• CDC Jun 30, 2020

    CDC Says ‘Way Too Much Virus' in US to Control Pandemic as Cases Surge

    The coronavirus is spreading too rapidly and too broadly for the U.S. to bring it under control, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday.

  • Anne Schuchat May 2, 2020

    Health Official Says US Missed Some Chances to Slow Virus

    A top health official says the U.S. government was slow to understand how much coronavirus was spreading from travelers from Europe, which helped drive the acceleration of outbreaks

  • United States Oct 3, 2019

    Vaping Illnesses in US Top 1,000, CDC Says

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 1,080 cases of lung illnesses linked to vaping, an increase of 275 since last week, NBC News reported. The numbers are likely to continue to increase, as state health departments have confirmed to NBC News that they’re investigating more than 1,300 cases. “The data that we’re getting does not suggest this...

  • California Sep 27, 2019

    US Probe of Vaping Illnesses Focuses on THC From Marijuana

    U.S. health officials said Friday that their investigation into an outbreak of severe vaping-related illnesses is increasingly focused on products that contain the marijuana compound THC. Most of the 800 people who got sick vaped THC, the ingredient in marijuana that causes a high, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But officials said they didn’t know if...

  • Los Angeles Sep 26, 2019

    High-Flying Marijuana Vapes Take Hit From Health Scare

    Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what’s causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes. The ailment has sickened at least 530 people and killed nine. Some vaped nicotine, but many reported using oil containing THC,...

  • Governor Sep 25, 2019

    Sale of Vaping Products Temporarily Banned in Massachusetts as Gov. Baker Declares Public Health Emergency

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday declared a public health emergency in the state “due to severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana-infused products.” He ordered a four-month ban on selling vaping-related products, both in person and online, which the state Public Health Council quickly approved. Baker wants to better study the growing alternative to smoking...

  • California Dec 17, 2018

    Teen Vaping Boom Alarms Health Officials

    Twice as many high school students have picked up a vaping habit compared to last year – a large, unprecedented jump that is alarming health officials who say teenagers do not realize there is nicotine in e-cigarettes.

  • Asher Klein Apr 4, 2018

    Drug-Resistant ‘Nightmare Bacteria' Pose Growing Threat: CDC

    “Nightmare bacteria” with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are becoming, health officials said Tuesday. That’s more than they had expected to find, and the true number is probably higher because the effort...

  • Atlanta Nov 8, 2017

    CDC to Launch Awareness Campaign Warning of Opioid Dangers

    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 addiction due to opioids is a crisis for...

  • Florida Nov 8, 2017

    Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven Run by Social Service Agency

    A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals. None were known to exist in the U.S. until the disclosure in a medical journal, although several states and cities are pushing to establish these so-called supervised injection sites where users...

  • Florida Jul 7, 2017

    American Doctors Are Prescribing Fewer Opioids in Much, But Not All, of the Country, CDC Finds

    Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released Thursday finds. The amount of opioids prescribed fell 18 percent between 2010 and 2015. But researchers found local differences, with opioid prescribing six times higher in some counties than others. Rates...

  • Florida Jun 29, 2017

    Science Says: Pregnant or Trying? Don't Let Zika Guard Down

    he Zika virus may not seem as big a threat as last summer but don’t let your guard down — especially if you’re pregnant or trying to be. While cases of the birth defect-causing virus have dropped sharply from last year’s peak in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, Zika hasn’t disappeared from the region and remains a potential...

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Apr 5, 2017

    1 in 10 Pregnant Women in US With Zika Have Babies With Birth Defects: Study

    About 1 out of 10 women in the United States who tested positive for the Zika infection had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s Vital Signs report is the first to provide an analysis of a subgroup of 250 pregnant women in the...

  • texas May 11, 2016

    When Zika Hits, A Push for Birth Control and Abortion?

    There’s little doubt: Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects — and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception. Fearful they might bear children who suffer from brain-damaging birth defects caused by Zika, more women are expected to look for ways to prevent or end pregnancies. But the highest risk of Zika spreading…

  • Donald Trump Jul 14, 2015

    Obama on Iran Deal: Path to Nuclear Weapon Cut Off

    President Obama said the historic nuclear deal between world powers and Iran “demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring real and meaningful change” and ensures that “every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off.” “Today, because America negotiated from a position of strength and principle we have stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in this region,” Obama said Tuesday in...

  • Donald Trump Jul 14, 2015

    Obama: Deal Offers Transparency, Reduces Iran Nuclear Capabilities

    President Obama urged Congress to debate the particulars of the deal with Iran limiting its nuclear capabilities and increasing the transparency of weapons inspectors, but threatened to veto any attempts to cancel the deal entirely.

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