The CDC released a report confirming that deli products have caused eight people to be hospitalized due to Listeria infection. The public health agency is warning people who are at high risk of infection, including pregnant women and older adults.
Public Health April 20, 2019
Autism is surging in the United States as researchers from the CDC reveal a 1.9 percent autism rate nationwide. In New Jersey, this number is even higher.
Public Health April 12, 2019
A multi-state E.Coli outbreak has been reported by the CDC. The outbreak started on March 2 and has affected five states in the United States.
Public Health April 9, 2019
It's only April and 2019 is already the United States' second-worst year for measles in nearly 20 years. With 387 cases in 15 states, the country marks the second-highest number since the disease was eradicated in 2000.
Public Health April 2, 2019
CDC warned the public about double checking freezers for possible remnants of recalled ground beef. People should know the necessary measures to take so the outbreak can completely come to a close.
Public Health March 24, 2019
The 2018-2019 flu season continues to record high levels of influenza activities across the United States. The CDC does not expect the current flu season to wind down in the next couple of weeks.
Public Health March 24, 2019
Eight in 10 new HIV infections were transmitted by people who do not receive the care they need to suppress the virus. The CDC launched an initiative to reduce new infections and keep those who are infected in treatment.
Public Health March 21, 2019
Researchers found that the number of deaths associated with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia significantly rose between 2000 and 2017. Last year, over 200,000 people in the United States died because of the neurodegenerative disease.
Public Health March 16, 2019
A study by the CDC, FDA, and the National Cancer Institute found that the use of e-cigarettes among teens has increased significantly in 2018. Based on estimates, one in five high school students and one in 14 middle school students vape.
Space February 13, 2019
The government health agency found that many young kids are using too much toothpaste than they should be. This could lead to streaks on the teeth when they age.
Public Health February 2, 2019
The number of children born with the birth defect gastroschisis doubled between 1995 and 2005. After the investigation, the CDC found that the number of new cases rose in counties where the number of opioid prescription is high.
Public Health January 18, 2019
Even 30 minutes of light exercise per day can reduce a person's risk of early death. A new study found that swapping periods of sitting with physical activity can improve the chances of living a long life.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2019
Millions are already being affected by the ongoing flu season. That said, authorities say that this year's flu season is so far milder than last year's particularly harsh one.
Public Health January 12, 2019
A new law will direct funds toward the implementation of interventions focusing on early detection and risk reduction of Alzheimer's. The neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Public Health January 7, 2019
The number of children who have died because of the flu has risen to 1, according to the most recent report of the CDC. Public health officials encourage everyone to get their vaccines.
Public Health January 5, 2019
How much have gun deaths increased in recent years? Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal a record number of gun deaths in the past 40 years.
Public Health December 16, 2018
A new study revealed the areas in the United States and Canada that have the most suitable climate and environment for Asian longhorned ticks. The creatures have already been found in nine states.
Public Health December 14, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a guideline to warn people about the dangers of handling raw cookie dough and cake batter. Eating raw flour and eggs could lead to serious E.coli or Salmonella infection.
Public Health December 10, 2018
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed parents to evaluate the prevalence of autism in children across the country. About one in 40 children have autism spectrum disorder.
Public Health November 27, 2018
A new experimental vaccine promises to delay the onset of Alzheimer's Disease by up to five years. The treatment already went through animal testing with promising results and will hopefully get approved for clinical trials.
Medicine November 26, 2018
An ongoing multistate e.coli outbreak has already affected 32 people from 11 states. Just like the 2017 e.coli outbreak, this one appears to be linked to romaine lettuce as well.
Public Health November 23, 2018
Most Americans admitted that they sit more than eight hours a day but do not get a moderate amount of exercise, according to a study by the CDC. What are the health issues associated with lack of exercise?
Healthy Living/Wellness November 21, 2018
CDC data show an increase in suicide rates across many occupational groups in the United States. As such, the agency is working on comprehensive suicide prevention resources that include work-based approaches.
