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  • Rate of fatal overdoses involving pain medications slows, CDC says

    Rate of fatal overdoses involving pain medications slows, CDC says
    Fatal overdoses involving prescription painkillers have increased every year for more than a decade, but a government study has found for the first time that the rate is slowing. Before 2006, the age-adjusted rate of painkiller-involved deaths grew by...
  • Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC

    Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC
    A serious respiratory illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, as it predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks. The growing list of states with...
  • American waistlines still expanding, study says

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The average waistline of Americans increased by more than an inch over the past decade, according to a study from U.S. health researchers. Along with the increase in waist circumference measurements, the number of Americans...
  • US troops dispatched to fight Ebola will find an epidemic out of control, UN says

    GENEVA The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the agency now expects tens of thousands of people will be infected with the Ebola virus before the current epidemic is contained, and it called for nations to commit far more resources to combating...
  • Two cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Econo Lodge in Ocean City

    Two cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Econo Lodge in Ocean City
    Two people who stayed at an Econo Lodge in northern Ocean City this summer have tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and low levels of Legionella bacteria were found in the hotel's water pipes, Worcester County health officials said. Health...
  • Child Passenger Safety Week raises awareness for what most parents get wrong

    Child Passenger Safety Week raises awareness for what most parents get wrong
    Buckling children in and age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats and seat belts can reduce the risk of serious and fatal injuries by anywhere from 45 percent for grade school children to 71 percent for infants, according to the Centers for...
  • U.N. says it could take nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola

    U.N. says it could take nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola
    The world’s worst outbreak of Ebola is growing exponentially and could take nearly $1 billion to bring under control, officials with the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. The figure is double what the organization estimated last month when...
  • Feds Say Uninsured Number Dropped; Complete Picture Still Unclear

    New figures released by the federal government Tuesday indicate that the number of people without health insurance dropped in early 2014, the first year the major provisions of the federal health law took effect. But as with other data released so far...
  • Obama to announce boost in U.S. aid for Ebola response

    Obama to announce boost in U.S. aid for Ebola response
    President Obama, facing criticism that the U.S. and other countries have been slow to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak, plans to send additional medical aid to West Africa, according to a White House official. The move, to be announced Tuesday...
  • First Virginia cases of enterovirus confirmed

    First Virginia cases of enterovirus confirmed
    The first confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 were confirmed in Virginia on Wednesday. The state Department of Health announced that lab tests from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control confirmed the presence of the virus in seven children from 10 samples...
  • Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
    Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration,"...