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Study: Nearly 1 In 5 High School Students Smokes Hookah

According to a new study, nearly one in five high school seniors reported smoking hookah this past year.

07/07/2014

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Study: Most Teens Sext Before They’re 18

A new study has found that many teenagers are sending and receiving sexually explicit texts and photos at a very young age.

07/06/2014

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Study Finds High Number Of Deaths Linked To Excessive Drinking

A new study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds excessive drinking accounts for nearly 1 in 10 deaths.

07/03/2014

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Study: 80 Percent Of Deaths Before Age Of 30 Caused By Injuries

According to a new study, almost 80 percent of people under 30 who died in the US were as a result of injuries.

07/02/2014

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Study: 1 In 10 Deaths Among Working-Age Adults Due To Excessive Drinking

According to a new study, one in 10 deaths among working-age adults is due to excessive alcohol.

06/26/2014

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Study: Obesity Undercounted In Children

According to a new study, obesity is undercounted in children because the commonly used body mass index may leave out up to 25 percent of children that have excess body fat.

06/25/2014

A nurse practices administering a vaccine during a training session for health care workers held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

FBI Investigates Anthrax Scare At CDC

Atlanta (AP/WAOK)-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some of its staff in Atlanta may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria because of a safety problem at one of its labs. Agency […]

WAOK-AM–06/20/2014

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FDA Considering New Surgically Implanted Weight-Loss Device For Patients With Severe Obesity

A new surgically implanted weight-loss deice for patients with sever obesity is one step closer to being permitted for use in the U.S.

06/17/2014

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Report: Bird Flu Could Mutate Into Deadly Human Pandemic

Researchers found spontaneous mutations that could turn a bird flu virus into something much more deadly to humans.

06/11/2014

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Study: Not Eating Red Meat May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

According to a new study, young women who eat less red meat may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

06/11/2014

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