Tag: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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: 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

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

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

19 States Are Affected By The Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new update regarding the E. coli outbreak that is linked to romaine lettuce. 19 states have reported 84 unique cases of the deadly bacteria.

Public Health April 25, 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

Timothy Cunningham: Atlanta Police Rules Out Foul Play In Missing CDC Scientist’s Case

Atlanta police ruled out foul play in the death of CDC scientist Timothy Cunningham. Cunningham’s body was found Tuesday in a river near his house, although, the medical examiner is yet to release details of his death.

Public Health April 7, 2018

Missing CDC Scientist's Body Found In A River In Atlanta: What Are The Police Saying?

The body of a CDC scientist who has been missing since February has been found in a river in Atlanta. He vanished under mysterious circumstances, including that he was reported to be a whistleblower and that he passed over for a promotion.

Public Health April 5, 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

Veteran AIDS Researcher Robert Redfield Appointed As CDC Head Amid Protests On Misconduct

Robert Redfield, a longtime AIDS researcher, has been appointed as the new chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His appointment is clouded by controversies in effect of the HIV treatment scandal in the 1990s.

Public Health March 22, 2018

American Adults Drink 17.5 Billion Drinks A Year: What Binge Drinking Does To The Body

The CDC found that American adults can binge drink up to seven drinks on a single occasion. Such a practice can affect the brain, heart, pancreas, liver, and even the immune system.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2018

Binge Drinkers Have An Average Of 7 Drinks At One Time, According To CDC Study

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention released a new study showing that people who binge drink have an average of 7 drinks at a time. To be considered a binge drinker, people need to drink 5 or more drinks at a time.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Americans Are Exercising More, But Obesity Is Still On The Rise: CDC

CDC data shows that physical activity among Americans are on the rise, but so is obesity. What could be stopping Americans from getting to a healthy weight?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

This Flu Season Could Be The Worst In 15 Years

The current flu season is shaping to be one of the worst according to the CDC. Brace for more weeks of this fierce epidemic that has spread across 49 states and has affected more than 80,000 people.

Public Health January 28, 2018

Government Shutdown May Impact CDC Response To Flu Outbreak

A government shutdown is impending if the White House and Congress don’t reach a deal on a new budget by Friday, Jan. 25. This situation would cause shutdown of important services, including CDC’s emergency flu response.

Public Health January 20, 2018

Homeopathic Teething Bracelet Causes Lead Poisoning In 9-Month-Old Baby

A nine-month-old baby had lead poisoning because of a homeopathic teething bracelet with exceeding amounts of lead. The CDC warns that there is no safe level of lead for children.

Public Health September 2, 2017

Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papaya Sickens 47

A multistate Salmonella outbreak has already sickened 47 people from New York to Louisiana. Federal officials believe that the infections are linked to yellow Maradol papayas.

Public Health July 22, 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

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

Flu Season Is In Full Swing: Here Are The Big 3 For Prevention, According To The CDC

The CDC highlights three actions to fight the bug this flu season: get the flu shot, implement preventive measures, and explore doctor-prescribed antiviral drugs.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2017

CDC Updates Zika Guidance, Advises Pregnant Women Traveling To, Living In Miami-Dade To Get Tested

CDC updated its travel and testing guidance on Oct. 19 to apply recommendations to all of Miami-Dade County. The region is labeled as yellow, not red, which makes it a cautionary region.

Public Health October 21, 2016

Newly Released Documents Raise Concern Over CDC Biolab Failures

An article published by USA Today sheds light on possible lapses in the CDC's safety procedures. The report tells about an incident where a decontamination chamber in one of the agency's top level facilities that stored deadly pathogens suddenly malfunctioned.

Public Health June 3, 2016

One In Three Antibiotic Prescriptions In US Are Unnecessary

Nearly 30 percent of antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. are unnecessary, warned a new CDC study. Such antibiotic overuse is seen as the primary driver behind antibiotic resistance or superbugs, which kill 23,000 every year.

Public Health May 4, 2016

CDC Urges Health Officials To Get Ready For Zika Outbreak

CDC urged health officials in the U.S. to prepare for possible Zika virus outbreak in the country. In a recently conducted summit, the agency focused on mitigating risks to pregnant women and strengthening prevention strategies.

Life April 4, 2016

Salmonella Outbreak That Sickened 11 Prompts Recall Of Pistachios

Salmonella outbreak has sickened 11 people and hospitalized two in California. Authorities said the most probable sources of the infection are the pistachio products of Wonderful Pistachios, Trader Joe's and Paramount Farms, which all have announced voluntary food recalls.

Life March 10, 2016

Teen Suicide Epidemic In Palo Alto Prompts CDC Investigation

Rates of teen suicide in Palo Alto, California has prompted the CDC to conduct investigations. Suicide clusters in the city have baffled the local government and thus required the help of the federal agency.

