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US Ranks Behind 25 Other Countries in Infant Mortality
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September 24th, 2014
The rate of infant mortality in the U.S. is double that of some other developed countries, and the relatively high rate of death among babies born at full term in the United States plays a role in this, a new report says.
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2nd US Case of MERS Reported in Orlando
A highly magnified picture of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
May 12th, 2014
A second case of a relatively new and deadly virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus has been reported in the United States, the CDC said.
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Can the World's Oldest and Largest Democracies Come Together Over Climate? (Op-Ed)
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September 26th, 2013
Can India and the U.S. find common ground to lead on addressing climate change?
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Ebola Outbreak 'Spiraling Out of Control,' President Obama Says
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September 16th, 2014
If the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not stopped now, hundreds of thousands of people in the region could be infected with the deadly virus, President Obama said today.
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New Most and Least Obese States Revealed
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March 4th, 2014
A new state has taken over the top spot as the nation's fattest, according to a new poll.
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What Is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?
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December 29th, 2012
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a backup supply of crude oil that's pumped into deep underground salt caverns.
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Path of a Pandemic: Map Shows How H1N1 Swine Flu Spread
June 17th, 2014
A new map shows the path of H1N1 "swine flu" as it spread across the United States in the fall of 2009, when the brunt of the pandemic hit the country.
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Obesity Before Pregnancy: Rates By State
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December 10th, 2013
A new report looks at obesity rates before pregnancy among mothers in 36 states and Washington D.C.
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Why Are So Many Newborns Dying in the US?
Newborn Baby
May 7th, 2013
In the United States, about 11,300 U.S. babies die the day they're born.
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