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Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 01:34 PM PDT

Overdoses, Accidental Deaths Rise Among Americans: Report

Overdoses, Accidental Deaths Rise Among Americans: Report

Accidents are killing more Americans each year, increasingly from overdoses and falls. A new report from the National Safety Council said that in 2014, more than 136,000 Americans died accidentally.

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 06:18 AM PDT

Pittsburgh Researcher Infected With Zika in Lab Accident

Pittsburgh Researcher Infected With Zika in Lab Accident

The University of Pittsburgh says one of its researchers became infected with the Zika virus in a lab accident. The scientist accidentally stuck herself with a needle last month during a Zika experiment.

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 05:50 PM PDT

Flea Tests Positive for Plague in South Lake Tahoe

Flea Tests Positive for Plague in South Lake Tahoe

Authorities in South Lake Tahoe are posting signs warning of plague after a flea from a yellow chipmunk in the area tested positive for the disease.

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 04:43 PM PDT

Teen Smoking Rate Drops, But More Kids Are Vaping

Teen Smoking Rate Drops, But More Kids Are Vaping

Fewer teens are smoking cigarettes than ever before, NBC News reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that just 11 percent of high school students said they smoked in 2015.

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 03:11 PM PDT

Fewer High School Kids Have Sex: Survey

Fewer High School Kids Have Sex: Survey

A government survey of risky youth behaviors shows fewer teens are having sex, NBC News reported. The survey found 41 percent of high school kids said they had ever had sex — down from around 47 percent...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 12:42 PM PDT

New Map Shows Where Zika Mosquitoes Live in US

New Map Shows Where Zika Mosquitoes Live in US

A new map shows mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus can be found in 40 states and Washington, D.C., NBC News reported. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled the new map...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 09:17 AM PDT

FDA Still Taking Months to Recall Tainted Food: Investigators

FDA Still Taking Months to Recall Tainted Food: Investigators

Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported...

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 05:25 AM PDT

Turkey's President Calls Women Who Work 'Half Persons'

Turkey's President Calls Women Who Work 'Half Persons'

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said women who chose work over motherhood are "half persons," NBC News reported. "A woman who abstains from maternity by saying 'I am working' means that she is actually...

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 at 09:10 AM PDT

More Than 40 Percent of US Women Are Obese: CDC

More Than 40 Percent of US Women Are Obese: CDC

The nation's obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese, according to new government health statistics.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 11:59 AM PDT

Miss. Woman Wins Court Fight for Her Placenta

Miss. Woman Wins Court Fight for Her Placenta

An expectant Mississippi mother, Jordan Thiering, was shocked to find out she couldn't easily keep her placenta after the birth. "If I can bring my baby home, I should have every right to bring my placenta...

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