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Ignoring warnings, White House planning indoor holiday parties

Washington - The White House is planning to host a Thanksgiving reception and other holiday parties - despite warnings from public health officials, and against the advice of its own advisers, even as COVID-19 cases surge across the U.S.

U.S. health officials shift tone on COVID-19 as virus spreads

The reality that the U.S. may not be able to contain the spread of the new coronavirus began to set in this weekend as federal health officials escalated warnings to vulnerable groups and said to prepare for more disruptions.

Americans and Canadians warned not to eat romaine lettuce

Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak.

It's official — U.S. mosquitoes now spreading Zika virus

Miami - On Friday afternoon, Florida health officials confirmed that four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes.

Op-Ed: Flint residents told Legionnaires disease likely linked to water

Flint - Flint residents got more bad news Wednesday, when Governor Rick Snyder told them the number of cases of Legionnaires disease had spiked in the two years the city was using water from the Flint River.

Congress passes bill requiring childproof liquid nicotine bottles

Washington - It's called the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, and it's intended to keep kids safer by making it more difficult for sticky little fingers to get into yummy-looking but highly toxic liquid nicotine. Congress passed the measure on Monday.

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.

UK confiscates 'Baby Gaga' breast milk ice cream, health concerns

Covent Garden - The Icecreamists' popular new frozen treat made from a woman's breast milk has created a flurry of attention around the world, so much in fact that Bristish officials were forced to seize what remained of the concoction over public health concerns.

Public Health Officials In Milwaukee Trying to Contain Potential Measle Outbreak

The Milwaukee County Health Department is concerned about a potential outbreak of measles after 4 people became infected with the highly contagious disease.

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