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  • Hepatitis A Outbreaks Spread Across the United States

    06/23/2018 1:29:14 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 25 replies
    https://www.passporthealthusa.com ^ | April 24, 2018 By Josh Martinez
    Since late summer 2016, hepatitis A has had an increased presence across the United States. While San Diego’s hepatitis A outbreak caused headlines in 2017, the disease isn’t just contained to Southern California. So far in 2018, seven states reported cases of the food and water-borne disease. Among those states, Utah, Michigan and Kentucky reported the most cases. Hepatitis A is a virus that attacks the liver and causes jaundice. Once infected, the disease can cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain. It is extremely contagious and usually spread through unsanitary food and water. On rare...
  • Dramatic rise in suicides is "more than a mental health issue," CDC says

    06/07/2018 3:50:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | June 2018 | Ashley Welch
    Just days after the tragic death of fashion icon Kate Spade, new government research sheds light on a disturbing increase in suicides in the United States. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates have risen dramatically across most of the country in the past three decades. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise. The rate of suicide in the U.S. rose nearly 30 percent between 1999 and 2016. In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or...
  • Death of missing CDC worker ruled a suicide

    05/22/2018 6:12:37 PM PDT · by LucyT · 44 replies
    Fox News 5 Atlanta ^ | May 22, 2018 | staff
    <p>ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say the death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in a river in Atlanta has been ruled a suicide.</p> <p>Fulton County chief medical examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak said Tuesday that Timothy Cunningham's death was a suicide by drowning.</p>
  • GOP candidate Bassilian discovers CDC diverted $3 million to liberal group for Democrat campaigns

    05/14/2018 2:30:40 AM PDT · by gattaca · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/08/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Recently, Ron Bassilian discovered the US Center for Disease Control was diverting taxpayer dollars, at least $3 million, to a local liberal group to far left campaigns... A friend of mine had a similar college life to me, he went on to do political advocacy and I went on to the private sector. So imagine my pleasant surprise when we find each other on Facebook a couple years ago, and I found out he gets a large check to start his Community Coalition center in South Central Los Angeles. My memory recalls it at $750,000. That must be nice, I...
  • STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame

    05/07/2018 7:22:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 7, 2018 | Soumya Karlamangla
    he teenagers tucked their hands into their sweatshirt pockets as they shuffled to form a circle. Some gazed at the asphalt, trying to avoid the game they had been drafted to play. “It’s like hot potato/musical chairs, but with a penis,” said the girl leading the group. The kids gathered on a spring morning in South Los Angeles were about to get a hands-on lesson in sex education. Many health experts say that public health problems are best tackled outside the doctor’s office — that fixing the culture that perpetuates them is more effective than changing a single patient’s behavior....
  • FUNNY COP STORY – Bathroom Break

    05/03/2018 5:00:52 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/3/2018 | D Breteau
    When I was a cop, I spent some time working with an undercover unit that handled all sorts of cases, including prostitution rings, gang violence, drug manufacturing and movement, Internet child pornography, etc. I was never good at the reverse prostitution stings because I have always been a very healthy-looking girl, so it never really worked. I even had a gentleman drive by only to stop and hand me a McDonald’s sandwich, and then drIve away. I still do not know what to think about that gesture, especially since we had previously caught him on numerous occasions for soliciting other...
  • Tick, mosquito-borne infections surge in United States: CDC

    05/02/2018 6:37:42 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 34 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 5/1/18 | Gina Cherelus
    The number of Americans sickened each year by bites from infected mosquitoes, ticks or fleas tripled from 2004 through 2016, with infection rates spiking sharply in 2016 as a result of a Zika outbreak, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. Infections in 2016 went up 73 percent from 2015, reflecting the emergence of Zika, which is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause severe birth defects. Zika was the most common disease borne by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas reported in 2016, with 41,680 cases reported, followed by Lyme disease, with 36,429 cases, almost double the number in 2004.
  • CDC Failed to Report Strong Evidence of Defensive Gun Uses

