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Mysterious illness found among kids in 22 states
About 90 percent of the cases are kids who suffered muscle weakness or paralysis, including face, neck, back or limbs

Mysterious illness found among kids in 22 statesAbout 90 percent of the cases are kids who suffered muscle weakness or paralysis, including face, neck, back or limbs
  • Health
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Detroit

Federal inspection underway at two DMC hospitals after dirty instruments complaint

DMC hospitals inspected after care allegationsDirty instruments report and patient care complaints spurred a federal/state inspection at two Detroit Medical Center hospitals
  • Detroit
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Business

Inspections begin at DMC hospital after dirty instruments allegation

Feds probe DMC after dirty instrument flapFederal health officials are investigating allegations of dirty surgical instruments and other quality problems at the Detroit Medical Center
  • Business
  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
Michigan

Southeast Michigan's approach to opioids could be model for others

SE Mich. approach to opioids could be modelFederal health official lauds use of peer sobriety coaches to aid addicts
  • Michigan
  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
Health

U.S. wants drug prices in TV ads

U.S. wants drug prices in TV adsThe Trump administration proposal that would apply to all brand-name drugs covered by the Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • Health
  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
Health

Man likely got ‘brain-eating amoeba’ at Texas resort

Man likely got ‘brain-eating amoeba’ at Texas resortA New Jersey man who died from a rare “brain-eating amoeba “ was likely exposed to it at a Texas water resort
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Business

Valley Fine Foods recalls meat, poultry items

Valley Fine Foods recalls meat, poultry itemsProducts pulled by Valley Fine not fully cooked, U.S. Agriculture Department says
  • Business
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Michigan

New program seeks to curb Mich. opioid epidemic

New Michigan program seeks to curb the opioid epidemicMichigan has launched a program focused on addiction recovery that seeks to curb the opioid epidemic in the state
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Michigan

UM nurses ratify labor contract

UM nurses ratify labor contractThe union representing more than 4,000 nurses at the University of Michigan has ratified a new labor contract
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Health

Toxic metal found in chain stores’ jewelry

Toxic metal found in chain stores’ jewelryTesting showed some jewelry sold with women's apparel was nearly pure cadmium
  • Health
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Fact check: Trump distorts Dem health care ideas

Fact check: Trump distorts Dem health care ideasTrying to fire up his base for the November midterm elections, Trump is going after “Medicare for All”
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck’s cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Therapy dogs may unleash superbugs, researchers say

Therapy dogs may unleash superbugs, researchers sayDoctors were suspicious that therapy dogs might pose an infection risk to patients with weakened immune systems
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Opioid-related overdose deaths hit new high in Mich.

Opioid overdose deaths hit new high in Mich.Michigan appeared to set a new record for opioid-related overdose deaths in 2017, the state reported, but the growth rate in this epidemic is slowing.
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Detroit

Activists call on city, state to end water shutoffs in Detroit

Activists call on city to end water shutoffsClergy, activists ask Detroit and Gov. Rick Snyder to stop water shutoffs and to put a water affordability plan in place.
  • Detroit
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Business

Over 6.5 million pounds of beef recalled nationwide

Over 6.5 million pounds of beef recalled nationwideOfficials say the beef was packaged between July 26 and Sept. 7 and shipped to retailers nationwide, including Walmart
  • Business
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Michigan

Kent County death is 3rd from West Nile virus

Kent County death is 3rd from West Nile virusThe Kent County Health Department in Grand Rapids announced the death Wednesday without revealing any details
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Business

Survey: Companies keep passing health costs to workers

Survey: Companies continue to pass health costs to workersMore companies are making workers pay an annual deductible before insurance starts covering most care
  • Business
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Study: 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day

Study: 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each dayIt’s the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Detroit

Doctors: DMC retaliating against exec, three cardiologists for care complaints

Cardiologists accuse DMC of retaliationDoctor: A top hospital executive and three cardiologists were asked to resign Detroit Medical Center leadership roles in retaliation for care complaints
  • Detroit
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

EPA says a little radiation may be healthy

EPA says a little radiation may be healthyThe Trump administration is quietly trying to weaken radiation rules
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Study: More older women may benefit from bone drugs

Study: More older women may benefit from bone drugsA bone-strengthening drug given intravenously every 18 months greatly lowered the risk of fracture in some older women
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Michigan

Mich. native set to become state’s new state vet

Michigan native set to become state’s new state veterinarianThe Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says Nora Wineland will be the new state vet
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Business

Henry Ford, WSU reach deal on partnership

Henry Ford, WSU reach deal on partnershipBoth parties have signed a letter of intent to make Henry Ford Hospital the university's primary institutional affiliate
  • Business
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

DMC, WSU physicians finalize deal to extend partnership 5 years

DMC, WSU physicians finalize partnership dealMonths after historic nearly ended, groups announced agreement Wednesday that includes provisions to boost patient care, enhance both sides
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Nation

80,000 people died of flu last winter in U.S.

80,000 people died of flu last winter in USNew York – An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter – the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades.
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Scented products may be hiding dangerous secrets

Scented products may be hiding dangerous secretsConsumers may be surprised that their favorite scented products could contain some less-entrancing ingredients
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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