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This undated image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows Salmonella bacteria in a petri dish. (AP Photo/CDC)

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 […]

04/17/2014

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 photo, Oumou Balde, 4, left, plays with her teacher Jacqualine Sanchez, right, and pretend food in a pre-kindergarten class at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York in a program to educate children about nutrition and health. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A signal that preschooler obesity is falling?

ATLANTA (AP) — A new study may be another signal of a national decline in childhood obesity. The finding comes from a government study considered a gold-standard gauge of trends in the public’s health. The […]

02/25/2014

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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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FDA targets antibiotics in meat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration moved Wednesday to phase out the widespread use of antibiotics in animals processed for meat. Many cattle, hog and poultry […]

12/11/2013

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Princeton to start mass meningitis B vaccinations

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University was set Monday to start the vaccination of nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis. The Ivy League school in New Jersey is […]

12/09/2013

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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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‘Cannibal sandwiches’ sicken Wisconsin residents

MILWAUKEE (AP) — “Cannibal sandwiches,” an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen […]

12/05/2013

Ken and Abigail Ernst with their 2-month-old daughter, Lucy, in their Oldwick, N.J. home. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births

BOSTON (AP) — Doctors are reporting an epidemic — of twins. Nearly half of all babies born with advanced fertility help are multiple births, new federal numbers show. In the five years since the “Octomom” […]

12/02/2013

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US survey: More than 1 in 10 kids has ADHD

ATLANTA (AP) — The number of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder continues to rise but may be leveling off a bit, a new survey shows. More than 1 in 10 children has been […]

11/22/2013

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

CDC report card: Good, bad marks on target battles

  ATLANTA (AP) — About three years ago, the nation’s top public health agency picked its battles. Now, it’s issuing its own report card on reaching those goals: Pretty good but needs improvement. The seven […]

11/21/2013

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CDC importing meningitis vaccine to NJ

 PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) – Federal health officials have agreed to import a meningitis vaccine approved in Europe and Australia but not the U.S. as officials at Princeton University consider measures to stop the spread of […]

11/16/2013

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Baby illnesses tied to parents nixing newborn shot

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials are reporting four Tennessee cases of a rare infant illness that have been linked to parents refusing a routine shot for newborns. The four Nashville-area infants suffered brain or stomach […]

11/14/2013

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