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US Life Expectancy
Jumps, but There's
Another 'Bleak' Stat
Nov 29, 2023 9:55 AM CST
US Life Expectancy Jumps, but There's Another 'Bleak' Stat
Life expectancy is now 77.5 years, but that boost hasn't recouped pandemic losses
- Fresh stats out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer some good news and some bad news in terms of our collective longevity. "The good news is that life expectancy increased for the first time in two years," the CDC's Elizabeth Arias, a co-author on...
US Infant Mortality Rate
Went the Wrong Way Last Year
Nov 1, 2023 10:20 AM CDT
US Infant Mortality Rate Went the Wrong Way Last Year
At 3%, it's the largest increase in 2 decades, reports the CDC
- The US infant mortality rate rose 3% last year—the largest increase in two decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. White and Native American infants, infant boys, and babies born at 37 weeks or earlier had significant death rate increases, reports the AP . The CDC's...
Nasty Flesh-Eating Parasite
Now 'Endemic' in US
Oct 20, 2023 9:09 AM CDT
Nasty Flesh-Eating Parasite Now 'Endemic' in US
Leishmaniasis, which can lead to life-long scarring, is appearing in southern states
- A flesh-eating parasite once thought to concern only those in tropical locales is now "endemic" in the US. Leishmania mexicana is believed to be spreading through sand flies in the southern US, particularly Texas, according to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The parasite triggers...
Are No More
Oct 4, 2023 1:30 AM CDT
COVID-19 Vaccination Cards Are No More
'Once a staple of the pandemic,' they're now a relic of the past
- Those little white cards documenting you'd been vaccinated against COVID-19, once required at certain restaurants, theaters, gyms , and international border crossings, will no longer be distributed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says it's not giving them out anymore, and that anyone who wants...
CDC May Soon
of Popular Antibiotic
to Prevent STIs
Oct 3, 2023 3:00 AM CDT
CDC May Soon Recommend Use of Popular Antibiotic to Prevent STIs
Only certain STIs, and only among certain at-risk groups, however
- There's now a "morning after" pill, of sorts, for the prevention of certain STIs within certain groups. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday posted a draft recommendation of guidelines for health care providers; under the new guidance, doctors would be advised to consider prescribing a...
181 Caught COVID
at CDC Conference
May 31, 2023 10:55 AM CDT
181 Caught COVID at CDC Conference
Gathering of 'disease detectives' gets unwanted surprise
- A group of CDC specialists described as "disease detectives" by the
have gotten an unexpected case study to examine—their own. Of the 1,800 people who attended an agency conference in Atlanta last month, at least 181 contracted COVID, reports Ars Technica , citing an agency news...
Report: Florida's Top Doc Nixed
Key Data From Vaccine Study
Apr 8, 2023 10:45 AM CDT
Report: Florida's Top Doc Nixed Key Data From Vaccine Study
Analysis shows State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo cut data on COVID being riskier than shot
- An analysis that was the basis of a highly criticized recommendation from Florida's surgeon general cautioning young men against getting the COVID-19 vaccine omitted information that showed catching the virus could increase the risk of a cardiac-related death much more than getting the mRNA shot, according to drafts of...
CDC: 'Killer Fungus'
Spreading at 'Alarming Rate'
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Mar 25, 2023 4:05 PM CDT
CDC: 'Killer Fungus' Spreading at 'Alarming Rate'
The yeast Candida auris is now in more than half of the nation's states, scientists say
- More than six years ago, news of a newly discovered drug-resistant "killer fungus" started making the rounds in the US, and scientists hoped to "contain and stop the spread" of it. Now, a concerning development, as the CDC notes that the possibly fatal fungus has been charging through...
CDC: Stop Using
These Eye Drops
Feb 1, 2023 4:25 PM CST
CDC: Stop Using These Eye Drops
Outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be linked to EzriCare Artificial Tears
- The CDC is warning that anyone using EzriCare Artificial Tears should stop following the death of one person from a bacterial infection that's potentially linked to the over-the-counter eye drops. From May to Jan. 19, the CDC identified at least 50 people in 11 states with an infection of...
Measles, Polio Vaccinations
Drop for Kindergartners
Jan 12, 2023 7:25 PM CST
Measles, Polio Vaccinations Drop for Kindergartners
Risk for everyone from diseases that were under control increases, health officials say
- The percentage of kindergartners receiving the routine host of vaccinations for diseases such as measles and polio—those for which shots were standard well before COVID-19 arrived—has declined, worrying health experts. In the 2021-22 school year, about 93% of kindergartners had been immunized for measles, mumps and rubella; diphtheria,...
