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Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said. 604 more words

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Watch Out Flakka, DEA Says Heroin Is Making Comeback

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The synthetic drug flakka has dominated headlines in South Florida. From  mother abandoning her baby to a… 179 more words


The absent black father myth—debunked by CDC

by Frank Vyan Walton

We’ve been told, quite frequently and repeatedly that the problems in the black community that we’ve seen in Ferguson and Baltimore recently are not the fault of biased, paramilitary, paranoid and violent policing (even if the Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that… 349 more words


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Tanya's comment: I admit that I also bought into the black father myth. Unfortunately, many black women have bought into it, too, and often blame black men when family problems arise. I have even heard black women say they hate dating black men for these reasons. I’m pleasantly surprised that the CDC took interest in this issue.

A Focus On Fall Prevention During Older Americans Month

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Each year, according to Nora Super, executive director of the recent White House Conference on Aging, one in three Americans over 65 falls and the fear of falling may lead them to limit their activities, which can worsen mobility, increase the risk of falling and detract from the quality of life. 98 more words

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Documents: Blue Bell plant tested positive for Listeria 16 times, inspectors detail unsanitary conditions

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Government documents released Thursday show that a single Blue Bell Creameries plant in Oklahoma tested positive for Listeria 16 times since 2013. 366 more words


Baldwin joins others pressing for strong response to bird flu outbreak having "severe economic consequences"

WASHINGTON (WITI) – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined a Senate effort to ensure strong support to test for and help limit the spread of avian flu. 291 more words