Swiss reject bids to improve food quality, protect farmers

Swiss voters are deciding on two separate proposals aimed to ensure that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly, and protect Swiss farmers more too.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 1:31 am CDT

Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

A Colorado company has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after an E. coli outbreak that killed one person and sickened 17.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 11:08 am CDT
Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill

Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill

Consumer and health care groups say they're trying to block the pharmaceutical industry from commandeering opioid legislation and using it to roll back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 1:40 pm CDT

Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border

Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border; woman had refused vaccination.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 5:01 am CDT
UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

The World Health Organization says that drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 1:20 pm CDT

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under new state law.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 4:19 pm CDT
Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell

Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell

Prominent food researcher defends his work after Cornell said he engaged in academic misconduct.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 9:53 am CDT
Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner's arrest

Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner's arrest

Nobel winner Tutu says terminally ill people should have right to 'dignified assisted death'.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 8:00 am CDT

Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof their children kids received 10 mandatory vaccinations.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 12:10 pm CDT
Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 12:28 am CDT

Food research articles retracted by leading medical journal

Medical journal retracts food studies by a Cornell University marketing professor because it says the results can't be verified.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 6:20 pm CDT

UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

The World Health Organization says that drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 8:30 pm CDT
Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

Attorneys say a California surgeon and his girlfriend deny allegations they preyed on two intoxicated women and then drugged and raped them.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 11:17 am CDT

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Agribusiness giant Monsanto is asking a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company' Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 12:57 pm CDT
California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's biggest selling drugs.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 2:37 pm CDT

Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo

Rumors, risk of conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo, Red Cross official says.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 9:47 am CDT
Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

Cornell says its investigation found academic misconduct the research of a prominent professor.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 1:38 pm CDT

Biopharmaceutical company fined for misleading investors

A Colorado-based biopharmaceutical company must pay more than $20 million for misleading investors about the efficacy of a lung cancer drug under development before raising $300 million in a public stock offering.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 11:38 am CDT

South African court says marijuana use in private is legal

South Africa's top court says marijuana use in private is legal, despite government objection.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 5:37 am CDT

Administration sends states $1B in grants to battle opioids

The Trump administration is awarding more than $1 billion in grants to help states confront the opioid epidemic, with most of the money going expand access to treatment and recovery services.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 11:37 am CDT