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Trader Joe's recalls peanut butter

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The grocery store chain Trader Joe's is recalling peanut butter that has been linked to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states. The Food and Drug..
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IUDs, implants urged for teen girls' birth control

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants - long-lasting and more eff..
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Fighting childhood obesity in Cape Coral

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and a group of parents in Cape Coral are joining together to help battle childhood obesity through severa..
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FDA urged to set standards for arsenic in rice

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of t..
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Swedish doctors claim pioneering uterus transplant

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Two Swedish women are hoping to get pregnant after undergoing what doctors are calling the world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants.    S..
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Study suggests tie between BPA and child obesity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A provocative new study suggests a connection between the BPA chemical used in food packaging and childhood obesity, but the researchers say their findings don't pr..
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For US Hispanics, cancer top killer, not heart

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Cancer is now the leading killer of Hispanics in the U.S. - the latest sign it's beginning to displace heart disease as the nation's top cause of death.  ..
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FDA says muscle, joint pain creams can cause burns

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about rare chemical burns reported by people using popular pain relief products like Bengay, Icy Hot and Fle..
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CDC: Nation on track for deadliest West Nile year

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say they're convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America's shores in 1999.&n..
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CDC reports incidents of tainted ricotta cheese

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and at least one death. &..
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Doctors2You brings back old-fashined house calls

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A local business is taking a step back in time by re-thinking the way doctors treat sick patients. They're stepping out of the office and into patients' homes. I..
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Plague, hantavirus, West Nile: How to avoid them

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The "bugs" of late summer are biting. The nation is having its worst West Nile virus season in a decade, and up to 10,000 people who stayed in California cabins are at risk of hant..
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Worst year ever for West Nile in Texas; 40 dead

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DALLAS (AP) - Health officials say it's the worst year ever for West Nile in Texas, which has seen nearly half the country's deaths from the virus this year.    Texa..
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