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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • Changing politics of health care [Editorial]

    A former Arizona state senator named Russell Pearce resigned as vice chairman of the state's Republican Party recently because he suggested that if he ran Medicaid, the first thing he'd do would be to put female recipients on birth control implants or...
  • Special Report: Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

    ATLANTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation'...
  • Two cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Econo Lodge in Ocean City

    Two cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Econo Lodge in Ocean City
    Two people who stayed at an Econo Lodge in northern Ocean City this summer have tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and low levels of Legionella bacteria were found in the hotel's water pipes, Worcester County health officials said. Health...
  • Child Passenger Safety Week raises awareness for what most parents get wrong

    Child Passenger Safety Week raises awareness for what most parents get wrong
    Buckling children in and age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats and seat belts can reduce the risk of serious and fatal injuries by anywhere from 45 percent for grade school children to 71 percent for infants, according to the Centers for...
  • Looking Out: CDC launches campaign encouraging HIV treatment

    Looking Out: CDC launches campaign encouraging HIV treatment
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants the American public to understand that HIV-positive people who receive treatment live longer and healthier lives compared to those who don't receive treatment, and has launched a new nationwide campaign...
  • One Confirmed Case Of Enterovirus At Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

    One Confirmed Case Of Enterovirus At Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
    HARTFORD — A child who was treated at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital tested positive for enterovirus D68, the hospital said Wednesday. It is the state's first case this year of a respiratory illness that has showed up in a dozen other states....
  • Respiratory virus hits Pennsylvania

    Respiratory virus hits Pennsylvania
    It was only a matter of time before the respiratory virus that has flared through the Midwest showed up in Pennsylvania. That time has come. The state Department of Health late Tuesday said a cluster of three cases of the enterovirus known as EV-D68 has...
  • Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases

    Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases
    As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, recent scares at two Baltimore-area hospitals highlight the need for hospitals here and across the United States to prepare space and equipment for what some consider inevitable — the...
  • San Francisco lawmaker says he takes anti-HIV drug, urges wider use

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An openly gay San Francisco lawmaker went public on Wednesday with his daily use of a highly effective HIV-prevention drug and urged more at-risk city dwellers to do the same. Scott Wiener, a member of the city's Board of...
  • U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown, extend Export-Import bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a stop-gap spending measure that averts an Oct. 1 government shutdown and extends the U.S. Export-Import Bank's ability to operate for another nine months. The measure, passed...
  • Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides

    Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides
    The poorest Americans, particularly those who are Latino, finally are showing signs of joining in the economic recovery as the nation's poverty rate dropped significantly last year for the first time since 2006. The improving labor market drove the...