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(AP)—At the main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dozens of people are working day and night to bring a meningitis outbreak under control.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
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
Vaccinations for flu, tetanus and other common vaccines are increasingly taking place in non-medical settings such as supermarkets and drug stores. This added responsibility for pharmacists increases the risk of needlestick ...
Health Oct 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued to dampen enthusiasm for having children.
Health Oct 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Hundreds of consumers in the Netherlands and the United States have been sickened by salmonella after eating smoked salmon produced at a Dutch fish factory, health authorities said Monday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Humanitarian workers are at significant risk for mental health problems, both in the field and after returning home. The good news is that there are steps that they and their employers can take to mitigate this risk.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Older adults are asking more questions about liver health now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has formally called for baby boomers to get tested for Hepatitis C, says ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(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
(AP)—American children eat as much salt as adults—about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one McDonald's Big Mac hamburger. Extra salt is linked with higher blood pressure, even in kids, but government ...
Health Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Deaths linked to the West Nile virus jumped 35 percent in the United States over the past week, amid one of the worst US outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease, officials said Wednesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—When Sierra Jane Downing's fever shot up to 107 degrees and she suffered a seizure, her parents knew their 7-year-old daughter had more than the flu.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Infections and fatalities from West Nile virus have risen to new record levels in the United States in the first week of September, the Centers for Disease Control said Wednesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
More Americans are going for a walk, a promising trend to help fight obesity and improve overall health, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health Aug 31, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0