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FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Five States

FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Five StatesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A in five states that may be linked to a frozen food blend.According to a press relea...

FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Five States

FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Five StatesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A in five states that may be linked to a frozen food blend.According to a press relea...

US Infant Mortality Rate Down 12 Percent Since 2005

US Infant Mortality Rate Down 12 Percent Since 2005Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The infant mortality rate in the United States has dropped nearly 12 percent since 2005, according to a new study.According to a press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the infant mortality ra...

Birth Defects Plague Iraq, But Cause Unknown

Birth Defects Plague Iraq, But Cause UnknowniStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Iraq War may be over, but the casualties continue for Iraqi couples trying to have children without life-threatening birth defects.An apparent rise in Iraqi birth defects has left parents, doctors and researchers...

Tuberculosis in US Hits Lowest Levels Ever

Tuberculosis in US Hits Lowest Levels EverComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The rate of tuberculosis hit an all-time low in the United States in 2012, with fewer than 10,000 new cases reported.With World Tuberculosis Day on Sunday, the Center for Disease Control's National Tuberculosis Surveill...

CDC Warns of New Deadly Virus, No US Cases Yet

CDC Warns of New Deadly Virus, No US Cases Yet Hemera/Thinkstock (ATLANTA) -- Health officials are warning of a new virus that has sickened at least 14 people worldwide, with eight fatalities, though no cases have been reported in the United States yet. The novel coronavirus virus, known as hCoV-E...

Deadly Drug-Resistant Bacteria Becoming Increasingly Common

Deadly Drug-Resistant Bacteria Becoming Increasingly CommonRyan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A bacterial family that has become resistant to many antibiotics has caused infections in hospitalized patients and is an increasing concern, says the Center for Disease Control.In a press release, the CDC called for ...

Flu Shots Effective for Majority of Recipients, Says CDC

Flu Shots Effective for Majority of Recipients, Says CDCiStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Did you get a flu shot this year and still catch the flu?  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it happened quite a bit this year, but the shots did prevent millions from getting sick too. &nb...

Children Are Consuming Fewer Calories, CDC Says

Children Are Consuming Fewer Calories, CDC SaysSteven Puetzer/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- While 17 percent of American children and adolescents are still obese, they are consuming fewer calories than they were a decade ago, according to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

CDC: Fast Food Makes Up 11% of Adults’ Daily Calories

CDC: Fast Food Makes Up 11% of Adults’ Daily CaloriesComstock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- How much fast food do you eat?According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11.3 percent of the calories adults consume on a daily basis come from fast food.Using data from 2007 to 2010, ...

CDC Turns from Zombies to ‘Outbreak’ with iPad App

CDC Turns from Zombies to ‘Outbreak’ with iPad AppDavid Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the folks who brought the world a controversial zombie apocalypse campaign, has launched a free iPad app that lets users play a game to stem a f...

CDC Says Percentage of Women Who Use Plan B Is Rising

CDC Says Percentage of Women Who Use Plan B Is RisingJoe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The use of emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill or Plan B, has more than doubled among American women in recent years according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Flu Epidemic: Officials, Drug Stores Say Call Ahead Before Getting Vaccine

Flu Epidemic: Officials, Drug Stores Say Call Ahead Before Getting VaccineiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The heightened demand for the flu vaccine has caused some providers to run out of doses, however, officials said there are still plenty to go around and are encouraging people to call ahead before driving to a local ...

Less Flu in Connecticut? CDC Says Looks Can Be Deceiving

Less Flu in Connecticut? CDC Says Looks Can Be DeceivingCDC(WASHINGTON) -- Connecticut is a lone green state in a sea of red, but we’re not talking politics.  Connecticut shows up on a map as a state with minimal flu-like illness, surrounded by states with high flu-like activity levels, according...

Flu Outbreak: Fighting the Virus with Social Media

Flu Outbreak: Fighting the Virus with Social MediaStockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The flu season has arrived — and it’s weeks early.In one week, 16 states and New York City reported high levels of the flu. By the following week, that number was up to 29.Each day for the past week, more t...

Flu Cases Rise Across U.S., CDC Says Vaccination Not Too Late

Flu Cases Rise Across U.S., CDC Says Vaccination Not Too LatePixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Flu cases are rising across the United States and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it's not too late to get vaccinated, Health Day reports. The influenza season this year has gotten off to an early...

Hepatitis C Screenings for Baby Boomers Receive Lukewarm Support

Hepatitis C Screenings for Baby Boomers Receive Lukewarm SupportiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued new recommendations for Baby Boomers: whether at risk or not, everyone should get tested for Hepatitis C.Now, an influential advisory board is offering ...

New Study Finds Americans Drink Too Many Empty Calories

New Study Finds Americans Drink Too Many Empty CaloriesDigital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to empty calories, alcohol plays a large part for many Americans. A new CDC study finds alcoholic drinks make up about five per cent of the calories American adults consume.The study asked more than ...

CDC Shows Data Revealing Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

CDC Shows Data Revealing Racial Disparities in Breast CancerGetty Images(WASHINGTON) -- African American women are dying from breast cancer more than any other ethnic or racial group, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control on Wednesday.Although deaths from breast cancer have been on a...

Meningitis Outbreak: 331 Cases, 25 Deaths, 7 Joint Infections

Meningitis Outbreak: 331 Cases, 25 Deaths, 7 Joint InfectionsHemera/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Another person has died from fungal meningitis in an outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, bringing the total to 25 deaths, health officials reported Friday.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ...
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