Stories tagged: centers for disease control and prevention
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. continues to rise, now reaching about 1,300 cases and at least 26 deaths.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
With suicides on the rise, the U.S. government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to reach.
Tue., May 7, 2019
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 …
Thu., April 25, 2019
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.
Thu., April 11, 2019
U.S. health officials say overdose deaths involving the herbal supplement kratom are more common than previously reported.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019
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.
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Thu., July 12, 2018
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.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018
It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation’s flu report, too: It’s gotten worse and there are weeks of suffering ahead.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Of all the counties between Puget Sound and the Great Lakes, just two pop up on a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map as among the nation’s most …
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Two children have died from the flu in Oregon, both younger than 10.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
Trump administration officials are forbidding officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases – including “fetus” and “transgender” – in any …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
The waning of Zika outbreaks in the Caribbean and South America has helped slow the spread of the mosquito-borne virus in Florida this year, according to health officials.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017
Fitbit, whose devices encourage people to walk 10,000 steps each day, now wants to put them to sleep as well.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
Children who start getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus virus before age 15 only need to get two doses, according to a new recommendation from government advisers
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016
WASHINGTON – The head of the government’s fight against the Zika virus said that “we are now essentially out of money” and warned that the country is “about to see …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016
Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version …
Thu., July 21, 2016
Some $60 million will soon flow to states, cities and territories to fight the Zika virus, White House officials announced Thursday.
Fri., June 24, 2016
The CDC survey serves as a reminder that today’s youngsters do not necessarily embrace the coarsening that is evident in popular culture.
Tue., May 31, 2016
Idaho had the highest melanoma death rate nationally between 2001 and 2005, 26 percent higher than the national average with about 40 Idahoans dying of melanoma every year, according to …
Mon., May 16, 2016
There was a time when Americans really worried about mosquito bites. That’s because during the 18th and 19th centuries, malaria was endemic in large parts of the country. It was …
Tue., March 1, 2016
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 …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016
U.S. health officials issued new guidance Tuesday for doctors whose pregnant patients may have traveled to regions with a tropical illness linked to birth defects.
Tue., March 24, 2015
WASHINGTON — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
This flu season has claimed six people in Spokane County, including Chad Rattray, who was 37, vaccinated against the flu and generally in good health. While tragic, that statistic alone …
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014
A Thurston County resident who returned from spending three weeks in Liberia and didn’t come in contact with anyone with Ebola has agreed to self-monitor for fever and other symptoms …
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — Top federal health officials said today that the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital clearly indicates a breach …