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Anthrax Scare Reveals More CDC Lab Safety Problems

Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

07/11/2014

Electron microscope image of the smallpox virus. (Photo by Getty Images)

Forgotten Vials Of Smallpox Found In Storage Room

CDC examining vials to determine if the viruses are dead or alive.

07/08/2014

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CDC: 4 in 10 US Homes Are Cellphone Only, Skip Landline

More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows.

07/08/2014

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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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