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CDC Says Flu Season Appears To Have Peaked, But Activity Levels Still High

It appears the United States has gotten through one of the worst flu season s in recent memory. New data from the CDC shows that hospitalization rates from flu-related cases are on the decline.

Public Health

These Horrifying Parasitic Worms Were Found Inside An Oregon Woman's Irritated Eye

What a woman thought as an ordinary eye inflammation is actually an infection that only occurs among cattle. In three weeks, not only one parasitic worm but more than a dozen were extracted from her eye.

Public Health February 13, 2018

Deadly Flu Season In Full Swing, Up To 4,000 Weekly Deaths Recorded

Latest updates from the CDC show that the flu season is set to make all-high records and it hasn't even peaked yet. More than 40,000 deaths were recorded and the numbers are still on the rise.

Public Health February 12, 2018

Georgia Teen Initially Tested Negative For Flu, But Dies A Few Days After

Days after testing negative for flu, 15-year-old Georgia teen Kira Molina, died due to liver failure. Her death was a complication of the deadly flu spreading across the country.

Public Health February 2, 2018

ADHD Drug Use Spikes Among Young Women: CDC Report

The number of young women who are using prescription drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has skyrocketed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It grew by around 344 percent over the last decade.

Medicine January 19, 2018

SIDS: CDC Says Sleep-Related Deaths Still Persist Among U.S. Babies

Despite government warning, a number of U.S. mothers still observe unsafe sleep practices. This resulted in thousands of sleep-related deaths each year among American babies.

Public Health January 10, 2018

The CDC’s Seven Dirty Words - Is Scientific Progress At Stake?

It was recently revealed that the Trump administration suggested that the CDC keep 7 keywords out of its presentation of future budget proposals.

December 22, 2017

Youth Suicide Rates In Utah Up By 141 Percent: Report

There was a 141 percent jump in suicide rates among Utah youths aged 10 to 17 between the years of 2011 and 2015. Interestingly, 12 percent of suicide victims experienced familial conflicts related to gadget restriction.

Public Health December 1, 2017

CDC Urges Consumers Who Drank Raw Milk To See A Doctor

If you drank Udder Milk’s raw milk within the last six months, you should go ahead and see a doctor right away. CDC said a woman in New Jersey was found infected with a rare bacteria after she drank contaminated raw milk.

Public Health November 29, 2017

About 49 Million American Adults Used Tobacco In 2015: CDC

There were 48.7 million adults in the United States who used tobacco in 2015. Although cigarette-use has been declining in the country in recent years, they remain to be the most widely used tobacco product.

Public Health November 11, 2017

CDC Panel Recommends GSK's New Shingles Vaccine Shingrix

GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix is the newly approved vaccine for preventing shingles. The vaccine has got the thumbs up from CDC.

Public Health October 27, 2017

100 Million Americans Are Either Diabetic Or Prediabetic: CDC

Diabetes rates in the United States paint a picture of low awareness and increasing statistics, a new CDC report has showed. Experts continue to call for optimal nutrition as key in diabetes treatment and prevention.

Public Health July 19, 2017

Pet Owners At Greater Risk Of Finding Tick On Household Members

Researchers surveyed mor than 2,000 households in Lyme disease-endemic states to study the differences in tick encounters among the household members. Do ticks crawl on pet owners more?

Public Health July 8, 2017

CDC Warns Of Trichinosis Outbreaks Linked To Walrus Meat

The CDC reports two trichinosis outbreaks associated with the consumption of raw or undercooked walrus meat. The numbers of walrus meat-related trichinosis cases have significantly lessened since 1975 due to still unknown reasons.

Public Health July 8, 2017

Opioid Prescriptions Have Dropped But Remain High: CDC

Opioid prescriptions in the United States have dropped 18 percent from 2010 to 2015 but they remain high overall, according to a new CDC report. Learn the opioid prescription trends that fuel a drug overdose epidemic in the country.

