CDC Looking into Second Viral Outbreak on Cruise Ship in Two Weeks

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_342e054e1f.jpgPhoto Courtesy Royal Caribbean (BALTIMORE) -- Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas is scheduled to leave Baltimore on its next voyage on Saturday afternoon, but will need approval from the Centers for Disease Control after its last two cruises saw passengers fall ill. During its last trip, which departed on April 5, 99 of the ship's 2,120 guests and eight of the 800 crew members experienced an illness believed to be norovirus.

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Illinois Health Dept. Takes Man with Tuberculosis to Court

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_8ba0414484.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (CHICAGO) -- Officials in Illinois say a man infected with tuberculosis has been ordered by the county court to remain quarantined in his home for at least six weeks and be fitted with an ankle monitor. Julie Pryde, the administrator for the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, said that Christian Mbemba Ibanda will remain in quarantine at his home for six weeks and has been fitted with an electronic ankle bracelet so that local officials can ensure he is not exposing others.

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Standing Desks Aren't for Everybody, Techies Discover

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_408191a3d1.jpgpickcrew.com (MONTREAL) -- Mikael Cho, 28, thought having a standing desk in the office would be the bee's knees, transforming his sedentary job to support his active lifestyle. But despite the trendy stories of health and productivity benefits, after about three weeks, he kissed his standing desk goodbye. "A lot of us are focused on work and producing good work. The challenge was it interrupted your flow because I would think of physical things rather than the work," Cho said.

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New NHL Lawsuit Is the Most Graphic Yet

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_79e031fb9d.jpgRobbins Geller Rudman & Dowd (NEW YORK) -- A new lawsuit that accuses the NHL of putting profits before safety is littered with images of bloodied, toothless hockey players. The class action suit claims the league "fosters a culture of ‘enforcers’ and ‘goons.’” "[The players] have suffered and will continue to suffer serious health problems as a result of the NHL’s sophisticated use of extreme violence to bring fans to the game in hockey arenas, on television, the radio and the Internet,” the lawsuit claims.

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Popular Music Inundated with References to Alcohol

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_a54cb086bf.jpgpavelis/Thinkstock (PITTSBURGH) -- Young people exposed to numerous mentions of alcohol brands in the music they listen to tend to abuse booze more often than those who don’t tune in as much to the same kinds of songs. That’s the finding of Brian Primack, a University of Pittsburgh associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, who reviewed the listening habits of 3,400 males and females, aged 15 to 23.

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