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Health & Fitness | Health

Kentucky teen who sued over school ban for refusing chickenpox vaccination now has chickenpox

Kentucky teenager Jerome Kunkel, who refused to get chickenpox vaccination, has caught chickenpox.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

STDs Are At An All-Time High For Fourth Year In A Row

The CDC said today that STD rates in the United States are at a record high, for the fourth year in a row – a troubling pattern which diverges from previous years.

Health & Fitness | News Items

FACT CHECK: Is the EPA Allowing for the Approval of New Asbestos-Containing Products?

The Environmental Protection Agency will be allowing for potential new uses of asbestos, while limiting the scope of studies that assess its risk.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Loneliness Poses Greater Public Health Threat than Obesity

The loneliness epidemic is growing and becoming more costly by the day. But there is something you can do about it.

Health & Fitness | Health

There's a Good Chance the Water You're Drinking Is Bad for You

Contaminated drinking water has become a more alarming issue in some US cities. Here's how to drink it the cleanest, safest way.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

E-cigarettes are a 'major public health concern,' especially for young people

Electronic cigarettes have all the addictive potential of traditional tobacco products, and health officials should do all they can to keep them out of the hands of teens and young adults, according to the federal government’s first comprehensive review

Politics | From CNN

Lawsuit claims Bob Evans meatloaf killed parents - CNN.com

A West Virginia lawsuit claims tainted meatloaf from a Bob Evans restaurant caused an elderly couple to die.