Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Chronic Wasting Disease Found In Deer In 24 States

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- Chronic wasting disease has been found in wild deer, elk, and moose in 24 states, and hunters should avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned. The...

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Cdc: Salmonella Cases Tied To Raw Turkey Products Now At 279

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- Sixty-three more cases of illness in a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products have been reported since Dec. 21, 2018, bringing the total number to 279, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says...
Related topics: Salmonella

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Cdc May Have A Better Mousetrap For Sepsis Surveillance

(MedPage Today) -- Researchers compare the CDC's simplified criteria against SOFA criteria
Related topics: Sepsis, Medical Research

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Dozens Of New Salmonella Cases Linked To Turkey Products In Ongoing Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just issued a new update to its ongoing investigation of a months-long Salmonella outbreak linked to turkey products. The update, which is the first since mid December of last year, adds over 60 new...
Related topics: Salmonella

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Register To Listen To The February 27 - 28 Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices

From the CDC Website.  Click here for full information.Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GAFebruary 27, 8:00 am – 5:35 pmFebruary 28, 8:00 am – 2:40 pmLive Webcast...
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Facebook, Google, Cdc Under Pressure To Stop Anti-vax Garbage From Spreading

Enlarge (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) With five measles outbreaks ongoing in the US, lawmakers are questioning both health officials and tech giants on their efforts to combat the noxious anti-vaccine misinformation fueling the spread of...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Google, Vaccines

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D.c. Week: Revision In Cdc Opioid Guidelines Demanded

(MedPage Today) -- Also, FDA panel backs fast-acting drug for severe depression
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Depression

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Cdc: Heterosexual Syphilis Transmission Up For Drug Users

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- A substantial proportion of heterosexual syphilis transmission seems to be occurring among those who use drugs, especially methamphetamine, according to research published in the Feb. 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Flu Widespread In Us With 17.8 Million Cases Since October, But Experts See...

The CDC found lower percentage of outpatient visits, lower rates of hospitalization and fewer deaths attributed to pneumonia and flu compared with recent years.        
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Pneumonia

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Cdc “zombie Deer” Warning: 6 Steps To Prevent Chronic Wasting Disease Exposure

It sounds like something out of a bad horror movie. It sounds like something out of a bad horror movie, but it’s real: Hunters in 24 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces are being warned about a devastating “zombie-like”...

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President Donald Trump Is Now One Of 93 Million Obese Americans

Approximately 93.3 million Americans are considered to be obese, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. Now, President Donald Trump is among them. Dr. Sean P. Conley, the President’s physician, released the results...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Obesity

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Cdc: Severity Of Influenza Season Low Through Feb. 2, 2019

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- The 2018 to 2019 influenza season has been low in severity so far, and overall vaccine effectiveness is about 47 percent, according to two reports published in the Feb. 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
Related topics: Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines

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The Healthiest Option At Every Fast Food Restaurant

Almost 40% of Americans patronize a fast food restaurant at least once a day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maybe some people actually frequent these chains in search...

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Raw Milk Drinkers In 19 States At Risk Of Rare, Dangerous Infectious Disease

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Thomas Trutschel ) If the explosion of measles cases hasn’t made you question what year it is, this health alert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may inspire a double-take at the calendar:...

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Sensitive Sensor Detects Down Syndrome Dna With Blood Test During Pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional noninvasive prenatal tests for the condition are unreliable or carry risks for the...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, DNA Test, Blood Test, Birth Control - Contraception

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Pain Patients To Congress: Cdc's Opioid Guideline Is Hurting Us

(MedPage Today) -- Has stoked "climate of fear" leading to inadequate treatment of chronic pain
Related topics: Chronic Pain

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Health Tip: What You Should Know About Antibiotics

-- When a person truly needs an antibiotic, the benefits of taking one outweigh the risks of side effects and antibiotic resistance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. But is an antibiotic always needed? The CDC offers this...
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Cdc: Student Tobacco Use Increased From 2017 To 2018

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- From 2017 to 2018, there was an increase in any tobacco use, especially electronic cigarette use, for high school and middle school students, according to research published online Feb. 11 in the U.S. Centers for Disease...
Related topics: Smoking, Medical Research

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Cdc: Screening Policies For Critical Congenital Heart Dz Widespread

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have implemented newborn screening policies for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD), although there are opportunities for improving data collection, according to research...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Cdc: Youth Tobacco Use Increased In 2018, Erasing Long Decline

(MedPage Today) -- Rapid rise in e-cigarette use was responsible for increase
Related topics: Smoking

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