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Flu Scare Leads to Public Health Emergency in Boston
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Botson Mayor Thomas Menino this week declared a public health emergency in Boston due to what could become one of the worst flu seasons in nearly a decade. Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned …

Smartphones Linked to Teen Sex, Says Study
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A new study shows that the use of smartphones is associated with an increased likelihood both of teens being solicited for sex via the internet and of having sex with someone they met online. The study was conducted by researchers …

Obesity Rates Prediction: U.S. Will Get Even Fatter
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A report released today predicts that by the year 2030, 13 U.S. states could have obesity rates above 60% and 39 could have rates above 50%. The report, titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012, was …