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The number of children with autism in the United States continues to rise, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest data estimate that 1 in 88 American children has some form of autism spectrum disorder. That's a 78% increase compared to a decade ago, according to the report.

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Tainted cantaloupes linked to 13 deaths, public health officials sayupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 18:43:00

Thirteen people have died from consuming bacteria-tainted cantaloupe in what has become the most fatal U.S. outbreak of a food-borne illness since 1998, according to records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Safe from salmonella?updated: Thu Aug 26 2010 06:31:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains how you can reduce your chances of getting salmonella poisoning.

California traces salmonella infections back to May promupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 06:31:00

As public health officials across the country look into the salmonella outbreak that began in the spring, the state of California believes it has identified its earliest cases -- and says its investigation helped tip off the rest of the country to the source of the problem.

Rationing H1N1 vaccinesupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 16:24:00

Dr. Jonathan Fielding talks rationing of the H1N1 vaccine in Los Angeles County where he is director of public health.

CDC: H1N1 spreading even as supply of vaccine growsupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 16:24:00

As the new H1N1 flu virus keeps spreading, more vaccine is available to fight it, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

First daughters get H1N1 shots as supplies increaseupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 20:05:00

The first daughters have gotten it along with other children, and more residents around the nation may soon be able to get the H1N1 flu vaccine as health officials say more is on its way.

Do you have H1N1?updated: Mon Oct 26 2009 08:47:00

Figuring out if you have H1N1. Our Betty Nguyen talks with our tech expert about how you can get some details online.

Obama declares H1N1 emergencyupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 08:47:00

President Obama has declared a national emergency to deal with the "rapid increase in illness" from the H1N1 influenza virus.

As first vaccines go out, H1N1 questions answeredupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 11:40:00

For 13-year-old Brandon Marti, the intranasal vaccine felt "good," "cold" and "watery" at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York, on Tuesday.

FDA approves H1N1 vaccine applicationsupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 16:37:00

The Food and Drug Administration has approved applications from four manufacturers to make H1N1 flu vaccine, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.

CDC: H1N1 flu vaccine to be ready by early Octoberupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 13:38:00

The H1N1 flu vaccine will be available earlier than had been expected, the director of the nation's top disease agency told CNN on Monday.

Kids and swine fluupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 16:06:00

CNN's Samantha Hayes looks at the spread of the H1N1 virus with kids and college students.

CDC: Children with medical issues should get first H1N1 flu shotsupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 16:06:00

Children with high-risk medical conditions or disabilities should be among the first to be vaccinated against H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Thursday.

Swine flu updates for fallupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 13:13:00

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen tells you what you need to know about swine flu and the upcoming school year.

In time of swine flu, add sanitizer, tissues to school supply listsupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 13:13:00

Even 6-year-olds at Hamilton Central School in central New York came to school prepared for swine flu. Jessica Poyer, a first-grade teacher, noticed in the spring that kids had begun bringing their own hand sanitizer, tissues and water bottles.

31 New York schools closed as flu spreadsupdated: Thu May 21 2009 21:25:00

New York had closed 30 schools as of Thursday -- and one private school closed on its own -- after an increase of reports of students with flu-like symptoms, city health and education officials said.

Utah reports first swine flu death; NYC has closed 21 schoolsupdated: Wed May 20 2009 19:34:00

A Utah man with chronic health problems died Wednesday from complications associated with swine flu, a local health official said. If confirmed, it would be the ninth U.S. fatality associated with the flu outbreak.

Swine flu spreadsupdated: Tue May 19 2009 21:47:00

The U.S. death toll from swine flu rises to seven, and more schools are closing. CNN's Kitty Pilgrim reports.

Swine flu tops 10,000 cases worldwideupdated: Tue May 19 2009 21:47:00

The number of confirmed H1N1 flu cases worldwide surpassed 10,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Possible swine flu deathupdated: Tue May 19 2009 13:58:00

CNN's Mary Snow has the latest on a possible swine flu death.

Number of H1N1 cases nears 10,000updated: Tue May 19 2009 13:58:00

The number of confirmed H1N1 flu cases worldwide is nearing 10,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday morning.

5 more NYC schools close on flu fearsupdated: Mon May 18 2009 19:19:00

Four more New York City public schools and one private school will close for a week after an increase of reports of students with flu-like symptoms, city officials announced Monday.

Official: Underlying condition present in N.Y. swine flu deathupdated: Mon May 18 2009 16:18:00

An assistant principal who died after being hospitalized with the H1N1 virus did have an underlying condition, the New York City's health commissioner said Monday.

New York flu deathupdated: Mon May 18 2009 16:18:00

An assistant principal at a school in Jamaica Estates becomes the first H1N1 death in New York

Obama names NYC health chief to head CDCupdated: Fri May 15 2009 09:11:00

President Obama has chosen Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, New York City's health commissioner, to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday.

Time.com: When Are Cigarette Taxes Too High? updated: Fri Jun 06 2008 14:00:00

The price for a pack in New York City is now the highest in the country. Concern for the public health, or a money grab by the government?

Fast food calorie countsupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 01:08:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about a proposal to make NYC fast food chains post calorie counts on menu boards.

NY orders calories posted on chain menusupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 01:08:00

The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously Tuesday to require all city chain restaurants to post calorie data on their menus.

CNNMoney: No blubbering: NYC wants less fatupdated: Thu Aug 11 2005 09:42:00

New York City wants its restaurants to trim the fat, trans fat that is.

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