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White House Talks About Response To Ebola Outbreak

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The White House says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with other global health organizations to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that CDC officials are redoubling their efforts to stem the outbreak that's killed than 800 people. American aid…

FDA Considers Mandating Food Labels Include Specifics On Added Sugar

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Undated) -- The FDA is reviewing whether food labels should be modified to include specifics about added sugar. Food labels currently list only the product's total sugar content, but FDA regulators think people should know how much sugar is added beyond what is in foods naturally. This is seen as the FDA's first big step…

Drug Given To Ebola Victims Grown In Kentucky

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Owensboro, KY) -- An experimental drug grown in Kentucky is being credited with potentially saving the lives of two Americans infected with the Ebola virus. Anthony Fauci with National Institutes of Health says the drug is very difficult to make.   Kentucky BioProcessing says the serum was produced in a greenhouse full of genetically modified…

Company Expands Recall Of Fruit Possibly Tainted With Listeria

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Undated) -- A recall of fresh fruit that may be tainted with listeria is expanding. Wawona Packing in California is now recalling all peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots that were packed at its facility from June 1st through July 17th. The company's original recall on July 19th was for certain lots of fruit packed during…

Fish Really Is “Brain Food,” Study Finds

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study finds that fish is good for your brain. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that people who ate baked or broiled fish at least one a week had more gray matter in areas of the brain associated with memory and understanding. The research also showed that…