Health and Lifestyle News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/hea Health and Lifestyle News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2018 EarthLink Networks Inc. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:50:09 EST Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:56:48 EST 5 Ethics dispute erupts in Belgium over euthanasia rules http://enews.earthlink.net/article/hea?guid=20180216/18de9d10-e442-4e84-893a-e733757a41a4 A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:50:09 EST 20180216/18de9d10-e442-4e84-893a-e733757a41a4 By MARIA CHENG Associated Press Flu season shows signs of leveling off http://enews.earthlink.net/article/hea?guid=20180216/b3d89148-9534-45cd-bfa6-3a28fee9e882 NEW YORK (AP) — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:37:38 EST 20180216/b3d89148-9534-45cd-bfa6-3a28fee9e882 By MIKE STOBBE and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine http://enews.earthlink.net/article/hea?guid=20180215/e1eecfcf-d41b-4f14-ac50-f285c49db316 HONOLULU (AP) — Critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness company Syngenta for violations of pesticide regulations. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:22:59 EST 20180215/e1eecfcf-d41b-4f14-ac50-f285c49db316 By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu http://enews.earthlink.net/article/hea?guid=20180215/623cd9b6-04f8-4daa-9bed-537a36dc453c NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:28:35 EST 20180215/623cd9b6-04f8-4daa-9bed-537a36dc453c By JOSEPH PISANI Associated Press Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse http://enews.earthlink.net/article/hea?guid=20180215/a7d1b23a-5f9f-434f-95e5-ae3e471b0df5 NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:17:59 EST 20180215/a7d1b23a-5f9f-434f-95e5-ae3e471b0df5 By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press