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US authorities have managed to contact most of the thousands of people exposed to the tainted drug blamed for a meningitis outbreak that has killed 14, but warned the number of infections could rise.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a U.S. meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it's not clear how many are in danger.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—Health officials say they have now confirmed more than 90 cases of a rare fungal meningitis that has been linked to a steroid commonly used to ease back pain.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(AP)—A group campaigning against obesity predicts that more than half the people in 39 U.S. states will be obese—not merely overweight, but obese—by 2030.
Overweight and Obesity Sep 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Federal health officials say that West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and are on pace to rival the record years of 2002 and 2003.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- The formulation for the vaccine that will help protect against the flu this coming season was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday.
Medications Aug 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(HealthDay) -- Doctors should consider prescribing the HIV prevention pill Truvada to their heterosexual patients who are at high risk for the virus, not just high-risk gay and bisexual men, experts from ...
HIV & AIDS Aug 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- With 241 cases of West Nile virus and four related deaths reported so far this year, the United States is experiencing the biggest spike in the mosquito-borne illness since 2004, health officials ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- As many as 300,000 people in the United States may have chronic Chagas disease -- mostly spread by blood-sucking insects -- health officials report.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Accidents are killing far fewer children and teenagers than in the past, according to a new government report released Monday.
Health Apr 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Foodborne disease outbreaks caused by imported food appeared to rise in 2009 and 2010, and nearly half of the outbreaks implicated foods imported from areas which previously had not been associated with outbreaks, according ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Added sugar in drinks and foods makes up almost 16 percent of the calories U.S. children and teens consume, federal health officials report.
Health Feb 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(AP) -- Health officials say the flu season is finally here - the slowest start in nearly 25 years.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.
Health Jan 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(AP) -- For the first time in 20 years, a federal panel is urging the government to lower the threshold for lead poisoning in children.
Health Jan 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0