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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
What's the necessary amount of time for proper hand washing? If in doubt, sing two "Happy Birthday" songs from start to finish while lathering the hands with soap and water.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 1, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claimed that 52 Utah residents were poisoned after they consumed fake cannabis oil. The drug that made them sick was a synthetic cannabinoid known as 4-cyano CUMYL-BUTINACA.
Public Health May 26, 2018
Recent studies revealed an increase in marijuana use among parents as states fight for its legalization. This means that more children are exposed to secondhand smoke, but studies are still in their early stages to determine its long-term effects.
Public Health May 21, 2018
A report from the CDC revealed there were more than 27,000 illnesses caused by nearly 500 outbreaks in recreational water between 2000 and 2014. Hotel swimming pools and cases of diarrhea accounted for many illnesses.
Public Health May 17, 2018
After a string of infections was confirmed in the United States, the CDC sent a warning of the risks of E. coli from romaine lettuce. Reports share more information about the bacteria to raise awareness on the outbreak.
Public Health May 10, 2018
The poppyseed muffin will never be the same again. In an attempt to raise awareness for tick season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared a photo of a muffin on Twitter, which left many people horrified.
Public Health May 9, 2018
Infections from ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes have surged to 'astronomical levels,' and apparently, the United States is not fully prepared for the health threat. You will have to claim the responsibility of protecting yourself and your family from bug bites.
Public Health May 3, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a new report suggesting that autism prevalence rate in the United States is significantly higher than in its 2014 report. Minority children with autism contributed to the increase in number.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2018
The CDC has expanded its E.coli warning from chopped romaine lettuce to all types of romaine lettuce. The advisory comes after an investigation in Alaska revealed that several people fell ill after consuming whole heads of romaine lettuce.
Public Health April 20, 2018
Health officials are probing the cause of the multistate E. coli outbreak. The disease has sickened at least 17 people across states, and the specific source is still unknown.
Public Health April 13, 2018
CDC has released a new report detailing the spread of a nightmare bacteria that is antibiotic resistant. There have been more than 200 cases reported across the U.S.
Public Health April 5, 2018
Even when new regulations have been passed, U.S. physicians are still prescribing too many antibiotic medications for sinus infections. This puts patients at risk of side effects and drug resistance.
Public Health April 2, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a new report showing the effects of the opioid epidemic. It shows that the opioid epidemic is affecting every segment of the U.S. population.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2018
The flu season in the United States has peaked, but parents should not yet let their guard down. According to the CDC, a second wave of the flu is incoming, and it may be more severe for younger children.
Public Health March 28, 2018
A new study from Cornell University found that the weight gain poses risks in the reduction of taste buds. This metabolic malfunction often results to the dulling of the sense of taste and consumption of more calories.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2018
A month after the mysterious disappearance of Timothy Cunningham, the CDC clarified he was granted an early promotion. It contradicts the Atlanta police’s statement claiming he was upset about being turned down for a career advancement.
Public Health March 13, 2018
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked a multistate outbreak to contact with guinea pigs. Owners of the pet rodents are advised to follow certain rules to keep themselves safe from the disease.
Public Health March 7, 2018
The CDC says the flu season has peaked, and cases are starting to decline, signaling the end of one of America’s most deadliest flu periods. However, there will still be weeks and weeks of flu ahead.
Public Health March 5, 2018
An epidemiologist working with the CDC has disappeared under strange circumstances and the police have still not been able to trace him. Timothy J. Cunningham took a sick leave on Feb. 12 and has not been seen since then.
Public Health February 26, 2018
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 February 24, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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