    04/26/2018 3:12:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Gary Kleck, the award-winning criminologist who documented significant levels of defensive gun use (DGU) in American society, has uncovered research done by the CDC that strongly corroborates his findings.  Kleck and Gertz's seminal study was done in 1993, presented in 1994, and published in 1995. The CDC research was done in 1996, 1997, and 1998, but was never publicized.From ssrn.com: The BRFSS surveys are high-quality telephone surveys of enormous probability sample of U.S. adults, asking about a wide range of health-related topics. Those that addressed DGUasked more people about this topic than any other surveys conducted before or since....
  • CDC Buried Data Supporting Defensive Use of Firearms

    04/25/2018 7:04:55 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 April 2018 | Bob Adelmann
    Gary Kleck, a criminologist now retired from Florida State University, was likely astonished to learn that his controversial study, The National Self-Defense Survey, was accurate after all. He and FSU fellow professor Marc Gertz concluded, based on their carefully-crafted surveys conducted in 1993, that there were more than 2.2 million defensive gun uses (DGU) each year in the United States. The results were presented in 1994, published in 1995, and have been incessantly attacked by the anti-gun movement ever since. His conclusions didn’t fit the anti-gun narrative that guns are used in crimes far more than in self-defense and therefore...
  • CDC unpublished study: Over 2 million defensive gun uses every year

    04/24/2018 7:36:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/23/2018 | unknown
    Every year, Americans use guns to defend themselves more than 2 million times, according to an unpublished study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that focused on data gathered in 1996, 1997 and 1998. The findings show that use of guns for self-defense happens more frequently than criminal use of firearms. During his Monday broadcast, talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh said “it’s typical” that the CDC didn’t go public with the eye-opening findings. “The CDC figures this does not further the leftist agenda,” Limbaugh said, “so they keep it secret, but it has been uncovered.” Since the 1990s, Florida...
  • Unpublished CDC Study Confirms over 2 Million Annual Defensive Gun Uses

    04/21/2018 2:08:40 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    An unpublished Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study confirms Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck’s findings of more than two million defensive handgun uses (DGUs) per year. Since the early 1990s, Kleck has maintained that there is a minimum of 760,000 DGUs annually. That is his low estimate; Kleck and research partner Marc Gertz have contended the actual number is closer to 2.5 million. Kleck reaffirmed his numbers on February 17, 2015, explaining that while plenty of naysayers have criticized his findings, none have been able to offer empirical evidence to counter them. Now, a CDC study conducted...
  • 207 million eggs in nine states recalled over salmonella fears

    04/14/2018 10:42:55 PM PDT · by blueplum · 56 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 14 Apr 2018 | Faith Karimi
    A farm in Indiana is recalling more than 200 million eggs sold in nine states over salmonella fears. Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. At least 22 illnesses have been reported so far, the FDA said Friday. The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants. They reached consumers in ...
  • CDC investigating E. coli outbreak now in 7 states

    04/12/2018 6:31:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    cbs ^ | April 12, 2018, 4:11 PM
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of a particularly nasty strain of E. coli that's sickened people in seven states. The illnesses from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 has landed six people in the hospital. So far, the CDC reports 17 people have been affected in Washington, Idaho, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Health officials have not yet been able to identify the source of the outbreak. "It can be very difficult to determine where someone got sick," officials from the New Jersey Department of Health said in a statement. "Individuals could have...
  • No signs of foul play in death of CDC scientist

    04/06/2018 7:41:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 55 replies
    Clinton News Network (CNN) ^ | April 6, 2018 | Dakin Andone, Wayne Drash and Michelle Krupa
    Atlanta (CNN)There were no signs of foul play in the death of a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist who likely drowned, officials said Thursday. The remains of Timothy Cunningham were discovered Tuesday in the Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta, police spokesman Carlos Campos said. Cunningham, 35, was last seen on February 12. The preliminary cause of death is drowning, Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak told reporters. The manner of death has not been determined, she said. Authorities made a positive ID of the remains by using dental records, Gorniak said...
  • Body found in Chattahoochee is missing CDC researcher

