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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up

    Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up
    Debating vaccination requirements isn’t new, but panic over the recent measles outbreak has triggered heated arguments and plenty of fresh questions. This issue goes beyond social media rants and false claims. So, what’s the real deal with...
  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: Feb. 25 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on gun owners' rights: There is no controversy on the need to train inexperienced drivers, usually young people, on how to drive a car before granting them a...
  • Study: Nasty stomach bug much more common than thought in US

    A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem. The germ — Clostridium difficile, or C-diff — flourishes in the gut after...
  • Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds

    For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. The results offer hope of a more appealing way to help prevent the disease beyond taking daily pills...
  • Orlando Home Health Care Agency: Tips to Help Reduce Family Caregiver Stress

    Social ties and the opportunities for social interaction are considered strong forecasters of a senior’s well-being. However, 12-percent of seniors reported they rarely or never receive the social and emotional support they require, according to the...
  • CDC monitoring worker for Ebola exposure after lab mishap

    CDC monitoring worker for Ebola exposure after lab mishap
    A technician at a government laboratory in Atlanta is being monitored for exposure to Ebola after material that may have contained the live virus was mistakenly moved between labs, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
  • Middle-aged men make up majority of alcohol poisoning deaths

    Middle-aged white men -- not teenagers -- made up the majority of alcohol poisoning deaths in the United States from 2010 to 2012, according to a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers found that there were 2,200...
  • Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year

    Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year
    Lake County's first documented case of West Nile Virus is a 48-year-old Gurnee man, as Health Department officials credit a cool, wet summer with depressing the population of virus-carrying culex mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, dry conditions. In...
  • Program seeks to fight hunger in Lake County

    Program seeks to fight hunger in Lake County
    Barb Karacic said that just a few miles from her Lake Forest home, children don't have enough to eat and don't get fresh fruits and vegetables. "It doesn't make sense to see other kids in the same area you live in hungry," she said. The community...
  • DP Buzz: Ebola

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
  • Our silence, their anguish

    On March 27, an Atlantic City grand jury charged Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice with felony aggravated assault for knocking his fiancÚ unconscious in February. On March 28, one day after the indictment, Mr. Rice and Janay Palmer, his fiancee, were...