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The Huffington Post
The U.S. Smoking Rate Just Hit A Historic LowChalk up another big win for public health: The smoking rate among U.S. adults
The U.S. Smoking Rate Just Hit A Historic Low
The Huffington Post / Posted 5 hours ago
Chalk up another big win for public health: The smoking rate among U.S. adults appears to have hit a new low. New survey data, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Tuesday morning, suggests that just 15.2 percent of... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
Brain-eating amoeba kills 14-old athleteThe fatal brain-eating amoeba has struck once again, this time claiming the lif
Brain-eating amoeba kills 14-old athlete
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 8 hours ago
The fatal brain-eating amoeba has struck once again, this time claiming the life of a 14-year-old star athlete. Michael John Riley Jr. had been just days away from starting his freshman year of high school. The Houston teen, who qualified for the... Read more
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KWTX-TV Waco
Texas Teen Who Contracted Rare Brain Infection DiesMichael Riley, Jr., (CNN photo) HOUSTON (August 31, 2015) Michael Riley, Jr.,
Texas Teen Who Contracted Rare Brain Infection Dies
KWTX-TV Waco / Posted 10 hours ago
Michael Riley, Jr., (CNN photo) HOUSTON (August 31, 2015) Michael Riley, Jr., 14, a promising athlete who was about to enter high school as a freshman, has died a little more than two weeks after encountering a rare amoeba while swimming in a lake... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
West Nile virus found in two more Knoxville areasKNOXVILLE — Knox County will spray two more areas of West Knoxville — near West
West Nile virus found in two more Knoxville areas
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 12 hours ago
KNOXVILLE — Knox County will spray two more areas of West Knoxville — near West Hills, and near Parkside Drive — after mosquitoes in those neighborhoods tested positive for West Nile virus. To date this season, the virus has been found in mosquitoes... Read more
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ABC News
Blue Bell Ice Cream Returns to Some StoresAll of us at Blue Bell are happy to be back and we owe it all to you - our amaz
Blue Bell Ice Cream Returns to Some Stores
ABC News / Posted 13 hours ago
All of us at Blue Bell are happy to be back and we owe it all to you - our amazing fans! We can’t thank you enough. We... Brenham residents are up early this morning to get their Blue Bell fix! #bluebellisback Ice cream from the Texas-based company... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Lenoir County taking steps to avoid perscription drug overdoses Monday is International Overdose Awareness Day, according to the U.S. Centers
Lenoir County taking steps to avoid perscription drug overdoses
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 15 hours ago
Monday is International Overdose Awareness Day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A total of 44 people die from perscription drug overdoses daily.... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Number of deaths from Legionnaires' disease at Illinois Veterans Home rises to fourQUINCY — Adams County health officials reported Monday the death toll has risen
Number of deaths from Legionnaires' disease at Illinois Veterans Home rises to four
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 17 hours ago
QUINCY — Adams County health officials reported Monday the death toll has risen to four from a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Illinois Veterans Home. Shay Drummond, director of clinical and environmental services at the Adams County Health... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Texas teen dies from brain-eating amoeba infectionA Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a
Texas teen dies from brain-eating amoeba infection
Bangor Daily News / Posted 20 hours ago
A Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a lake about 70 miles north of Houston has died, according to his family and local media. The 14-year-old Michael Riley Jr., a junior Olympian and honor student, seemed to... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Short Activity Breaks May Offset Lack of Sustained Exercise in Kids Brief intervals of exercise during otherwise sedentary periods may offset the
Short Activity Breaks May Offset Lack of Sustained Exercise in Kids
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 20 hours ago
Brief intervals of exercise during otherwise sedentary periods may offset the lack of more sustained exercise and could protect children against diabetes, cardiovascular disease and... Read more
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FOX News
Texas teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infectionMichael Riley Jr., 14, is fighting for his life after contracting a brain-eatin
Texas teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infection
FOX News / Posted 22 hours ago
Michael Riley Jr., 14, is fighting for his life after contracting a brain-eating amoeba while swimming in the lake with his track teammates. (Miracle 4 Michael) A Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a lake... Read more
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Bel Marra Health
Hepatitis C responsible for more liver damage than estimatedIf you have been wondering about the recent spike in medications that can cure
Hepatitis C responsible for more liver damage than estimated
Bel Marra Health / Posted yesterday
If you have been wondering about the recent spike in medications that can cure the silent killer, hepatitis C, you might find the answer in a recent study that was published in this month’s issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. The... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Texas teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infectionREUTERS: A Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swim
