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Recalled Ragu pasta sauce may be contaminated with plastic, company says

(NEW YORK) -- Mizkan America, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for multiple flavors of its pasta sauces that may contain fragments of plastic.There have been no reports of consumer injuries or complaints, the company announced in a press release over the weekend.The affected sauces were produced between June 4…... Read More

Rabies in humans comes from bats most of the time, not dogs

(NEW YORK) -- When you think about rabies, you might consider dogs or raccoons to be the first ones to pass the viral disease, but according to a new report, you’re more likely to get it from bats. Rabies is a deadly virus that, up until 1960, had been spread…... Read More

NY bans non-medical exemption to vaccines amid ongoing measles outbreak

(NEW YORK) -- New York is now the latest state to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccinations amid the ongoing measles outbreak. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the removal into law Thursday, noting that the Empire State is in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in more than a quarter of…... Read More

Ahead of Father's Day, Census Bureau releases new insights on fatherhood

(NEW YORK) -- With Father’s Day just around the corner, the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday published some statistics that offer a glimpse into what fatherhood looks like.The first Census Bureau report took statistics from the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation and found that 61.6 percent of men…... Read More

Humans consume the equivalent of a credit card worth of plastic every week: Report

(NEW YORK) -- The consumption of plastic has become unavoidable in recent years, but a new report is proving just how much humans are ingesting on a regular basis.People are consuming about 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent of a credit card, according to an analysis…... Read More

Jessica Biel clarifies stance on vaccines: 'I support children getting vaccinations'

(LOS ANGELES) -- After a wave of reports this week positioned Jessica Biel as taking a stand against children getting vaccinations, the mother and actress took to social media to set the record straight.Biel, who lobbied against California vaccination bill SB276 on Wednesday, clarified her stance by saying that she…... Read More

France's Parliament to debate IVF for single women, lesbian couples

(PARIS) -- France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced to the National Assembly on Wednesday that by the end of September Parliament will be examining a bioethics bill that will include an extension of medically assisted reproduction — such as in-vitro fertilization — for all women, including those who are single…... Read More

The benefits of drinking herbal tea

(NEW YORK) -- Scrolling through your Instagram feed, you've more than likely seen a post from an influencer or celebrity promoting a "detox" tea for weight loss.The companies making the teas claim drinking them will help you slim down.The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil has spoken out against celebrities who…... Read More

New Facebook feature helps people donate blood by connecting them with blood banks

(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is making a play for your blood. The social media giant launched a "Blood Donations" feature in the United States on Wednesday to connect blood donors with blood banks, including America’s Blood Centers, the American Red Cross, Inova, New York Blood Center, Rock River Valley Blood…... Read More

A one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition doesn't work, even for twins, gene study finds

BY: DR. VANESSA CUTLER(NEW YORK) -- Once thought to be unattainable, an individualized nutrition plan based on a person’s specific metabolism, genetics and lifestyle may soon be a reality, according to researchers.Those researchers, from King’s College London and Massachusetts General Hospital, announced preliminary results from their Predict study at the…... Read More

Illinois latest state to increase abortion rights in 2019

(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- The abortion debate in America has been dominated by news that conservative lawmakers in 11 states, including Alabama, Georgia and Missouri, have approved sweeping new abortion bans, which are being legally challenged from going into effect.But other states have moved in the opposite direction -- and Illinois…... Read More