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A little bit of video game playing isn't bad for kids

A little bit of video game playing isn't bad for kids

OXFORD, England, Aug. 4 (UPI) --In a new study, researchers found that a moderate amount of daily video game playing is perfectly healthy -- with neither positive nor negative consequences.
Brooks Hays
Nationwide fruit recall expanded

Nationwide fruit recall expanded

CUTLER, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) --Wawona Packing Co. recalls more peaches, plums due to possible listeriosis contamination.
Danielle Haynes
Florida health official says Vibrio not 'flesh-eating'

Florida health official says Vibrio not 'flesh-eating'

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 1 (UPI) --Public health officials in Florida remind everyone Vibrio vulnificus is not a "flesh-eating" bacteria after the media runs wild.
Brooks Hays
Another mosquito pool in Boston tests positive for West Nile

Another mosquito pool in Boston tests positive for West Nile

BOSTON, July 31 (UPI) --Health officials in Massachusetts confirmed they've located a second West Nile-infected mosquito pool in Boston.
Brooks Hays
Cheesecake Factory is America's most unhealthy food franchise

Cheesecake Factory is America's most unhealthy food franchise

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) --Center for Science in the Public Interest says the Cheesecake Factory is the most unhealthy restaurant in America.
Brooks Hays
Florida health officials warn of flesh-eating bacteria

Florida health officials warn of flesh-eating bacteria

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 29 (UPI) --A flesh eating bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus has infected at least 11 Floridians so far this year, killing two.
Brooks Hays
Skin cancer is 'major public health problem,' surgeon general says

Skin cancer is 'major public health problem,' surgeon general says

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --A new Surgeon General's 'Call to Action' advises Americans stop suntanning and be more diligent about protecting their skin from the sun.
Brooks Hays
CDC: Ebola not a significant threat to United States

CDC: Ebola not a significant threat to United States

ATLANTA, July 29 (UPI) --The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday that it is unlikely that the Ebola outbreak in Africa will spread to the United States.
Aileen Graef
Potential 'universal' blood test for cancer developed

Potential 'universal' blood test for cancer developed

BRADFORD, England, July 28 (UPI) --A newly developed blood test could help doctors rule out cancer in some patients, avoiding expensive and unnecessary invasive procedures.
Brooks Hays
Two Americans infected with Ebola in Liberia

Two Americans infected with Ebola in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia, July 27 (UPI) --Two U.S. aid workers helping Ebola victims in Liberia have been infected with the virus.
Danielle Haynes
Shift workers may be at risk of type 2 diabetes

Shift workers may be at risk of type 2 diabetes

BEIJING, July 25 (UPI) --Workers whose jobs include rotating shifts may be at a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes --according to a new study by health researchers in China.
Brooks Hays
Company seeks regulatory approval for first-ever malaria vaccine

Company seeks regulatory approval for first-ever malaria vaccine

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) --The drug company GlaxoSmithKline has submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency for approval of its malaria vaccine, RTS,S.
Brooks Hays
HPV vaccination rates 'unacceptably low,' says CDC

HPV vaccination rates 'unacceptably low,' says CDC

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) --A CDC report found that HPV vaccination rates among adolescent boys and girls are up slightly but remain "unacceptably low."
Brooks Hays
Overweight kids don't know they're overweight

Overweight kids don't know they're overweight

HYATTSVILLE, Md., July 23 (UPI) --Nearly a third of American children and adolescents aged 8 to 15 years misperceive their weight, according to a new CDC study.
Brooks Hays
Nationwide fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's and Walmart among others

Nationwide fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's and Walmart among others

CUTLER, Calif., July 22 (UPI) --A national produce distribution company has issued a recall on over 15,000 lbs of fruit sold at grocers across the U.S. due to potential listeria contamination.
Matt Bradwell
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