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A Washington state resident who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus that has sparked an outbreak and stringent monitoring around the world, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.
Health officials now blame vitamin E acetate for the “vast majority” of cases in the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses and have changed their advice to doctors about monitoring patients more closely after they go home from the hospital.
More cases of the flu have been reported by this point in the year than is usual in Washington state and around the country.
Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations.
The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.
Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care.
Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable.
The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. continues to rise, now reaching about 1,300 cases and at least 26 deaths.
E-cigarette giant Juul Labs is facing mounting scrutiny from state law enforcement officials, with the attorneys general in Illinois and the District of Columbia investigating how the company’s blockbuster vaping device became so popular with underage teens, The Associated Press has learned.
The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states.
With suicides on the rise, the U.S. government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to reach.
U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.
U.S. health officials say more moms are dying from pregnancy-related causes, and more than half of those deaths are preventable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Tuesday. New guidelines from an obstetricians group call for more heart risk checks for women before and after birth.
As recent illnesses tied to raw turkey, ground beef, cut melon and romaine lettuce suggest, U.S. food poisoning cases don’t appear to be going away anytime soon.
U.S. health officials say overdose deaths involving the herbal supplement kratom are more common than previously reported.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 206 measles cases were confirmed in the United States in the first two months of this year, the highest year-to-date number going back more than a quarter-century.
The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg’s cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states.