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US Autism Estimate Rises to 1 in 68 Children

The government’s estimate of autism has moved up again to 1 in 68 U.S. children, a 30 percent increase in two years.

03/27/2014

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CDC: Water at Marine Base Linked to Birth Defects

A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers.

12/06/2013

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More Lenient School Lice Policies Bug Some Parents

Some parents are scratching their heads over less restrictive head lice policies that allow children with live bugs in their hair to return to the classroom.

11/08/2013

Smoking has increased in Hollywood movies, a new study finds. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Study: Flavored Small Cigars are Popular With Kids

Small cigars flavored to taste like candy or fruit are popular among teens, according to the first government study to gauge their use.

10/22/2013

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Study: Children’s Use of E-cigarettes Increasing

Children — like adults — are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students.

09/05/2013

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New CDC Lyme Disease Estimate: 300,000 Cases Per Year

Health officials say Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported.

08/19/2013

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23 Urged to Get Rabies Shot After Transplant Death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says at least 23 people have been urged to get rabies shots following the disclosure that four patients received organs from an infected donor.

03/19/2013

A staggering 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, says a new report that highlights the impact the mind-destroying disease is having on the rapidly aging population. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Study: 1 In 3 Seniors Dies With, But Not From, Dementia

A staggering 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, says a new report that highlights the impact the mind-destroying disease is having on the rapidly aging population.

03/19/2013

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First West Nile Death Reported In D.C.

A person in the District of Columbia has died from West Nile Virus.

09/06/2012

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Another Case of West Nile in Maryland; Problem More Widespread Nationally

A second case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Maryland. A 70-year-old patient is suffering from swelling of the brain after being infected by the virus.

08/16/2012

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