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CDC: More Than 275 Have Unidentified Stomach Bug

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the cyclospora infections, which are often found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to imported fresh produce in the past

07/25/2013

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Study: No Health Benefit Seen In Adopting Low Sodium Diet

At the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine reviewed more than 30 recent research papers.

05/15/2013

/file - A lab technician holds a bacteria culture that shows a positive infection of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria, from a patient at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf on June 2, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Rich Products Recalls Various Frozen Foods Due To E. Coli Concern

The potential contamination is in products with “best by” dates ranging from Jan. 1-Sept. 2014.

04/05/2013

Chief pharmacist Ali A. Yasin (L) gives flu information to Juan Castro (R) after injecting him with influenza vaccine as assistant Agripinno Camiolo looks on at New York City Pharmacy on January 15, 2013. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

CDC: Flu Season Bad One For The Elderly

The U.S. is about halfway through the flu season, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, half of confirmed flu cases are in people 65 and older.

01/18/2013

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Tri-State Area Health Officials Say Hospitals Overrun With Flu Cases

“Frankly, I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Dr. Shelley Greenman, who works in the emergency room at Cooper University Hospital. “Everyone who has the flu feels like they’re going to die.”

01/14/2013

Dr. Sassan Naderi holds a vile of flu vaccination at the Premier Care walk-in health clinic which administers flu shots on Jan. 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Centers For Disease Control: Flu More Widespread, But Eases Off In Some Areas

The Centers for Disease Control hinted that flu may have already peaked in some spots, but also that New York is experiencing “high activity.”

01/11/2013

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New Facebook App ‘Help, I Have The Flu’ Finds Out Who Got You Sick

By scanning profiles for keywords such as “sneezing” and “achy,” the app is supposed to determine which one of your Facebook friends spread his or her germs.

01/08/2013

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CDC: Data Shows Worsening Flu Season

In the last week of December, flu was widespread in 41 states; flu-related child and infant deaths climbed to 18 and outpatient visits for flu symptoms had jumped to 5.6 percent.

01/07/2013

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New CDC Study Finds 1 In 24 Admit Nodding Off While Driving

In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Thursday, about 4 percent of U.S. adults said they nodded off or fell asleep at least once while driving in the previous month.

01/04/2013

Jessica Forde recieves her H1N1 shot at the Delany Medical Center in the Bronx - Nov. 11, 2009 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Yale Physician Predicts Bad Flu Season, Recommends Flu Shots

Dr. David Katz said that some children have already died from flu complications and that even a garden variety flu season kills as many as 30,000 people.

12/10/2012

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Health Officials: 1st Fungal Meningitis Case Reported In NJ

State health officials say a 70-year-old Cumberland County man is hospitalized with what is believed to be the illness. He received an injection of a steroid from one of the lots recalled by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts and tied to a meningitis outbreak.

10/09/2012

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Sen Schumer Calls For Free Whooping Cough Vaccinations As Number Of Cases Increases

The number of whooping cough cases has tripled in New York, and Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on health officials to provide free vaccinations.

07/22/2012

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators dress up as zombies on Oct. 3, 2011 (credit: Stan Brooks/1010 WINS)

In Light Of Recent Episodes, CDC Makes Statement That Zombies Don’t Actually Exist

The CDC said that even though it has a report on how to prepare for a zombie invasion, it acknowledges that there are no such things as zombies.

06/02/2012

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Bloomberg: Childhood Obesity Rates Falling In NYC

The announcement by the mayor comes following a study that was conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

12/15/2011

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New Yorkers React To Alarming Study About Domestic Violence, Rape

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 1 in 4 women have been the victim of domestic violence and 1 in 5 have either been raped or are the victim of an attempted rape.

12/14/2011

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