250 children in Texas given adult dosages of hepatitis A vaccine

According to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, approximately 250 children at a Texas detention center were given adult dosages of the hepatitis A vaccine. It has been reported by the Los Angeles Times that there are no reports regarding adverse side effects.

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21-Year-Old California Woman succumbs to Brain-Eating Parasite

A 21-year-old woman in eastern California last month succumbed to a brain-eating amoeba, said public health officials. It is believed the woman picked up the parasite on private property in the town of Bishop, about 60 miles southeast of Yosemite National Park.

She experienced flu-like... read more

New Map gives Most Distinctive Causes of Death for Each US State

A recent map released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave the most distinctive causes of death for each state.

So far, heart disease and cancer have been the leading causes of mortality around the United States, but this latest map showed which diseases are... read more

Scorecard for US Battle against Food Contamination shows mixed results

Researchers said if a scorecard for the nation's fight against food contamination is considered then it would show mixed results. Though headway is being made against some common foes, others are still on the increase.

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed... read more

Obesity among some individuals could be linked to genes: Research

A new study suggests there are more genetic links to obesity than earlier considered. Most of the times, overweight adults are criticized for lifestyle and behavioral options they have adopted over time. But, the new research suggests that the reason behind overweight or obesity could be genetic... read more

One-fourth of Women who may get Pregnant Receive prescriptions for Opioid Painkillers

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, over one-fourth of women who could get pregnant are receiving prescriptions for opioid painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin.

According to health experts, it can cause birth defects and other serious problems... read more

Listeria linked to prepackaged caramel apples

The CDC is warning US consumers not to eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples as they may be contaminated with listeria.

The warning linked the listeria outbreak to pre-packaged, mass produced caramel apples and not the ones made fresh daily by local businesses.

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Current Flu Shots May Not Be Good Match for Seasonal Flu Strain in US: CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday that the current flu vaccine might not be an effective match for the seasonal flu strains that are currently spreading in the United States.

Seeing seriousness of the matter, the US health agency issued a health... read more

Bean Sprout linked to Salmonella Outbreak in 10 States

It has been reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday that Salmonella has sickened at least 63 people in 10 states in the US. The CDC has blamed bean sprouts produced by Wonton Foods Inc. of Brooklyn, New York, for the outbreak.

The bean sprouts were... read more

Sleep Disorders Widespread among Firefighters

According to a new study, firefighters not only deal with burning places, but also with sleep disorders like sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome and change work disorder. The study also revealed that these sleep disorders are widespread among firefighters.

The study conducted... read more

Skin Cancer Treatment Cost witnesses Alarming Rise: CDC Study

Between 2010 and 2012, skin cancer treatment cost in the US has more than doubled. A new study unveiled that in comparison to other cancers, the cost of skin cancer treatment has increased by five times in recent years.

From 2002- 2006 to 2007-2011, the number of adults being diagnosed... read more


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