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Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.
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1 hr ago | GPB.org
Kids can be cruel, especially about weight. So you might think overweight or obese children know all too well that they're heavy thanks to playground politics.
2 hrs ago | Fox News
A patient who contracted a rare bacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospital died last week, bringing the total deaths to four since the outbreak was first suspected in May, a hospital spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
3 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail
An undated handout photo shows a lethal Ebola virus. Sheik Umar Khan, the head doctor fighting an outbreak of the virus in Sierra Leone, has himself caught the disease, the government said.
Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight - most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal.
The South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control addressed the bacterial infection affecting patients at Greenville Health System, saying Monday that the quality of Greenville's drinking water is not an issue.
Antibiotic resistance that turns ordinary disease-causing bacteria into illnesses that can't be controlled could bring about the "next pandemic," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden warned at a National Press Club event Tuesday.
A Chinese town has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday.
Recent revelations about several instances of scientists' mishandling of dangerous pathogens-including potentially lethal anthrax bacteria and H5N1 bird flu-at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were bad enough.
The stomach bug that sickened more than 260 swimmers at a Washington state lake was in fact norovirus, health officials have confirmed.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday.
HIV may soon be a fearful disease of the past after a Philadelphia laboratory announced a breakthrough: They had successfully destroyed the virus.
Being a couch potato may have fewer long-term health consequences if you trade some of your couch time for gym time, suggests a new study.
A cross-disciplinary team is calling for public discussion about a potential new way to solve longstanding global ecological problems by using an emerging technology called "gene drives."
Researchers say that diagnosing someone as prediabetic is unnecessary. But with more people becoming diabetic, the diagnosis may still be helpful for prevention.
Elizabeth and Brian Hall hold on to their daughter, Amy, 2, while in their Union County home on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 09:35 am
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