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  • 53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna

    A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. Most of the cases — 31 — are in California, officials at the California Department of Public Health said. Other affected...
  • As vaping culture gets hot, some drop cigarettes but maybe not all the risks

    As vaping culture gets hot, some drop cigarettes but maybe not all the risks
    Like many a hard-core smoker, Candi McCann found it a bear to quit. Nothing worked. Not the patch. Not those blue smoking cessation pills her doctor prescribed. Then she tried those electronic cigarettes that produce a steamy vapor instead of smoke....
  • Naperville council bans e-cigarette sales to kids

    Naperville council bans e-cigarette sales to kids
    Naperville officials have agreed to enact two local laws governing electronic cigarettes, and most of them want to take the restrictions farther. The stance suggests a perspective on the vaporized version of nicotine delivery that differs from the...
  • South Korea confirms 3 cases of Mideast respiratory virus

    South Korea said Thursday it has confirmed three cases of a respiratory virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East. A 76-year-old man was diagnosed Thursday with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, according to the Korea Centers for...
  • Blue Bell recall lawsuit alleges ice cream caused man's severe illness

    DALLAS A 32�year-old former Houston man who "damn near died" after eating Blue Bell ice cream has filed what attorneys say is probably the first suit to stem from a massive product recall. Blue Bell Creameries officials could not be reached for...
  • Don't count on dance class to give your kid a workout, study warns

    Don't count on dance class to give your kid a workout, study warns
    Only 8% of kids enrolled in after-school dance programs got enough exercise during class to meet federal guidelines for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, a new study finds. Even worse, only 6% of adolescents got the recommended 30 minutes of...
  • Most distinctive cause of death in Florida: HIV

    Most distinctive cause of death in Florida: HIV
    In the era of "most popular" and "least favorite" types of maps and lists, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified the most distinctive cause of death for each state. For Florida, that's HIV, with 15,000 deaths...
  • States help get heroin antidote into hands of regular folks

    At the front of a classroom, health worker Cheryll Moore demonstrates "the nod" — a jerk of the head forward and then quickly back — a telltale sign of heroin use, though not necessarily of an overdose. "In that scenario, they can go either...
  • New shingles vaccine puts over-60 crowd in a quandary

    Public-health experts were pleased last month when a study showed that GlaxoSmithKline's experimental shingles vaccine is much more effective than the established Merck vaccine. In the long run, the prospect of a better shingles shot could improve...
  • OraSure in race to make much-needed rapid Ebola test

    OraSure in race to make much-needed rapid Ebola test
    The Ebola epidemic has cooled to a simmer in West Africa, but the race to provide the technology needed to thwart the next outbreak is just heating up. OraSure Technologies of Bethlehem is competing with several other companies and research groups to...
  • Commentary: It's time to make childhood vaccinations mandatory

    It was just in December that Disneyland was struck by a measles outbreak. While the source of the outbreak is not definitively known, it is thought to have been caused by an international tourist to the amusement park who was infected with the virus....