Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Does Taking A Plunge Into A Pool Count As A Shower? The Cdc Weighs In

The CDC confirms that 51 percent of Americans surveyed admitted using swimming as an alternative to bathing, and the agency doesn't say that's a bad thing.

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Recommendations Developed For Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 -- In the July 19 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, recommendations are presented for use of the Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine. Susan L. Hills, M.B.B.S.,...
Related topics: Vaccines

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This Weekend’s Heat Wave Is Serious: Here’s How The Cdc Says To Deal With It

An estimated 195 million people are under a heat advisory this weekend as a massive heat wave bears down on the East Coast and Midwest.  An estimated 195 million people are under a heat advisory this weekend as a massive heat wave bears down on...

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Medical News Today: Bison Burgers Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

The CDC have linked a recent E. coli outbreak to infected bison meat that has affected 21 people. The manufacturers have recalled the offending products.

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Cdc: Look For Early Symptoms Of Afm

(MedPage Today) -- The rare paralysis in children needs to be identified early and reported
Related topics: Paralysis

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Cdc: Prevalence Of Smoking Quit Attempts Unchanged In Most States

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 -- During 2011 to 2017, the prevalence of quit attempts in adult smokers did not change significantly in 44 states and increased in only four states, according to research published in the July 19 issue of the U.S. Centers...
Related topics: Smoking, Medical Research

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Cdc Assesses Burden Of Eye Disorders In Adults With Diabetes

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 -- Eye disorders frequently affect adults aged 45 years and older with diagnosed diabetes, and disorders are more common for those with diagnosed diabetes for 10 years or more, according to a July data brief published by...
Related topics: Diabetes

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Secondhand Smoke Still Endangers 20% Of Nonsmokers At Work: Cdc

One fifth of nonsmoking workers reported recent secondhand smoke exposure, CDC researchers found; the number of exposed workers was highest among those in the construction industry. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Smoking, Medical Research

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Why The Cdc Expects Overdose Fatalities To Decline — And Why That May Not Mean The Opioid Crisis...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday provided provisional statistics suggesting that overdose fatalities likely decreased for the first time in three decades in 2018. While that's good news, the response by most experts is...

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Cdc Warns ‘crypto’ Parasite Outbreaks At Public Pools Are Increasing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned that outbreaks of a parasite called Cryptosporidium, more commonly called ‘crypto,’ have increased over the years since 2009. These outbreaks are primarily impacting public...
Related topics: Parasites

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Health Tip: Working In Extreme Heat

-- Outdoor workers are more likely to become dehydrated and have heat-related illnesses, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends that people working in extreme heat: Drink water. Don't wait until you are...

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Are Your Frequent Utis From The Food You’re Eating?

It is no secret that many bacteria causing human infections are developing resistance to the antibiotics that used to kill them. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) calls antibiotic resistance “one of the biggest public health...
Related topics: Bacteria, Antibiotics

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Report: Teen Alcohol And Cigarette Use Plummets, Weed Stays Steady

Your highschool health teacher was right. There was only a small number of other kids in your school that actually, actively smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol. The most recent study of high school-aged students in the USA published by the CDC on...
Related topics: Alcohol, Medical Research

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'fighting The Wrong War': Chronic Pain Patients Push Feds To Change Opioid Policies

The FDA, CDC and HHS are examining policies on opioid prescribing as chronic pain patients who need prescriptions to function were left in agony.       
Related topics: Chronic Pain, Food And Drug Administration

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Cdc: Workplace Absenteeism High In 2017/2018 Flu Season

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 -- Workplace absenteeism during the high-severity 2017 to 2018 influenza season increased sharply in November and peaked in January, reaching a higher level than the average during the previous five seasons, according to...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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8 In 10 Americans Want Less Nicotine In Cigarettes: Cdc

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 -- No matter the age, race, gender, education or income level, most Americans favor forcing tobacco companies to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes to make them less addictive. That's what researchers from the U.S. Centers...
Related topics: Nicotine, Smoking, Medical Research

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Health Officials: Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papayas Sold In Northeast

The CDC says the affected produce was apparently sold in Massachusetts, Rhode Island Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Related topics: Salmonella

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Most Americans, Including Smokers, Like The Idea Of Less-addictive Cigarettes

The majority of American adults, including current smokers, would support cigarette manufacturers making their products less addictive, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC’s data, which...
Related topics: Smoking

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This Is The Most Obese State In America

Obesity continues to be a nationwide epidemic and a costly one. CDC data shows that more than one in three adults are considered obese. Veuer's Susana Victoria Perez has more.       
Related topics: Obesity

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Cdc: If Doctors Suspect Afm, Report Early And Often

(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians advised to recognize symptoms, promptly collect specimens for health departments

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