Life February 17, 2016

CDC Activates Zika Virus Alert To Highest Level

The Zika virus outbreak has prompted the CDC to activate its highest emergency level. The virus has become a growing concern for the country and officials are keen to combat its potential transmission in the U.S.

Life February 9, 2016

CDC To Declare End Of Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak: WSJ Report

CDC may soon declare that the E.coli outbreak related to Chipotle is over. No new cases have been reported in the past two months, signalling the possible light at the end of the tunnel for the restaurant chain.

Life February 1, 2016

CDC Hopes New Hard-Hitting Ads Help More Smokers Quit For Good

CDC's nationwide anti-smoking campaign motivated at least 1.64 million people to quit smoking. 'Tips' wants you to hear the ugly truth about the hazards of cigarettes straight from the mouths of former smokers.

Life January 22, 2016

Many US Schools Fail To Meet CDC Recommendations For Sex Education

CDC found that most middle schools and high schools in the U.S. do not teach the recommended topics for sex education. In one state, only 4 percent of its middle schools were implementing the course.

Life December 11, 2015

'Phantom Menace' Superbug On The Rise In US: CDC

A CDC report said a superbug belonging to the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae family is on the rise in the US. It was deemed a tricky superbug as it is not readily detected like others, earning the title ‘Phantom Menace.’

Life December 7, 2015

CDC Says New Diabetes Cases In The US Dropping But Epidemic Is Not Yet Over

CDC recently issued a report showing a significant drop in new diabetes cases in the United States. The finding is said to show the first sustained decline in the past 25 years.

Life December 1, 2015

Chicken Salad From Costco Linked To E. Coli Outbreak In Seven States

Nineteen people have become ill from E. coli from rotisserie chicken salad purchased at Costco stores. Five have been hospitalized, with two suffering a rare type of kidney failure.

Life November 25, 2015

Ebola Claims Life Of 15-Year-Old Boy In Liberia

The chief medical officer of Liberia announced on Tuesday that a 15-year-old boy has died because of Ebola only a week after he was diagnosed with the disease. Health officials in the country are now investigating the potential source of the Ebola virus that infected the teenager.

Life November 24, 2015

E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Reaches Six States

The Chipotle-linked E. coli outbreak that started in the Pacific Northwest has now spread, reaching six states, the CDC reported. More than 40 people were affected by the outbreak.

Life November 21, 2015

Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The Rise: CDC Reports Spike In Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Since 2006

Cases of sexually transmitted diseases have increased record high since 2006. In last year's report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are rampant among younger people aged 15 to 24 years old.

Life November 18, 2015

Cefixime Antibiotic Losing Effectiveness As Treatment For Gonorrhea: CDC

Latest data from the U.S. CDC suggested that resistance to antibiotic cefixime, used for gonorrhea treatment, started to increase in 2014 even when it managed to go down from 2011 to 2013. The sexually transmitted infection is spread through unprotected sex and is especially common among young individuals between 15 and 24 years old.

Life November 5, 2015

Borrelia Miyamotoi: What You Need To Know About This 'New Lyme Disease'

Researchers have discovered a new type of bacterial infection that shares similar symptoms with Lyme disease. The new illness, caused by the Borrelia miyamotoi bacteria, is spread through bites from ticks and has been found to be resistant to antibiotics.

Life October 26, 2015

Toddler Dies From E.Coli After Visiting Oxford County Fair: Is It Safe To Bring Kids To Petting Zoos?

Maine health officials started to probe on the death and hospitalization of two toddlers who visited a petting zoo. Laboratory results have pinpointed Shiga toxins, produced by an E.coli strain that causes severe illness, as the likely culprit.

Life October 8, 2015

Brain-Eating Amoeba Detected In Louisiana Water System

The Department of Health and Hospitals in Louisiana has confirmed that traces of the brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowerli was found in the local water system of Terrebonne Parish.

Life August 18, 2015

CDC To Carry Out Extensive Review of Lab Safety And Pathogen Handling Procedures

A comprehensive review of implemented regulations in CDC research labs is being carried out by the agency in an effort address problems involving safety and security.

Life July 23, 2015

Survey Shows More People Have Health Insurance Due To Affordable Healthcare

Millions of people living in the United States received health insurance last year through the Affordable Care Act, according to the federal government's first official accounting.

Life June 23, 2015

Wegmans Recalls Bottled Water For Possible E. coli Contamination

E. coli is said to be found in Wegmans spring water bottles, prompting the company to recall a batch of products. The company said there have not been any reports of illnesses associated with the incident so far.

Life June 23, 2015

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Vibrio vulnificus Thrive In Florida Waters: What To Know And How To Stay Safe

Vibrio vulnificus is again on the rise as summer approaches. This flesh-eating bacteria can be prevented and managed correctly with tips from the Florida Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Life June 12, 2015

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