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CDC Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States, Including NJ; Pa.’s Rate Increased

A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday.

08/06/2013

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Health: Study Shows HPV Vaccine Effective At Reducing Cases Of Disease

The results revealed that since the HPV vaccine was introduced, cases of the disease decreased by 56 percent among females between the ages of 14 and 19.

06/19/2013

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CDC Says Majority Of Sandy Victims Drowned

The study looked at data from 117 deaths captured by American Red Cross mortality tracking during the time period from October 28 to November 30, 2012.

05/23/2013

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CDC Research Shows Majority Of Public Pools Contaminated By Feces

Public pools will soon be opening up for the season, but there’s some disgusting new research you might want to consider before you dive in.

05/16/2013

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Parents Seeing More Food, Skin Allergies In Children

“We don’t really have the answer,” said Dr. Lara Akinbami of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the senior author of the new report released Thursday.

05/06/2013

Recall

CDC: 24 E. Coli Illnesses Linked To Frozen Foods

Health officials say at least 24 people have become sick from an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to frozen snack foods marketed to children.

03/29/2013

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American Diet Increasing Obesity

Data from the CDC suggests Americans are increasingly obese, despite the fact that they are exercising more and smoking less.

03/27/2013

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Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

There have been numerous studies about chronic fatigue syndrome but no one is quite sure what causes it. In fact, it is often a diagnosis made when other common causes of fatigue are ruled out.

03/21/2013

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Methadone Abuse On The Rise

The Centers for Disease Control found that six times as many persons died from methadone overdoses in 2009 than in 1999.

03/20/2013

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One Nutritionist Says Diabetes Can Be Cured By…Food

Dr. Joel Fuhrman promotes what he calls the Nutritarian Diet. He makes what he acknowledges is a radical claim about his new book, The End of Diabetes, that many diseases can be prevented through diet.

03/17/2013

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Health: Binge Drinking An Under-Recognized Problem Among Women

Binge drinking is an under-recognized problem among women and girls, according to a new report from federal health officials. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the danger.

01/08/2013

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Study: Americans Consume Almost As Many Empty Calories From Alcohol As From Soda

Cutting back on soda to cut calories? You might want to scale back your booze consumption, too.

11/15/2012

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Methadone Deaths On The Rise

Methadone accounts for 2% of painkiller prescriptions in the US but it is involved in 30% of deaths by prescription painkillers.

11/07/2012

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Perils Of Texting While Parenting

While child injuries had been declining since the 1970’s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted a 12% rise in non-fatal injuries of kids under five since 2007. Could technology be to blame?

10/24/2012

Lead Paint Safety

Organizations Urge Parents To Protect Children From Lead Poisoning

Several organizations are asking that families with young children get their homes tested for lead.

10/22/2012

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