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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Health Insurers Should Pay For It

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

12/04/2014

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State Files Petition To Force Nurse To Follow CDC Ebola Risk Quarantine

A petition filed by the state of Maine Friday morning in Aroostook County District Court seeks to force nurse Kaci Hickox to abide by CDC guidelines that mandate patients with “some risk” of Ebola to remain quarantined for 21 days.

10/31/2014

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WHO: 10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week Could Be Seen

A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.

10/15/2014

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Coast Guard To Step Up Efforts In Ebola Battle

The Coast Guard will contact ships that have recently been to Ebola-affected countries to ask whether passengers have symptoms of the virus before they are allowed into Long Island Sound ports.

10/07/2014

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Study: HIV Diagnoses Drop In US, But Increase In Young Gay Men

Number of HIV diagnoses among younger gay men increased from 2002 to 2011.

07/24/2014

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CDC: Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed For Influenza

New study finds doctors may be giving inappropriate treatments to patients with flu virus.

07/23/2014

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Norovirus Affects Millions, Caused By Food Workers

According to recent government reports, nearly 20 million people get sick every year from contracting the norovirus.

06/04/2014

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CDC: US Births Up For First Time In 5 Years, Improved Economy Cited

The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.

05/29/2014

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Two Flu Deaths In Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut health officials say the flu is now widespread across the state with more than 680 confirmed cases and two deaths this season. Officials say Fairfield County has the most confirmed […]

01/09/2014

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Princeton To Offer Meningitis B Vaccine To 6,000

Princeton University says a meningitis vaccine not yet licensed for use in the U.S. will be made available on campus starting Dec. 9 to nearly 6,000 students.

11/26/2013

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