Stories tagged: CDC
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Salmonella outbreak linked to plant stimulant kratom hits Spokane
A nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to the plant stimulant kratom has sickened a Spokane County man, the Washington Department of Health said Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Overdose deaths decline in Washington
Drug overdose deaths fell last year in 14 states including Washington, according to preliminary data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
CDC director resigns over financial conflicts
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Wednesday over financial conflicts of interest involving her investments in health care businesses.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Flu widespread across U.S. for third straight week
The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared.
Sun., July 16, 2017
Robin Pickering: Sex-education curriculum reflects reality
These students do not deserve to be brushed aside because meeting their specific curriculum concerns makes educators, school board members, or our community uncomfortable.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
U.S. death rate from Alzheimer’s rose dramatically over 15 years. Why?
Death rates from Alzheimer’s climbed 55 percent from 1999 to 2014, CDC found, and the number of Americans afflicted is likely to rise rapidly in the coming years. About 5.5 …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Blood tests may have significantly underestimated lead levels, FDA and CDC warn
Federal officials are warning that some blood tests may have “significantly” underestimated lead levels, and they are urging the retesting of some children, as well as pregnant and breast-feeding women.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in U.S.
The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list
The U.S. government’s latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 5:39 a.m.
CDC backs breast-feeding, despite false story
A widely shared story that U.S. health officials are recommending a delay in breast-feeding to improve vaccine effectiveness is false.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
Zika poses even greater risk for birth defects than was previously known, CDC reports
About 1 in 10 pregnant women infected with Zika in the United States last year had a baby or fetus with serious birth defects, according to a study released Tuesday …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8 a.m.
Falls are taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains
The reason for the increase isn’t clear, the report’s authors said. But one likely factor is that a growing number of elderly people are living at home and taking repeated …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Deadly fungal infection that doctors have been fearing now reported in U.S.
Nearly three dozen people in the United States have been diagnosed with a deadly and highly drug-resistant fungal infection since federal health officials first warned U.S. clinicians last June to …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Birth defects in Zika pregnancies 20 times higher than in pre-Zika years, CDC says
Pregnancies of women in the United States infected with the Zika virus are about 20 times more likely to result in babies with certain birth defects compared to the prevalence …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Bill Gates: Bioterrorism could kill more than nuclear war – but no one is ready to deal with it
A genetically engineered virus is easier to make and could kill more people than nuclear weapons – and yet no country on Earth is ready for the threat, Bill Gates …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Decline in sugary drink consumption stalls, CDC finds
For years, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines urged Americans to drink less sugary beverages. And for years, many Americans listened. But after a decade of falling consumption, rates have stalled at …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
CDC issues Zika travel guidance for Texas border city
Federal health officials on Wednesday urged pregnant women to consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of five local cases of Zika virus infection that have been reported.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
U.S. abortion rate falls to lowest level in decades, CDC reports
The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Five Zika cases in Miami Beach; CDC advises pregnant women to stay away
There are five new local cases of Zika in Miami Beach and a new 1.5-square-mile transmission zone from the beach to the Intracoastal Waterway, Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Friday …
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Zika in part of Miami prompts CDC warning for pregnant women
Government health officials warned pregnant women Monday to avoid a Zika-stricken section of Miami and get tested for the virus if they’ve visited the neighborhood since mid-June, after the number …
Thu., July 21, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Obama administration announces added $60 million to fight Zika
Some $60 million will soon flow to states, cities and territories to fight the Zika virus, White House officials announced Thursday.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
CDC, Florida probing possible Zika case from Miami mosquito
MIAMI – Health officials in Florida were investigating Wednesday what could be the first Zika infection from a mosquito bite in the continental United States. Lab tests confirmed that a …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Nearly 8 in 10 public pools in CDC study failed routine safety inspections
Summer’s right around the corner, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is here to remind you that there’s nothing like a dip in a public pool – a …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
FDA investigates listeria outbreak after frozen food recall
A listeria outbreak that led to a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables is being investigated by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy
Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Zika virus causes microcephaly, other birth defects, CDC confirms
The Zika virus is definitely the cause of not just microcephaly but a range of other severe birth defects of the brain, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said …
Fri., March 25, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Third Zika case in Kentucky confirmed in pregnant woman
The Kentucky Department of Health says it has confirmed the state’s third case of the Zika virus in a pregnant woman.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
Sex a bigger problem for Zika virus than first believed
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that they’re investigating 12 cases where the women’s only known exposure to the Zika virus was through sex with a male …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Proposal with NFL concussion guidelines gets Idaho panel’s backing
An Idaho legislative panel on Tuesday introduced legislation to comply with the NFL and the Center of Disease Control’s new guidelines on athletic concussions.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Oregon legislators ask CDC for help with Portland air
Three Oregon legislators have appealed to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help assessing the public threat from carcinogens found in Portland’s air.