Texas teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infection
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
REUTERS: A Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a lake about 70 miles (110 km) north of Houston has died, according to his family and local media. The 14-year-old Michael Riley Jr., a junior Olympian and honor... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Flu research could bring better vaccine for old and youngEvery year, thousands of seniors across the U.S. die of flu complications. But
Flu research could bring better vaccine for old and young
Baltimore Sun / Posted yesterday
Every year, thousands of seniors across the U.S. die of flu complications. But Johns Hopkins University researchers say they are developing a way to boost the power of the seasonal influenza vaccine for elderly patients. "This is a very vulnerable... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
New food-labeling rules aim to make Americans less fatThe expert in statistics in his field at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control a
New food-labeling rules aim to make Americans less fat
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
The expert in statistics in his field at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said we need to think of diabetes as an iceberg. Roughly 29 million Americans have diabetes, mainly Type 2, which is closely linked to weight issues.... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Residents, family laud Illinois Vets Home staff as Legionnaires's disease cases climbQUINCY -- Antreaus Rezba received a call Wednesday from officials at the Illino
Residents, family laud Illinois Vets Home staff as Legionnaires's disease cases climb
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 2 days ago
QUINCY -- Antreaus Rezba received a call Wednesday from officials at the Illinois Veterans Home to let her know that some residents were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease. Rezba, who lives in Pennsylvania, had made plans earlier to travel to... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose riskA measles poster is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles, California Feb
U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
A measles poster is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles, California February 5, 2015. CHICAGO The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Politicians capitalize on extremists’ anti-choice...Recently, Florida’s chief financial officer, Jeff Atwater, claimed that a close
Politicians capitalize on extremists’ anti-choice...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 2 days ago
Recently, Florida’s chief financial officer, Jeff Atwater, claimed that a closer examination of women’s health care in the state is necessary based solely on fraudulent and highly edited videos released by extremists (“Planned Parenthood and speech’s... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
West Nile virus found in Greene County mosquitoesThe West Nile virus was detected in mosquitoes in Greene County. Greene County
West Nile virus found in Greene County mosquitoes
Dayton Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
The West Nile virus was detected in mosquitoes in Greene County. Greene County Public Health announced today that the virus was found in a mosquito sample sent to the Ohio Department of Health for testing. West Nile virus can cause febrile illness,... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Mosquito spraying rescheduled for two areasKnox County Health Department was set to spray two areas for mosquitoes Thursda
Mosquito spraying rescheduled for two areas
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
Knox County Health Department was set to spray two areas for mosquitoes Thursday night, but the equipment didn't cooperate. Instead, weather-permitting, the health department will spray Gulf Park/Venice Road in Cedar Bluff and Fourth Avenue in... Read more
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Deseret News
Utah man dies of bubonic plagueSALT LAKE CITY — State health officials are investigating a case of bubonic pla
Utah man dies of bubonic plague
Deseret News / Posted 4 days ago
SALT LAKE CITY — State health officials are investigating a case of bubonic plague, which killed an elderly man in Utah earlier this month. It is the first case of human plague since 2009 and the first death caused by the plague in 35 years, though... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Father of slain Virginia TV reporter vows to fight for gun controlWASHINGTON — The father of a Virginia journalist killed in an on-air shooting s
Father of slain Virginia TV reporter vows to fight for gun control
Bangor Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON — The father of a Virginia journalist killed in an on-air shooting said Thursday he would become a crusader for gun control, but analysts said there was little likelihood of legislation on the federal level any time soon, despite changes... Read more
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WOWK-TV West Virginia
Utah resident dies of plague as number of cases growsCharla Haley with the Utah Department of Health says local officials are still
Utah resident dies of plague as number of cases grows
WOWK-TV West Virginia / Posted 4 days ago
Charla Haley with the Utah Department of Health says local officials are still investigating how the man contracted the disease, but it might have been spread by a flea or contact with a dead animal. Plague does occur naturally in Utah, the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose riskCHICAGO: The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated aga
US vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
CHICAGO: The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study. Only 1.7 percent of... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Tai Chi improves balance, prevents falls, Maine pilot project showsBANGOR, Maine — Right fist clenched for strength, left palm open in friendship.
