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Study finds Washington residents among most physically active in U.S.   
January 21, 2020
Source: seattlepi.com - New analysis from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention finds Washington state residents are among the most physically active in the United States. The data was compiled as part of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance...
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Public Health Alert issued for products associated Almark Foods recall   
January 21, 2020
Source: ConsumerAffairs - The U.S. Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for products assicated with a recall of hard boiled eggs by Almark Foods. The products may be contaminated with Listeria...
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FSIS policy, precedent means Salmonella petition faces tough sledding   
January 21, 2020
Source: Food Safety News - A petition to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service asking for the listing of 31 Salmonella strains as meat and poultry adulterants raises a question. How did FSIS respond the last time someone wanted to list Salmonella...
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Wuhan designates hospitals for viral pneumonia treatment   
January 21, 2020
Source: N.C.N. Limited on MSN.com - Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 19, 2020. (Xinhua) Wuhan has designated nine hospitals for pneumonia treatment and 61 fever clinics, and set up a medical expert team.
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Child Abuse on a Global Scale: Children of Yemen and Children of Biafra Have the Same Face   
January 21, 2020
Source: Digital Journal - Jan. 20, 2020 / PRZen / BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Child abuse and child neglect, according to the U.S.Center for Disease Control (CDC), are terms used to describe the maltreatment of children. According to the CDC, maltreatment of...
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'A rogue governor': Rep. Metcalfe warns climate pact director not to accept Pennsylvania as member   
January 21, 2020
Source: Bradford Era - Tom Wolf from joining a regional climate pact. Metcalfe, R-Butler, the chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, said in a letter that any decision concerning Pennsylvania’s participation in the...
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Political notebook: Republicans hold steady, Democrats decline in annual voter registration count   
January 20, 2020
Source: Tulsa World - Registered Republicans totaled 1,008,569 on Jan. 15, or just under half of the 2,090,107 total registered voters on that date.
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Center for Disease Control: 12 states have 'very high' obesity rates   
January 20, 2020
Source: syracuse.com - A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates. Overall, more than a third of adults are obese but rates vary by state. The latest figures are based on a 2011 telephone survey that asked adults their...
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Marler ups the ante on meat industry; petitions USDA to ban 31 Salmonella strains   
January 20, 2020
Source: Food Safety News - Attorneys representing the Center for Science in the Public Interest sued USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service in 2014 because the agency would not declare the most dangerous Salmonella strains as adulterants. But...
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Update: Beijing, Guangdong reports pneumonia cases, Wuhan confirms 3rd death   
January 20, 2020
Source: N.C.N. Limited on MSN.com - Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 19, 2020. (Xinhua) The central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the case was first discovered, reported 136 new cases between Jan.
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