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Poultry inspectors say new policy could prove lethal for consumers

The proposal would allow plants to increase their line speeds up to 175 chicken carcasses per minute.

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Drug companies charged with deceiving public on prescription painkillers

Companies obscured addictive effects of OxyContin, Percocet and other dangerous opioid painkillers, according to complaint filed on behalf of the People of the State of California.

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Lack of paid sick days fueling record flu epidemic

Workers in almost every industry are reporting that people all around them are sick.

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During outbreak, Florida shuts only TB facility

One could be forgiven for thinking that shuttering state's only tuberculosis center during the worst outbreak in 20 years isn't a particularly good idea.

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AFGE: new poultry inspection rules endanger public's health

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents all federal poultry inspectors, is telling the Obama administration to reject planned new poultry inspection rules.

What’s behind the widening of our waistlines?

Love handles and bulging waistlines are a big problem in America that can only be solved, a growing number of politicians are telling us, with some hefty “fat taxes.”

Hospitals still unprepared for swine flu

A survey of 190 American hospitals compiled by nurses in eight different states shows that hospitals across the nation are not ready for the coming H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic. The findings were released this week by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.