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Study says leafy greens top food poisoning source

NEW YORK (AP) — A big government study has fingered leafy greens like lettuce and spinach as the leading source of food poisoning, a perhaps uncomfortable conclusion for health officials who want us to eat our vegetables.


US abortions fall 5 pct, biggest drop in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the Great Recession in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, according to government figures released Wednesday. The reason for the decline wasn’t […]


Unprecedented 'black mold' meningitis a challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) – The black mold creeping into the spines of hundreds of people who got tainted shots for back pain marks uncharted medical territory. Never before has this particular fungus been found to cause […]


FDA: Pharmacy's other drugs may be causing illness

NEW YORK (AP) – Two more drugs from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak are now being investigated, U.S. health officials said, as they urged doctors to contact patients who got any kind […]


Baby bust continues: US births down for 4th year

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued to dampen enthusiasm for having […]


1st death linked to new swine flu

CINCINNATI (AP) – The death of a 61-year-old Ohio woman is the first in the nation associated with a new swine flu strain, the state Department of Health said Friday. The woman, whose identity was […]


CDC: West Nile outbreak one of largest in US

ATLANTA (AP) – The current West Nile outbreak is one of the largest in the U.S., with four times the usual number of cases for this time of year, federal health officials said Wednesday. It’s […]


CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C

(AP) – The government is recommending all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C. Anyone born from 1945 to 1965 should get a one-time blood test to see if they have the liver-destroying virus. It […]


Is ADHD over diagnosed?

Since 2007, 5.4 million children ages 4 to17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, and 66 percent reported taking medication to treat their symptoms, according to the CDC. What are the consequences of these medications? Dr. […]


Officials probe E. coli outbreak in 6 states

(AP) – A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and one death, health officials say. No form of contaminated food or other cause has been identified in […]


CDC: Older teens often text behind the wheel

(AP) – Health officials say more than half of high school seniors admit they text or email while driving. That’s from the first government statistics on how common the dangerous habit is in teens. An […]


CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C

(AP) – U.S. health officials want all baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released draft recommendations calling for all baby boomers to get a […]