Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 — As syphilis cases increase among U.S. women, doctors are seeing more babies born with the serious infection, health officials report.
Congenital syphilis cases, which are transmitted from an infected mother to her unborn…
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U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Falls to New Low

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 — Fewer Americans smoke than a decade ago, and those who still light up do so less often, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Less than 17 percent of adults said they smoked in 2014, down from nearly 21 percent in…
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SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to Humans

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 — A newly identified SARS-like virus in bats appears to be able to jump to humans without mutation, new research suggests.
However, it’s not yet clear whether it would then be able to spread from person to person, the…
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Health Highlights: Nov. 12, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
U.S. Proposes Nationwide Ban on Smoking in Public Housing
A proposal to ban smoking in public housing homes across the United States will be…
Source: Topamax