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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • 71 fall ill on Holland America cruise ship

    71 fall ill on Holland America cruise ship
    Seventy-one people on a Holland America Line cruise ship fell ill before the ship returned to Port Everglades early Friday. Sixty of 1,138 passengers on the ms Maasdam and 11 of 578 crew members experienced vomiting and diarrhea during the cruise, the U....
  • It's Better Sleep Month. Good luck with that

    It's Better Sleep Month. Good luck with that
    May is Better Sleep Month, as if you didn't know. Better Sleep Month is promoted by theĀ Better Sleep Council, which is an arm of the International Sleep Products Assn., which is a mouthpiece for the mattress industry. But don't let all those corporate...
  • FDA aims to dispel 'myth of the medication-free pregnancy'

    FDA aims to dispel 'myth of the medication-free pregnancy'
    When Laura Wylie became pregnant for the second time, she confronted a vexing dilemma: Stay on the antidepressants that could have adverse effects on her developing baby or risk descending into a deep, black hole that left her feeling numb. "You can't...
  • Patients infected with hepatitis C after visiting Santa Barbara doctor

    Patients infected with hepatitis C after visiting Santa Barbara doctor
    At least five patients tested positive for hepatitis C after receiving injections at a Santa Barbara doctor’s medical office, public health officials said. Now, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is urging any patients who visited...
  • CDC official: HIV outbreak lessons may spur 'model response'

    National health officials hope to use the lessons learned from efforts to contain an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana as "a model response" for the nation in combatting future outbreaks tied to intravenous drug use, a Centers for Disease Control and...
  • An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

    Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers more than 13 million birds since early March, including several new cases...
  • US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

    The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth. It's the first change since the government urged cities to add fluoride to water supplies to...
  • Source of Ohio botulism cases likely was potato salad

    Health officials say the likely source of the botulism outbreak that killed one person and sickened many others at an Ohio church potluck dinner was home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad. The Ohio Department of Health said Monday that testing has...
  • Rabies awareness information

    The Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) recently convened a rabies information exchange and panel discussion of state, regional, and local rabies response partners at Quinebaug Valley Community College, which allowed partners to discuss...
  • Most states list deadly methadone as a 'preferred drug'

    WASHINGTON As prescription drug overdose deaths soar nationwide, most states have failed to take a simple step that would make it harder for doctors to prescribe the deadliest of all narcotics. Methadone overdoses kill about 5,000 people every year,...
  • Lyme disease activists take fight to D.C.

    This Wednesday, Bambi Albert will set off from her home in Plainfield Township, making the four-hour drive to Arlington, Va., in a 2011 Jeep Compass packed with several days of clothing and a tote bag full of pamphlets and placards about Lyme disease....