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How school lunch is made. It’s more complicated than you think

January 30, 2023, 6:00am Food

At precisely 11:35 a.m. on a recent Friday, hundreds of kids with backpacks slung over their shoulders file through the blue and red doors of the Garfield High School lunchroom… Read story

Wave of rural nursing home closures grows amid staffing crunch

January 29, 2023, 6:02am Health

Marjorie Kruger was stunned to learn last fall that she would have to leave the nursing home where she’d lived comfortably for six years. Read story

Washington health, LGBTQ orgs praise plan to allow more gay men to donate blood

January 30, 2023, 7:42am Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday its plans to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, overturning a decades-long rule that LGBTQ organizations, Seattle blood banks and local public health leaders say they’re thrilled to see lifted. Read story

Children play at a Brella child-care center. Playa Vista-based child-care startup Brella is one of several companies that has benefited from increased investor interest in child care.

Meet 3 startups aiming to make a dent in America’s child care crisis

Children play at a Brella child-care center. Playa Vista-based child-care startup Brella is one of several companies that has benefited from increased investor interest in child care.

January 29, 2023, 6:00am Business

Before the pandemic, many venture capitalists weren’t convinced that child care was a worthwhile investment. Read story

Unmet needs: Critics cite failures in health care for vulnerable foster children

January 29, 2023, 6:00am Health

One night last month, a 9-year-old boy who had autism and talked about killing himself was among about 70 foster care children and youth under state supervision sleeping in hotels across Georgia. Read story

FILE - Tubes direct blood from a donor into a bag in Davenport, Iowa, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.  The U.S. is moving to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that traditionally face higher risks of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023,  announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men.

FDA eases rules again for gay men seeking to donate blood

FILE - Tubes direct blood from a donor into a bag in Davenport, Iowa, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.  The U.S. is moving to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that traditionally face higher risks of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023,  announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men.

January 27, 2023, 8:11am Health

The U.S. is moving to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that traditionally face higher risks of HIV. Read story

Syringes with vaccines are prepared at the L.A. Care and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plans' Community Resource Center where they were offering members and the public free flu and COVID-19 vaccines Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif. The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating virus.

FDA’s advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations

Syringes with vaccines are prepared at the L.A. Care and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plans' Community Resource Center where they were offering members and the public free flu and COVID-19 vaccines Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif. The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating virus.

January 26, 2023, 4:34pm Health

The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating virus. Read story

FILE - CBD wax is displayed at a shop in Sunset Hills, Mo., on June 27, 2019. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday, jan. 26, 2023, there are too many unknowns about CBD products to regulate them as foods or supplements under the agency's current structure and Congress needs to create new rules for the massive and growing market. (Brian Munoz/St.

FDA declines to regulate CBD; calls on Congress for fix

FILE - CBD wax is displayed at a shop in Sunset Hills, Mo., on June 27, 2019. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday, jan. 26, 2023, there are too many unknowns about CBD products to regulate them as foods or supplements under the agency's current structure and Congress needs to create new rules for the massive and growing market. (Brian Munoz/St.

January 26, 2023, 1:22pm Health

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday there are too many unknowns about CBD products to regulate them as foods or supplements under the agency’s current structure and called on Congress to create new rules for the massive and growing market. Read story

25 arrested in fake nursing diploma scheme in Florida

January 26, 2023, 10:33am Health

Federal authorities in Florida have charged 25 people with participating in a wire fraud scheme that created an illegal shortcut for aspiring nurses to get licensed and find employment. Read story

Are gel manicures safe? Study finds UV drying lamps may damage DNA

January 25, 2023, 2:56pm Health

Gel manicures might not be the self-care treat that they seem: the lamps used to dry the nail polish emit UV light that can cause DNA mutations often associated with cancer, according to a new study. Read story