Death toll in cantaloupe outbreak rises to 8

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials say the death toll has risen to eight in an outbreak of listeria traced to Colorado cantaloupes.    The Centers for Diseas..
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Fla. woman with 2 uteruses delivers twins

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida woman with a rare medical condition has delivered twins, one from each of her two uteruses.    The St. Petersburg T..
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Preschool replacing processed foods

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A food revolution is under way in Starkville.    The Emerson Family School is replacing processed foods with fresh ingredients and meals mad..
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Mrs. Obama to join Olive Garden announcement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Encouraged by Michelle Obama's campaign to reduce childhood obesity, the company that owns the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and four other popular restaurant chains ..
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FDA refutes TV claim that apple juice is unsafe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The federal Food and Drug Administration and a leading doctor are refuting claims by television show host Dr. Mehmet Oz that trace amounts of arsenic in many apple juice products p..
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Florida has 3rd highest rate of uninsured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida, the state which led the challenge to President Obama's heath care plan, has the nation's third highest rate of residents without health insurance. Dat..
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Flu vaccine advised even if kids got shots in 2010

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (AP) - The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated flu advice that says even children who got flu shots last year need to be vaccinated this season. ..
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CDC: Half of Americans have a sugary drink daily

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - Half of Americans drink a soda or sugary beverage each day - and some are downing a lot.    One in 20 people drinks the equivalent of more than four c..
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Fla. health officials report swine flu death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - Florida health officials say an 80-year-old woman has died after contracting the swine flu.    Lake County Health Department spokeswoman Sheri H..
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Get flu shot or get fired, hospital says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Some employees at a Traverse City hospital are upset over a demand that they roll up their sleeve for a flu shot.    Munson Healthcare sa..
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Hawaii scientists help discover cancer link

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HONOLULU (AP) - Research led by University of Hawaii Cancer Center scientists has found a genetic link to mesothelioma.    According to a joint announcement Sunday b..
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UN warns of bird flu resurgence, new Asian strain

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

ROME (AP) - The United Nations has warned of a possible resurgence of the deadly bird flu virus and has urged greater surveillance. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Agency says a..
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University in Ohio finds more bedbugs in dorm

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A university in Ohio has found more bedbugs in its newest residence hall and has moved a few students, including one who's staying in a hotel.   &nb..
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Drug co lawyer: Clinic at fault for Vegas outbreak

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A lawyer for one of two drug companies being sued over a hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas says clinics - not drug manufacturers or distributors - were responsible..
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44 apply to become Broward schools superintendent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Forty-four education leaders have applied to become the next superintendent of Broward County schools.    The Miami Herald (http://bit.l..
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Chicken Pox and vaccines

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Chickenpox deaths in the United States have been nearly eliminated thanks to widespread use of the varicella vaccine, according to a new CDC study.  Here to discuss this and m..
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FDA approves new drug to treat skin cancer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind drug to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer by targeting a particular genetic mutation found i..
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Fla. prescription drug deaths rise in 2010

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - New data shows that prescription drug deaths in Florida increased nearly 9 percent last year compared to 2009 despite aggressive efforts by law enforcement to educate ..
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Beckley-filmed PBS show focuses on kids' nutrition

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - The president of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg is bringing a little magic to public television.    Dr. Michael ..
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Autism risks for siblings are higher than thought

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

CHICAGO (AP) - A new study suggests that nearly 20 percent of children who have an autistic older brother or sister will develop the disorder too. That's a rate much higher than pr..
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