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Final Toll From Melon Listeria Outbreak: 30 Dead

12:58 pm, December 09, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta issued the final update Thursday and said the outbreak is over.


Smokers Now Less Than 20% of American Adults

12:00 pm, September 06, 2011

Fewer Americans are smoking cigarettes,  while those who do light are up are doing so less frequently, says the CDC.


Flu Season Repeat: New Year, Same Vaccine

4:30 pm, August 18, 2011

The new flu shot is the same as last year’s, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to recommend that anyone 6 months or older get their annual ...


Morning Smokers at Higher Cancer Risk

12:30 pm, August 08, 2011

Smoking is generally hazardous to a person’s health, but, researchers have discovered, it’s extra dangerous to those in the habit of lighting up first thing in ...


Cargill Recalls 36 Million Pounds of Ground Turkey

9:57 am, August 04, 2011

Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation recalled approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey products Wednesday after discovering that they may be contaminated with ...


Payday: The Deadliest Time of the Month?

5:40 pm, July 05, 2011

As if we didn’t have enough to fear, one new study suggests that your next paycheck could be the death of you.


Text Messages Help Smokers Kick the Habit

12:00 pm, July 01, 2011

A new study published in the British journal The Lancet suggests that smokers can increase their chances of kicking the habit by exchanging motivational text messages.


Photoshopped Ads Must Stop, AMA Says

10:04 am, June 30, 2011

The American Medical Association is urging advertising agencies to adopt new guidelines that limit the number of ads featuring heavily touched up photos of models ...


Sprout Scare: FDA Warns of Salmonella

11:10 am, June 28, 2011

The FDA is warning consumers not to eat Evergreen Produce Sprouts after discovering they may contain salmonella.


Fireworks Led to 8,800 Injuries in 2009

11:00 am, June 17, 2011

Injuries from fireworks remain as common as ever, but you can avoid them if you follow a few key safety tips.

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