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Black Swimmers: Then and Now

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Black children drown five times as often as white children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Harlem Honeys and Bears, a senior synchronized swim team, is trying to help by offering free lessons for young people.

How Can The Opioid Epidemic Be Solved?

The Center For Disease Control and Prevention estimated in 2016 that opioid abuse costs the U.S. about $78.5 billion per year.

Number of opioid and heroin overdose deaths are higher than we think

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Approximately 90 people in the U.S. die of an opioid related overdose every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the actual number might actually be higher, says a new study. The number of opioid and heroin deaths are calculated through death certificates, however...

Why Data About the Opioid Epidemic Is So Unreliable

Headlines about the opioid epidemic come with often staggering reports of the numbers of deaths, of overdoses, and of lives saved by Naloxone. According to data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 52,404 total deaths in 2015, or 144 drug overdose deaths per day. Show More Summary

Suicides in teen girls hit a 40-year high

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a sharp increase in suicide rates among teen girls.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papayas Sickens More Than 100 People

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Consumers should avoid Maradol papayas from Mexico, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The outbreak has spread to 16 states, and one death has been reported.

Salmonella traced to Campeche papayas

Papaya from a farm in Campeche has been identified as the source of an outbreak of salmonella in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said FULL STORY The post Salmonella traced to Campeche papayas appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

$15 million grant to LSU Health New Orleans to help reduce cancer in louisiana

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health $15 million over five years for its cancer education, early detection, comprehensive control and registry programs.

Papaya Recall Expands, 62 In NY And NJ Sickened By Salmonella

More than 100 people have fallen ill with salmonella after eating tainted papaya, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, noting that six more states have been added to the outbreak. So far, the one previously reported fatality was in NYC, with the most afflicted coming from New York and NJ. [ more › ]

Birth Rates: Who Will Replace Us?

By Karen Sternheimer According to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the birth rate in the United States fell to an all-time low in 2016. Births to teens also fell to an all-time low, down...

Illness count now 109 in outbreak linked to papayas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its salmonellosis outbreak investigation focusing on papayas and now counts 109 illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its salmonellosis outbreak investigation focusing on papayas and now counts 109 illnesses.

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Will eating undercooked pork make you sick?

Eating raw or undercooked pork infected with the parasitic worms, Trichinella spiralis, can lead to trichinosis. The good news is that the risks of infection are lower than they have been in the past. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says trichinosis infections are less common than previous decades because of better pork production laws. […]

Salmonella Outbreak Exposes Flaw in FDA ‘Import Alert’ System

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and other state and local agencies continue to investigate the  outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu illnesses, which has sickened 47 people and has already claimed one life. Show More Summary

Backyard chickens linked to Michigan salmonella outbreak

Some people view their backyard chickens as pets — but they shouldn't snuggle or kiss them. That advice comes from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is … Click to Continue »

Here's What You Need to Know About the Salmonella Outbreak

The Center For Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to stay away from papaya this week after a dozen people were hospitalized and one person died from a salmonella outbreak linked to the tropical fruit. Days later, yellowShow More Summary

Half of HIV-Positive People in America Are Undetectable!

New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prove that progress is real.

CDC Issues New Guidance on Zika and Pregnant Women

2 weeks agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its interim guidance on caring for pregnant women who may have been exposed to the Zika virus.  The updated guidance is published online July 24 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Show More Summary

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Learning about E. coli 101

E. coli infections are a type of foodborne illness that peaks during the summer months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic, says there are many strains of E. coli bacteria that may cause serious illness for those infected. "E. coli stands for Escherichia coli, […]

New Zika testing recommendation issued for pregnant women

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer advises routine testing for pregnant women who may have been exposed to the virus but do not have symptoms of infection.

How to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds that a staggering 30 million people—roughly 1 in 10 Americans—have type 2 diabetes. Most concerning: nearly a quarter of them don’t e...

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