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CDC confirms first U.S. Ebola case

Dallas - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the first case of the Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States.

First U.S. case of deadly MERS virus confirmed - CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working to educate and not alarm the public amid the first confirmed case of MERS in the United States.

Salmonella outbreak in U.S., Holland linked to smoked salmon

Smoked salmon may be the cause of the salmonella outbreak in the U.S. and the Netherlands that has left around 300 people sickened with the strain of Salmonella Thompson.

Hurricane Isaac may add to near record-setting West Nile outbreak

With all the rain and flooding Isaac has left behind, some are worried the near record-setting number of West Nile cases in the US will increase. Stagnant, pooling water is a breeding ground for algae, a source of food for mosquito larvae.

U.S. CDC reports 1 in 13 pregnant women drink alcohol

Research released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says drinking among pregnant women is a public health concern. The agency noted 1 in 13 pregnant women drink alcohol.

E Coli outbreak in six U.S. states, source unknown

U.S. officials are conducting an investigation to determine what has caused an outbreak of E.Coli over the past two months. Since Apr. 15, over a dozen individuals in six states have been sickened by E.Coli bacteria, with one death.

CDC: Supersize is the 'new (ab)normal'

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a new infographic that outlines just how much restaurant food portions have increased over the past 50 years.

CDC: All Baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C

For the first time ever, U.S. health officials are urging all baby boomers, those born between 1945-1965, to get tested for hepatitis C, since one in 30 boomers may be infected with the liver-destroying virus and not know it –– until it's too late.

Op-Ed: New Two And A Half Men Ain’t Funny

If the first episode of a Sheen’less Two And A Half Men is any indication, the sitcom’s new season is headed to be a real turkey. Has CBS committed suicide by writing off Charlie Sheen? Here's my take on what used to be my favourite comedy.

CDC predicts smoking may be banned in all states by 2020

Atlanta - Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control predict that the entire nation could have laws in place by 2020 that would ban smoking in all indoor areas including restaurants, bars and private sector businesses.

Diseases Likely Problem for Haitian Earthquake Survivors

In the aftermath of the earthquake tragedy in Haiti, experts maintain survivors will face the problems of disease. That is due to the poor health care systems, lack of clean water, and limitations on basic medical supplies.

Contaminated Watermelon Reminder of National Food Safety Concerns

Recently the New York Times reported on the safety of the nation’s food supply, finding no improvement during the past three years. Contaminants have been found in many foods. Today a dramatic example at my home showed the problem visibly.
 

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