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UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate all new Ebola cases in West Africa by the end of May to stop the spread of the lethal virus before the rainy season. Learn More

 

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US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

NEW YORK (AP) — The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth. More »

 

Source of Ohio botulism cases likely was potato salad

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say the likely source of the botulism outbreak that killed one person and sickened many others at an Ohio church potluck dinner was home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad. More »

 

Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU (AP) — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. More »

 

Indiana HIV outbreak, hepatitis C epidemic sparks CDC alert

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify potential clusters of the diseases. More »

 

Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. More »

 

Teen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December. More »

 

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