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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine products

    Federal health officials are considering whether to require new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine formulas used with e-cigarettes and other emerging tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is...
  • Report urges major steps to help victims of cardiac arrest

    Would you know what to do if you see someone collapse, not breathing — a loved one at home, a co-worker at the office, a stranger on the street? Far too many Americans die of cardiac arrest, and now a major new report urges a national campaign to...
  • CDC: States should spend more on anti-tobacco efforts

    WASHINGTON The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has admonished South Carolina, Texas and Kentucky for failing to provide enough money from tobacco tax revenue or tobacco prevention efforts. The three were among 13 states that spent less than 10...
  • Vaccine recommended for older adults even if they've had shingles

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a healthy 78-year-old man and have never had shingles or the shingles vaccine. I did have chickenpox when I was a child. Is the shingles vaccine something you'd recommend for someone like me? What are the side effects? ANSWER:...
  • Researchers discover why last year's flu vaccine was so weak

    PHILADELPHIA Despite the sweltering heat of summer, some researchers are still preoccupied by cold and flu season, especially Scott Hensley of Philadelphia's Wistar Institute, who hopes that vaccines being developed for the 2015-16 flu season will provide...
  • Commentary: Filling up on spirituality can help your waistline

    When my wife was a teenager, she became very concerned with her weight. But her mother told her not to worry. Why? Because she knew her daughter was too astute to let her weight get out of control. What that meant to my wife was that her mom was...
  • Americans are unlikely to contract MERS, health experts say

     Americans are unlikely to contract MERS, health experts say
    Just as peak summer season was gearing up, Koreatown travel agent Chris Chang began receiving dozens of calls from travelers concerned about an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea. MERS, a severe, flu-like illness, was...
  • Health officials say 2 men died of malaria in Springfield

    Cerebral malaria was the cause of death for two men from South Africa whose bodies were found at a southwest Missouri motel where they had stopped during a motorcycle trip, health officials said Monday. Gerrit Strydom, 45, and James Bethel, 44, died in...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Take supplements safely

    Environmental Nutrition More than half of Americans use dietary supplements, including multivitamins and botanical supplements, in tablet, capsule, liquid and powder form, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While dietary supplements --...
  • Health Calendar: Fair to promote HIV awareness set for June 27

    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county. EVENTS DEMENTIA 102: BrightStar Care will present "How Things Change" at 1 p.m. June 24 at Park Place Senior Center, 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan. This interactive program will help...
  • Is baby recession over? US births up after years of decline

    It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years. About 53,000 more babies were born in 2014 than the year before — a 1 percent increase. Births were up for...