We Haven't Seen a Flu Season
This Intense Since 2009
Oct 28, 2022 2:03 PM CDT
We Haven't Seen a Flu Season This Intense Since 2009
CDC says we're seeing hospitalization case levels we usually don't see till December
- The CDC's weekly influenza report is out, and it's got concerning news on an atypically early flu season, with a "dramatic" surge in hospitalizations for flu over the past few weeks that have reached levels the US normally doesn't see until December. The health agency reports...
Oct 22, 2022 2:20 PM CDT
Walensky Tests Positive
CDC director reports mild COVID-19 symptoms
- The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Rochelle Walensky is dealing with mild symptoms, the agency said in a statement Saturday,
reports. Walensky plans to attend CDC meetings virtually while isolating at home after testing positive on Friday night....
CDC to Shift on
Oct 7, 2022 1:05 PM CDT
CDC to Shift on COVID Reporting
Agency to switch from daily to weekly counts of cases, deaths later this month
- The daily COVID-19 case counts offered by the CDC for more than two years are about to end. The agency said Thursday that it will move to weekly counts starting Oct. 20. The CDC, which previously shifted to weekly reporting of vaccinations, said the move would "allow for additional...
CDC Gives OK to Go to
Wendy's Amid E. Coli Outbreak
Sep 5, 2022 9:15 AM CDT
CDC Gives OK to Go to Wendy's Amid E. Coli Outbreak
6 states report illnesses, with most of those sick saying they ate Wendy's meals with romaine lettuce
- An E. coli surge in four states has now made its way to an additional two states. The CDC reports that New York and Kentucky have joined the list of states affected by the outbreak, including Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, the latter of which has seen 58 of the...
After Botched 'Big Moment,'
CDC Leader to Make Changes
Aug 17, 2022 12:40 PM CDT
After Botched 'Big Moment,' CDC Leader to Make Changes
Dr. Rochelle Walensky announces an agency reset
- If you thought the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention botched some things during the COVID pandemic, the head of the CDC agrees with you. Dr. Rochelle Walensky on Wednesday announced that big changes are required and would be instituted in order to allow the agency to better respond to...
CDC Drops Social Distancing,
Aug 11, 2022 7:41 PM CDT
CDC Drops Social Distancing, Quarantine Recommendations
Agency wants to move responsibility for staying healthy to individuals
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed several of its longstanding recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19, a change in direction that shifts responsibility from schools, businesses, and other institutions to individuals. The agency is no longer stressing the need for social distancing, dropping its pandemic-long recommendation to...
Pfizer Shots for
Kids Under 5
Jun 13, 2022 12:00 AM CDT
FDA Posts Analysis of Pfizer Shots for Kids Under 5
Says the kid-sized dose appears to be safe and effective
The FDA on Sunday posted its analysis of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5, announcing that the kid-sized doses do appear to be safe and effective. The agency posted a similar analysis of Moderna's vaccine for the youngest age group last week. Next up: Wednesday'...
We Haven't Seen This on
the Birth Front for 7 Years
May 24, 2022 8:44 AM CDT
We Haven't Seen This on the Birth Front for 7 Years
There was a 1% increase in number of births in 2021—the first rise since 2014, per CDC report
- For the first time in seven years, the US birth rate has risen—meaning predictions that the pandemic would have a more significant impact on becoming a parent went slightly off course. Americans welcomed to the world 3.66 million babies in 2021, up 1% from the previous year, according...
Get a Booster
May 19, 2022 6:55 PM CDT
CDC: Children 5-11 Should Get a Booster
Rise in coronavirus cases prompts advisers' decision
This file has been updated throughout with the CDC's decision.
Children ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control announced Thursday. An advisory panel had made the recommendation earlier in the day. The move opens a third...
CDC Report on Gun Homicides
Is a 'Heartbreaking' One
May 11, 2022 8:45 AM CDT
CDC Report on Gun Homicides Is a 'Heartbreaking' One
First year of pandemic saw a 35% rise in firearm murders from the previous year, per new report
- The pandemic has wreaked havoc on a variety of fronts, and gun violence hasn't escaped its path. According to a new report from the CDC, the firearm homicide rate in 2020 reached its highest rate since 1994, increasing nearly 35% from the previous year, reports Axios . "That's...
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