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Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country where it remains available. Bayer said the safety of its Essure implant has not changed, but it will stop selling the […]

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30 best restaurants in Boston’s Back Bay | Boston.com

The Back Bay is a compact neighborhood, but it offers some of the city’s best dining options. Neo-bistros, patio dining, and tequila options abound. 1. Abe & Louie’sAbe & Louie’s marries land and sea with towering shellfish towers, entrees like a massive Maine lobster casserole (combining a two-pound crustacean baked with breadcrumbs), and juicy cuts of […]

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Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversight

ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN FLESHER AP, 3:08 PM WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. In a 74-page report released Thursday, the […]

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Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey hits 26 states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert Thursday afternoon about a seven-month salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey that has sickened 90 people, 40 of whom have been hospitalized, in 26 states. Variance in turkey products eaten by the sick people — “the outbreak strain has been identified in samples taken from […]

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Salmonella outbreak extends its reach across 26 states

A salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey has hit 26 states and left at least 40 people hospitalized, health officials said Thursday.  (iStock) A salmonella has affected 26 states and left at least 40 people hospitalized, and health officials say a single source of the strain has not been found. Salmonella Reading, believed to be […]

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NY officials: No major public health threat from steam blast

NEW YORK (AP) – An aging steam pipe containing cancer-causing asbestos exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early Thursday, spewing a geyser of white vapor 10 stories high and forcing an evacuation of 49 buildings, but city officials said there was no major public health threat. Five people, including three civilians, suffered minor injuries from […]

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