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Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

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A look at some key statistics on rare diseases in the US

A look at some key statistics on rare diseases in the US
Published: 03/25/15

Vaccination rates for Michigan schoolchildren edge higher

Vaccination rates for Michigan schoolchildren edge up; opt-out remains concern for officials
Published: 03/24/15

Buncombe County lags rest of NC in child vaccination rate

Buncombe County lags rest of NC in child vaccination rate
Published: 03/22/15
Study: Fast-food limits didn't cut obesity rate in South LA

Study: Fast-food limits didn't cut obesity rate in South LA

Study: Limit on fast-food outlets in South Los Angeles failed to reduce obesity, improve diets
Published: 03/19/15

New Mexico rate of obesity among third-graders decreases

New Mexico obesity rate for third-graders drops; physical activity, healthy eating promoted
Published: 03/17/15

Overdose epidemic surges in suburbia

Overdose epidemic surges in suburbia
Published: 03/14/15

UN report: War plunged 80 percent of Syrians into poverty

UN report: War has plunged 80 percent of Syrians into poverty, cut life expectancy by 20 years
Published: 03/11/15

Bill would help firefighters claim cancer compensation

Bill would help firefighters with cancer claim workers comp, but municipalities balk at cost
Published: 03/06/15

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) More than 20 years after her daughter was killed by an ex-boyfriend, Pat Byron had tears in her eyes after lawmakers announced an agreement Tuesday for Kentucky to become the last state in the country to offer victims of abusive...
Published: 03/04/15

US heroin overdoses shifting to young, white, Midwestern

CDC report: Heroin-related overdose deaths now tend to be young, white, from the Midwest
Published: 03/04/15