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Water remains the drink of choice for most people, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which analyzed nonalcoholic beverage consumption between 2015 and 2018.

More than 51% of persons surveyed said they prefer water, followed, in order, by coffee, sweetened beverages, tea, fruit drinks, milk and diet beverages. Men were less likely to consume water or tea compared with women but more likely to drink coffee, sweetened beverages or fruit juices.

Water consumption decreased with age, while coffee, tea and milk consumption increased.

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Wild polioviruses used to paralyze an average of 75,000 children across Africa each year, but the Africa Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication says vaccine efforts appear to have succeeded: There has not been a new case of wild poliovirus infection in the past four years.

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