FDA warns teething medicines unsafe for children, wants them off shelves

Matthew Perrone The Associated Press Published 4:59 p.m. UTC May 23, 2018 WASHINGTON — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine ...

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Where could Ebola spread?

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE An outbreak of Ebola virus disease is worsening in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and health workers are racing to vaccinate those at highest risk with an experimental vaccine. They’re also mobilizing to try to stop any further spread. The virus, which ...

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What is the Nordic diet?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Related content (CNN) – You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. But there’s another diet ...

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Europe united in decision to stick to Iran nuclear accord: German minister

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – European countries will remain united in their determination to stick to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran despite Washington’s decision to exit the accord, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters in Washington on Wednesday. Maas said he explained the German and European position in a frank, but constructive discussion with U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, ...

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People who sleep in on weekends avoid dying young, study suggests

Brandon Atkinson via Flickr | BDN Ben Guarino, The Washington Post • May 23, 2018 9:57 am Sleeping in on a day off feels marvelous, especially for those of us who don’t get nearly enough rest during the workweek. But are the extra weekend winks worth it? It’s a question that psychologist Torbjorn Akerstedt, director of the Stress Research Institute ...

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Book Explores Kim Jong-un's Feelings About His Mother, and Other Family Tales

Book Explores Kim Jong-un’s Feelings About His Mother, and Other Family Tales ImageThae Yong-ho, a former North Korean diplomat, promoting his memoir in Seoul, South Korea, this month.CreditJung Yeon-Je/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Choe Sang-Hun May 23, 2018 SEOUL, South Korea — The bloody purges by the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, of his country’s elites and the execution ...

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