• vaping Jan 17

    Armed Guards, Secret Location: Inside an Illegal Marijuana Bazaar Publicized on Instagram

    Shopping for illicit vape cartridges on Instagram is astonishingly simple. Open the app, plug in a hashtag such as #vapecartsforsale and — voilà — multiple posts appear with pictures of THC cartridges. In the comments or caption section, sellers advertise their products and post phone numbers for would-be buyers. “Shop here everything is good,” one seller wrote above a phone...

  • Flu Season Jan 13

    Flu Leaves 4-Year-Old Iowa Girl Blind

    A 4-year-old girl in Iowa who didn’t get vaccinated this season was left blind after getting the flu — and her parents said doctors don’t know if she will ever see again, NBC News reported. Jade DeLucia’s mother took her to the hospital on Christmas Eve when her fever became dangerously high. She spent more than two weeks in...

  • Flu Season Dec 20, 2019

    Millions Sickened With the Flu as Virus Activity Picks Up Across the U.S.

    The flu continues to spread across the U.S., with elevated activity in nearly every state. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported widespread flu in 30 states — mostly on the West Coast, along the southern border, and in the Mid-Atlantic states. The CDC estimates there have been at least 3.7 million flu cases so far this...

  • Nov 7, 2019

    Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Grow to Over 2,000

    The CDC reported that the number of vaping-related injuries grew by 8% over the last week, reaching 2,051 confirmed cases across the U.S.

  • Oct 21, 2019

    USDA Recalls Sausage Patties Manufactured in Tennessee for Salmonella Risk

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than 6,000 pounds of frozen sausage patties manufactured in Tennessee have been recalled over concerns they may be contaminated with salmonella. A Food Safety and Inspection Service statement released Friday says the ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage products were made by George’s Prepared Food in Caryville, Tennessee.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    General Mills Recalls Gold Medal Flour for E. Coli Risk

    General Mills has issued a nationwide recall over certain five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour due to the risk of a potentially deadly form of E. coli, the company and U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. The voluntary recall affects bags of flour with a better if used by date of Sept. 6, 2020, a recall...

  • Aug 30, 2019

    CDC, FDA Warn Against Buying Vaping Products Off the Street

    Health officials are recommending people who vape consider avoiding e-cigarettes while they investigate more cases of a breathing ailment linked to the devices. While the cause remains unclear, officials said Friday that many reports involve e-cigarette products that contain THC, the mind-altering substance in marijuana. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they are looking at 215...

  • Aug 1, 2019

    Throw Out All Pig Ear Dog Treats: FDA, CDC

    The FDA and CDC are encouraging dog owners to dispose of all pig ear dog treats, as they may be linked to a salmonella outbreak.

  • Jul 1, 2019

    Diarrhea-Causing Parasite on the Rise in US Swimming Pools: CDC

    Excited to hit the pool this summer? A new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may make you think twice before you dive in. Outbreaks of Cryptosporidium, a parasite spread through the feces of infected humans or animals, increased an average 13% a year from 2009 to 2017, the CDC announced in a report published Friday....

  • Jan 30, 2019

    Food Industry Sway Over Public Health Gets New Scrutiny

    The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar. There was one problem for the organization. Coca-Cola was a funder. The Inter-American Development Bank’s management told Coke it hadn’t been aware of the tweet, and subsequently invited the company to write a blog post...

  • Nov 27, 2018

    How Many Kids Have Autism? US Government Measures 3 Ways

    How many American children have autism? The U.S. government answers that question at least three different ways and says the latest estimate — 1 in 40 kids — doesn’t necessarily mean the numbers are rising.

  • Nov 6, 2018

    Some Duncan Hines Cake Mixes Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

    Some Duncan Hines cake mixes have been recalled after a sample of the brand’s Classic White cake mix showed a positive finding of Salmonella. The sample may be linked to an outbreak being investigated by the CDC and FDA, Conagra Brands said in a news release. The recall includes Duncan Hines’ Classic White, Classic Yellow, Butter Golden and Signature Confetti...

  • Oct 17, 2018

    Salmonella in Raw Chicken Makes 92 People Sick, CDC Says

    Salmonella from raw chicken has made 92 people sick across 29 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. The CDC says 21 people are sick enough to be hospitalized, although no one has died, NBC News reported. The salmonella strain making people sick is resistant to several of the antibiotics usually used to treat infection. Read More

  • Sep 4, 2018

    More Sick in Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak Despite Total Recall: CDC

    Another 30 people have been reported sick due to an outbreak of salmonella linked to Honey Smacks cereal, and federal health officials said Tuesday that some stores are still selling the recalled product, NBC News reported....
    No one should be buying or selling any form of Honey Smacks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said....
    “Since the last update on July...

  • Aug 24, 2018

    Have Food Poisoning? Here’s When to See a Doctor

    If you eat contaminated food, symptoms may not show up for hours or days. Here’s when you should go see a doctor.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    FDA Says Honey Smacks Still Being Sold Despite Salmonella Link, Recall

    Despite popular Kellogg’s cereal Honey Smacks being linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states, the Food and Drug Administration says some boxes are still sitting on store shelves after a wide-ranging recall. Kellogg’s had issued a voluntary recall in June for the cereal that was distributed across the U.S. It initially recalled certain sizes...

  • Jul 13, 2018

    ‘Do Not Eat This Cereal’: CDC Links Honey Smacks With Salmonella

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg’s cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states. The CDC announced Thursday that customers should avoid Honey Smacks, tweeting, “Do not eat this cereal.” The agency says it found salmonella in samples of Honey Smacks, which has been subject to a...

  • Jul 3, 2018

    What Is Dry Drowning? Recognizing the Symptoms

    According to health authorities, every day about 10 people in the U.S. from drowning, including the strange phenomenon known as “dry drowning.”

  • Jun 14, 2018

    CDC Survey Looks at Sex, Drugs and Mental Health

    Fewer high school students are having sex than ever before, federal health officials reported Thursday. And they’re also less likely than some earlier generations to abuse drugs. But a third of students report persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness, the CDC report finds.

  • Jun 14, 2018

    Fewer US Teens Smoking, Doing Drugs and Drinking Milk: CDC Report

    Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they’re drinking less milk, too. Less than one-third of high school students drink a glass of milk a day, according to a large government survey released Thursday. About two decades ago, it was nearly half. Last year’s survey asked about 100 questions on a wide range...

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