Centers for Disease Control

What You Should Know About the Nipah Virus Outbreak

Ten people in the South Indian state of Kerala have died after being infected by the Nipah virus, an emerging disease thought to be spread by fruit …

Disease

Death of CDC worker who drowned ruled a suicide

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say the death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in a river in Atlanta has been ruled a suicide.<p>Fulton County chief medical examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak said Tuesday that Timothy Cunningham's death was a suicide by drowning. Gorniak …

Disease

Hotel Pools Are Cesspools of Diarrhea and Bacteria, Says CDC

The CDC has traced thousands of illnesses back to contaminated public pools, hot tubs, spas and waterparks.<p>Summer pool parties are great — except when the water is filled with shit.<p>Thousands of people have gotten sick from water contaminated with bacteria or parasites from other people's diarrhea, …

Lifestyle

7 Pa. patients infected after use of no-rinse foam

Seven patients in Pennsylvania hospitals and one in New Jersey have contracted potentially serious infections after the use of a cleansing foam, U.S. …

FDA

Red & Spotty Skin With Muscle Pain, Weakness & Headaches

If your symptoms include red and spotty skin accompanied by muscle pain, weakness and headaches, you might be suffering from several different …

Immune System

Two more die of Ebola in Congo; seven new cases confirmed | Reuters

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Two more people have died from Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday, as aid agencies battled to persuade sceptical residents about the severity of an outbreak that has killed 27 since April.<p>John Nkengasong, Director of …

Disease

Most Hospitals Aren't Ready for Mass Tragedies, ER Docs Say

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nine out of 10 ER doctors say their hospitals aren't fully prepared for major disasters or mass …

Health Care

Uninsured Rate Up Slightly in 2017, Government Says

The number of uninsured Americans of all ages rose 700,000 in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported May 22.

Law

Cancer deaths are down overall, new report says

Good news -- cancer deaths are down overall.<p>Cancer deaths dipped almost 2 percent a year between 1999 and 2015 among men, about 1.5 percent a year …

Cancer

The suicide rate for black American children is twice that of white children

White Americans are more likely to commit suicide than black Americans. But a new study finds that the opposite is true for children.<p>Black children between the ages of 5 to 12 years old are roughly twice as likely to take their own life than their white counterparts, according to the paper, …

Black Culture

Uninsured Rate Holds Firm Despite Trump Attacks on Obamacare

The number of Americans with health-care insurance remained mostly unchanged despite relentless attacks on the Affordable Care Act by the Trump …

Health Care

Covering Suicide: Resources for College Journalists

Campus newsrooms need guidance, tools for covering ‘the most difficult story’<p>By <b>Jena Heath</b> <i><br>St. Edward’s University</i><p>It is a tragic fact that many college …

Mental Health

Ross introduces measure to stop residents from feeding deer

Citing public health concerns and the danger posed to motorists, Ross Township commissioners have formally introduced a measure that would make it …

Pittsburgh

FDA expands crackdown on herbal supplement Kratom

The Food and Drug Administration is going after three marketers and distributors of products with the herbal drug Kratom, saying they are making …

Medicine

Saint Louis Police Identify Double Shooting Victims

Ira Johnson and Sylvester Caston died at the scene.<p>ST. LOUIS, MO — Ira Johnson, 55, and Sylvester Caston, 61, were fatally shot in the Penrose …

United States

‘Your father don’t want y’all:’ Ohio mom said she’d kill kids if dad didn’t get them, cops say

A Youngstown, Ohio, mother threatened to kill her two children Sunday in a phone call with the children’s father — and officers were on speakerphone …

Crime

Exercising at leat 2 days a week will help your heart: study

Want to keep your heart young? A new study suggests the key is exercising.<p>Researchers with the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at …

Research

Canadian scientists track Lyme disease threat

An increase in cases of Lyme disease in Canada could be the result of greater awareness and better testing, say experts who remind those heading out …

Disease

Even a Mosquito's Spit May Help Make You Sick

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When a pesky mosquito bites you, even its saliva triggers an immune response, new animal research …

Public Health

Starting high school classes later? It’s about time

Kudos to the San Diego Unified School board for its passage of a resolution to implement healthy high school start times (8:30 a.m. or later as …

High School

Health officials: Stay out of the pool if you have diarrhea

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the stomach bugs people get from swimming. And they're reminding …

Public Health

Many Parents Say Restaurant Fare Has Made Kids Sick: Poll

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American moms and dads work hard to prevent food poisoning at home, but 10 percent say their kids have …

University of Michigan

American Society of Microbiology Hosts Forum on Disease Outbreaks

Dr. Thomas Frieden shared his vision and priorities for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), addressing issues such as…<p>November 12, 2015 Open Phones<p>…

Disease

46. Auris Health

<b>Founder:</b> Frederic Moll, M.D.(CEO)<b><br>Launched:</b> 2007<b><br>Headquarters:</b> Redwood City, California <b><br>Funding:</b> $518.2 million (PitchBook)<b><br>Valuation:</b> $1.3 billion …

Robotics

Tainted Romaine Lettuce Likely Out Of Circulation, CDC Says

<b>(CBS) —</b> Romaine lettuce tied to a nationwide E. coli outbreak is “probably no longer being sold,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Public Health

Race May Play Role in Kids' Suicide Risk

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's generally assumed that suicide is more common among white kids in the United States than their black …

Black Culture

5/21/2018: U.S. Maritime Advisory 2018-008 – Global Measles Outbreak

As a courtesy to our readers, Maritime Commons is sharing the content of U.S. Maritime Advisory 2018-008 to alert mariners that the Centers for …

Public Health

Understanding the Risk of Toxic Shock

The tampon was invented in 1929 by Dr. Earl Haas, and many women immediately found it to be a more convenient option than pads.<p>But having your period …

Menstruation

30 Years Later, Survivor Of Laurie Dann Laments Rise In School Shootings

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> Thirty years ago, when mass school shootings were rare, one of the worst was carried out at the hands of Laurie Dann.<p>The 30-year-old …

Guns

Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World: Exhibitions: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

What causes disease outbreaks? How can we stop them?<p>Our world is more interconnected than ever before—by global travel and trade, by technology, and …

Public Health