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CDC Reports 30 Percent Increase In Autism Diagnoses

New figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now show one in 68 children in the U.S. have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2014

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Law Aids Treatment Of Severe Allergic Reactions

The bill from Republican Sen. Bob Huff of Diamond Bar will allow trained and certified individuals to obtain and use emergency EpiPens,

10/10/2013

West Nile Case Reported In Long Beach

Public health officials in Long Beach are urging residents to take precautions against contracting West Nile virus after an infection was reported in the city.

09/11/2013

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LA Kids Drinking Fewer Sugary Drinks

Los Angeles County children are drinking fewer sugary drinks, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report revealed.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/26/2013

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.

06/30/2011

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CDC: U.S. Measles Cases Reach 15-Year High

Health officials say 118 cases of measles have been reported in the United States so far this year — the highest number this early in the year since 1996.

05/24/2011

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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.

05/20/2011

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CDC: Number Of Cancer Survivors Is Steadily Growing

The number of cancer survivors in the United States is increasing by hundreds of thousands a year, and now includes roughly one in 20 adults.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/10/2011

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Study: Sex Down Among Young Adults, Teens

Apparently, fewer teens and young adults are having sex, according to a federal study which offers numbers but doesn’t examine the reasons.

03/03/2011

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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.

03/03/2011