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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 18, 2015

...what comes in the days, weeks, months and years to come.Thumbs down to death. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a map of death. The CDC is good at charting deaths - it records the rates of infectious disease...
Norovirus strikes cruise ship bound for Alaska

A cruise ship heading to Alaska later this month dropped off some cargo last week during a cruise to Hawaii: about 30 passengers ill with norovirus. The total number of passengers reporting symptoms of gastrointestinal illness was at 131 as of Monday, according to the cruise line.
University seeks caregivers for survey

...someone 18 or older - typically an aging parent or a disabled child or spouse.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 34 million unpaid caregivers provide care to someone age 18 or older who is ill or has a...
Ice cream contamination still in question

...that it is getting closer to pinpointing the cause of the contamination. Amid those efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the number of illnesses linked to the company's products has increased to 10...
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Panel: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?

WASHINGTON - The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers' health and safety. Planes are filled with more passengers than ever before. Fliers are older and heavier.
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US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

NEW YORK - The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.
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More than 100 sickened by norovirus during San Diego cruise

...aboard the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship were sickened by the gastrointestinal illness norovirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an environmental health officer and an epidemiologist boarded the ship Monday after it arrived in...
You'll love a ... Yelapa!

...than "Breaking Bad." Wherever you go, you are going to die, violently. The travel pages for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are not much better. According to the CDC, if the cartels don't get you, dysentery will.A bloated...
The knife of social media

The rift between Sarah and another classmate at a Juneau elementary school started innocently enough. But by the end, one young girl had turned to self-harm as a means of escape.
Taking a bite out of 'chew'

...members on Feb. 2 that the use of e-cigarettes among youths has increased "threefold" since 2014.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2013 that e-cigarette use increased from 4.7 percent to 10 percent in just one year...


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