Tai Chi improves balance, prevents falls, Maine pilot project shows
Bangor Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
BANGOR, Maine — Right fist clenched for strength, left palm open in friendship. The traditional Wushu salutation signaled the beginning of a recent Tai Chi class at Bangor Waterfront Park and the end of two-year pilot project to assess Tai Chi’s... Read more
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FOX News
Few gay, bisexual teen males being tested for HIVOnly about one in five teenage gay and bisexual males in a new study said they'
Few gay, bisexual teen males being tested for HIV
FOX News / Posted 4 days ago
Only about one in five teenage gay and bisexual males in a new study said they'd ever been tested for HIV, despite their increased risk of infection. And almost half the teens didn't know where they could go to be tested for HIV, the virus that... Read more
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Reuters
FDA wants food companies to hand over their pathogensCHICAGO Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed b
FDA wants food companies to hand over their pathogens
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
CHICAGO Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to identify the source of an outbreak far more quickly and prevent additional cases. Previously,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
FDA wants food companies to hand over their pathogensCHICAGO: Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed
FDA wants food companies to hand over their pathogens
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
CHICAGO: Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to identify the source of an outbreak far more quickly and prevent additional cases. Previously,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Few gay, bisexual teen males being tested for HIV(Reuters Health) - Only about one in five teenage gay and bisexual males in a n
Few gay, bisexual teen males being tested for HIV
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Only about one in five teenage gay and bisexual males in a new study said they'd ever been tested for HIV, despite their increased risk of infection. And almost half the teens didn't know where they could go to be tested for HIV,... Read more
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Fox Wausau
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
Fox Wausau / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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WTOL 11 Toledo
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
WTOL 11 Toledo / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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WALB Albany
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
WALB Albany / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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FOX 11 News Los Angeles
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
FOX 11 News Los Angeles / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Start of school year calls for vaccine checkBy Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a
Start of school year calls for vaccine check
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 5 days ago
By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days? That depends on whether... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Texas teen contracts rare brain-eating amoeba infectionAUSTIN, Texas - A Texas teenager is fighting for his life after contracting a r
Texas teen contracts rare brain-eating amoeba infection
Calgary Sun / Posted 5 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas teenager is fighting for his life after contracting a rare brain-eating disease from swimming in a lake about 70 miles north of Houston, his parents have told a local broadcaster. The 14-year-old, a junior Olympian and honour... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Texas teen contracts rare brain-eating amoeba infectionAUSTIN, Texas: A Texas teenager is fighting for his life after contracting a ra
Texas teen contracts rare brain-eating amoeba infection
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas: A Texas teenager is fighting for his life after contracting a rare brain-eating disease from swimming in a lake about 70 miles north of Houston, his parents have told a local broadcaster. The 14-year-old, a junior Olympian and honor... Read more
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MedCity News
69% of doctors believe parents are either completely or mostly to blame for childhood obesityAccording to a recent survey, SERMO has found that 69 percent of doctors out of
69% of doctors believe parents are either completely or mostly to blame for childhood obesity
MedCity News / Posted 5 days ago
According to a recent survey, SERMO has found that 69 percent of doctors out of the 2,258 who contributed believe that parents are significantly responsible for the childhood obesity epidemic. Childhood obesity is one of the biggest serious public... Read more
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KWTX-TV Waco
Texas Teenager Contracts Deadly Infection While SwimmingHOUSTON (August 26, 2015) A 14-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday
Texas Teenager Contracts Deadly Infection While Swimming
KWTX-TV Waco / Posted 5 days ago
HOUSTON (August 26, 2015) A 14-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday in a hospital after coming into contact with a rare amoeba while swimming in a lake north of Houston. Relatives say Michael Riley, Jr. developed a headache and fever,... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
U.S. kids weigh more than Canadian kids(CNN) - A new report finds the U.S. childhood obesity rate has climbed much mor
U.S. kids weigh more than Canadian kids
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 5 days ago
(CNN) - A new report finds the U.S. childhood obesity rate has climbed much more than in neighboring Canada. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the obesity rate among children between the ages of 3 and 19 was about 5 percent in... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Sobering realities justify end-of-summer OVI blitzFor those who think that aggressive anti-drunken driving campaigns such as Maho
Sobering realities justify end-of-summer OVI blitz
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 5 days ago
For those who think that aggressive anti-drunken driving campaigns such as Mahoning County’s current Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over have outlived their usefulness, think again. Yes, drunken-driving deaths across the United States have been cut in... Read more
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