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More Than 100 North Texans Sickened By Cyclospora, Source Of Infection Still Undetermined

The number of North Texans sickened by “cyclosporiasis” — a nasty stomach bug — grew dramatically on Thursday.

CBS 11–08/01/2013

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CDC: More Than 275 Have Unidentified Stomach Bug

Federal health authorities say more than 275 people in seven states, including Texas, have now been sickened with an unidentified stomach bug.

07/24/2013

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Redfining Obesity Leads To Awareness

Experts say obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Doctors also caution that the threshold for ‘morbid obesity’ is lower than many may realize.

06/19/2013

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CDC: HPV Vaccine Reduced Disease Rates in Teen Girls by 56 Percent

The government health agency’s new study, which was published in the June issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, shows that rates of vaccine-type HPV prevalence dropped from 11.5 percent before the vaccine was introduced to 5 percent by 2010 for 14 to 19 year-old-girls.

06/19/2013

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Nearly All States See Drop In Teen Births, But TX Still Leads Nation

The teen birth rates in Texas fell by some 24-percent over the last five years, but the Lone Star State still has the highest number of teen births in the nation, with nearly 43,000 in 2011.

05/23/2013

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24 E. Coli Illnesses Linked To ‘Farm Rich’ Brand Frozen Foods

Health officials say at least 24 people have become sick from an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to frozen snack foods marketed to children.

03/30/2013

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Many Babies Starting Solid Foods Too Early, CDC Study Says

Many young children may be switching to solid foods months too early, according to federal researchers.

03/25/2013

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CDC: Electronic Cigarettes Gaining Awareness, Use

Increased awareness and use of electronic cigarettes in the U.S. outlined in a study released Thursday highlights the need for government regulation and evaluation, the head of the CDC says.

02/28/2013

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Health Officials: Except In Texas, Worst Of Flu Season May Be Over

The worst of the flu season appears to be over. The number of states reporting intense or widespread flu dropped again last week, except in Texas where flu activity was still high.

02/08/2013

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New U.S. Whooping Cough Strain Raises Questions

Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine.

02/06/2013

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Study Says Leafy Greens Top Food Poisoning Source

A big government study has fingered leafy greens like lettuce and spinach as the leading source of food poisoning. Experts repeated often-heard advice: Be sure to wash those foods or cook them thoroughly.

01/29/2013

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CDC: Flu Deaths Increase “Sharply” As Epidemic Continues

A flu epidemic continues to hit the United States, according to newly released statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the week of January 6-12, 8.2 percent of all deaths were tied to influenza and pneumonia.

01/18/2013

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