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California Lettuce Recall Spreads To 19 States, Canada

A California farm that issued a voluntary lettuce recall over listeria contamination concerns says its notice has gone out to 19 states and Canada.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/03/2011

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Cargill Announces Recall Of 36M Pounds Of Ground Turkey

The United States Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday the recall of 36 million pounds of Cargill ground turkey that was linked to a death in California..

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/02/2011

CDC: Lead Poisoning In Adults Is Down

Federal health officials say the lead poisoning rate for U.S. adults has fallen by more than half in the last 15 years, but it remains unusually high in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Kansas.


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CDC: Preparing For A Disaster Like Preparing For Zombie Attack

The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention wants the public to be ready in case of a zombie attack. The idea is that getting ready for zombies is the sort of preparedness needed to survive a disaster or sudden epidemic.


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Obesity Costs Take Toll On Bank Accounts

According to a study by George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services, the annual costs of being obese are $4,879 for a woman and $2,646 for a man.


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US Life Expectancy Surpasses 78, A New Record

U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high, rising above 78 years.


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CDC: A Third Of Americans Sleep Less Than 7 Hours A Night

More than a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night, and many of them report troubles concentrating, remembering and even driving.


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CDC: 21,000 Contracted Whooping Cough Last Year

Federal health officials say more than 21,000 people got whooping cough last year, many of them children and teens. That’s the highest number since 2005 and among the worst years in more than 50 years.



Pontiac Fever Suspected In Playboy Mansion Outbreak

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control say the outbreak is likely a milder form of Legionnaires’ disease known as Pontiac fever.


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Poll: Cold, Flu Season Worst In Years

If you’re sniffling and sneezing your way through early 2011, you’re not alone.


CDC: More Strokes Hitting Young, Middle-Aged People

Doctors are reporting an alarming rise in strokes among young and middle-aged Americans even as the disease declines among older people.



Feds To Cut Fluoride Levels In US Tap Water

Fluoridation has been fought for decades by people who worried about its effects, including conspiracy theorists who feared it was a plot to make people submissive to government power.


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CDC: 1 In 3 Americans Vaccinated For Flu

The flu season is just getting under way, and health officials say already about 1 in 3 Americans have gotten vaccinated.


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Parents Opt Out Of Kids’ Vaccinations Over Autism Fears

Despite the re-emergence of measles in the Southland, officials say many parents are opting not to vaccinate their child over increased fears of links to autism.


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Report: 1 In 4 Young Adults Are Binge Drinkers

The Centers for Disease Control says there are 33 million young Americans who engaged in binge drinking in the last month.