Pesky Parasite Sickens People in 8 States

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_4d72c5c587.jpgJames Gathany, Centers for Disease Control(WASHINGTON) -- A parasite has sickened 269 people from eight states since last month, but health officials still don’t know where it originated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cyclospora, the one-celled parasite that causes diarrhea, stomach cramps and other symptoms normally associated with a viral stomach bug, is common in tropical regions like Latin America, but isn’t typically seen in the United States, according to the CDC.

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Rabies Virus Hid in Organ Donor, Surfaced in Recipient

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_dd8f74a794.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A Maryland man who died from rabies after receiving a kidney from an infected donor is the eighth known victim of rabies-tainted solid-organ transplants, according to a new report. The man, whose name and age have not been released, developed brain inflammation known as encephalitis in February, 17 months after the transplant, according to the report published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  He died 26 days later.

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Boys Who Like Pink Have Their Own Camp

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_a874d11f7b.jpgLindsay Morris(NEW YORK) -- Since he was a toddler, PJ has liked pink and purple. But it wasn't until he started first grade, when the little boy drew a picture of himself in long hair and a dress, that his parents realized they had to be more proactive in dealing with his gender nonconformity. "The first time it came up was when he was 2 1/2 in the shoe store," said his father, Timothy Snyder, 42.

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FDA Launches 60-Day Public Poll On Menthol Cigarettes

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_3852f4dfd4.jpgJoe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reaching out to the public to contribute to its menthol cigarette research. The FDA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Tuesday to "obtain additional information related to potential regulatory options it might consider, such as establishing tobacco product standards."

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Latinos Consume More News in English

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_a0c67d8e37.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A growing number of Latinos in the U.S. are getting their news content in English, according to a study released Tuesday. In 2012, a record 32 percent of Latino adults said they’re getting their news exclusively in English from television, print, radio and Internet outlets.

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