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CDC: US Children Consume Too Much Salt

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much salt in their diet.

09/15/2014

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Study: Sunny Days May Boost Suicide Rate

A recent study has found a link between sunlight exposure and suicide rates; adding further evidence to previous studies.

09/14/2014

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Study: 90 Percent Of American Kids Eat Too Much Salt

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – A new study has found that nine out of 10 American children eat too much salt putting them at risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. Researchers from the […]

09/11/2014

Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden testifies during a hearing before the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Aug. 7, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CDC Director: Ebola Outbreak ‘Is Spiraling Out Of Control’

The director for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says that the Ebola outbreak is going to get worse.

09/02/2014

A picture taken on Aug. 25, 2014 in Monrovia shows nurses wearing a protective suit escorting a man infected with the Ebola virus to a hospital in Monrovia. (credit: ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Dogs Eating Dead Bodies Of Ebola Victims On Liberian Streets

Dogs in one community in Liberia are reportedly eating the remains of dead Ebola victims lying on the streets.

08/27/2014

New study finds the number of overdose deaths from opioid painkillers is dramatically reduced in states that allow medical marijuana. (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Medical Marijuana May Reduce Painkiller-Related Deaths

Medical marijuana use has cut overdoses on pain killers by 25 percent, says the study.

08/26/2014

More than three-quarters of parents perceived their overweight children as “about the right weight,” according to a new study that reveals parents today are far less capable of realizing when their children are overweight or obese.  (Photo by VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: Parents Increasingly Unable To Identify Obesity In Their Own Children

More than three-quarters of parents perceived their overweight children as “about the right weight,” according to a new study that reveals parents today are far less capable of realizing when their children are overweight or obese.

08/25/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Poll: 39 Percent Of Americans Fear Large Ebola Outbreak In The Next Year

Nearly four-in-ten (39 percent) U.S. adults are concerned that there will be a large outbreak of the Ebola virus, and more than one-quarter (26 percent) are concerned that they or someone in their immediate family may get sick with Ebola in the next year.

08/22/2014

In 2013, the birth rate among 15- to 19-year-olds was 26.6 births per 1,000 teenagers. (China Photos/Getty Images)

CDC: US Teen Birth Rate Hit Historic Low In 2013

Continuing trend reflects changing behavior of teens.

08/20/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Researchers Don’t Know How To Stop Ebola From Seeding New Outbreaks

A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop it from seeding new outbreaks.

08/18/2014

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