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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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Elizabeth Brown - 9 comments

U.S. CDC halts hazardous material transfers

Atlanta - Following recent high-profile safety lapses in government labs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed a moratorium on movement of all hazardous biological materials.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

CDC anthrax researcher is reassigned

Atlanta - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention takes its first disciplinary action in the wake of the biosecurity oversight that potentially exposed 75 agency scientists to anthrax. The head of the laboratory has been "reassigned."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

75 lab workers at the CDC may be infected with anthrax

Atlanta - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Thursday that around 75 lab workers in Atlanta may have been infected with anthrax. An investigation into the incident is apparently ongoing.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Health product Chia powder causing salmonellosis in U.S., Canada

A health food powder added to smoothies and snacks called Chia seed powder has been found to contain Salmonella. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention believes the tainted powder has caused at least 21 illnesses in the U.S.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Consumers sue over drug-resistant Salmonella in meat

Washington - A consumer group is set to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is for putting the public's health at risk by allowing meat with antibiotic-resistant strains of Salmonella to be sold to in stores.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: No solution in sight for salmonella outbreak in U.S.

The safety of the poultry we buy in the grocery store is of the utmost concern to consumers, and it should be of concern to the government and the companies that process the chickens. But somewhere along the line, things have gotten out of control.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Study shows thousands of U.S. toddlers medicated for ADHD

Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than 10,000 two- and three-year-olds, especially in poor families, being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, violating established medical guidelines.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 7 comments

MERS hits US where it could hurt most

MERS, the often fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, has just struck the United States for the second time. And it has struck in a place that may be one of the most vulnerable--Florida.
In the Media by Sandy Dechert - 2 comments

California dreamin'? Not enough, say sleep experts

According to the latest data published by the CDC, 24.9 percent of Californians report getting an insufficient amount of sleep on a regular basis.
In the Media by Michael Essany - 4 comments

First U.S. case of deadly MERS virus confirmed - CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working to educate and not alarm the public amid the first confirmed case of MERS in the United States.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 2 comments

Chikungunya virus gallops across Caribbean; may hit United States

Oranjestad - Chikungunya virus is spread by mosquitoes and has been galloping across the Caribbean. Experts say that it's likely to hit the U.S.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton

Antibiotic resistance: Not a new problem, an out of control one

The world is facing what appears to be a cataclysm in the global health care arena. “Superbugs” - bacteria that use nature’s micro-evolutionary mechanisms to develop antibiotic resistance have become a major threat to public health.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 2 comments

Donald Trump stirs autism-vaccination debate in public once more

Real estate mogul and Celebrity Apprentice host Donald Trump once again stirred the autism-vaccination debate, this time on Twitter, by sharing his belief that autism is due to high vaccination dosage. In 2012, he maintained the same view on Fox News.

New CDC report shows more U.S. flu activity

Every season, flu causes on average 200,000 Americans to go to the hospital and kills thousands to tens of thousands of people, according to the U.S. CDC. This is the startling headline in a new report about flu.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

CDC launches low salt campaign

The U.S. CDC has launched a campaign design to encourage people to use less salt with their food. This is part of the Agency’s strategy described as "Preventing Chronic Disease."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

'Nightmare bacteria' has health officials on edge

Chicago - In 2013, the CDC issued a report on the catastrophic consequences of ignoring the threat from the growing number of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. These infections kill an estimated 23,000 Americans every year.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

CDC says 25 states in U.S. now reporting widespread flu

The flu season has started with a bang, and the number of states reporting seasonal flu activity spread from 10 to 25 states in just one week, according to the CDC's latest report on Friday. The flu season usually peaks in January or February.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Hospitals to face reduction in Medicare payments over flu shots

There are always two sides to a story or an argument, and I am not above playing the devil's advocate when it comes to taking sides over whether or not a person should get a flu shot. But there comes a time when even I have to say, "enough, already."
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Health officials say the flu vaccine is safe during pregnancy

The flu season is here, and most people have already received their flu shot. Many pregnant women are unsure of taking the flu vaccine, but the CDC is saying the flu shot will protect the mother and the baby, up to 6 months of age, and is perfectly safe.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Op-Ed: How much is too much? The weight debate continues

When it comes to the "fat" issue, it's difficult to distinguish whether it's just a health concern or an actual case of discrimination. Research has only one stand, though: You can't be fat and healthy at the same time.
In the Media by Anna Johansson - 1 comment

United States CDC announces an HPV vaccine recall

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was informed by Merck on Monday that the pharmaceutical company planned to recall one lot of Gardasil [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant].

Flu vaccine prevented 6.6 million illnesses last year, says CDC

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu vaccines prevented 6.6 million illnesses and 79,000 hospitalizations last year. Health officials urge people to get flu shots to prepare for upcoming "peak" months of this flu season.
In the Media by Paris Hughes - 5 comments

Against medical advice, FDA approves potent new painkiller

The incidence of fatal overdoses from the use of potent painkillers has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The use of opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin are now the leading cause of fatal drug overdoses in the U.S..
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

The fungal meningitis outbreak, one year on

A year ago, Digital Journal began a series of reports highlighting the scandal of contaminated medicines distributed across the U.S., an incident where over 700 people became infected . One year on, the U.S. CDC has published an in-depth review.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

CDC warns resistant bacteria is a real danger

Antibiotics in our food and medicine cabinets have created a relentless monster: “nightmare” bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Professionals in the medical field are sending a critical warning, which has seemingly fallen on deaf ears.
In the Media by Alyssa Sellors - 3 comments

U.S. shutdown leads to health risks

As US health services, including the FDA, CDC and USDA limp along due to the federal government shutdown, a salmonella outbreak has occurred.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

CDC: Deadly brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana

Louisiana - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a deadly amoeba has been found in a North Louisiana water system.
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus - 1 comment

U.S. Antibiotic Resistance Threat

The U.S. CDC estimates that at least 23,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of antibiotic-resistant infections.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments
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U. S. map for Weekly Influenza Activity  produced by the CDC.
Week ending December 28  2013.
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U. S. map for Weekly Influenza Activity, produced by the CDC. Week ending December 28, 2013.
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This is an adult beef tapeworm, Humans become infected by ingesting raw or undercooked infected meat. In the human intestine, the cysticercus develops over 2 mo. into an adult tapeworm, which can survive for years, attaching to, and residing in the small intestine.
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CDC map of reported cases of West Nile virus
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CDC map of reported cases of West Nile virus
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A CDC map of reported Bubonic Plague cases.
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A CDC map of reported Bubonic Plague cases.
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Colonies of pathogenic bacteria growing on an agar culture plate - Salmonella enterica (serovar typhimurium)
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Every 9 ½ minutes another person in America becomes infected with HIV. Officials from the White Hou...
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Every 9 ½ minutes another person in America becomes infected with HIV. Officials from the White House, Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue their national campaign, Act Against AIDS, which highlights this alarming statistic and aims to combat complacency about the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United States.
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A sneeze in progress
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CDC brings its scientists to the battle lines in western Africa.
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CDC brings its scientists to the battle lines in western Africa.
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Health care worker at the Lawton Indian Hospital   in Oklahoma gets his flu shot.
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Health care worker at the Lawton Indian Hospital, in Oklahoma gets his flu shot.
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Center of Diseasae Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia (United States).
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