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NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned. Michael Farrell was head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab since 2009. A CDC… Read more

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By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their… Read more

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In 2011, Robert and Jessica Foster weighed 327 pounds and 287 pounds, respectively. Click through the gallery to see the Colorado couple’s amazing transformation. In December 2012, the couple ran the local 5-kilometer “Ugly Sweater Run.”… Read more

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By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn’t have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. These false impressions were… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — Springfield’s first diaper bank is set to open this Thursday. The bank will help low-income families in the area who are struggling to make ends meet. The Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan hopes to deliver… Read more

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut medical practice says a storage problem may have reduced the effectiveness of 5,000 doses of vaccines that were given to more than 3,800 patients in the state since last year and those people may have to get… Read more

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Health officials say that for the first time, an American has been infected with chikungunya by a mosquito here in the United States. Florida health officials said it happened in two cases. In both, they said, a… Read more

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REGION (WGGB) — A play during Sunday’s World Cup Final is sparking a new debate about concussions. Germany’s Christoph Kramer took a jarring hit to the left side of his head. After being checked by medical staff, he decided to keep… Read more

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By TOM RAUM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity… Read more

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(AP) — The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies… Read more

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By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail… Read more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal… Read more

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In the summer of 2011, Kerry Hoffman weighed 343 pounds. At 6 feet 1 inch, his body mass index was 45, which is considered severely obese. Hoffman realized he would have to make some changes if he wanted to be there when it was time to walk… Read more

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(WGGB) – When it comes to young athletes, concussions are a growing concern among parents, coaches and doctors. Now the American Academy of Neurology is asking doctors to take new liberties, urging them to cross the line of doctor-patient… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Helping blisters heal faster and how coffee could help you burn more calories in Wednesday’s Health News Now. Blisters: we all get them every once in a while. They can be painful and not pretty to look at,… Read more