Anne Schuchat

Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides

SEATTLE (AP) — Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government report released Thursday. …

Mental Health

'Nightmare Bacteria' Found In Maryland: CDC

Virtually untreatable "superbug" bacteria were found more than 200 times last year in the U.S., including in Maryland.<p>MARYLAND — Antibiotic-resistant …

Public Health

CDC Identifies Antibiotic-Resistant 'Nightmare Bacteria' That Will Keep You Up at Night

Your panicked WebMD searches are about to get a whole lot more stressful. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified 200 …

Microbiology

Is Trump's Opioid Strategy a "War on Drugs" Relapse?

The White House this week released its plan to confront the national opioid crisis, roiling urban and rural communities alike. In a three-page …

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Trump administration considers HIV/AIDS expert to lead CDC: Reports

The Trump administration is considering appointing Robert Redfield, an HIV/AIDS expert at the University of Maryland Medical Center, as its next …

Public Health

Rough Flu Season Gets Attention From Congress

An especially rough flu season is winding down but is not over yet. In a House hearing, Oregon Republican <b>Greg Walden</b> called the flu season severe and …

Disease

Acting CDC chief: Drug overdose deaths are the highest ever in the US. Here’s what we must do now

The stories and headlines are far too common these days, featuring individuals, families and communities devastated by opioid addiction. But with more than 100 Americans dying each day from opioid overdoses – in every city and town across the nation – it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t been …

Opinion

ERs Report ‘Alarming’ 30 Percent Spike in Opioid Overdoses

Emergency hospital visits for opioid overdoses increased by 30 percent across the country between July 2016 and September 2017, according to new data …

Public Health

Opioid overdoses spiked 30% in a year

Opioid overdoses spiked 30% between July 2016 and September 2017, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>"This …

Business

CDC reports 30% increase in opioid overdoses

Opioid overdoses in the U.S. increased by about 30% over the course of 14 months, according to a report issued today by the Centers for Disease …

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Jupiter is nothing like scientists expected

New data from NASA's Juno spacecraft show patterns of cyclones, a core that behaves like a solid, and a jet stream that, unlike on Earth, extends …

Science

Mixed attitudes toward science around the globe

In the United States and around the globe, people have mixed views on science, according to a new survey commissioned by 3M.<p>A small but vocal group …

Science

Q&A: Astronaut Scott Kelly on science's PR problem

Captain Scott Kelly, an astronaut who spent a year on the International Space Station, talked with Axios about the results of a new survey that found …

Science

Bad heart? Don't forget your flu shot

<b>(CNN) —</b> The flu vaccine may have an important benefit beyond protecting against influenza: It may also prevent heart attacks, especially in those at high risk, experts say.<p>"It's been a long time that people have recognized that association with flu season and development of a heart attack," said …

Public Health

Flu now blamed for 84 child deaths this season, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The deaths of 22 more children from flu-related causes were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly surveillance report.<p>Those deaths bring the total number of children reported to have died to 84 since October, when the current flu season began. …

Public Health

'Intense' flu season to continue

"With very high levels of office visits for flu and hospitalization rates, all indications is that flu activity is high and will likely continue for …

Business

This terrible flu season: What you need to know

The current flu season is particularly deadly due to the specific virus strains combined with a "fluke" that rendered this year's vaccine less …

Science

Trump is silent on the flu. Ebola? That was Obama's fault.

WASHINGTON — During the deadly 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Donald Trump tweeted around 50 times in October alone that the spread of the …

Politics

Flu season is still getting worse

1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu, tying the highest level of the virus seen in the …

Business

The Flu is Killing Up to 4,000 Americans a Week

The amount of influenza ravaging the U.S. this year rivals levels normally seen when an altogether new virus emerges, decimating a vulnerable …

Public Health

What you need to know about the worst flu season in nearly a decade

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>Flu season is not easing its grip on much of the United States, and the outbreak is reaching levels not seen in nearly a …

Public Health

Flu still on the rise, hospitalizations high, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The current flu season is "still on the rise," the acting director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.<p>"We may be on track to break some recent records," Dr. Anne Schuchat added while releasing the latest data.<p>Flu-related hospitalizations rose to about 60 people …

Public Health

The flu season’s not over — so people are reaching for this household item

It’s one scary flu season.<p>And it’s not over yet, according to Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and …

Public Health

Flu outbreak has killed at least 63 children: CDC officials

The nationwide flu outbreak could be the worst on record, federal health officials said today while releasing a grim report that at least 63 children …

Public Health

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.A government …

Disease

The search for a new CDC director

The search is on for a new director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, following Brenda Fitzgerald’s resignation amid a growing …

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CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald resigns

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned Wednesday, a day after Politico reported Fitzgerald's purchase of tobacco stock after she took the position at the nation's top public health agency.<p>Such an investment is obviously at odds with …

Public Health

CDC director resigns

Brenda Fitzgerald, the embattled director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has resigned. Fitzgerald has consistently faced …

Science

Yes, Lots of People Are Getting the Flu. No, This Season Isn’t So Unusual. Here’s Why.

<b>How bad is this flu season?</b><p>At the moment, the 2017-2018 flu season is considered “moderately severe.” Large numbers of Americans have fallen ill, and every state except Hawaii has reported widespread flu activity. But some regions have been hit harder than others. More important, the number of …

Public Health

Where U.S. science stands

China is on track to overtake the United States in expenditures on science research and development — if they haven’t already. According to the …

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