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  • Sodium conundrum: Nine in 10 U.S. children eat too much salt

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - American kids are eating far too much salt, mostly from processed foods sold in stores, putting them at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, federal health officials said on Tuesday. A report from the U.S....
  • 4th Ebola victim to arrive in U.S. Tuesday

    4th Ebola victim to arrive in U.S. Tuesday
     A fourth Ebola patient will be flown to the United States by air ambulance from West Africa to receive treatment for the deadly disease, hospital officials in Atlanta said on Monday. The patient is expected to arrive at Emory University Hospital early...
  • NOVA addresses vaccine controversy

    For sheer survival, we live with acceptable risks. We eat knowing we might choke. We go down steps realizing we could break our necks. We drive fully aware of the 36,000 traffic fatalities each year. That leads to the risk of vaccines. Science is...
  • Single moms by choice: Making the finances work

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Monica Kipiniak doesn't think of herself as a statistic. She just thinks of herself as a doting mom. The 46-year-old attorney from Brooklyn, New York is indeed part of a societal trend: Single women by choice having kids past the age...
  • Emergency rooms in Chicago, Midwest see spike in children with respiratory virus

    Emergency rooms in Chicago, Midwest see spike in children with respiratory virus
    Emergency rooms in Chicago and other Midwestern cities are seeing a jump in the number of children with respiratory infections, possibly the result of a rare virus that can cause difficulty breathing but is generally not fatal, authorities said Monday....
  • Virus poses particular danger to kids with asthma; cases in 12 states

    Virus poses particular danger to kids with asthma; cases in 12 states
    A rare virus that threatens respiratory systems has sickened hundreds children in Kansas City, Mo., and and Chicago and could be responsible for far more cases in about a dozen states, national health officials said Monday. The virus, known as...
  • U.S. government spending bill to contain new funds to fight Ebola

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to extend U.S. government funding into the new fiscal year will contain additional funds to fight the Ebola epidemic in Africa, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers said on Monday. Speaking to...
  • U.S. air marshal in Texas hospital after syringe attack in Nigeria

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. air marshal was undergoing tests in a hospital in Houston after being assaulted in Lagos, Nigeria with a syringe containing an unknown substance, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday. The marshal was attacked...
  • State hopes tracking pain pills will reduce overdoses

    State hopes tracking pain pills will reduce overdoses
    A database in Kentucky that has tracked potentially dangerous and addictive prescriptions dispensed in the state for the past 15 years has become a national model by helping significantly reduce so-called doctor-shopping for pain drugs. Federal data show...
  • Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year

    Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year
    Lake County's first documented case of West Nile Virus is a 48-year-old Gurnee man, as Health Department officials credit a cool, wet summer with depressing the population of virus-carrying culex mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, dry conditions. In...
  • CDC says Ebola threatens stability of stricken countries

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The world's worst Ebola outbreak is threatening the stability of affected and neighboring countries in West Africa, and requires a "massive" effort to bring it under control, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...