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At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season’s Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy

Thirty children have died from confirmed influenza-related causes so far this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) most recent weekly report, released last Friday. The total includes deaths between Oct. 16 and Jan. 13. CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald has described the 2017-2018 flu season as “very active,” and has…

CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount

3 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years.

Step up the search for a 'universal' flu vaccine | Opinion

Seasonal influenza — the flu — sickens and kills many Americans in a good year, and this is already a bad one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 2010, flu has annually caused “between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations...

What’s Scary About Shutting Down the C.D.C.

Charles Bethea talks to an employee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about what happens during a government shutdown.

U.S. government shutdown leaves many confused about jobs, services at start of workweek

Pamela Gillis Gilbertz woke up Monday morning wondering when she would be able to go back to work or whether she would receive her paycheck on Friday. The health communications specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta tried to log on to her office computer system...

Flu season has claimed the lives of 30 children

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This year’s flu season has ramped up to epidemic proportions, with 30 pediatric deaths caused by influenza since October, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday....

CDC's flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue its work tracking one of the worst flu seasons the United States has seen in several years even if the federal government shuts down on Saturday, senior administration officials said on Friday.

Where would you go?

Where would you go in a nuclear attack? This is a question I hadn’t thought to ask myself until recently, with two madmen publicly measuring the sizes of their … buttons. But there it is. This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – normally dedicated to protecting us from mutated viruses, cancer […]

U.S. government shutdown would shutter CDC's flu tracking program

CHICAGO (Reuters) - If the U.S. Senate fails to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be forced to suspend its seasonal flu program as the nation faces one of the worst flu seasons in several years.

Detect locally, protect globally

When infectious diseases strike, the World Health Organization acts swiftly, coordinating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its foreign counterparts to contain the threat. But there is no equivalent international organization similarly dedicated to identifying and mitigating a cyberattack.

We're underfunding research on vaccines that may be able to prevent another terrible flu season

Seasonal influenza — the flu — sickens and kills many Americans in a good year, and this is already a bad one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 2010, flu has annually caused “between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations...

U.S. Report: Medical cases of ADHD in young women are skyrocketing

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The number of young, adult women medicated for ADHD has skyrocketed over the last decade – jumping by 344%, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.        

Language Changes Coming For Healthcare: The Proper Naming of Things

By JOE FLOWER It’s happening across many parts of the federal government, in many sectors. Officials of the National Park Service have been reprimanded for tweeting about climate change. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have been warned away from seven specific words in their budget documents, including “fetus,” “evidence-based,” and “transgender.” A

The flu epidemic has hit a milestone that hasn’t happened in over a decade

Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say they're seeing "widespread" instances of the flu in 49 states. It's the first time that many states have been slammed by the flu at the same time in over a decade. Some...Show More Summary

CDC Cancels Nuke Talk, Warns About "Widespread" Flue Epidemic

In late December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it would conduct a briefing on January 16 regarding the “public health response to a nuclear detonation” over the skies of the United States. Now,Show More Summary

Rutgers expert: How your health will suffer when science is denied

The Trump administration has prohibited the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from using the phrases, “science-based” and “evidence-based,” from its lexicon, a decision that can hardly help the agency carry out its mission to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and domestic. The CDC needs to ignore the [...]Show More Summary

UF Study: Aged Garlic Extract May Help Obese Adults Combat Inflammation

Obesity has grown into a serious health issue worldwide, especially in Western countries. In the U.S., more than one-third of adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This Year's Flu Is Exceptionally Bad - Here's What to Watch Out For

Flu season is in full, miserable swing, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning that this year's strain is especially dangerous. Due to the nature of this year's strain, the flu shot is less effective...Show More Summary

5 things you should know about this year's very bad flu

The nation is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad flu season. Flu is widespread in 46 states, according to reports to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationally, as of mid-December, at least 106 people had died of the infectious disease. In addition, states across the...

This 2018 flu map from the CDC shows the insane spread of the virus in every state

Millions of Americans are being infected by strains of the influenza virus this flu season, which is now the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track in the early 2000s. The Centers for Disease Control and...Show More Summary

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