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Study: Severe vision loss is most common in the South
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South....

Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help

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Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds....

Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria....




53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday....

Koch, Kravis donate total of $250M for hospitals, research
NEW YORK (AP) -- Industrialist David H. Koch (kohk) and financier Henry R. Kravis have made separate donations totaling $250 million for hospitals and medical research in New York City....

Obama to address anti-Semitism at Jewish congregation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is addressing one of the largest Jewish congregations in Washington to highlight efforts to combat anti-Semitism, a problem he says has created an intimidating environment worldwide for Jewish families....

FDA proposes to know more about antibiotic use in animals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat. It's an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases....

Expert panel criticizes medical care at Illinois prisons
CHICAGO (AP) -- A scathing new report by court-approved researchers paints a bleak picture of medical care in Illinois prisons, describing extended treatment delays, haphazard follow-up care, chaotic record keeping and a litany of other problems....

ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle salmonella criminal case
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million, a sum that includes the highest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case, to settle a federal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella from a plant in Georgia, sickening more than 600 people and triggering a massive recall eight years ago....

Egg prices jump as impact of bird flu begins pinching supply
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Egg prices have surged higher as the death of millions of hens from bird flu is beginning to tighten supplies....

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