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Tim Jimenez
April 18, 2019 - 7:25 am
UPDATED 10:40 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The CDC is investigating a series of listeria cases linked to deli meats and cheeses, and a few people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have gotten sick. The CDC says eight people in four states have been hospitalized due to listeria, a foodborne...
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April 13, 2019 - 12:45 pm
By David G. Allan (CNN/KYW Newsradio) -- Caito Foods LLC is voluntarily recalling pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fruit medley products containing one of these melons due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food...
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According to the CDC, C. auris can travel through health care facilities by lingering on surfaces and medical equipment, or it can spread directly from one person to another.
April 09, 2019 - 8:28 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- It began in 2009, when doctors in Tokyo swabbed the ear of a 70-year-old woman and found an unknown strain of fungus that can infect humans and, in severe cases, cause a blood infection in high-risk patients. It's called Candida auris. Now, a decade after it was...
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This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.
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March 26, 2019 - 11:15 am
By Ken Miller and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin has reached a settlement with the state of Oklahoma over its role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis, officials said Tuesday. The terms were not immediately...
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March 20, 2019 - 6:59 am
By Denise Powell (CNN) — Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. The last time kale was on the list was in 2009 when it was ranked eighth. Strawberries...
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This 1975 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a group of H3N2 influenza A virus virions.
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March 08, 2019 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a strong chance this flu season has peaked, but health officials are watching a recent wave of illnesses from a nastier flu strain. Flu was reported to be widespread in 48 states last week, down from 49 the week before, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
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March 04, 2019 - 12:47 pm
By Sharon Jayson, Kaiser Health News (CNN) — University of Texas star baseball shortstop David Hamilton hit a pothole riding an electric scooter, tearing his Achilles tendon and requiring surgery. He'll miss the season. Cristal Glangchai, the CEO for a nonprofit, hit a rock riding her scooter,...
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Can the flu shot cause a pregnant woman to miscarry? No, absolutely not, according to a new study.
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February 28, 2019 - 8:12 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) - - Can the flu shot cause a pregnant woman to miscarry? No, absolutely not. That's the verdict of a study presented Wednesday to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The study comes as the nation's attention...
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Reggie Batiste, program manager with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, administers a free HIV test as part of National HIV Testing Day in Atlanta.
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February 28, 2019 - 11:17 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after President Donald Trump announced a campaign to end the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030, new government data show that progress against the disease stalled recently. After declining for several years, the estimated number of new HIV...
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Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease
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February 17, 2019 - 9:56 am
By Susannah Cullinane (CNN) — Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states , including Pennsylvania, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat. The disease affects the central...
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