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Avian flu prompts CDC warning of 'Potential for human infection'

While the chances of a person getting the avian flu in the U.S. still remain very low, the CDC, using an abundance of caution, is now saying that people who come into close contact with infected birds may be at a higher risk of infection.

New study shows that HPV vaccine may prevent cancer in men

A recent Dutch study provides more evidence that males derive indirect benefits when girls are immunized against human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease.

Video: Things you can do instead of smoking Commissioned

When smokers want to quit, they suddenly realize they have a lot of time on their hands. Also, they might need a healthy distraction from the addiction that took hold of their lives for so long.

CDC receives low biosafety score

Bethesda - A new report into biosafety has found the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) oversight of such matters “inconsistent and insufficient at multiple levels.”

Op-Ed: For vaccination, social media now makes the call

Through social media, popular media are holding control of health decisions, despite the information that the president and CDC try to provide.

Several Disneyland employees diagnosed with measles

Anaheim - Several employees at Disneyland, Anaheim, California's iconic themepark have been diagnosed with measles, health officials confirmed on Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases to 18 in the county.

Heroin deaths are up for the third year in a row

Drug overdose deaths have been increasing for the last 20 or more years in the United States, but a troublesome statistic is creating a great deal of concern for health officials. For the third year in a row, heroin deaths have jumped again.

U.S. government lab mistakenly transfers Ebola

Bethesda - A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab appears to have mistakenly transferred the wrong Ebola samples — ones that may have contained live virus — to another CDC lab.

A 'severe flu season' or maybe not says the CDC

The H3N2 flu virus seems to be the primary strain going around this season. The CDC has already confirmed that this year's flu vaccine is not as effective because the H3N2 virus has already mutated, warning us this flu season may be severe.

U.S. CDC issues new Ebola threat alert

London - One year on from the first Ebola case in Guinea, the U.S. CDC raises a new warning about the potential spread of the virus and notes that more needs to be done to slow down the spread disease.

Top 10 most pressing worldwide issues in 2015 Special

The predictions are not based on gazing into a crystal ball. Instead, research and insights from experts make the most urgent issues facing the world in 2015 crystal clear.

U.S. quarantines cruise ship, passengers on arrival in California

San Pedro - U.S. health officials quarantined a Carnival Corp. cruise ship Sunday after it arrived in California with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from norovirus.

Op-Ed: We can't even believe what the CDC tells us anymore

Confusion now reigns over how Ebola is spread, and it's apparent not even the experts know for sure. The CDC effectively lost face with the public when they changed the wording on their website, saying "no evidence" Ebola is spread by coughs or sneezes.

The Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency

Washington - World leaders declared the Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency in years, as President Barack Obama vowed a "much more aggressive" response to the spreading virus, which has killed nearly 4,500 people.

Op-Ed: The real Ebola threat for the U.S. is our Southern border

Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command, says the real threat from the Ebola virus coming into the U.S. is not by international flights. The threat would be if Ebola breaks out in Central America.

Enterovirus D68: Safeguards for protecting you and your child

There are over 100 different kinds of non-polio enteroviruses in the world today. They cause 10 to 15 million infections in the U.S. every year, ranging from the common cold to gastrointestinal illnesses to meningitis.

Health care system in collapse as Ebola death toll passes 3,000

As fast as clinics are built, they are filled up, leaving scores of the sick and dying to sit or crouch on the ground outside the gates. Ebola is turning into an insurmountable obstacle as health care workers labor day and night, fighting a losing battle.

Almost 2 million young adults have chlamydia in U.S.

Nearly two million young adults aged 14 to 39 in the U.S. have the sexually transmitted disease (STD) chlamydia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials also report that most people don't know they are infected.

U.S. waistlines just keep growing

Despite the best efforts of health professionals, Americans’ waistlines continue to expand, with women outpacing men. Slightly more than half of all Americans are now considered abdominally obese, according to a new study.

Virus striking Midwest may be tip of the iceberg, CDC reports

Kansas City - A peculiar flu-like virus that afflicts the respiratory system is sickening hundreds of children across the US Midwest, sending them to emergency rooms and clinics in at least ten states, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC Survey: Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped in the U.S.

Nearly one in five women in the U.S. are raped at some point in their life, according to a report that was released on Friday.

China company's Ebola test kit wins production approval

China's Academy of Military Medical Sciences announced on Thursday they received approval for the mass production of an Ebola field-test kit. The test kit will be produced by Shenzhen Puruikang Biotech Co., Ltd. at their Wuhan, Hubei province facility.

CDC bird flu contamination caused by man rushing to a meeting

Atlanta - New evidence suggests that a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist who accidentally leaked H5N1 into a benign strain of avian influenza may have been rushing off to a meeting.

Op-Ed: New U.S. body to evaluate antimicrobial products

London Colney - Antibacterial resistance is a growing global problem. According to the most recent statistics from the CDC, at least 2 million people acquire serious infections with bacteria that are resistant to one or more of antibacterial drugs.

Op-Ed: Ebola no world threat despite media hysteria

Atlanta - Hundreds, even thousands of Africans would have died of Ebola and it barely would have made sound bite. Now the mainstream media and citizen journalist Internet sites are warning the world to prepare for the apocalypse.

The FDA pushes purposed rule to regulate more tobacco products

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported there are over 215 complaints each month about electric cigarettes.

Top CDC anthrax researcher resigns

Atlanta - The former head of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention biosecurity laboratory has left his post following a safety review of U.S. government labs.

CDC resumes dealing with hazardous materials

Atlanta - A high-security tuberculosis lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to return to transferring hazardous materials.

U.S. government seeks to increase biosecurity

Washington - After a several incidents leading to laboratory closures and a moratorium on the transfer of dangerous biological agents, U.S. labs are reassessing safety threats.

Survey shows land lines becoming a thing of the past

The reliable old telephone land line is quickly becoming a relic. A new survey states that 4 out of 10 American homes have only cell phones.
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