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The entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

  NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation into a potentially dangerous blunder at a government lab found that a scientist kept silent about the accident and revealed it only after other employees noticed something fishy. […]

08/15/2014

Workers unload Ebola related aid goods from China at the airport in Conakry , Guinea. Over the decades, Ebola cases have been confirmed in 10 African countries. But until this year, Ebola had never come to West Africa. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

Spanish priest dies of Ebola amid ethics debate

  MADRID (AP) — A Spanish priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in Madrid despite having received an experimental drug while the World Health Organization announced it is ethical for unproven drugs and vaccines […]

08/12/2014

Nigeria health officials wait to screen passengers at the arrival hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Ebola may be scary, but most shouldn’t be afraid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a “painful, dreadful, merciless virus.” The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people […]

08/11/2014

California counties are thwarting the state's efforts to comply with a federal court order to reduce it's inmate population  by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated including a record number of second-strikers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Study recommends inmate immunity test

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed […]

07/25/2014

Vials of flu vaccine. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

300 vials labeled influenza, dengue found at lab

WASHINGTON (AP) — The same federal scientist who found forgotten vials of smallpox at a federal lab earlier this month also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and […]

07/16/2014

The entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to […]

07/11/2014

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4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline

ATLANTA (AP) — More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows. That’s twice the rate from just five years ago, although the pace of […]

07/08/2014

Pharmacist Jarrett Bauder checks on a prescription for a patient in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

The South prescribes more painkillers, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation’s rising rate of overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states where doctors write the most prescriptions. A second report released […]

07/01/2014

In this Feb. 7, 2011, file photo, a man smokes a Marlboro cigarette in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

True stories from victims of smoking featured in new campaign

Amanda confesses her smoking caused her baby to be born prematurely. Felicita shows her bare gums — smoking cost her all her teeth at age 50. Rose is ravaged by surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for […]

06/24/2014

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Child obesity rates drop 43% in past decade

We apparently are making an impressive dent in child obesity rates. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity rates in children ages 2 to 5 dropped 43 percent in the past decade. […]

02/26/2014

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Flu season starting a little more normally

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the flu season seems to be getting off to more normal start this year. Reports of the flu have been increasing, particularly in the South. But it’s nothing like […]

12/12/2013

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More signs that US births may have stopped falling

ATLANTA (AP) — There’s more evidence that U.S. births may be leveling off after years of decline. The number of babies born last year only slipped a little, and preliminary government figures released Friday indicate […]

12/06/2013

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