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CDC: 1 in 10 Adult Deaths Tied to Drinking

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New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows how many Americans die because of alcohol.

The CDC says 1 in 10 deaths among Americans between 20 and 64 are from drinking too much.

That's 88,000 people a year--70 percent of them men.

The CDC says women are considered heavy drinkers if they have eight or more drinks a week. For men, it's 15 or more.

A drink is considered about 12 ounces of beer or five ounces of wine.

The study cites deaths from drunk driving and from chronic conditions caused by drinking too much.

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Friday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day.

The CDC estimates nearly 1 in 6 Americans are living with HIV and don't know it.

The CDC says those people transmit about 50,000 infections a year.

Fewer than half of all Americans have been tested for HIV.

A government task force recommends screening for everyone age 15 to 65.

Click here for more information.


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