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The Flu Shot Is More Effective Than We Thought This Year

1 hour agoNews : The Lookout

It's been a bad flu season, but this year's vaccine does offer some protection against the nasty bug, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC Doctor Missing For Weeks, Family Fears The Worst

The family of a Georgia man employed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is worried that he was the victim of foul play. Dr. Timothy J. Cunningham left work early on Feb. 12 after taking ill and has not been seen since. Show More Summary

CDC employee missing for 10 days after leaving work sick

17 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

On February 12th, a Center for disease Control and Prevention employee went home sick. He hasn’t been heard from since.        

You’ve prescribed an opioid: Now what? 5 key strategies to prevent addiction

After being prescribed opioids for just one day, individuals can face significant challenges with addiction, with six percent continuing to use opioids a year later, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The likelihood of long-term use increases sharply after five days of use. While much of the discussion around the opioid […]

The Government Banned Gun Violence Research 22 Years Ago. This Senator Wants to Put an End to It.

On Tuesday, as teenagers swarmed the Florida legislature to advocate for gun control, Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) renewed a familiar call for Congress to repeal an amendment that blocks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...Show More Summary

U.S. health officials reverse stance on AstraZeneca's flu vaccine

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc said on Wednesday an advisory committee of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of its FluMist Quadrivalent vaccine in the upcoming flu season, reversing its earlier position.

Kratom linked to Salmonella outbreak; CDC posts warning

A coast-to-coast outbreak of Salmonella infections have been linked to kratom products, spurring a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal agency had received confirmation of 28 people across 20 states with infections from Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b:- as of Feb. Show More Summary

Employers who don't offer paid sick leave are making flu season worse, hurting their bottom line

This winter's flu season is a nasty one, with flu-related hospitalization rates outpacing anything seen in recent years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This year’s vaccine is less effective against the strain of virus making the rounds. But there's another factor that...

The much-maligned flu shot has reduced the risk of serious illness this year by 36%, CDC says

This year’s flu shot is far from perfect, but it’s certainly better than nothing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preliminary data from five sites around the country suggest that people who got vaccinated this flu season reduced their risk of getting...

Why Do Healthy Children Die from the Flu? Study Offers New Insights

With this year's severe flu season, one statistic is especially chilling. Each year, around 50 percent of all children under 5 years old who die from the flu were previously healthy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Show More Summary

Gun homicide rate map of America

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

At r/DataIsBeautiful, academiaadvice posted this map of U.S. gun homicides per 100,000 residents between 2007-2016. Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html - Tools: Excel, Datawrapper. Show More Summary

South Dakota scientists target Listeria in food processing plants

About 1,600 Americans become ill from eating foods contaminated with Listeria each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The pathogen’s recent influx in a variety of fresh, frozen and processed foods is reinforcing the importance of understanding how contamination occurs in processing plants. Show More Summary

How to Avoid a Dangerous Flu Complication

last weekNews : The Lookout

More than one out of every 10 deaths in the U.S. during the third week of 2018 was from influenza or pneumonia, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Is Your Child in Excellent or Very Good Health? If Not, Read On...

According to 2015 National Health Interview Survey data published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that about 85% of children under the age of 18 are in excellent or very good health. What happens toShow More Summary

Could A Rare, Deadly ‘Superbug’ Fungus Be Gaining A Foothold?

last weekHealth : The Checkup

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of confirmed cases of Candida auris in the U.S. has climbed from seven in 2016 to at least 200.

Norovirus Hits The Olympics: Korean Health Authorities Reportedly Distribute 15,000 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and Korea Center for Disease Control distributed 15,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to combat an outbreak of norovirus at the Olympics, the New York Daily News reports. Health authorities have also hung signs all over at the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea reminding people to clean their hands. Show More Summary

Here's How Many Americans Now Have Herpes

2 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

Herpes infections have declined in the United States in recent years, according to a new report. The new report, published today (Feb. 7) by the National Center for Health Statistics of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), analyzed information from people in the U.S. Show More Summary

Worsening Flu Season Has Many Afraid, Grieving

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 1 in 13 doctor visits last week were for symptoms of the flu. That's as high as it got during the swine flu pandemic in 2009. The CDC put out the latest numbers Friday. (Feb. 9)        

CDC: Flu season now as bad as 2009's swine flu

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. and warns the season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. (Feb. 9)        

U.S. flu outbreak worsens, likely to linger for weeks: CDC

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - One of the worst flu outbreaks in the United States in nearly a decade worsened last week and will likely linger for several weeks, causing more deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

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