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  • Premature births in the U.S. hit 15-year low, but still called high

    Premature births in the U.S. hit 15-year low, but still called high
    The rate of premature births dropped slightly in the United States last year, but the country still has a ways to go before reaching the March of Dimes’ goal of only 9.6% of babies born prematurely. Preliminary figures for 2012 show that 11.5%...
  • Taiwanese woman is the first human to be sickened by H6N1 bird flu

    Taiwanese woman is the first human to be sickened by H6N1 bird flu
    A 20-year-old woman in Taiwan has achieved the dubious distinction of being the first patient known to have been sickened by a strain of bird flu known as H6N1. The woman, who became ill in May, appears to have made a full recovery, according to a...
  • Health officials warn flu is striking early this season

    Health officials warn flu is striking early this season
    It may be no surprise to snifflers stuck in doctor's office waiting rooms: The 2013-2014 influenza season appears to be picking up steam earlier than most flu seasons. On Friday, state and Los Angeles County health officials reported "sharp increases"...
  • 'Light at the end of the tunnel' for West Virginia water crisis

    'Light at the end of the tunnel' for West Virginia water crisis
    West Virginians saw signs of hope Sunday even as 300,000 people spent a fourth day under orders not to use their tap water after a chemical spill. "I believe we’re at a point where we see light at the end of the tunnel," Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin...
  • Chemical smell to linger after West Virginia water is safe to drink

    Chemical smell to linger after West Virginia water is safe to drink
    The water ban that left 300,000 people in West Virginia unable to drink tap water, shower or wash their clothes was lifted in some places on Monday as the aftermath of a chemical spill stretched into its fifth day. But as hospitals began to get their...
  • Cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth

    Cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth
    Cigarette use among middle school and high school students is on the decline, but public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are concerned about other ways that tobacco and nicotine  use is rising among kids. Electronic...
  • Katie Couric under fire for allegedly slanted report on HPV vaccine

    Katie Couric under fire for allegedly slanted report on HPV vaccine
    Katie Couric may want to brush up on her reporting skills before she takes on her new role as "global anchor" at Yahoo!, according to a number of critics displeased with a report about the HPV vaccine on her syndicated talk show, "Katie." In a segment...
  • CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean

    CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean
    A mosquito-borne virus usually restricted to Africa and Asia has been detected for the first time in the Western Hemisphere, with 10 confirmed cases on the French side of the Caribbean island of St. Martin, U.S. authorities have warned. With the...
  • Seeing the positive changes brought by the federal health law

    Seeing the positive changes brought by the federal health law
    This was the year that millions of Americans learned that health insurance is complicated. The landscape they discovered is ugly. Paying a premium doesn't mean your costs are over. Lower premiums mean higher deductibles, higher fees at the doctor's...
  • More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy

    More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy
    LOVELOCK, Nev. — For years, school nurse Deborah Pontius came to work with nits to pick. On some days in this isolated central Nevada town, she'd actually sift through the hair of students found with live head lice. But something bigger bugged...
  • The Lyme disease battle

    The Lyme disease battle
    There is a subculture in America you may know little about. Its members are haunted by a slender, twisting, tick-borne germ known as Borrelia burgdorferi, the microbe responsible for Lyme disease, and they are trying desperately to warn us that we are all...