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Study shows scores got sick, 1 died trying to kill bedbugs

September 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Worried about bedbugs? Maybe you should be more concerned about the insecticides used to get rid of them. A government study counted one death and 80 illnesses linked to bedbug insecticides over three years. Many were do-it-yourselfers who misused the chemicals or used the wrong product. And most of the cases were in New York City. Continue Reading

CDC reports drop in N.D. adult smokers

September 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The tobacco use study found that the state’s adult smoking rate decreased from 18.6 percent in 2009 to 17.4 percent in 2010. Continue Reading

AIDS at 30: Killer has been tamed, but not conquered

June 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

On June 5, 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning shot to the world when they reported the first known cases of what would soon be called AIDS. Continue Reading

CDC says Grand Forks rabies incident highlights risks for employees

January 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A rabies incident last March at Grand Forks’ Circle of Friends Humane Society highlighted the risk faced by animal shelter employees across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report distributed this week. Continue Reading

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Fatal crashes involving teen drivers drop in U.S., Minn., ND

October 21, 2010 in INFORUM

ATLANTA Fatal car crashes involving teen drivers fell by about a third over five years, according to a new federal report that partly credits the drop to tougher state limits on younger drivers. Continue Reading

Americans not eating enough fruit, vegetables

September 9, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Most Americans still don’t eat enough vegetables, and fruit consumption is actually dropping a little, according to a new government report released today. Continue Reading

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