Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Participants crawl through tubing during the Tough Mudder endurance race.  (Photo credit: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Muddy Water in Obstacle Courses Can Make You Sick

Health officials have a new message for people taking on extreme obstacle courses like the Tough Mudder — don’t eat the mud.

05/02/2014

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Passengers Ill on Cruise Ship That Sailed From Md.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says passengers on a cruise ship that sailed out of Baltimore became sick on board during two consecutive voyages.

04/11/2014

File photo of a pregnant woman holding her stomach. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Home Births Still Rising, Driven by White Moms

Home births have risen to their highest level in about four decades but are still only a fraction of all births, according to a new government report released Tuesday.

03/04/2014

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Study: Friends, Not Dealers, Most Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

03/03/2014

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Caffeine Common in Kids, Young Adults; Mainly Soda

Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn’t budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common source, a government analysis finds.

02/10/2014

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Caribbean Cruise Ended Early After Hundreds Become Ill

The Royal Caribbean cruise line on Sunday ended a ship’s 10-day trip in the Caribbean early after hundreds of passengers and crew members were sickened with a gastrointestinal illness.

01/27/2014

US adults covered by private plans or no plans at all have lower psychological distress than those with public plans such as the Affordable Care Act or Medicare. (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: US Adults With Public Insurance Plans Have Higher Psychological Distress

US adults covered by private plans or no plans at all have lower psychological distress than those with public plans such as the Affordable Care Act or Medicare.

01/09/2014

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama addresses school children as part of a ''Let's Move! Active Schools'' event. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Despite Let’s Move Campaign, Just 1 in 4 Young Teens Meet U.S. Fitness Guidelines

Young teens aren’t exactly embracing the government’s Let’s Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest.

01/08/2014

A bacteria culture that shows a positive infection of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Study: 97 Percent Of Chicken Bought In Stores Contains Bacteria

According to a new study, 97 percent of chicken breasts bought in stores across the U.S. was found to contain potentially harmful bacteria.

12/19/2013

Pro-life and pro-choice supporters hold rallies into the evening Jan. 22, 2008 outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., marking the 35th anniversary of the court's 1973 decision in Roe vs Wade that made abortion legal. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

ND Clinic On Pace To End Year With Fewest Number Of Abortions In More Than Decade

North Dakota’s lone abortion clinic is on pace to end the year with the fewest number of pregnancy-ending procedures recorded in more than a decade, a drop the facility’s director attributes in part to new legislation she says has confused some women into thinking abortion in the state is now outlawed.

12/19/2013

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