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Survey: 99 Percent Of Contact Lens Wearers Engage In At Least 1 Bad Habit

Doctors say contact lens wearers who do not take care of their lenses are at serious risk for eye infections.

08/21/2015

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Report: More Than 4 Million Admit To Driving Drunk

According to the CDC, during 2012, more than 4 million people admitted to driving drunk in the preceding 30 days.

08/07/2015

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CDC: Most Schools Start Classes Too Early

With the school year around the corner, the Centers for Disease Control says if a child’s classes start before 8:30 in the morning, the student may not be getting enough sleep, leading to health risks.

08/07/2015

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Report: Teen Use Of Morning After Pill Increasing

The report says that the use of emergency contraception by female teenagers who have had sexual intercourse at least once has increased from 8 percent in 2002 to 22 percent in 2011 through 2013.

07/22/2015

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Jury Still Out On E-Cigarettes

Right now, no states have banned the use of e-cigarettes completely but 18 states have set limits.

07/01/2015

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Is Baby Recession Over? U.S. Births Up After Years Of Decline

It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.

06/17/2015

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CDC: Melanoma Rates Have Doubled Over Last 30 Years

In report released Tuesday by the CDC, the organization says melanoma is responsible for more than 9,000 skin cancer deaths in the U.S. each year.

06/03/2015

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CDC Investigating Error That Caused Live Anthrax Shipments

The U.S. Army’s top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples from a chemical weapons testing site.

05/29/2015

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CDC: 150 Possibly Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim

Federal and New Jersey health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa Fever.

05/28/2015

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A Focus On Fall Prevention During Older Americans Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data on the seriousness of this issue and of new tools to reduce falls in older adults.

05/13/2015

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CDC Report Sheds New Data On What Time Of Day Most Babies Are Born

The CDC says it examined 2013 birth certificate data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), which encompasses 90% of U.S. births.

05/08/2015

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CDC: Many Americans Are Not Getting The Recommended Cancer Screenings

The CDC says about one-fourth of eligible women are not up-to-date with breast cancer screenings, and about two in five adults are not getting the recommended test for colorectal cancer.

05/08/2015

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Study: High School Smoking Fell As E-Cigarette Use Boomed

Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

04/16/2015

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Study: Nearly One-third Of American Women Are Not Spacing Their Pregnancies Far Enough Apart

For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.

04/16/2015

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Study: Military Kids More Likely To Be Missing Out On Routine Vaccinations

Scientists say military families move often, which may make it harder to keep up with the immunization schedule.

04/13/2015

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