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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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CDC: 1 death, 76 illnesses linked to ground turkey

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Federal officials say one person has died from salmonella poisoning that appears to be linked to eating ground turkey, but the government so far has declined to say who produced the meat or initiate a recall. Full story...
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Drug stops HIV spread among heterosexual couples, not just gays

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Experts are calling it a breakthrough for Africa in its effort to fight back against AIDS. Two studies in Africa have found that an AIDS drug that was already shown to help prevent the spread of the virus in gay men also works for heterosexual men and women. Full story...
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CDC seeks input on meningitis vaccine for infants

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Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hearing from parents, health care providers and others in New Hampshire as it starts exploring whether infants should be vaccinated against meningitis, a rare but potentially deadly infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Full story...
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CDC study: Gay, bisexual teens do riskier things

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A government study says gay and bisexual high school students are more likely than their heterosexual classmates to smoke, use alcohol or do other risky things. Full story...
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