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CDC: Alarming increase seen in West Nile cases

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US health officials say there's been an alarming increase in the number of West Nile cases. So far there have been more than 1,100 cases reported through the middle of August. That's three times as many as usually seen at this point in the year. Full story...
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Study: Teens turning to oral sex as safer alternative

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video For some families sex can be a taboo topic. But a new study suggests teens may not have the info they need about the birds and the bees. Full story...
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CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C

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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. Full story...
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CDC investigates salmonella outbreak in the Carolinas

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Federal officials say they are trying to find the cause of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened dozens of people across the country, including at least five in the Carolinas. Full story...
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CDC: Many teens moms didn't think it could happen

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A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant. Full story...
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CDC: 1 in 25 adolescents take drugs for depression

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Health officials say roughly 1 in 25 adolescents in the United States are taking antidepressants. Full story...
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FDA cites dirty equipment in cantaloupe outbreak

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The Food and Drug Administration says the deadly listeria outbreak in cantaloupe was probably caused by pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean packing equipment at a Colorado farm. Full story...
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Scores got sick, 1 died trying to kill bedbugs

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Worried about bedbugs? Maybe you should be more concerned about the insecticides used to get rid of them. Full story...
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Adult smoking rate edges down slightly: CDC data

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A new government report shows fewer US adults are smoking, and those who light up are smoking fewer cigarettes daily. But the trend is weaker than the government had hoped. Full story...
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CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics to kids

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Health officials say a push to get pediatricians to stop prescribing antibiotics for the wrong illnesses is paying off a bit. Full story...
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