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CDC: Wealthier People Tend To Get More Sleep

They say money can’t buy happiness. But it may buy sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, according to a new CDC study. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Toddler Food Often Has Too Much Salt, Sugar, CDC Study Says

Many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, potentially creating an early taste for foods that may contribute to obesity and other health risks, according to a new government study.


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CDC: Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 A Day, Mostly Middle-Aged Men

To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged adults — not teens or college kids.


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Study: Scary Ads Are More Effective to Prevent Smoking

Anti-smoking ads that invoke responses of fear or disgust are the ones most likely to work, according to a new Centers for Disease Control study.


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Study: US Infants Still Sleeping With Unsafe Blankets, Bedding

Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome, despite guidelines recommending against the practice. That’s according to researchers who say 17 years of national data show parents need to be better informed.


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CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines

Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.


Samantha Power (L), Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, General Martin Dempsey (2L), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lisa Monaco (3L), Homeland Security and Counterterrorism advisor, Sylvia Burwell (4L), Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (3R), US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (2R), Susan Rice (R), National Security Advisor, and others listen as US President Barack Obama (4R) makes a statement for the press after a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House October 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama canceled campaign and fundraising travel for Democrats to attend the meeting about Ebola after a second case of the decease was contracted inside the United States. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Steps Up Domestic Response to Ebola Crisis

The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis.


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Dulles Begins Screening for Ebola Virus

Customs and health officials at Dulles International Airport are scheduled to begin screening arriving travelers from three West African countries.


The CDC says the second nurse diagnosed with Ebola took a flight the day before she started to show symptoms. (Photo on right: Handout/Photo on left: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

CDC: 2nd Hospital Worker With Ebola Took Flight

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.


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CDC Director: ‘I Have No Doubt That We Will Control This Case of Ebola’

Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.