Public/Global Health

Public/Global Health

FDA warns cats allergic to some flowers

Easter lilies are to cats what chocolate is to dogs, according to a new warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA on Monday warned cat owners not to have Easter lilies and other types of flowers in their homes, because they can be poisonous to cats, leading to vomiting and frequent urinating, and eventually destroy their kidneys.

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Senators want to ban tobacco sales on naval bases

Senate Democrats urged the Navy to stop the sale of tobacco products on ships and bases.

Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) sent U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus a letter over the weekend expressing their opinion on the issue the Navy is currently considering.

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