    04/05/2018 10:09:07 AM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 65 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 4/5/2018 | Alexis Stevens
    A body pulled from the Chattahoochee River is that of an Atlanta researcher reported missing more than seven weeks ago, Atlanta police said Thursday. Timothy Cunningham, 35, was last seen Feb. 12 leaving his job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after telling colleagues he didn’t feel well. Cunningham’s family and police located his keys, wallet, cellphone, vehicle and his beloved dog, Mr. Bojangles, inside his northwest Atlanta home. In the days after Cunningham’s disappearance, Atlanta police said he had been upset about not getting a promotion, according to the CDC. The CDC later retracted the information, saying...
  • Body found in Chattahoochee is missing CDC researcher Cunningham

    04/05/2018 11:35:31 AM PDT · by LucyT · 14 replies
    AJC.com ^ | Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Alexis Stephens
    A body pulled from the Chattahoochee River is that of an Atlanta researcher reported missing more than seven weeks ago, Atlanta police said Thursday. Timothy Cunningham, 35, was last seen Feb. 12 leaving his job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after telling colleagues he didn’t feel well. Cunningham’s family and police located his keys, wallet, cellphone, vehicle and his beloved dog, Mr. Bojangles, inside his northwest Atlanta home.
  • Teen suicides up 70+ percent over a decade

    03/20/2018 11:31:15 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Mar 2018 | Breck Dumas
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported an alarming rise in the number of teen suicides between 2006 and 2016. The data analysis shows that the number of self-inflicted deaths of white children between the ages of 10 and 17 increased 70 percent during the time span. Black children and teens are less likely to kill themselves, but their suicide rate rose even higher judging from the study: an increase of 77 percent. The suicide rate among girls between the ages of 15 and 19 rose to a 40-year high in 2015. A myriad of factors is attributed...
  • Gun Crimes Are Not a “Public Health” Issue – Keep the CDC Out

    03/14/2018 10:55:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2018 | Bob Barr
    What’s in a name? In Washington, not much. Here, Republicans who run campaigns on fiscal discipline regularly jack up the national debt. And, Democrats who constantly preach “tolerance” push the narrative that “free speech is violence” and disagreement is itself cause for punishment. So, to the inhabitants of this strange place, it actually makes sense that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should be involved in researching, funding, and advocating for regulations about non-disease related issues, such as gun violence. After all, to Beltway insiders, a federal agency established in the 1940s to combat malaria (which at the...
  • Lung Disease Killing Dentists in Mysterious Cluster, CDC Report Says

    03/09/2018 9:06:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    newsmax ^ | 03/09/2018 | Jen Krausz    |
    A progressive and often fatal lung disease killed dentists at a much faster rate than that of the general population at a Virginia hospital over the past two decades, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reported that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis affected eight male dentists and a dental technician out of 900 patients studied, Newsweek reported. Although the dentists only represented 1 percent of the number with the disease, only 0.038 percent of people in the U.S. are dentists. Seven of the patients studied had already died of the disease, which causes...
  • CDC scientist allegedly made odd comment to neighbor the day he disappeared

    02/27/2018 7:13:52 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 85 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 26, 2018
    His next door neighbor, Viviana Tory, says Cunningham said something odd to her husband the day he went missing, reports CBS News' Omar Villafranca. "He told my husband to tell his wife – me – to erase his cellphone number from my cellphone," Tory said. Investigators returned to the woods around Cunningham's house Monday searching for more clues. His family found his wallet, his car, even his beloved dog all left behind in his Atlanta home. Cunningham's father, Terrell, drove from Maryland to Georgia after not hearing from his son for two days.