Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

How Much Is Too Much? Doctors Disagree Over How To Limit Opioid Prescriptions.

The CDC and the FDA caution doctors not to taper the doses too quickly and cause patients to suffer “uncontrolled pain, psychological distress and suicide.”
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Psychology

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The Coming "stimulant Crisis?"

Earlier this month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), reported that from 2015-2016 deaths from cocaine and psychostimulants (such as methamphetamine, Ritalin, dextroamphetamine)...

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Measles Cases Highest Since 1994, Now In 24 States, Cdc Says

The number of confirmed measles cases in the United States rose by 41 in the past week, to 880 cases from January 1 to May 17, 2019 — the highest since 1994. Medscape Medical News

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Rutgers Expert Discusses How To Avoid And Recognize Alcohol Poisoning

A Rutgers expert is available to speak about the risk of alcohol poisoning as we enter a season filled with end-of-school celebrations, outdoor BBQs and vacations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 2,200 alcohol poisoning...
Related topics: Alcohol, Poisoning

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Amazon Echo Connect Is On Sale For Under $25

Considering kids come out of the womb knowing how to use an iPhone nowadays, you'll probably be surprised to hear that a good chunk of society hasn't cut the landline cord just yet: In 2018, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey found...
Related topics: Amazon, Polls

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Yes, Us Birth Rate Is Dropping – But Why That Is Not A Problem

By Caroline Sten Hartnett | – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on May 15 that the number of births in the U.S. is down 2% – “the lowest number of births in 32 years.” These reports were met with surprise and alarm....
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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Salmonella Alert: Backyard Chickens Have Caused 21-state Outbreak, Cdc Says

Salmonella-linked to backyard poultry has sickened 52 people in 21 states, the CDC has announced.        
Related topics: Salmonella

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Cdc: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked To Backyard Poultry

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Backyard flocks of live poultry have been linked with Salmonella outbreaks that have sickened 52 people in 21 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Five people have been hospitalized,...
Related topics: Salmonella

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'unprecedented' Rise In Suicide Rates Among Young Girls

Suicide rates among young girls have tripled over a 15-year period, results of a new study from the CDC show. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Health Tip: Physical Milestones At Age One

-- Clues about your child's physical development can be found in the way the child moves and plays, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By the age of 1, the CDC says most children can: Get into a sitting position without...

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Guidelines Nix Annual Tb Testing For Most Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers should be tested for tuberculosis when they are hired and should be retested only after an occupational exposure, according to new CDC guidelines. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Tuberculosis

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The Audacity Of Grief

It is easy to count the dead, harder to count the grieving. One has to estimate. Every year, almost one percent of the American population dies. The most recent available official count, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s...

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Cdc: Number Of Births In U.s. Reached New Low In 2018

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- The number of births reached a new low in 2018, as did the general fertility rate in the United States, according to a Vital Statistics Rapid Release report, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
Related topics: Fertility

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Cdc: Racial Disparity Seen With Lupus-related Deaths

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- Mortality from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is significantly higher among blacks, according to research published in the May 10 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality...
Related topics: Lupus, Medical Research

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U.s. Births Fell To A 32-year Low In 2018; Cdc Says Birthrate Is In Record Slump

"The birthrate is a barometer of despair," demographer Dowell Myers says. Not since 1986 has the U.S. seen so few babies born. (Image credit: Jane Ross/Reuters)
Related topics: Reuters

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Us Births Fall To Lowest Rate In Decades

The birth rate in the United States last year fell to its lowest rate in more than three decades, according to a federal report released Wednesday. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 3.79 million babies were born in the...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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Birth Rates For Teens, Women In Their 20s Hit Record Lows

U.S. birth rates hit their lowest point in 32 years in 2018, according to data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).This included record lows for women in their teens and in their 20s. The provisional...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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E. Coli Outbreak: 196 People In 10 States Now Sick, Linked To Ground Beef

The E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef has now sickened 196 people in 10 states, the CDC said Monday. Twenty-eight of them had to be hospitalized.        

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Cdc: U.s. Measles Cases In 2019 Reach 839

MONDAY, May 13, 2019 -- The number of reported measles cases in the United States climbed to 839 as of last week, the highest yearly total in 25 years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. That number is the highest...

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Over A Million Americans Have Hiv, Cdc Reports

HIV/AIDS is on the rise in America again in 2019. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 1.1 million Americans ages 13 and over have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. A decade ago, the spread of HIV/AIDS was...
Related topics: AIDS, HIV, Virus, Virology

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