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Blindness, visual impairment rates drop sharply

Medicine has not completely eradicated blindness and vision problems, but rates are dropping in developed countries, according to a study published on March 24, 2014 by BMJ, the British medical journal

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FDA links California apple packer to listeria deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Strains of listeria found inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria that have sickened 32 people across the country, including at least three deaths, the Food and Drug Administration said.

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Aggressive Flu Strain Arrives Early And Spreads Rapidly Through U.S.
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As flu spreads across US, CDC pushes antiviral meds

NEW YORK (AP) -- In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines.

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Fans attend an event at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. in 2013. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Mindy Schauer)
Fans attend an event at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. in 2013. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Mindy Schauer)
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12 measles cases reported with ties to Disneyland

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Five more people who visited Disney theme parks in California last month have fallen ill with measles, bringing the number of cases in the state to a dozen, local health officials said Friday.

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Disney Parks' Frozen Christmas Celebration in Disneyland (Scott Brinegar, Disney Parks via Getty Images)
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5 new measles cases reported with ties to Disneyland

Local health officials say five more people who visited Disney theme parks in Southern California last month have fallen ill with measles, bringing the number of cases in the state to a dozen.

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Teen Cancer Treatment
This summer 2014 photo provided by Cassandra C., shows Cassandra, a teen who does not give her last name, who is being forced to undergo chemotherapy (AP Photo/Cassandra C.)
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Connecticut girl says she knows she’ll die without chemo

A 17-year-old girl being forced by state officials to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer said Thursday she understands she'll die if she stops treatment but it should be her decision.

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South Jersey woman, 40, dies from flu complications

A 40-year-old Vorhees woman has died at a Philadelphia hospital from complications of the flu.

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Plastic Foam Containers
A woman carries a beverage in a plastic foam cup, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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NYC will begin banning restaurant plastic foam in July

New York City will move to the forefront of a growing environmental trend by banning food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Thursday.

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Jackie Fortin of Windsor Locks, Conn., speaks outside the Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford, Conn., on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
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Connecticut court rules against teen who didn’t want chemo

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that state officials aren't violating the rights of a 17-year-old girl by forcing her to undergo cancer chemotherapy she doesn't want.

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CDC: Alcohol poisoning kills 6 a day, mostly middle-aged men

NEW YORK (AP) -- To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged adults - not teens or college kids.

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