U.S. health officials not ready to blame illnesses on street-bought vaping devices

U.S. health investigators are casting a wide net to understand what is sickening hundreds of vapers across the U.S. and still have not ruled out any product on the market, even as vaping industry officials highlight the potential role of illegal cannabis products. Dr. Dana Meaney-Delman is leading the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s investigation into the culprit […]

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CDC assesses burden of eye disorders in adults with diabetes

(HealthDay)—Eye disorders frequently affect adults aged 45 years and older with diagnosed diabetes, and disorders are more common for those with diagnosed diabetes for 10 years or more, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Amy E. Cha, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the National Center for Health […]

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CDC: Superbug fungus has sickened 600 Americans

(HealthDay)—The United States has had more than 600 cases of infection with a type of fungus called a “serious global health threat” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first U.S. cases of Candida auris infection appeared shortly after the CDC became aware of it globally in 2016, ABC News reported. Since then, there have been 617 […]

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Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not under control and could continue for another year, Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview on Friday. “Let’s not underestimate this outbreak,” he said. His outlook was less optimistic than that of the director general of the World Health […]

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Fatal Salmonella Outbreak Spreads Throughout The US And Canada

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that 52 people have fallen ill from salmonella. Since the beginning of a wide spread and deadly salmonella outbreak in November 2017, 216 illnesses have been reported in just the United States alone. Most recently, a turkey company named Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales Inc. was added to the list of […]

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