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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • Rise in vaping a concern [Editorial]

    Last week's report showing a jump in the number of teens using electronic cigarettes should set off alarm bells to parents, even as the report also highlighted major declines in teen smoking. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reported...
  • A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur

     A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur
    The cardiac surgeon had unknowingly spread a staph infection from the rash on his hand to the hearts of at least five patients by the time Los Angeles County health investigators learned of the outbreak. The doctor had operated on more than 60 others in...
  • Fear of doctors, vaccines in US and around the world

    Doctors take a pledge to "First, do no harm." This credo is derived from the Hippocratic Oath a sworn solemn duty doctors make when they embark on their career. The Hippocratic Oath is nothing to sneeze at; few other professions require a swearing of...
  • Q&A: What is listeria? Bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream

    Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. The recall announced late Monday includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and...
  • More listeria illnesses linked to Blue Bell products after recall

    More listeria illnesses linked to Blue Bell products after recall
    Federal officials have linked two more listeria illnesses to Blue Bell Creameries products, a day after the Brenham, Texas-based company issued a nationwide recall of all of its products due to an ongoing outbreak of the potentially fatal foodborne...
  • DOH: E-Cigarette use triples among U.S. teens

    DOH: E-Cigarette use triples among U.S. teens
    The number of high school students in the United States who used electronic cigarettes tripled in 2014 compared to just one year earlier, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report confirms the...
  • 354 Long Islanders died from alcohol poisoning in 5 years

    A new report finds that at least 354 people died from alcohol poisoning on Long Island in the past five years. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1IUdzFV ) analyzed records from the Nassau and Suffolk county medical examiners. The deaths are part of what...
  • Inspection found no problem at Oklahoma ice cream plant

    Days after a foodborne illness was linked to Blue Bell ice cream products, a state inspection of an Oklahoma plant later tied to the infection praised the facility for having no violations and doing a "great job," according to a copy of the inspection...
  • Blue Bell expands recall of ice cream

    Blue Bell expands recall of ice cream
    The number of people sickened by a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products has grown to include three others in Texas, according to federal health authorities. Dr. Brendan Jackson, a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Meningitis outbreak hits another college campus

    There's been another outbreak of the meningococcal disease among college students, this time at the University of Oregon. If you remember, a year or so ago, there was an outbreak at Princeton University and another at the University of California-Santa...
  • When the vaccination wars hit home

    When the vaccination wars hit home
    His wife opposed childhood vaccination, and, at first, he followed her lead. She'd done a lot of research, he reasoned; she was the vaccine expert in the relationship. But as he learned more about the science supporting vaccination, he began...