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HPV vaccination rates are still low: Health officials say

More teen girls are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, but the numbers are still "unacceptably low", according to U.S. health officials.


Fruit sold at Costco, Trader Joe's in California recalled over listeria concerns

A produce packing company in Cutler, Calif., has issued a voluntary recall of a variety of summer produce which may be contaminated with harmful listeria bacteria.

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Childhood obesity rates appear to have become stable over the last decade: Study

Childhood abdominal obesity rates are becoming steady after increasing dramatically over the past decades, according to a new study conducted by University of Minnesota researchers shows.

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Alcohol mixed with energy drink cocktails can make people want to drink more: Study

A new study has found that adding alcohol to energy drinks may lead to an increased desire to drink, as compared to the urge when drinking only alcohol.

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Stress can lead to increased weight gain: Study

Feeling stressed could lead to increased weight again, according to a new study.


'Spoonful's of medicine can lead to dosage errors

A new study says that suggesting a "spoonful" of medicine can lead to potentially dangerous doses and it can be a big medical error. Instead, parents are encouraged to use droppers and syringes which measure in milliliters or ounces when giving liquid medicines , according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

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Pizza Hut to debut new ‘pizza cookie’

Pizza Hut today will roll out nationally an almost-pizza-sized chocolate-chip cookie - eight inches in diameter and cut into eight slices.


Red wine in moderation may not be that great for your health: Study

Alcohol in moderation has been known to be acceptable; however a new study now states that that one glass of red wine is not as good for the heart as initially suspected.

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Food images help to educate medical students

The use of food comparisons to describe the appearances and smells of disease must be given a revival in the medical literature, according to a report.

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Foster Farms recalls chicken, two congress members urge USDA to shut the company down

After 600 people were left sick, Foster Farms has issued a recall for its chicken on July 3. Congress is also getting involved in the matter after two members are calling on federal agriculture officials to shut down all Foster Farms poultry plants until the salmonella outbreak has been resolved.

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Restaurants food is still too salty: CSPI reports

Despite many Americans effort to cut out sodium from their diet, many restaurants are not making it easy to cut back.


Researchers advise consumers to avoid adding high-sugar to a high-fat diet

A new study found that a following a high-sugar, high-fat Western diet is more damaging than a diet high in saturated fats alone.


Increasing dairy intake may help colon cancer patients: study

Patients suffering from colon cancer may benefit from increasing their dairy intake, according to a new study.


Researchers develop 'hypoallergenic peanuts' which may be consumed by those with peanut allergies

Peanut allergies are one of the most lethal food allergies and now researchers have developed a patented process that reduces peanut allergens by up to 98 percent, according to a report.

Mammography screening may reduce deaths from breast cancer: Study

Researchers say that regular mammograms can reduce the chances of a patient dying from breast cancer by nearly 30 percent, and that national screening programs should continue, according to a large Canadian study.

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