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U.S. CDC reports ‘breakthrough’ in vaping lung injury probe as cases top 2,000

U.S. CDC reports ‘breakthrough’ in vaping lung injury probe as cases top 2,000

Published 08/11/2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tests of lung samples taken from 29 patients with vaping-related injuries suggest all contained Vitamin E acetate, a discovery U.S. officials described [more…]

U.S. CDC recommends against using vapes with marijuana ingredient

U.S. CDC recommends against using vapes with marijuana ingredient

Published 28/09/2019

(Reuters) - People should stop using e-cigarettes, especially those with marijuana ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), U.S. public health officials recommended on Friday, as an investigation into [more…]

CDC probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

CDC probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

Published 19/08/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked [more…]

Opioid crisis trims U.S. life expectancy, boosts hepatitis C: CDC

Opioid crisis trims U.S. life expectancy, boosts hepatitis C: CDC

Published 21/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: A used container of the drug Narcan used against opioid overdoses lies on the ground in a park in the Kensington section of [more…]

Drop in cancer deaths in rural America slower than urban areas: CDC

Drop in cancer deaths in rural America slower than urban areas: CDC

Published 06/07/2017

Cancer deaths in America's rural areas are not falling as much as they are in urban areas even though the total deaths from the disease are dropping across the country, a U.S health agency report showed, emphasizing the gap in access to healthcare.

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CDC probes multistate listeria outbreak linked to contaminated cheese

CDC probes multistate listeria outbreak linked to contaminated cheese

Published 09/03/2017

FILE PHOTO -- A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File Photo

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a multistate outbreak of listeriosis linked to the consumption of soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery that has led to two deaths.

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Exclusive: In Florida Zika probe, federal scientists kept at arm’s length

Exclusive: In Florida Zika probe, federal scientists kept at arm’s length

Published 29/07/2016

CHICAGO The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedicated team [more…]

Zika may have been sexually transmitted in 14 cases: CDC

Zika may have been sexually transmitted in 14 cases: CDC

Published 24/02/2016

U.S. health officials are investigating 14 reports of the Zika virus that may been transmitted through sex, including to several pregnant women, raising new questions [more…]