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Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 03:34 PM CDT

Overdoses, Accidental Deaths Rise Among Americans: Report

Overdoses, Accidental Deaths Rise Among Americans: Report

Accidents are killing more Americans each year, increasingly from overdoses and falls. A new report from the National Safety Council said that in 2014, more than 136,000 Americans died accidentally.

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 08:18 AM CDT

Pittsburgh Researcher Infected With Zika in Lab Accident

Pittsburgh Researcher Infected With Zika in Lab Accident

The University of Pittsburgh says one of its researchers became infected with the Zika virus in a lab accident. The scientist accidentally stuck herself with a needle last month during a Zika experiment.

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 06:43 PM CDT

Teen Smoking Rate Drops, But More Kids Are Vaping

Teen Smoking Rate Drops, But More Kids Are Vaping

Fewer teens are smoking cigarettes than ever before, NBC News reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that just 11 percent of high school students said they smoked in 2015.

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 05:11 PM CDT

Fewer High School Kids Have Sex: Survey

Fewer High School Kids Have Sex: Survey

A government survey of risky youth behaviors shows fewer teens are having sex, NBC News reported. The survey found 41 percent of high school kids said they had ever had sex — down from around 47 percent...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 02:42 PM CDT

New Map Shows Where Zika Mosquitoes Live in US

New Map Shows Where Zika Mosquitoes Live in US

A new map shows mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus can be found in 40 states and Washington, D.C., NBC News reported. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled the new map...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 11:17 AM CDT

FDA Still Taking Months to Recall Tainted Food: Investigators

FDA Still Taking Months to Recall Tainted Food: Investigators

Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported...

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 02:44 PM CDT

FDA: People Are Overdosing on Anti-Diarrhea Drugs

FDA: People Are Overdosing on Anti-Diarrhea Drugs

Federal health officials are investigating sometimes-deadly overdoses with common anti-diarrhea drugs, a bizarre manifestation of the nation's drug abuse problem. The primary ingredient in prescription Imodium...

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 07:25 AM CDT

Turkey's President Calls Women Who Work 'Half Persons'

Turkey's President Calls Women Who Work 'Half Persons'

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said women who chose work over motherhood are "half persons," NBC News reported. "A woman who abstains from maternity by saying 'I am working' means that she is actually...

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 at 11:10 AM CDT

More Than 40 Percent of US Women Are Obese: CDC

More Than 40 Percent of US Women Are Obese: CDC

The nation's obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese, according to new government health statistics.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 03:06 PM CDT

First Human Case of West Nile Reported in Illinois for 2016

First Human Case of West Nile Reported in Illinois for 2016

The state’s first human case of West Nile virus has been reported in west-central Illinois, three months earlier than last year’s initial diagnosis.

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