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Image Source via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — More than two dozen brands of cheese have been recalled in connection with a listeria outbreak that has left multiple people hospitalized, federal officials said. Old Europe Cheese recalled 25 brands of brie and camembert on Friday amid a multistate outbreak of listeria monocytogenes infections that have been […]

Karl Tapales/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Since the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched on July 16, call centers have seen a 45% increase in contacts — primarily in people texting or sending messages seeking help — compared to last year, according to new data from the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services […]

Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center (MELBOURNE, FL) — A pregnant Florida woman braved strong winds and potentially dangerous flooding to get to a hospital after she went into labor during Hurricane Ian. Hanna-Kay Williams, from Melbourne — about 70 miles southeast of Orlando — started to experience contractions late Tuesday evening. The area was […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — When 16-year-old Haley Meche stepped out onto the flag football field, she didn’t know it would nearly kill her. “My brain hurt so bad,” Meche told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “And then, like, everything went black.” Meche almost died from sudden cardiac arrest. She survived because she had known […]

GrabillCreative/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Thousands of nursing home residents and hospital patients across Florida have been evacuated in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian as the storm heads north. As of Thursday afternoon, 45 nursing homes were evacuated — impacting about 3,500 residents — as were 115 assisted-living facilities, according to the Florida Health Care […]

d3sign/Getty Images (SILVER SPRING, Md.) — Foods that claim to be “healthy” on their packaging will soon be subject to a new set of labeling guidelines, part of an effort by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help educate consumers on nutrition literacy and align packaging language with current nutritional guidance. The FDA announced […]

Morsa Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The surge in children’s respiratory illnesses, including rhinovirus and enterovirus, is pushing pediatric emergency departments and health systems toward capacity in some parts of the country. Infectious disease experts say they are seeing a higher-than-expected rate of certain pediatric infections other than COVID-19. There is no one reason for […]

Alvaro Medina Jurado/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — The number of suicides increased in the United States in 2021 after two consecutive years of declines, new federal data finds. In 2021, there were 47,646 suicides, according to provisional data featured in the report, published Friday morning by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for […]

pablohart/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Hundreds of hospitals along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are at risk of flooding from hurricanes a new study finds, as Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida Wednesday as a Category 4 storm. The study, published Thursday, found that even lower category storms carry a serious risk to medical centers […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Twenty-year-old Charlie told ABC News’ Nightline that he’s lucky to be alive after he nearly became one of the thousands of people across the country who lost their lives to fentanyl. The Southern California college student, who asked not to reveal his real name, was at a party in August […]


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