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California bill requiring gloves in restaurant kitchens, bars is repealed

...but do not ban bare-hand contact outright. Ten nessee is implementing its ban next year.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that workers touching food provided the most common transmission pathway for food-originated...
California chefs, bartenders fight new law, common in most states, that bans bare-hand contact

Chefs in California oppose a law that bans bare-hand contact and state legislators are considering a reversal before fines start this summer.
Ga. panel backs autism coverage requirement

ATLANTA -- The state Senate Insurance and Labor Committee approved Thursday three bills related to health care, including one that mandates private insurance coverage for treatment of children with autism.
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...2 million people in the U.S. and contribute to 23,000 deaths each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In other newsBANK OF AMERICA will spend $9.33 billion to resolve a dispute over mortgage securities...
More than 200,000 die from preventable stroke, heart disease

The CDC said in its monthly Vital Signs report that rates of avoidable deaths from heart disease, stroke and hypertension declined 29 percent from 2001 to 2010 but still accounted for 200,070 avoidable deaths.
State-funded initiative aiming to curb underage drinking in Augusta area

Georgia Regents University is one of three area agencies using state grants to curb underage alcohol consumption.
Set healthy example by getting in the swim of things this summer

We should be more proactive and make an effort to take care of and save our kids.
Biomedical industry lobbies Ga. lawmakers

ATLANTA - Executives from Georgia pharmaceutical and medical-equipment companies met with legislators Monday to push for various initiatives designed to provide money for research companies.
Murder suspect treated for necrotizing fasciitis

A family member has confirmed Robert Moody is being treated for necrotizing fasciitis after sustaining injuries prior to his arrest for the May 28 death of his son.
Audit finds CDC misplaced $8 million in equipment

ATLANTA - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lost or misplaced more than $8 million in property in 2007, losing track of items including computer and video equipment, government...
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