The Food and Drug Administration is telling parents, health care workers and people who take care of babies to avoid using a thickener for breast milk or formula fed to premature infants.
A product called SimplyThick may be causing life-threatening damage to children's intestines, the agency said. The FDA, which first learned about possible problems with SimplyThick on May 13, is now aware of 15 cases of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), including two deaths.
As the revolt against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi drags into its fourth month, people in the rebel-controlled city of Benghazi are doing what they can to keep themselves motivated — and to keep the outside world, interested.
Sunday night, that meant a light show.
As dusk fell, people gathered in a plaza outside our hotel, holding up lights. They formed the outlines of a crescent and star — symbols of the rebel flag — while others spelled out the names of other Libyan cities; including that of Zintan, a town in the western mountains.
Many NPR listeners are familiar with the term "driveway moment." You know, you've become so entranced by a story that you sit in your car long after the drive is over or run an extra lap around the block just to hear the conclusion of a story. Do you remember your first "driveway moment?"
"Giovanni Ramirez, a stocky 31-year-old with a head shaved bald," was arrested by Los Angeles police yesterday in connection with the March 31 beating of a San Francisco Giants fan following the Opening Day game between the Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Authorities in Joplin, Missouri say at least 89 people are dead after a huge tornado passed over the town at sunset, yesterday. the city manager delivered the shocking news outside a hospital abandoned because it was so badly wrecked.
Joplin Globe sports writer Ryan Atkinson estimates the twister's path begins at the destroyed hospital and stretches down through the center of town where a number of shoppers were out.
Ryan was at work last night at Globe headquarters when he and colleagues noticed the bad storm beginning.