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What you need to know about the dog flu

New cases of canine influenza have spread across several states, and veterinarians are urging vigilance.

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CDC: Heroin-related overdose deaths quadruple

Heroin use is increasing rapidly across the United States among all age, race, income and ethnic groups, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.

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Why a Western diet could be bad for you

The developing world is seeing rapid urbanization, with more than half of the world's population now living in cities and this figure expected to reach 70% by 2050.

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Changing how police respond to mental illness

At 18, Keith Vidal was a normal teenager, his mom said -- a good kid and funny guy who liked basketball, played the drums and enjoyed the beach.

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Wash. reports first U.S. measles death in 12 years

The Washington State Department of Health reported Thursday what it said was the first confirmed measles death in the United States since 2003.

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Meningitis vaccine needed for some Missouri college students

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Students living on Missouri public college campuses now must be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis.

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FDA moves to add warnings to liquid nicotine

The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to add exposure warning labels and child-resistant packaging to liquid nicotine.

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Where sugar might be hiding in your child's diet

Trading cookies and candy for yogurt and granola bars may not be as healthy as parents believe. In fact, some food marketed to children and parents contains more sugar than desserts on grocery shelves.

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How veterans cope with with holiday fireworks

While some may not realize that fireworks can be a source of stress for some veterans, there's a movement to make sure Fourth of July revelers realize it.

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This milkshake is made with 96 crickets

On Wednesday, the Wayback burger chain is launching a milkshake made with dried cricket powder at all its 100 U.S. locations.

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