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Birth defect that causes intestines to protrude from a baby’s abdomen on the rise in the U.S.

Incidents of a birth defect that causes a newborn’s intestines to protrude from the abdomen are on the rise in the United States, especially among African Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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H1N1 swine flu kills 18 in Armenia, three in Georgia: officials

TBILISI (Reuters) - Eighteen people have died from H1N1 swine flu in Armenia in the last two months, the country's health ministry said on Thursday, but it said there was no risk of a mass outbreak....
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Why You Shower Too Much

“They don’t need a bath every day,” my friend Debbie informed me shortly after we moved to Deutschland with two young children in tow. ...
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Body Mass Index Is Officially Over — Here's What Should Take Its Place

...This new indicator, called Surface-based Body Shape Index (SBSI), takes into account body shape and body size, and could be a more accurate predictor of mortality risk......
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Dengue fever spreads around the world

Paris (AFP) - Dengue fever, the world's fastest growing mosquito-borne disease, has spread its wings and morphed from a tropical disease endemic in just nine countries to worldwide threat....
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Woman dies after being forcibly removed from hospital

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A woman who refused to leave a hospital when doctors discharged her died after she was forcibly removed by police, authorities said Tuesday....
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Brazil reports 1,761 microcephaly cases as mosquito virus spreads

GENEVA (Reuters) - Brazil has reported 1,761 cases of babies born with unusually small brains, or microcephaly, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, as a mosquito-borne disease linked to the condition spread across Latin America. ...
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HIV News: Statistics Show a Sharp Decline in HIV Diagnoses in Past Decade, With One Caveat

...The CDC said HIV testing is one of the best ways to stop the disease's spread, recommending that everyone ages 13 to 64 get tested once at a minimum and that "at risk" individuals get tested annually. .....
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Ebola Is Now Killing People Who Aren’t Even Infected

...Ebola grew from a distant rumor to a deadly plague, killing hundreds of locals. ......
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5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Colder temperatures, shorter days and the hustle and bustle of winter festivities can also mean bouts of the cold or flu....
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