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How much sodium is in your favorite foods?

The Food and Drug Administration proposed new sodium guidelines Wednesday that encourage food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of sodium in the foods they sell.

Dr. Wendell Wheeler gives vaccinations to Ny-riel Wilson, as her mother Briana Steele, holds her on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in South Holland, Ill.  Ny-riel Wilson was not vaccinated for measles during this visit because she is too young for that vaccination.  Public health officials say they are investigating a cluster of measles cases in a suburban Chicago school. The Illinois and Cook County public health departments said Thursday morning that the cluster includes five children under age 1. Lab test confirm measles in two of the children. Test results are pending for the other three children but they have been diagnosed based on clinical and epidemiological criteria.(AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Terrence Antonio James)

Measles case found in Fort Wayne

Patrons and employees of the Maysville Road Kohl’s and Walmart who were present at those stores on May 18 from 1-5 p.m. should monitor themselves.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, May 26, 2016, on the latest research and forecasts on the Zika virus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding

The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress on emergency funding.

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, the nutrition facts label on the side of a cereal box is photographed in Washington. Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Makeover coming for food nutrition labels

Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars.

FILE - This June 22, 2012 file photo a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. A well-financed campaign whose backers include billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, medical groups and organized labor has collected enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack, officials said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

Tax measure could cause financial jolt to California smokers

A campaign to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 a pack said Monday it has collected enough signatures to qualify the proposal for the Nov. 8 ballot and raise the prospect of a pocketbook jolt for smokers in the nation’s most populous state.

In this May 13, 2016 photo provided by Massachusetts General Hospital, Thomas Manning gives a thumbs up after being asked how he was feeling following the first penis transplant in the United States, in Boston. The organ was transplanted from a deceased donor. (Sam Riley/Mass General Hospital via AP)

Cancer patient receives first penis transplant in US

Surgeons on the transplant team said at a news conference that there are no signs of rejection or infection and that they are cautiously optimistic Thomas Manning will regain the function he lost in 2012 when cancer led to an amputation of his penis.