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Teens Who Sleep Less More Likely to Lead Risky Lives

Teens ages 14 to 18 who get fewer than 8 hours of sleep on school nights—some 70 percent of U.S. high school students—may be more likely to engage in risky behavior, according to a new study released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control. The study’s authors examined the 2007 national Youth Risk Behavior survey […]

Ongoing cantaloupe outbreak linked to 13 deaths

(CNN) — An outbreak of illness linked to consumption of tainted cantaloupes has been linked to 13 deaths and 72 illnesses in 18 states, a federal disease agency reported Wednesday. The outbreak — blamed on the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes — was first reported September 12, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 15 […]

Listeria outbreak expected to cause more deaths across US in coming weeks

An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe melons in the US may cause more illness and deaths in coming weeks, say health officials. So far, the outbreak has caused at least 72 illnesses and up to 16 deaths, in 18 states, making it the deadliest food outbreak in the country in more than a decade. The […]

Listeria outbreak from cantaloupe melons kills 13 people in US

A listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupes from Colorado has killed 13 people and infected 59 others, US health officials have said. The foodborne outbreak is the deadliest in the United States in more than a decade, exceeding the 2008-2009 salmonella outbreak from tainted peanuts that killed nine and infected more than 700 people in the […]