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CDC: The U.S. Suicide Rate Continues to Rise

The U.S. suicide rate is the highest in 15 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

The report found the suicide rate has been on the rise since 2000, and hit its highest point in 2009.

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E-Cigarette Explodes – Smoker Badly Injured

Think those expensive "E-Cigarettes" aren't as harmful to your health as the tobacco variety?  Don't tell that to the Florida man who had his teeth blown out when an E-Cigarette exploded in his face. Really.

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Shyness and Grieving Will be ‘Mental Illnesses’

Millions of healthy people - including shy or defiant children, grieving relatives and people with fetishes - may soon be labeled mentally ill, by a pending new edition of a diagnostic manual that's due out next year.

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Parents Revolt Against High School’s New Approach to Teenage Contraception

While the United States takes measures such as abstinence initiatives, sexual education and sometimes criticizing Bristol Palin as a scare tactic to prevent teenage pregnancy, some schools in the UK are taking a much more direct route.

A report from the British National Health Service announced that many girls were given long-term contraceptives at school.

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Catholics Ready for War Over Obama Care

Leaders of American Catholics are threatening to challenge the Obama administration over a provision of the new health care law that would require all employers, including religious institutions, to pay for birth control.

Observers say this issue could decide the presidential elections.

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Nasty Norovirus Sickens 500 Passengers on Carnival Cruise Ships

In yet another blow to the cruise industry — and Carnival Cruises in particular — nearly 500 people contracted norovirus on board two of the company’s Florida-based Princess Cruises ships last week.

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Ohio Woman Discovers That Dialing the Wrong Number Can Save Lives [VIDEO]

Dialing a wrong number isn’t usually a big deal, but for one woman in Ohio, it may very well have been. In fact, the call is probably the reason she’s still alive and well.

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Pfizer Recalling 1 Million Defective Birth Control Packets

Drug company Pfizer Inc., is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills, after finding an error on the packaging.

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