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West Virginians: We don’t drink the water

February 20, 2014 by


CNN — Health officials say the tap water near Charleston, West Virginia, is all right to drink. But many residents aren’t buying it. When he runs the hot water, Joe Merchant said, “within a couple of minutes, I’ll have a headache from the steam.” Still other residents have photos of rashes that appeared when they […]

New treatment may offer hope for Peanut Allergy

February 3, 2014 by


When you live in fear of you or your child accidentally ingesting peanut crumbs, any hope of undoing severe food allergy is welcome, according to a CNN article. A large clinical trial published this week in the Lancet confirms what smaller studies have shown in the past: Oral immunotherapy — swallowing tiny, increasing amounts of […]

McDonald’s worker’s Happy Meals had a bit extra: heroin, authorities say

January 30, 2014 by


A McDonald’s employee in Pittsburgh was arrested Wednesday after undercover police officers said they discovered her selling heroin in Happy Meal boxes, according to a criminal complaint, according to CNN. Shantia Dennis, 26, was arrested after undercover law enforcement officials conducted a drug buy, according to a statement from Mike Manko, communications director for the […]

Consumer Reports: Too many sodas contain potential carcinogen

January 24, 2014 by


(CNN) — A chemical found in many sodas may be dangerous to your health, Consumer Reports says. The golden-brown color of many soft drinks comes with a dose of the chemical 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MeI. On U.S. product labels it appears simply as “caramel coloring.” Those who say the chemical may possibly cause cancer include the […]

In parts of West Virginia, chemical leak means water is only for flushing

January 13, 2014 by


According to CNN,  four days after water restrictions were imposed in southwest West Virginia following a chemical spill, officials on Monday will begin to issue “zones” where residents can again use tap water. The zones will be announced after an 8 a.m. ET meeting of an interagency water quality team, according to Linda Jordan with […]


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