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E Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Over

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the E-coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over. The CDC made that announcement Wednesday, saying the tainted lettuce in question should no longer be available to…

Update: Salmonella Beef Recall

(CNN) - A salmonella outbreak linked to recalled beef continues to grow. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 87% people have been sickened with salmonella linked to the tainted beef. That brings the number of people…

CDC: 2 Dozen More Cases of AFM, Polio-Like Illness

Minneapolis, MN (WCCO) - The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed two dozen more cases of AFM since last week. Acute flaccid myelitis is a rare polio-like illness that causes paralysis. The agency said there have been 158 confirmed…

CDC Warning: Say No To Raw Cookie Dough

(CNN) - The CDC wants you to say "no" to raw cookie dough. This holiday season, you might find yourself whipping up a batch of delicious cookies in the kitchen. But you may want to think twice before reaching…

5 Million Lbs of Beef Added to Salmonella Recall

(CNN) - Check your freezer! More beef has been recalled due to salmonella contamination. More than five-million pounds of non-intact raw beef products have been added to the initial recall from back in October. The brands of beef include…

CDC: Polio-Like AFM Appears to Have Peaked in U.S.

Minneapolis, MN (WCCO) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it appears the number of cases of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis has peaked for the year. In its weekly update on the disease, the…

CDC: Life Expectancy Down Due to Overdoses, Suicides

(CNN) - The opioid crisis is impacting death rates in the United States. Life expectancy dropped between 2016 and 2017 and the mortality rate rose. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the reason is an increase in…

CDC Study: Americans Sit Too Much

(CNN) - It's not necessarily a news flash. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reiterating that Americans sit too much and don't exercise enough and that's bad news for their health and lifespan. A new study…

FDA Approves New Medication to Combat the Flu

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new medication to treat the flu for patients 12 years and older. This is the first time in 20 years an antiviral…

80 Cases of Polio-Like Illness Confirmed

Minneapolis, MN (WCCO) - A rare but serious polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is sweeping the nation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm 80 cases and are investigating 219. That's eight more confirmed…