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Mumps outbreak in Columbia may be up to 15 cases

The health department in Boone County has launched an investigation to determine the origin and cause of a mumps outbreak that may have affected 15 people so far in Columbia. Seven of the first cases were University of Missouri students ages 20 to 23, a health department official said.

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Health officials kill proposal to curb mercury dental fillings

A Food and Drug Administration proposal to issue warnings on the possible dangers posed by mercury in dentistry fillings was quietly tabled in 2011. The proposal and its rejection put the Obama administration in the awkward position of concealing for over three years a safety communication potentially affecting millions of Americans.

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