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Monday, June 6, 2011

CDC: Gay teens take more risks

ATLANTA  — Gay and bisexual high school students are more likely than their heterosexual classmates to smoke, drink alcohol or do other risky things, according to a government study ...
By Mike Stobbe

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

US experiment gave Guatemalans syphilis

ATLANTA — Federal officials have released thousands of pages of records detailing a U.S. medical experiment that deliberately infected Guatemalans with syphilis more than 60 years ago.
By Mike Stobbe

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Preemie birth preventive spikes to $1,500

ATLANTA  - The price of preventing preterm labor is about to go through the roof.
By Mike Stobbe

Friday, Jan. 7, 2011

Report: Too much fluoride

ATLANTA - Fluoride in drinking water - credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay - may now be too much of a good thing. It's causing spots on some kids' teeth.
By Mike Stobbe

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010

Audit finds CDC misplaced $8 million in equipment

ATLANTA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lost or misplaced more than $8 million in property in 2007, losing track of items including computer and video equipment, ...
By Mike Stobbe

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010

Sex, drugs more likely in high-texting teens

ATLANTA - Teens who text 120 times a day or more - and there seems to be a lot of them - are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol and drugs than kids who don't send as many messages, ...
By Mike Stobbe

Friday, Sept. 3, 2010

Could your kitchen pass inspection?

ATLANTA -- New research suggests that at least one in seven home kitchens would flunk the kind of health inspection commonly administered to restaurants.
By Mike Stobbe

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lifesavers squeemish, research finds

ATLANTA  — More bystanders are willing to attempt CPR if they can just press on the chest and skip the mouth-to-mouth, according to new research.
By Mike Stobbe

Sunday, Aug 3, 2008

Number of new HIV infections underestimated

ATLANTA --- The number of Americans infected by the AIDS virus each year is much higher than the government has been estimating, U.S. health officials reported, acknowledging that their numbers ...
By Mike Stobbe

Monday, June 25, 2007

Hospital bug may be more common

ATLANTA - A dangerous drug-resistant staph germ might be infecting hospital patients at about 10 times the rate health officials had previously estimated, according to a new comprehensive study.
By Mike Stobbe
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