Posts Tagged CDC

Pediatric deaths increase to 53 as US suffers from influenza outbreak — CDC

admin   •   February 7, 2018

The United States is facing worst flu outbreak in a decade. Federal health officials said that at least 16 more children died of the flu over the past week and...

One third of U.S. adults don’t know e-cigarette vapor may harm kids

UNTV News   •   June 16, 2017

(Reuters Health) – Even though the U.S. Surgeon General has concluded e-cigarette vapor may expose children to nicotine and other harmful chemicals, a new study finds that one in three...

Premature babies often catch up to peers in school: study

UNTV News   •   June 13, 2017

A study following more than 1.3 million premature babies born in Florida found that two-thirds of those born at only 23 or 24 weeks were ready for kindergarten on time,...

Two hospitalized, nearly 200 sickened in Seattle norovirus outbreak

admin   •   December 8, 2015

Nearly 200 people who attended a catered party at a downtown Seattle office building have become ill with norovirus, a public health official said on Monday. Public health officials closed...

Exclusive: U.S. health officials push for stricter ‘superbug’ defense

admin   •   February 23, 2015

(Reuters) – The U.S. government is close to finalizing instructions to prevent medical devices responsible for transmitting “superbugs” from spreading the potentially fatal pathogens between patients, the scientist leading the...

Binge drinking most likely to kill middle-aged Americans, CDC says

admin   •   January 7, 2015

(Reuters) – It’s not college students or teenagers but rather middle-aged Americans who are most likely to die from drinking too much alcohol too quickly, according to a study released...

Four people close to U.S. Ebola patient quarantined in Dallas

admin   •   October 3, 2014

(Reuters) – Four people close to the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States were quarantined in a Dallas apartment, where sheets and other items used by the...

U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste

admin   •   September 24, 2014

(Reuters) – U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the...

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