Public Health July 7, 2017

A Child From Texas Dies From A Suspected Case Of 'Dry Drowning' Days After A Swimming Trip

A child from Texas is said to have died from 'dry drowning' days after his last swimming activity. Amid the pending autopsy report, the CDC and other doctors are avoiding the usage of terms such as 'dry drowning.'

Public Health June 9, 2017

CDC Warns Public Not To Get Too Close To Chicken, Geese And Other Fowls: Here's Why

The CDC issued an advisory to the public, warning people from being in close contact with chickens, birds and other fowls. The advisory is a result of a Salmonella outbreak in over 40 states.

Public Health June 4, 2017

Alzheimer's Disease Death Increased By 54.5 Percent In 15 Years: CDC

The latest CDC report shows a 54.5 increase in Alzheimer’s disease-related deaths in the United States. More deaths are also recorded at home instead of in facilities.

Public Health May 26, 2017

Diarrhea-Inducing Parasites In Pools On The Rise: CDC

CDC warns about increasing reports of parasite infection from pools and water parks. The 2016 Crypto outbreaks more than doubled the number of reported cases in 2014.

Public Health May 19, 2017

Fewer US High Schoolers Drink, Yet Binge Drinking Still Common: Study

Teen drinking has decreased in the last 20 years, from almost half of high school students in the '90s to only about a third of teens in 2015. However, teenage binge drinking remains a major concern, just like underage drinking.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 13, 2017

Tick Season Is Here: What You Should Know To Prevent Lyme Disease

Save yourself from disease-causing ticks. Know more about the first symptoms of Lyme disease to watch out for and tick-prone areas in the country you should avoid for now.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2017

Yellow Fever Vaccine In US To Run Out By Midsummer: CDC

CDC officials claimed that Yellow Fever vaccines in the United States would likely run out in July. However, the FDA authorized import of Stamaril, a yellow fever vaccine, which is licensed in Europe but not in the United States.

Public Health April 30, 2017

At 91 Overdose Deaths A Day, Opioid Epidemic May Still Be Underestimated: CDC Report

A new CDC report has warned that the total number of opioid-related deaths may still be underestimated and a few cases may be missed. Find out more from the example of Minnesota drug overdoses.

Public Health April 25, 2017

Rates Of Type 2 Diabetes Climbing In Children And Teens

A study has revealed that type 2 diabetes has tripled in the United States and school-age children are being hit. It is estimated that nearly 208,000 people younger than 20 years old are living with diagnosed diabetes.

Public Health April 15, 2017

What’s Driving Mumps Cases In Texas To Reach 20-Year High?

Texas reported a massive surge in mumps cases which are at a two-decade high. The health department has issued an advisory to healthcare providers.

Public Health April 13, 2017

Genital HPV In US: Infection Rate Higher In Men Than Women

A CDC report revealed that HPV infection is higher among American men than it is in women. Doctors advised vaccination to prevent the onset of diseases related to the infection in men, including genital and oral cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2017

Flu Vaccination Can Save Lives Of Children: Study

A CDC study revealed that vaccinated children run a lesser risk of succumbing to flu virus, compared with non-vaccinated kids. The result was determined after a data analysis of four flu seasons from 2010 to 2014.

Public Health April 5, 2017

Annual Report Shows A Downward Trend In Overall Cancer Death Rates In The United States

Overall cancer death rates in the United States are seeing a downward trend according to a report. Authors call for more attention and resources for the prevention and treatment of several cancer types.

Public Health April 1, 2017

Nearly Half A Million US Doctors Could Not Be Wrong: Climate Change Harms Health

Nearly half a million U.S. doctors could not be wrong, as they warned that climate change causes more harm to public health. According to the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, climate change is making Americans sicker.

Public Health March 16, 2017

Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Fungus Candida Auris

Candida auris is a deadly fungus which causes drug-resistant infections and is typically found on hospital catheters. A new investigational compound has shown efficacy in stopping the fungus’s development and could lead to more potent antifungal drugs.

