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Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 88,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. 

CDC: Most excessive drinkers not alcoholics

Despite what you may think most people who drink excessively are not alcoholics, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine in ten adults who drink too much are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent says Robert Brewer, M.D.,Alcohol Program Lead at CDC and one ...

In this Oct. 11, 2014 photo, Princess Cruises' Crown Princess leaves the harbor at San Pedro in Los Angeles, bound for a short cruise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 172 people on the Crown Princess arriving in California on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 have fallen ill with the highly contagious norovirus during a nearly monthlong trip. The ship has more than 4,100 people on board and will be met by CDC staff upon arrival in San Pedro, where they will conduct testing and evaluate the response. (AP Photo/Joe Kafka)

CDC: Norovirus sickens 172 on cruise ship

More than 170 passengers on the Crown Princess cruise ship have fallen ill with norovirus, The Associated Press reported Sunday. http://twitter.com/KTLA/status/534045031246462976 The ship docked in San Pedro, California, on Sunday after 172 of the more than 4,100 passengers on board started showing signs of the illness. >> Read more trending ...

Pucker up: One kiss shares 80 million bacteria, study says

Here's something you'll never be able to forget: next time you lean in for a kiss, keep in mind you're transferring and receiving millions of bacteria. How romantic! A group of scientists from the Netherlands asked 21 couples at an Amsterdam zoo to participate in the study. The couples had their mouths swabbed before and after ...

'Dead' woman, 91, awakens in morgue, asks for tea

A 91-year-old Polish woman who was pronounced dead woke up in the morgue several hours later, according to The Associated Press. http://twitter.com/gdsabogados/status/533758233199255552 Janina Kolkiewicz of Ostrow Lubelski, Poland, was examined Nov. 6 after relatives said she wasn't breathing. A doctor identified as Wieslawa C. said she checked Kolkiewicz's pulse, pupils, breathing and heartbeat but ...

Doctor with Ebola in Nebraska for treatment

Another health care worker who's been diagnosed with Ebola arrived on U.S. soil for treatment Saturday. DR. MARTIN SALIA VIA YOUTUBE / UNITED METHODIST VIDEOS: "I took this job not because I wanted to, but I firmly believe that it was a calling and that God wanted me to."  Salia, a Maryland resident who ...

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Riding in car with smoker can damage your health, new study claims

Riding in an automobile with a smoker for one hour can significantly increase levels of toxins in non-smokers, posing a potential health risk, according to UC San Francisco study. The study was published in the Nov. 14 journal “Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention”  which is published by the American Association ...

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Contacts may be a health hazard to eyes

Nearly a million Americans suffer from eye infections each says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Improper contact lens habits pose a major risk for serious infections.  Keratitis, an infection of the cornea, causes pain and inflammation and can lead to blindness in severe cases. Wearing contact lenses is ...

Craig Spencer, last U.S. Ebola patient, to be released from New York hospital

Officials at New York City's Bellevue Hospital announced Monday that Dr. Craig Spencer, New York City's first and only Ebola case, is about to be discharged with a clean bill of health. Spencer first contracted Ebola while battling the deadly disease in Guinea with the medical nonprofit Doctors Without Borders. He was ...

In 2007, Gov. Rick Perry signed an order allowing his health commissioner to mandate that middle-schoolers receive the HPV vaccine Gardasil.

Women are not getting screened for cervical cancer

Millions of women are not getting screened for cervical cancer despite evidence that screening saves lives, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About eight million women ages 21 to 65 years old have not been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years, according to new ...

McDonald's ad reveals process behind McRib

The golden arches — McDonald's is known for its fast food, yearly Monopoly game and sometimes its seasonal McRib.  Wes Bellamy, just your typical everyday guy, had heard of the McRib — who hasn't? But he thought it looked straight-up "disgusting." McDonald's found out and wanted to change his mind — and got Grant Imahara from ...

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