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Salmonella Cases Linked To Raw Turkey Up To 164, 1 Death Reported

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

Smoking In US At Record Low, Says CDC Report

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

Flu Vaccination Very Important For Pregnant Women Says CDC

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

CDC Says Number Of Unvaccinated Children Growing Alarmingly

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

Risky Behavior In Teens May Be Caused By Lack Of Sleep

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

Surfer Dies After Ingesting 'Brain-eating Amoeba' In Texas Resort

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

Number Of Babies Born With Syphilis Peaks At 20 Year High

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

Number Of Alzheimer's Cases Could Double By 2060, Says CDC Study

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

Over 2 Million Middle And High School Students In The US Have Vaped Marijuana, According To Study

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

One-Third Of All Opioid Prescriptions Lack Proper Reason, Says Study

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

Flu Vaccines Recommended Ahead Of Flu Season: Is It Time To Vaccinate?

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

How To Prepare Your Family For The Flu Season

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

CDC Finally Issues Guidelines For Managing Concussions In Kids

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 Sharp Increase In STD Cases In Recent Years

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

In The US, Cancers Related To HPV Are On The Rise

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

First Case Of West Nile Virus In Arlington Confirmed

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

CDC Releases Graphic Novel About Variant Flu And Disease Detective Work

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

CDC: For The Love Of God, Don’t Wash Or Reuse Condoms

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

Backyard Chickens Linked To Multistate Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

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

West Nile Virus Reported In Over 20 States In 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

Swimmers Beware: CDC Warns Of Waterborne Diseases This July

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

Study Finds That People Wash Their Hands Incorrectly Most Of The Time: How To Wash The Hands Properly

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

52 People In Utah Were Poisoned By Fake Cannabis Oil, CDC Claims

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

More Parents Use Marijuana, Expose Children To Secondhand Smoke: Study

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

CDC Suggests Staying Out Of Hotel Pools If You Have Diarrhea

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

E. Coli Bacteria Infection: Symptoms, Treatment, And Prevention

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

CDC Shares Horrific Photo Of A Muffin For Lyme Disease Awareness

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

Tick, Flea, And Mosquito Infections More Than Tripled Since 2004: Here's How To Protect Against Bug Bites

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

Minority Children Caused Autism Rates To Rise, CDC Says

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

Multistate E.coli Outbreak: CDC Expands Warning To Cover All Types Of Romaine Lettuce

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

E.coli Outbreak Recorded In 7 States: What Is The CDC Doing?

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 Warns Of 'Nightmare Bacteria' That Is Antibiotic Resistant Spreading Throughout The U.S.

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

Sinus Infections Are Treated Too Long With Antibiotics: CDC Study

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

CDC Releases Report Showing 115 Americans Die Everyday Due To The Opioid Epidemic

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

CDC Warns Against Incoming Second Wave Of Flu, Which Will Be More Severe For Kids

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

Here’s Why Weight Gain Could Reduce The Number Of Taste Buds And Result to Never-Ending Cycle of Obesity

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

CDC Denies That Missing Scientist Was Passed Over For Job Promotion

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

Guinea Pigs Linked To Salmonella Outbreak: Here's What You Can Do To Stay Safe

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

CDC Says The 2017-18 Flu Season Has Peaked, But Deaths Continue

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

CDC Scientist Vanishes After Taking A 2-Week Sick Leave

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

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 February 24, 2018

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

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