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Online ‘Zombie’ Talk Grows After Gory Incidents

Violence, we’re used to. Cannibalism and people who should fall down but don’t? That feels like something else entirely. The actual incidents are horrifying — and, if how people are talking about them is any indication, fascinating

06/03/2012

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CDC: 2011 Worst Year For U.S. Measles In 15 Years

Last year was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years, health officials said Thursday. There were 222 cases of measles, a large jump from the 60 or so seen in a typical year.

04/19/2012

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Autistic Child’s Mother Discusses Challenges

The Centers for Disease Control now estimates that one in 88 children in the US have autism. Fifteen-year-old Michael Susens is one of them, diagnosed when he was just two years old.

04/02/2012

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Smokers Beware: New Anti-Smoking Ads Headed Your Way

The government has revamped its strategy for getting people to kick the smoking habit, and the new campaign is about to hit TV and radio air waves and billboards, magazines and newspapers.

03/15/2012

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CDC: 13 Deaths Tied To Bath Refinishing Chemical

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning Thursday about using a common paint-stripping chemical to refinish bathtubs after tying it to 13 deaths in 10 states, including Texas.

02/24/2012

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CDC Releases Results Of Morgellons Disease Investigation

Five years ago, CBS 11 News began investigating a bizarre medical condition known as Morgellons Disease. Now the Centers For Disease Control is making its findings, into to whether Morgellons is a real disease, public.

01/26/2012

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CDC: Many Teen Moms Didn’t Think It Could Happen

A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.

01/19/2012

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More U.S. Women Having Twins; Rate At 1 In 30 Babies

More U.S. women are having twins these days. The reason? Older moms and fertility treatments.

01/04/2012

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CDC Recommends Boys Be Vaccinated Against HPV

A recent recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control is creating new debate over the HPV vaccine.

10/26/2011

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CDC: Doctors Prescribing Fewer Antibiotics To Kids

The push to get pediatricians to stop prescribing antibiotics for the wrong illnesses is paying off a bit, a new government report found.

09/01/2011

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STUDY: Sibling Of A Child With Autism More Likely To Be Diagnosed

Six-year-old Andy Barrow loves to read, but his older brother Alex would rather play. One thing the two brothers from Cleburne have in common, however, is autism.

08/15/2011

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