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  • A woman receives a free flu shot on December 19, 2014 in Oakland, California.
    Flu season concerns over mutated H3N2 virus and flu shot effectiveness
    As the peak of flu season approaches a new concern published in a CDC Health Advisory exposes that the often prescribed flu vaccines may not work as well as expected.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials believe H3N2 will...
  • Caramel apple deaths cause 4 deaths and cause more than 2 dozen to fall ill
    Caramel apple deaths: Listeria kills 4 and 28 ill, linked to seasonal treat
    Health officials are warning consumers not to eat prepackaged caramel apples as they are linked to four deaths and over two dozen illnesses in 10 states. If you have them at home throw them away, but wrap them up tightly so animals or people going...
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    Caramel apples causing deaths: Listeria reported in 10 states
    Caramel apples are being linked to some deaths as well as being connected to more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states across the country, according to an ABC News report on Friday. Prepackaged caramel apples have been cited by the Centers of...
  • Enterovirus D68
    What killed us in 2014: CDC issues Year in Review report
    While the Ebola epidemic in West Africa dominated the health news this year, Americans have far more to fear from cardiovascular disease, which continues to rank as the leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 800,000 Americans die each...
  • Better safe than sorry: CDC reports hundreds of false alarms about Ebola
    Better safe than sorry: CDC reports hundreds of false alarms about Ebola
    Doctors and nurses throughout the US have been on edge ever since the first Ebola patient entered the country, and this nervousness has led to hundreds of false alarm calls to the CDC. In fact, the agency now reports that “fewer than 1 in 5...
  • Flu shots may not work well this year
    CDC's flu vaccine a fail
    Houston, we have a problem.Just last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning, prompting Americans to take the flu vaccine if they haven’t already. Health officials said they had 160 million flu shots on the...
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    CDC advises flu shot may not protect against common strains
    On Dec. 4 Fox News reports that the CDC says that this year's seasonal flu shot might not be compatible with the most common strains of flu this year. In a sample taken from October 1 through November 22, just under half of the cases of...
  • How safe is our blood supply?
    FDA considers lifting ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men
    Tucked into an amendment to the meeting agenda for the Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 meetings of the Blood Products Advisory Committee (BPAC) is a notification that the committee will be considering lifting its longstanding ban on blood donation by men who...
  • CDC reports smoking is at an all time low but cautions
    CDC reports smoking is at an all time low but cautions
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on November 26 that overall, adult smoking is down and is at the lowest it's been since they began keeping track in 1965. Smokers accounted for approximately 17.8% of the U.S. adult population in...
  • CDC hires Chembio to develop multi point-of-care test for flu immunity
    CDC hires Chembio to develop multi point-of-care test for flu immunity
    The CDC is currently moving to gird itself for the next global disaster, even before it and the World Health Organization succeed in bringing Ebola under control.“It is really urgent that we address the weak links and blind spots around the...
  • Treatment or mistreatment: CDC confirms alcoholism, partying not the same
    Treatment or mistreatment: CDC confirms alcoholism, partying not the same
    A throat infection and throat cancer wouldn't get the same treatment just because they present similar symptoms. One gets a course of antibiotics, the other gets chemo and a lifestyle change. But there's a disconnect in that sort of logic...
  • CDC study confirms drinking excessively doesn't mean alcoholism
    CDC study confirms drinking excessively doesn't mean alcoholism
    Nine out of 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics, according to a Nov. 20 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study, released in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, confirms the distinction...
  • Expanding waistlines
    America's expanding waistline
    American’s waistlines are increasingly expanding. Aside from the expected gluttonous nature of the holidays, waistlines are expanding regularly. Diet program companies convincingly make millions in promising weight loss for Americans who appear...
  • Dr. Obama
    The inevitable 'Obama was right about Ebola' article finally sees light of day
    It was only a matter of time before the other shoe dropped. The only thing that was unclear about the inevitable article from the left proclaiming that the administration was right in refusing to implement a travel ban to the U.S. from West Africa...
  • Vaccines
    Four things to consider when travelling to malarial zones
    The decision of whether or not to take anti-malarial medications when traveling can be a controversial one. Some people take them weather they are necessary or not. They do what the travel clinics or their doctor tells them. Many travel clinics...