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Second Fungal Meningitis Death Reported in Md.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there has been another death in Maryland from fungal meningitis related to recalled medications.



Dozens Now Affected by Meningitis Outbreak Locally, Much More Nationwide

The deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that has spread to more than 100 people nationwide, spanning a total of nine states, has now killed two people people in Maryland and Virginia, with more than 30 cases reported between the two states.



Two More Meningitis Patients Pop Up in Maryland

A deadly fungal meningitis outbreak has spread to more than 100 people nationwide, and two more people in Maryland.



500 Va. Residents Exposed to Deadly Meningitis

The Virginia state epidemiologist says more than 500 people have now been contacted by two separate outpatient clinics that administered a batch of steroids contaminated by a potentially deadly form of meningitis.



Bad Steroid Batch Injects Rare Meningitis Outbreak Into Md. & Va.

Two people in Maryland and Virginia are dead after being infected with meningitis stemming from a bad batch of steroids, and health experts warn there could be more deaths to come.


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New Study By Centers For Disease Control Shows Link Between Education And Life Expectancy

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control shows that there is a connection between level of education achieved and the length of a human’s life.


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1 In 4 Babies Born To Unmarried Couples

Health officials say nearly 1 in 4 babies are born to unmarried couples that are living together, which is a significant jump form a decade ago.


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CDC Launches Shocking New Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign Thursday At Newseum

The government is making a new attempt to spike the long flat-lining smoking rate across the United States with a graphic ad campaign that has the kick in the teeth of a horror flick.


Sadie Frost poses for photographs before getting tested for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C to promote getting tested ahead of World Hepatitis Day 2009 on the first ever 'Get Tested!' bus at Leicester Square on May 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Hepatitis C Deaths Up, Baby Boomers Most At Risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed — they are most at risk. Federal health officials are considering whether anyone born […]




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