Morning Break: Tick Turnoff; CBD Reg Review Begins; AIDS Activism Pivots

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The CDC might have forever ruined appetites for poppy-seed muffins with this Facebook reminder about the potential health hazards of tick bites. (Fox News)

A severe allergic reaction to tomatoes forced singer Ariana Grande to postpone several performances in her world tour. (CNN)

One Los Angeles police officer came down with confirmed typhoid fever and another has symptoms of the illness. (ABC News)

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A foul ball incident that sent a young girl to a Houston hospital has renewed discussion of fan and player safety at Major League Baseball games. (Houston Chronicle)

More than 140 people have signed up to speak at the FDA’s first public hearing about regulation of cannabidiol, including its use as an additive in foods and drinks. (CNBC)

One doctor’s “crusade” for caution in reducing opioid use for chronic pain. (STAT)

Most older people who fall at home can’t blame the incident on stumbling around in a dark room. (Reuters)

AIDS activists have turned their focus from research to develop effective therapies to pressuring drug companies to lower prices of HIV treatments. (NPR)

Genetically modified fungus kills Anopheles mosquitoes — a major malaria vector — in African field trials. (BBC News)

No quick fixes for unsightly bruises. (NBC News)

A group of dietitians and personal trainers shared their favorite weight-loss apps. (MSN)

More evidence that energy drinks can do a number on the heart’s electrical system. (BGR)

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