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CDC to launch awareness campaign warning of opioid dangers

ATLANTA (AP) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to launch a new ad campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid addiction. CDC acting director Anne Schuchat discussed the problem at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit on Wednesday in Atlanta. Schuchat said the rising rate of deaths and […]
Birth defect risk 20 times higher for pregnant women with Zika, says CDC
3 months ago
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Birth defect risk 20 times higher for pregnant women with Zika, says CDC

(CBS) – Pregnant women infected with the Zika virus are 20 times more likely to have a baby born with certain birth defects as mothers who gave birth before the Zika epidemic began, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Even worse, “when you look just at brain abnormalities and microcephaly, what we are seeing is more […]
4 months ago
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Flu is growing across the southeast, not just Rhea County

Flu is widespread throughout most of the country
4 months ago
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US health officials cancel climate conference; don’t say why

NEW YORK (AP) - The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly.
6 months ago
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CDC: U.S. falling short in 3 “winnable” health battles

(CBS News) -- Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and the spread of infections in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation’s top public health agency.
1 year ago
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CDC investigating after 97 fall sick on Disney cruise ship

ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS News) –  The CDC is investigating an outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 92 passengers and 5 crew members reported falling ill. The ship had almost 2,700 passengers and almost 1,000 crew members. It left Miami […]
1 year ago
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Hamilton County Health Department urging people to take Zika Virus serious

"Everybody needs to protect themselves against those mosquito bites," Deakins said.
1 year ago
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What’s Trending? Dollywood’s New Coaster Delayed, Rubio Drops Out, & Indy Rides Again

What's trending this morning? Dollywood delays the opening of its new coaster, Rubio suspends campaign, and Harrison Ford dusts off the fedora.
1 year ago
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Flint water crisis and the Legionella outbreak

The Genessee County Health Director says deaths in Michigan due to Lenionnaires' Disease in 2014 and 2015 were preventable.
2 years ago
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CDC Warns Flu Vaccine Might Not Protect Against Mutated Strain

This year's virus has been trickier than most. It is mutating. So that flu vaccine you got may not work as well as we first thought.