Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Eating Raw Cookie Dough Is Probably Worth The Risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with a warning that nobody who likes to eat delicious things wants to read: "Say No to Raw Dough!" But the truth is that eating raw cookie dough is probably worth the risk for most...

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What Water Is Safe To Use In A Neti Pot, And More Tips To Avoid Getting Sick

Using the teapot-shaped container meant to relieve sinus congestion incorrectly could be deadly. Here's what the CDC and FDA have to say.        
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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What You Need To Know About Acute Flaccid Myelitis

You’ve probably seen it on the news – a rare, polio-like illness is causing cases of paralysis in children. Here’s the latest info, based on our best current knowledge from the CDC. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a sudden illness that causes...
Related topics: Paralysis

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Ahead Of Holidays, Cdc Issues Warning Against Eating Raw Cookie Dough

Ahead of the holiday season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging consumers not to eat raw cookie dough, cake mix or bread."When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes, or even bread, you may be tempted to taste a...

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Scientists Used Google Searches To Predict Heroin Overdoses

The United States is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Every day, over 100 people die from opioid overdoses, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But what if we could know about overdoses before they happen? Scientists in...
Related topics: Google

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Cold And Flu Prevention Tips For The Workplace

The winter is here and with it so is the dreaded cold and flu season. 2017 was a record-breaking winter for flu and cold outbreaks, cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being “high severity” across all the age...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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Uterine Cancer Incidence And Deaths On The Rise In Us

Black women in particular need to be more aware of the symptoms of uterine cancer to stem the rise in the incidence and mortality rates of uterine cancer in the US, warn CDC experts. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Endometrial Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Secondhand Smoke Exposure Saw Big Drop From 1988 To 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- Secondhand smoke exposure declined substantially among U.S. nonsmokers from 1988 through 2014, according to research published in the Dec. 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and...
Related topics: Smoking, Medical Research

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Cdc Reports More Illness Cases From Romaine Lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised its count of Americans sickened by romaine lettuce grown in the U.S. in an E. coli outbreak.In a news release Thursday afternoon, the CDC reported nine additional victims of...

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Fentanyl Related Deaths: A Growing National Epidemic

Fentanyl related overdoses resulting in death have skyrocketed nationally. According to the latest report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of deaths related to fentanyl doubled within a six-month period,...

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Reusable Respirators Effectively Protect Healthcare Workers

Currently, they are not widely used in healthcare, but a CDC-sponsored report finds them durable and effective and recommends stockpiling them for day-to-day practice and public health emergencies. Medscape Medical News

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Cdc Says Nine More People Added To E.coli Infection Investigation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday an additional nine people are being investigated in connection with the multistate outbreak of E. coli infections related to romaine lettuce. This brings the total number of people...

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Cdc: 58m Americans Exposed To Secondhand Smoke

An estimated 58 million American nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke from others' burning tobacco products, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The data, gathered from 2013 to 2014, show...
Related topics: Smoking

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Health Tip: What To Do If You Suspect A Concussion

-- A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Symptoms of a concussion tend to appear soon after an injury occurs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. If you or a loved one is...
Related topics: Brain Injury

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To Raise Life Expectancy, We Must Expect More From Life

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an alarming series of reports last week, finding that America is going through its longest sustained decline in life expectancy in a century. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Cdc Definition May Be Overly Nonspecific (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- More restrictive criteria developed, with the aim of better defining a "homogeneous population" for research and treatment
Related topics: Medical Research

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Influenza Activity In Us Rises Slightly

Influenza activity in the United States rose slightly during the week ending November 24. Similar bumps during Thanksgiving have occurred in previous flu seasons, according to a CDC report. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Thanksgiving, Flu

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Cases Of A Rare, Polio-like Illness Appear To Have Peaked For This Year, Cdc Says

Cases of the rare, polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) appear to have peaked for this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Experts have been concerned about an uptick in cases of the uncommon disease,...

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Morning Break: Cdc On Tick Watch; Toothpaste And Early Puberty; Adenovirus Mystery

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff

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Today’s Drug Abusers Did Not Derive From Yesterday’s Patients

We learned last week that the 2017 drug overdose numbers reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clearly show most opioid-related deaths are due to illicit fentanyl and heroin, while deaths due to prescription opioids have...

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