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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • White House orders U.S. labs to take inventory of infectious agents

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The White House has ordered federally funded labs working with infectious agents to conduct an immediate inventory of the pathogens in their labs and review their safety and security protocols, according to a memo released on Thursday....
  • U.S. startups get OK for smartphone-based heart tracking

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For a growing U.S. aging population, tracking heart health via a smartphone can mean the difference between life and death. This week, two Silicon Valley startups received a green-light from the U.S. Food and Drug...
  • Hand sanitizer may spare travelers illness abroad: survey

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a French survey of travelers to countries where diarrheal illnesses are common, the people who used hand sanitizer while abroad were half as likely to have their trips spoiled by a bout with Montezuma's revenge. "Use...
  • Fatal heroin overdoses on the rise in New York City

    Fatal heroin overdoses on the rise in New York City
    The number of deaths from accidental overdoses of opioid drugs has steadily risen in New York City since 2010, in part because of an apparent resurgence in heroin use, according to data released on Thursday by the city's health department. Heroin...
  • U.S. infant vaccination rates high, timeliness a concern: CDC

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. infant vaccination rates for diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella increased or remained stable at high levels in 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. Immunization rates exceeded 90 percent...
  • Dogs with a pit bull 'look' continue to get a bad rap

    Dogs with a pit bull 'look' continue to get a bad rap
    These questions don't directly relate to pet behavior or health, but instead are answers to questions regarding my opinions on timely pet-related topics. Q: You recently wrote about breed-specific bans and communities banning pit bulls. These dogs are...
  • WHO explains how a suspected Ebola outbreak spread in Congo

    A suspected Ebola outbreak in Central Africa has been traced to a pregnant woman who butchered a slain bush animal that had been given to her husband, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The Health Ministry in the Democratic Republic of...
  • U.S. CDC says flies home staffer who had 'low-risk' contact with Ebola

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday it flew an employee back to the United States from West Africa by chartered plane after the staff member came in contact with an international healthcare worker...
  • Shift work linked to greater diabetes risk

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who work night shifts, or constantly changing shifts are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to non-shift workers, suggests a new analysis of previous studies. The risk was highest for men and...
  • Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

    Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]
    This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
  • Twitter helps Chicago find sources of food poisoning

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When Chicago health officials saw Twitter users complaining about local food poisoning episodes, they reached out on Twitter to those users and often ended up charging the restaurant in question with a violation. "We...