1356 Articles Matching "cdc"

CDC: U.S. Flu Activity Low Right Now, but Rising

Dec 15, 2018 , WebMD
Flu activity is still fairly low, but, as expected, has slowly increased over the last few weeks, CDC officials...
Read more

U.S. Gun Deaths Rise To Highest Level In Nearly 40 Years, CDC Data Shows

Dec 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The 39,773 recorded deaths in 2017 marked an increase of more than 10,000 compared to 28,874 deaths in 1999, according to a CNN analysis confirmed by the CDC. Other news on gun violence focuses on an increase in state gun control laws, a report criticizing the sheriff's policy for responding to the Parkland school massacre and a request from grieving parents for a waiting period before a gun...
Read more

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals

Dec 14, 2018 , CNN Health
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in 38 years, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database....
Read more

E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine lettuce safe to eat

Dec 14, 2018 , CNN Health
One source of the potentially deadly romaine lettuce e-coli outbreak has been identified, but it's still too early to call outbreak 'over' according to the CDC and FDA....
Read more

Salmonella linked to beef produced by JBS Tolleson sickens over 300

Dec 13, 2018 , Reuters
As many as 333 people have been infected with salmonella strain linked to beef products of JBS Tolleson Inc, the U.S. arm of Brazil's JBS SA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention said on Wednesday....
Read more

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

Dec 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016....
Read more

Standardized Protocols Needed To Improve Health Outcomes Related To Pregnancy Complications

Dec 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The rates of maternal mortality and preterm birth continue to shockingly rise in the United States. According to the CDC and March of Dimes, more than 700 women die of pregnancy-related causes in the U.S. every year, and more than 1,000 babies are born prematurely every day. It’s impossible to point......
Read more

3-D Printing Offers Helping Hand To Patients With Arthritis

Dec 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Adaptive aids are expensive. Additive manufacturing, using low-cost 3-D printers, can save upwards of 94% for simple household items. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that almost a quarter of the U.S. population lives with some form of arthritis. Daily tasks — like openin......
Read more

Number Of Cases Of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness In Children Climbs To Record High, Well Above Previous Years

Dec 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
What's more, CDC officials say many children have lasting paralysis, and close to half the kids diagnosed with it this year were admitted to hospital intensive care units. In other public health news: CRISPR and gene editing ethics; screen time for kids; telemedicine; suicide; and...
Read more

Doctors Who Treat Gunshot Victims Tell NRA Why Gun Safety Is Their ‘Highway’

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
After the NRA said "anti-gun" physicians should stay in their lane, a growing number of doctors join the social media campaign with the hashtag "#ThisIsOurLane," gaining support from the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. Other gun violence news looks at a lack of CDC gun studies, a faulty high school active shooter drill and disturbing writings from the Sandy Hook...
Read more

CDC Warns Why You Should Say No To Raw Cookie Dough

Dec 10, 2018 , Forbes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued some warnings for the Holiday...
Read more

Influenza Activity in US Rises Slightly

Dec 08, 2018 , RxList
Influenza activity in the United States rose slightly, exceeding the national baseline for the first time this season, during the week ending November 24 (week 47), according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Read more

CDC says nine more people added to E.coli infection investigation

Dec 07, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday an additional nine people are being investigated in connection with the multistate outbreak of E. coli infections related to romaine lettuce....
Read more

5.1 Million Pounds Of Beef Added To Recall Over Salmonella Worries

Dec 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The CDC is also warning people to thoroughly cook meat because that's the only way to kill salmonella and to check their freezer for meat products. The products were packaged between July and September. Illnesses have been reported in 25...
Read more

Asian longhorned tick spreading in U.S

Dec 06, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - The Asian longhorned tick has spread across nine states since it first appeared in the U.S. last year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
Read more

Infographic: Lead poisoning persists as a significant health risk

Dec 05, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
Nearly 500,000 children in the U.S. have elevated lead levels that could cause permanent health damage, says the CDC. It’s time to step up messaging to families, landlords and...
Read more

CDC Says Cases Of Mysterious, Polio-Like Illness Are Expected To Decline For Remainder Of 2018

Dec 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A new task force is starting to understand the underlying cause of Acute Flaccid Myelitis, which appears to be following the same patterns as past years when cases have spiked in the fall....
Read more

Global Spike in Measles a 'Serious Concern'

Dec 05, 2018 , RxList
Measles cases surged in 2017, as many countries saw severe outbreaks due to gaps in vaccination coverage, according to new data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CDC. Since 2000, more than 21 million lives have been saved through measles immunizations, but cases reported since 2016 increased by more than 30% worldwide, the report...
Read more

CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness May Have Peaked

Dec 05, 2018 , WebMD
As of Nov. 30, there had been 134 cases of AFM confirmed in 33 states out of 299 cases reported to the CDC. This is an increase of 18 confirmed cases from the previous week, but most of the latest confirmed cases occurred in September and...
Read more

CVS Health Observes National Influenza Vaccination Week By Encouraging Families To Get Their Flu Shot

Dec 04, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In conjunction with National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 2-8), CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is reminding customers that it is not too late to get a flu shot to protect themselves and their loved ones from the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established National Influenza Im......
Read more