Public Health March 14, 2017

Synthetic Marijuana Use Can Lead To Violent Behavior, Drug And Alcohol Abuse Among Teens: Study

Synthetic marijuana is largely used among adolescents for recreation. Studies show it can increase the risk of addiction, and also trigger violence, other drug use, alcohol abuse, and sexual risk-taking.

Public Health March 14, 2017

Lyme Disease Arrives Early In East Coast This Year, Climate Change To Blame?

Experts are of the belief that Lyme disease's early arrival at the East Coast is due to climatic changes. Come 2025, the Lyme disease season could get preponed by two weeks by 2065.

Public Health March 13, 2017

Deadly And Drug-Resistant Fungal Infection Affects More Than 30 In The US

The deadly fungal infection Candida auris already infected more than 30 people in the United States. Who are the people most vulnerable, and where does this drug-resistant pathogen commonly spread?

Public Health March 12, 2017

Arthritis Crippling One Fourth Of American Adults: Study

Nearly one-fourth of American adults are suffering from arthritis, leaving many unable to conduct daily activities, such as lifting a bag of groceries or holding a cup. Arthritis is accentuated by the lack of exercise, according to a CDC report.

Public Health March 11, 2017

Lyme Disease Control: What To Do After A Tick Bite

With Lyme disease concerns growing, it’s important to understand which ticks carry the disease and which areas are more at risk for housing them. Here’s what to do if you suspect you’ve been bitten by a Lyme-infested tick.

Public Health March 7, 2017

Birth Defect Risk Among Moms With Zika Now 20 Percent Higher Than Before

The CDC has found that birth defect risk among moms with Zika virus is now 20 percent higher than before. Researchers determined the prevalence of different birth defects before the 2015 Zika virus epidemic.

Public Health March 3, 2017

How Effective Is The Flu Vaccine? Number Of Cases Continues To Rise

Flu vaccine is only 48 percent effective against the most common strain of flu virus, according to epidemiologists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials urged people to get vaccinated, noting that less than half of Americans got the shot.

Public Health February 26, 2017

CDC Temporarily Closes Biosafety Labs Over Air Hose Safety Concerns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily shut down four of its biosafety laboratories in Atlanta due to concerns for equipment safety. Officials say air supply hoses attached on workers’ suits were not approved for use.

Public Health February 18, 2017

Zika Tests Repeated Due To US Lab Mistakes, Two Pregnant Women Confirmed Infected

A public health lab in Washington D.C. has made mistakes while testing for the Zika virus in over 400 people. The CDC has retested all the samples, which confirms two pregnant women were infected.

Public Health February 17, 2017

Winter Blues: Are You Having A Cold Or The Flu?

The CDC noted that it could be hard to tell the flu from a cold, since both are viral in nature and lead to similar symptoms. The only surefire way to know is to consult a doctor and get a flu test.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2017

Millions Of Americans Likely Have Hearing Loss Without Knowing It: What Can Be Done?

A newly released federal study has found that about 1 in 4 adults who think they have good or excellent hearing have signs of hearing loss. What can be done to prevent this permanent damage?

Public Health February 9, 2017

Thanks To Al Gore, Climate Change Summit Is Back On Track

Former vice president Al Gore has stepped in to host his own climate change conference in Atlanta next month. The news comes days after the CDC canceled its own summit in the lead-up to the recent change in White House administrations.

Earth/Environment January 30, 2017

Rural America More Likely To Die From Five Leading Death Causes

Those who live in rural areas have a higher risk of dying from the five leading causes of death than people who are in urban locations, a new CDC study reveals.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

ALERT! Nightmare Superbug CRE May Be Spreading Beyond Hospitals: CDC

New cases of a superbug infection may have been contracted outside of healthcare facilities. Six people in Colorado were recently reported to have the 'nightmare superbug.'

Public Health December 18, 2016

CDC Releases Core Guidelines To Aid Outpatient Facilities In Addressing Antibiotic Resistance

The CDC released a set of four guideline pillars to guide the medical personnel involved in the medication of outcare patients. One of the core positive effects of this measure will be lowering antibiotic resistance.

Public Health November 15, 2016

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