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U.S. FDA grants emergency approval for test to detect MERS

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization for a diagnostic test to detect the presence of the Middle East coronavirus at the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Full story

FDA grants emergency approval for test to detect MERS

(Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization on Tuesday for a diagnostic test to detect the presence of the Middle East coronavirus at the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Full story

Flu Vaccine Prevented 13 Million Illnesses Over 6 Years

Seasonal flu shots have prevented about 13.6 million cases of illness over the last six years, according to new estimates from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Full story

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Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains why this flu season is so severe.

  4 tips for preventing, treating back pain

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common source for discomfort is pain in your back. Dr. Roshini Raj explains how stretching, adjusting your workspace, and lightening your load can help prevent it

  Out with the pizza, in with the veggies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 17 percent of American children are obese, triple what the rate was in 1980. NBC’s John Yang reports that schools are increasingly the focus of efforts to try to get kids to eat healthier.

  MDs: Defining diabetes belt helps 'target interventions'

Dr. Edward Gregg, Chief of the Epidemiology and Statistics at Centers for Disease Control and Dr. Shubhada Jagasia, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee, discuss the significance of the newly identified "diabetes belt."   

  House to vote on food safety bill

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