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4 Dead in 10-State Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples

A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states.

At least four people have died — in a fifth case tests are pending — after eating caramel apples that may have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes. 235 more words

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Caramel apples linked to 4 deaths in multi-state Listeria outbreak

(ABC News) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid eating caramel apples after linking the fall treats to a multi-state listeria outbreak that has been linked to at least four deaths. 655 more words


Study: Scary Ads Are More Effective to Prevent Smoking

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Anti-smoking ads that invoke responses of fear or disgust in viewers are also more likely to be effective, according to a new Centers for Disease Control study. 210 more words


CDC Study: Teens Not Getting Enough Sleep

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - Parents, there’s a good chance your teenager isn’t getting nearly enough sleep.

The Centers for Disease Control released a report today that says less than ten-percent of high school students across the country get the recommended nine to ten hours of sleep each night. 264 more words


The ‘Cross-Your-Fingers’ Public Health Strategy

By Jane M. Orient, M.D.


Maybe the country that claims to have the “best healthcare system in the world” can get away with ignoring basic public health strategies that have worked for centuries. 941 more words


CDC: Flu shots ineffective against dominate flu strain

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — You may not be out in the clear this flu season – even if you’ve already been vaccinated.

“We are concerned that this might be a bad year for influenza,” said Dr. 329 more words

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Health department confirms two flu-related deaths in area

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WJCL) — The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed the flu-related deaths of two elderly females in the Coastal Health District – one from Chatham County and one from Effingham County. 319 more words