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  • Is baby recession over? US births up after years of decline

    It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years. About 53,000 more babies were born in 2014 than the year before — a 1 percent increase. Births were up for...
  • Report: West Virginia has highest drug overdose death rate

    West Virginia has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the U.S., according to a report released Wednesday, further spotlighting Appalachia's festering drug abuse problem that is also fueling a rise in hepatitis C in one of the nation's poorest regions....
  • U.S. birth rate finally rises, thanks to moms in their 30s and early 40s

    U.S. birth rate finally rises, thanks to moms in their 30s and early 40s
    The nation’s birth rate rose 1% last year as parents in the U.S. welcomed nearly 4 million babies into the world, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That increase may not sound like much, but it’...
  • CDC tests for plague in Northern Colorado after teen's death

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to determine how prevalent the plague is in a rural area of northern Colorado where a 16-year-old boy died of the disease. Taylor Gaes of Livermore died June 8, but the cause was only made public...
  • Expert explains origins, treatment of MERS

    Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since become a concern in South Korea, where at least 20 deaths have been confirmed. Cases of MERS have also been reported recently in the Philippines, China and...
  • Meninigitis survivor urges wider use of lifesaving vaccine

    SEATTLE Carl Buher was a 14-year-old in Mount Vernon, Wash., in 2003, when the high school freshman was hit with a sudden illness: high fever, pounding headache, disorientation and purple splotches over his face and arms. Within a day, he'd been...
  • Rhode Island toddler dies of suspected bacterial infection

    More than a dozen children at a day care have been given preventative antibiotics as a precaution after a toddler there died of a suspected bacterial infection, the state Department of Health said Wednesday. The 13-month-old child, whose name has not...
  • UM virology institute to fight HIV/AIDS in Botswana with $24.5 million grant

    UM virology institute to fight HIV/AIDS in Botswana with $24.5 million grant
    The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has received a $24.5 million federal grant to combat AIDS in Botswana. The institute will use the funds from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to...
  • Take precautions against Lyme disease

    Take precautions against Lyme disease
    Like many people, I love to be outdoors. Hiking trails and forest preserves call to me. There have been many occasions after a hike when my husband or I have found a tick somewhere on us. We know about deer ticks. We have heard about Lyme disease. We...
  • Colorado teen dies from rare case of plague

    Colorado teen dies from rare case of plague
    A 16-year-old boy in Colorado who appeared to have the common flu has died  from a rare case of the plague, officials said. Taylor Gaes’ illness didn’t present with the telltale sign of the infection – swollen lymph nodes – which...
  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    South Bend Tribune. June 18, 2015. Addressing an unspoken danger The recent deaths of two teenage brothers in Granger is proof that prescription drug abuse is an issue that has no bounds; it can touch any family with tragic consequences. Nineteen-year-...