Public Health November 16, 2018
A new report by the CDC revealed that cancer will be the leading cause of death in the United States by 2020. The shift follows a decade-old theory that predicted a pattern in health and disease across the country.
Public Health November 13, 2018
A death has already been reported in relation to an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey meat. The total number of cases has now risen to 164.
Public Health November 10, 2018
A report by the FDA and the CDC revealed that only 14 percent of Americans smoke or consume tobacco products. The number is down from over 40 percent in the mid-60s.
Public Health November 9, 2018
The CDC has published a report that revealed that pregnant women are 40 percent more at risk of hospitalization if they do not get their flu shot. Public health officials recommend that everyone gets vaccinated this month.
Public Health October 15, 2018
A new report from the CDC revealed that more young children have not received their recommended vaccines. In the past year, an estimated 100,000 children have no vaccines at all to protect them from 14 preventable but deadly diseases.
Public Health October 13, 2018
Researchers found a correlation between not getting enough sleep and the odds of risky behavior in a new study focused on teenagers. Adolescents need eight to 10 hours of sleep every night, according to experts.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2018
Fabrizio Stabile died after dipping in a wave pool in Waco, Texas. He tested for Naegleria fowleri, a rare and dangerous amoeba typically found in freshwaters such as lakes and rivers.
Public Health October 2, 2018
The CDC has revealed that the number of cases of syphilis in the United States has more than doubled since 2013. Public health officials report that mothers are also passing the STD to their babies during pregnancy and delivery.
Public Health September 28, 2018
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia will double by 2060. The study also predicted an increase in cases within the Hispanic community.
Public Health September 23, 2018
A new study found that vaping marijuana is prevalent among children in middle school and high school in the United States. Up to 2 million children across the country have admitted to using e-cigarettes to smoke marijuana at least once.
Public Health September 19, 2018
Doctors and clinics might have contributed to the worsening opioid crisis across the United States. A study found that an alarming number of patients were given an opioid prescription to treat pain not related to cancer.
Public Health September 11, 2018
Is it too early to get the yearly vaccination against the flu? October is the recommended vaccination time, but some members of the community are recommended to get it earlier.
Public Health September 9, 2018
The CDC has issued a guideline to prevent contracting and spreading the flu this fall and winter. The first line of defense is to get vaccinated by September or October before flu season begins.
Public Health September 6, 2018
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the first guidelines for managing concussions in children. Over 800,000 kids seek treatment for concussions annually, amid increased concerns due to their link with other serious health issues.
Public Health September 5, 2018
CDC data reveals that the United States is at its fourth consecutive year of all-time high in regard to STD cases. The rise persists amid fears about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.
Public Health September 2, 2018
A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that cases of HPV-related cancers are rising in the country. Despite this, the vaccine which can prevent the virus is still underused.
Public Health August 24, 2018
A resident of Arlington County has been diagnosed with West Nile, a virus commonly spread through mosquito bites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the virus has been reported in humans in 30 states.
August 20, 2018
What could a CDC- and USDA-released graphic novel possibly be about? Naturally, it's about a mystery illness and the meticulous disease detective work that happens during outbreaks.
Feature | Health August 17, 2018
Condoms shouldn’t be reused, the CDC warns. Even if it’s washed with soap and water, that won’t remove harmful organisms on the condom that can lead to more serious complications for both participants.
Public Health August 1, 2018
Since the year 2000, over 4,700 people have been infected with salmonella because of contact with backyard chickens. The current outbreak has so far affected 44 states.
Public Health July 29, 2018
Over 20 U.S. states have reported cases of West Nile virus in humans, mosquitoes, and birds since the beginning of 2018. The presence of the disease in birds is actually one way to test the disease's presence in a location.
Public Health July 8, 2018
Most of the recorded outbreaks associated with untreated recreational waters evidently occurred between June and August. What can swimmers do to reduce the risks of pathogen transmission?
Public Health July 1, 2018
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