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CDC reveals pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations.

Apple to remove vaping apps from store after latest CDC report

Amid growing health concerns over e-cigarettes, Apple will remove all 181 e-cigarette and vaping apps from its mobile iOS App Store this morning, Axios has learned.

Blackmarket THC vapes with Vitamin E oil cause of illnesses

"For the first time, we have detected a potential toxin of concern," an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said of new evidence in the search for the cause of lung problems in those who vape.

Answers in deadly vaping-related lung illnesses still months away

CDC officials investigating vaping-related lung injuries in the US said on Friday some patients are being hospitalized for a second time, a disturbing new development in the ongoing national outbreak that has spread to every state except Alaska.

California launches anti-vaping ad campaign after 7th death

A California man has become the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the U.S. as the nation's leading health agency activates emergency operations to better investigate the outbreak of lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes.

You have greater chance of dying of an overdose than a car crash

For the first time on record, the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident.

Americans and Canadians warned not to eat romaine lettuce

Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak.

CDC — Ebola outbreak in Congo could become uncontainable

Robert Redfield, MD, director for the CDC, said Nov. 5 that if the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak becomes more serious, international public health experts should consider the possibility it can't be brought under control.

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon and backyard chickens

It's unimaginable, but there are two Salmonella outbreaks being monitored by federal and local health officials across multiple states. One outbreak is linked to pre-cut melons, while the other is linked to backyard chickens.

Treating clothing with Permethrin protects against tick bites

Insecticide-treated clothes marketed to prevent tick bites work and may help prevent tick-borne diseases, a study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed.

Tick and mosquito-borne illnesses surge in U.S. and Canada

The number of illnesses caused by ticks and mosquitoes has been increasing in North America. The U.S. saw more than 30,000 illnesses in 2017, while Canada saw an increase from 144 cases in 2009, to nearly 1,500 in 2017.

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak gets worse – Still no source

As of April 27, 2018, there are 98 confirmed cases of E. coli infection across 22 states linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma region of Arizona. Ten of the sick people have developed kidney failure, including three children.

CDC warns — Do not eat romaine lettuce as E. coli illness spreads

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers nationwide are being urged by the CDC to throw away any chopped romaine lettuce, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce originating in Yuma, Arizona.

E. coli outbreak across 11 states linked to chopped romaine

Chopped romaine lettuce has been linked to dozens of cases of E. coli in 11 states and anyone who has the leafy green in their refrigerator is told to throw it away immediately, health officials said Friday.

Flu epidemic grows along with some shortages of medical supplies

Health officials say flu season continues to get worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday reported 42 states had heavy flu-related patient traffic last week, up from 39 the week before.

Op-Ed: Our government is not a dictatorship, so why the ban on words?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was reportedly told not to use seven specific words and phrases in its federal budget-proposal documents, according to the CDC's Alison Kelly.

Can Twitter, Google and AI help in forecasting flu outbreaks?

Predicting and forecasting the yearly flu season has always been difficult, and proper preparation is essential. To improve their forecasts and predictions, the CDC is getting some help from social media, AI, and other groups.

New study — Opioid deaths are 24 percent higher than we thought

Charlottesville - The grim death statistics are hard to swallow - 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. But even with the disturbing numbers, a University of Virginia researcher says we are under-counting by about 24 percent.

Two cases of deadly tick-borne virus confirmed in Maine

Bangor - The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says two Maine residents are recovering from the Powassan virus, a rare virus transmitted to humans by infected ticks.

Op-Ed: Trumpcare, or free range concentration camps?

Washington - The parasitic orgy/ free range concentration camp which is Trumpcare has just drastically redefined access to health care. This level of mismanagement, if it becomes law, will be a true horror story in a sector made of horror stories.

CDC working to keep yellow fever vaccine from running out

It has been a year since the Zika outbreak hit the U.S. and now, health officials are worried about fighting another mosquito-borne virus - Yellow fever. And the U.S. supply of vaccines is due to run out by mid-summer.

10 percent of U.S. women with Zika had deformed fetus or baby

Atlanta - A study released April 4 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that one in 10 U.S. women who were infected with the Zika virus while pregnant had a fetus or baby with Zika virus–associated birth defects.

CDC — Drug overdose deaths have more than doubled since 1999

Atlanta - New figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have more than doubled since 1999, with a sharp spike in heroin overdose deaths.

Flu spreads across 40 states with some states hit especially hard

Forty states and Puerto Rico are reporting flu cases as the seasonal virus continues its march across the United States this winter, prompting health officials to remind people that it's not too late to get their flu shots.

Opioid use produces cluster of unusual amnesia cases in U.S.

Boston - Besides opioid abuse being at epidemic levels in the United States, something just as worrisome is happening to drug users in eastern Massachusetts and possibly elsewhere. So far, 14 cases of amnesia brought on by opioid use have surfaced.

CDC's canceled Climate Summit back on but with new hosts

Al Gore and others have revived the CDC's climate change and health summit, but it is apparently minus the federal government's agency.

CDC quietly cancels climate change summit days before inaugural

Atlanta - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly and without fanfare canceled a climate change and public health summit that had been planned for February shortly after Donald Trump was sworn in as president.

U.S. woman dies of 'superbug' infection no antibiotic could treat

Instead of teetering on the edge of a cliff when it comes to the growing number of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, we have now fallen off that cliff. A Nevada woman has died of a "superbug" resistant to all known antibiotics.

CDC considers lowering lead level threshold by 30 percent

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering lowering its threshold for lead levels in children by at least 30 percent. The move would make it easier for health practitioners to identify more children affected by the heavy metal.

Polio-like illness confirmed in eight Washington state children

Seattle - Eight of nine children exhibiting symptoms of a mysterious polio-like illness have been confirmed to have acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the Washington State Department of Health announced on Friday.
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