New York and New Jersey are among more than a dozen states that showed a decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday.
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. It causes diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms.
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
At the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine reviewed more than 30 recent research papers.
The potential contamination is in products with “best by” dates ranging from Jan. 1-Sept. 2014.
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.
“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.”
The Centers for Disease Control hinted that flu may have already peaked in some spots, but also that New York is experiencing “high activity.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The number of whooping cough cases has tripled in New York, and Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on health officials to provide free vaccinations.
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.