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ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say roughly 1 in 25 adolescents in the United States are taking antidepressants. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to offer statistics on how many kids ages 12 to 17 take...
ATLANTA (AP) — A new government report says construction workers, miners and food service workers are the occupations that smoke the most. Experts say that may have as much to do with education levels as the jobs themselves. The Centers for Disease...
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say drunken driving has fallen 30 percent in five years, and last year was at its lowest mark in nearly two decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, released Tuesday, is based on a 2010 national...
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Equipment seized from a Philadelphia-area marijuana operation is going to be used to grow a different kind of herb — and vegetables, too. Delaware County District Attorney G. Michael Green tells The Philadelphia Inquirer...
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A gym and fitness center with a rock-climbing wall, Nintendo Wiis, Xbox Kinects, circuit fitness equipment and an active learning lab might not seem like it would exist in a public elementary school. But a variety of the...
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — To say 18-year-old Tanner Hankins is half the man he used to be would be inaccurate, but the Cape Girardeau High School senior has managed to melt away nearly 70 pounds since January and 110 pounds overall. At his...
ATLANTA (AP) — In a graphic new ad campaign announced Thursday, the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes-gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products. The new effort confronts a hard truth: Despite...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities say a nationwide outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now responsible for 21 deaths and the number may continue to grow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported new deaths...
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the toll of excessive drinking works out to about $2 per drink, in terms of medical expenses and other costs to society. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study calculated societal costs from binge and...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Turkish pine nuts sold in bulk at Wegmans, an upscale grocery store chain, have been linked to a salmonella outbreak that sent two people to hospitals and sickened 40 others in five East Coast states and Arizona. Wegmans Food...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health scientists say Pfizer's best-selling vaccine Prevnar is at least as effective as a competing vaccine from Merck at helping prevent potentially deadly infections in adults Prevnar 13 is designed to reduce the risk of...
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say birth rates for the nation's youngest mothers hit new lows last year. It was the third straight year for a drop in national birth rates. The declines were seen in most age groups and for all races. The rates...
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