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36 min ago | Examiner.com

Mother charged with abuse in death of infant

Child abuse is a growing epidemic around the globe. It's hard to rationalize, but statistics show a child is abused every 10 seconds in the United States and today, 5 children will die from abuse or neglect .

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Natural Disasters, Dona Ana County, NM

4 hrs ago | EDGE

Miracle House Closes After 24 Years

After 24 years, the health care charity Miracle House has announced they will shutter operations after one final fundraising drive for closing costs.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel, HIV/AIDS, Health, Natural Disasters

9 hrs ago | Navarre Press

Today is Friday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2014

On July 11, 1914, Babe Ruth made his Major League baseball debut, pitching the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over Cleveland.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, World News, Japan, Asia, Natural Disasters, Gold's Gym, Health Club

13 hrs ago | Fox News

Measles outbreaks hit 18-year high in Washington state

Washington state health officials reported on Thursday the highest number of measles cases since 1996 and urged residents to seek vaccinations against the preventable disease during the state's third outbreak of the virus this year.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Washington, Washington Government, Natural Disasters

17 hrs ago | Reuters

Sanofi dengue vaccine promising but questions remain

The first vaccine against dengue fever, from France's Sanofi, provided moderate protection in a large clinical study, but questions remain as to how well it can help fight the world's fastest-growing tropical disease.

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18 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone - WHO

Ebola continues to rage in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6-8, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

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18 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

High-risk groups threaten HIV progress - WHO

HIV infections are rising among gay men in many parts of the world, the World Health Organisation warned on Friday, urging all men who have sex with men to take antiretroviral drugs to prevent infection.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Free Republic

America’s Impending Tuberculosis Epidemic

One of the things that changes you, when you become a parent, is the body of knowledge you acquire to protect your spouse and children including things like knowledge of infectious diseases in public schools.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, US News, Illegal Immigration

WIBW-TV Topeka

Obesity Epidemic | Is Eating Too Much or Exercising Too Little to Blame?

Both lack of exercise and consuming too many calories can certainly contribute to gaining extra pounds, but a new study suggests that the former may be the main culprit in the obesity epidemic in the U.S. And women younger than 40 appear to be particularly vulnerable to the risks of a sedentary lifestyle.

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Myrtle Beach Online

'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

Small-screen fare has steadily been pushed into bolder, even brilliant territory by cable and, now, online offerings, and it's enticing the TV academy to recognize programs that are more emotionally and dramatically complex - as well as sexually explicit and, for better or worse, much more violent.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Game of Thrones, Natural Disasters, Comedy, Drama, Action TV, Lost

News Max

Think Tank Questions States on Campus Rape 'Epidemic'

The widely accepted figure of 1 in 5 female college students being victims of sexual assault has come under fire by a think tank criticizing Democratic intentions to seek legislation to combat a rape epidemic that may not exist.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

TheDailyBeast.com

Blame Guns for Domestic Murder Epidemic

The latest massacre of a family-this time in the Houston suburbs-is another brutal reminder that guns in the home leave a trail of devastation.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Spring, TX, Harris County, TX, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate

Channelnewsasia.com

France warns of epidemic after chikungunya deaths

France's health minister warned Thursday of a serious epidemic in the Antilles and French Guiana after 33 deaths were reported in connection with the chikungunya virus.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, South America, World News, French Guiana

Sunherald.com

Vaccine myths and truths

Measles is making a comeback, with a 20-year high in reported infections, due mostly to folks who are opting out of the vaccination, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Island Packet

Get outdoors and model a healthy lifestyle for children

As a pediatrician, there are certain injuries I would like to see on more kids: skinned knees, poison ivy and blisters.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Natural Disasters

The Wichita Eagle

White House warns of rising drug use, says legalization is no panacea

A worker weighs out one-gram packets of a variety of recreational marijuana named "Space Needle," during packaging operations at Sea of Green Farms in Seattle, July 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Space Needle, Recreation, Prison, Natural Disasters, Healthcare Law, Law

SFGate

Here's How Humans Could Create The Next Deadly Pandemic

On July 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that vials containing smallpox were discovered in a cold storage room in an unauthorized National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HON

Obesity Epidemic Hitting Hispanics Hard, Study Finds

After analyzing data from more than 16,300 Hispanics in Chicago, Miami, New York City and San Diego, the researchers found that 18 percent of women and 12 percent of men had a body mass index over 35. BMI is a measurement based on height and weight.

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The Hill

Kasem's daughter goes after 'silent epidemic'

She is crafting and proposing a bill in California that would allow adult children to petition probate courts to obtain an order granting visitation rights to ailing parents.

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National Center for Policy Analysis

Illegal Immigration May Lead to Public Health Crisis

While legal immigrants are not allowed admission to the United States for certain health reasons, illegal immigrants are not prescreened and can carry disease, warns Marc Siegel of Fox News.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Medicine, Health, Influenza, Natural Disasters, Mumps

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