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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.

12/12/2014

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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.

12/01/2014

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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.

10/21/2014

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.

10/16/2014

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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.

10/16/2014

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.

10/15/2014

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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.

09/30/2014

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Study: HIV Diagnoses Drop In US, But Increase In Young Gay Men

Number of HIV diagnoses among younger gay men increased from 2002 to 2011.

07/24/2014

File photo of an obese patient being weighed on a scale. According to a new study, breath may indicate obesity as well as a recorded number of pounds. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Poll: Just 36 Percent Of Americans Believe They Are Overweight, Although 66 Percent Actually Are

About 66 percent of Americans are considered overweight or obese by modern health standards, but the majority (55 percent) do not believe they are overweight and say they are not trying to drop the pounds, according to a recent Gallup poll.

06/19/2014

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Social Media Helped in Probe of Md. Rabies Death

Public health investigators say they used Facebook and other social media to find people potentially exposed to the rabies virus after a Maryland man died from the disease last year in a rare case of transmission through a transplanted organ.

04/08/2014

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