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Officials: Stay out of the pool if you have diarrhea

Health officials: Stay out of the pool if you have diarrheaHealth officials say hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the stomach bugs people get from swimming
  • Health
  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
Detroit

Rental enforcement lags in Detroit’s lead hot spots

Rental enforcement lags in Detroit’s lead hot spotsCity mostly targets paint scrutiny in 2 areas, away from where kids sicken at the highest rates
  • Detroit
  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
Health

US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economyExperts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood
  • Health
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
News

Tanisha Smith deals with lead in her home

Tanisha Smith deals with lead in her homeDetroiter Tanisha Smith discovered that her daughter has lead poisoning, likely from paint in their rented home. She spent months cleaning every other day before the landlord fixed the lead hazards, through painting and other repairs.
  • News
  • 3 days, 8 hours ago
Nation

Restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa

Restrictive abortion law is challenged in IowaThe law would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, around the sixth week of pregnancy.
  • Nation
  • 4 days, 12 hours ago
Health

More US adults try vaping but current use is down

More US adults try vaping but current use is downNew research shows 1 in 7 U.S. adults have tried electronic cigarettes
  • Health
  • 4 days, 19 hours ago
World

UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwideThe U.N. health agency said eliminating trans fats is critical to preventing deaths worldwide
  • World
  • 5 days, 22 hours ago
Health

Nursing homes find bullying has no age limit

Nursing homes, senior centers find bullying has no age limitMost senior bullying isn’t physical but rather involves name-calling, rumors and exclusion
  • Health
  • 1 week ago
Health

Trenton mother fights cancer with help from mom

Trenton mother fights cancer with a little help from momMother, daughter both have surgeries after testing positive for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Business

Study: Duped patients crowdfund for bogus medical care

Study: Duped patients crowdfund for bogus medical carePatients who believe the stem-cell hype sometimes turn to crowdfunding websites when their health insurance won’t pay
  • Business
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Trump drug price plan won’t include direct negotiations

Trump drug price plan won’t include direct negotiationsTrump is set to unveil his long-awaited plan for reducing drug prices after more than a year of bold promises.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Michigan

Michigan to regulate CBD oil as marijuana

Michigan to regulate CBD oil as marijuanaCannabidiol oil does not give users the same “high” feeling commonly associated with smoking pot
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend pot anyway

Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend pot anywayCancer doctors said their conversations about pot were almost always started by patients and their families.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Nation

Calif., Florida stem cell clinics target of U.S suit
The firms put consumers at risk by promising benefits from treatments and products never approved by the FDA.

Calif., Florida stem cell clinics target of U.S suitThe firms put consumers at risk by promising benefits from treatments and products never approved by the FDA.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Nation

House panel OKs plan to grow VA private care
The $51 billion plan includes $5.2 billion to avert a catastrophic shutdown of Choice private-sector program

House panel OKs plan to grow VA private careThe $51 billion plan includes $5.2 billion to avert a catastrophic shutdown of Choice private-sector program
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Panel leaves prostate screening up to men, their docs
New evidence suggests that PSA blood tests can slightly reduce the chances of dying from the disease for some men

Panel leaves prostate screening up to men, their docsNew evidence suggests that PSA blood tests can slightly reduce the chances of dying from the disease for some men
  • Health
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Senate uses salary threat to push Medicaid work plan

Senate uses salary threat to push Medicaid work planA Michigan Senate budget would suspend health official salaries until the state implements Medicaid work requirements
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

‘Sailor’s Mouth Yoga’ is just what you’d expect

‘Sailor’s Mouth Yoga’ is just what you’d expectYoga instructor A-Bomb’s teaching style puts her in a class (at a bar) like no other
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Nation

Wisconsin man eats 30,000th Big Mac hamburger

Wisconsin man eats 30,000th Big Mac hamburgerA retired Wisconsin prison guard has eaten his 30,000th Big Mac, nearly 46 years after eating his first.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks ago
Wayne County

Graduates salute veterans court alcohol abuse program

Graduates salute veterans court alcohol abuse programVeterans Court is designed to help veterans with alcohol and substance abuse problems through a diversionary program
  • Wayne County
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

State panel: Allow medical pot use for autism

Michigan panel: Allow medical pot use for autismA Michigan panel wants to add 10 conditions like autism, Parkinson’s for patients to qualify for medical marijuana cards
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

WHO: Saturated fat should be less than 10% of diet

WHO: Saturated fat should be less than 10% of dietThe U.N. health agency said saturated fat is found in butter, milk, meat, eggs and chocolate, among other items
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Life

Feighan: As kids with autism age, what’s next?

Feighan: As kids with autism age, biggest question is what’s next, jobsRoughly 10,000 people in Michigan are on the autism spectrum. Autism Alliance of Michigan says a big challenge is jobs
  • Life
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Oakland County

Hep A in worker at West Bloomfield High event

Hep A found in W. Bloomfield High event workerAn individual who worked at West Bloomfield High School’s “Starving Artist Luncheon” on April 21 has a confirmed case of hepatitis A
  • Oakland County
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

US warns liquid nicotine packets resemble juice boxes

US warns liquid nicotine packets resemble juice boxes, candyAuthorities issued warnings to makers of liquid nicotine whose packaging resembles children’s juice boxes, candies
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

US wants 1M to share DNA, health habits for science

US wants 1M to share DNA, health habits for scienceResearchers hope to learn why some escape illness and others don’t, and better customize ways to prevent, treat disease
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Treatment helps autistic boy thrive

Treatment helps autistic boy thriveDavion Henderson did not talk until he was six years old, and now his mom says, he never stops
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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