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  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • C.D.C. Employee Is Missing Nearly Two Weeks After Leaving Work Sick

    02/25/2018 6:14:28 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 160 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/25/2018 | Christina Caron
    The authorities in Atlanta announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case of a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who disappeared about two weeks ago. The employee, Timothy J. Cunningham, 35, was promoted to commander in the United States Public Health Service in July, his family said. According to the police, he was last seen on Feb. 12. “I feel like I’m in a horrible ‘Black Mirror’ episode,” Commander Cunningham’s sister, Tiara Cunningham, said in a phone interview on Saturday. “I’m kind of lost without him, to be quite honest.”...
  • A CDC employee left work sick 10 days ago; he hasn't been seen since

    02/23/2018 1:18:40 PM PST · by Smittie · 80 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Timothy Cunningham, 35, a CDC employee, has not been heard from since Feb. 12, police said. Police are asking the public for help finding a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who went home sick 10 days ago and hasn't been seen or heard from since. Timothy Cunningham, 35, went to work on Feb. 12 and left sick, the Atlanta Police Department said. Cunningham, who studied at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is a commander in the Public Health Service and has been sent to respond to public health emergencies including the Ebola virus and...
  • Coming to terms with blood donations and men who sleep with men

    02/19/2018 7:21:24 AM PST · by fwdude · 79 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 12, 2016 | Kayla Simon
    As scores lay injured in Florida hospitals after the Orlando shooting, potential donors inundated blood banks, offering what they could. For some, however, the hourslong wait ended in disappointment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has strict guidelines about who can donate blood; among those restricted are people who have had certain diseases, those who have traveled to certain countries and men who have slept with men, or as the FDA refers to them, MSM, within the past year.
  • ...Oregon Woman Pulls Out Over a Dozen Parasitic Worms From Eye, Leading to Unique Discovery

    02/12/2018 3:34:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long. “I looked at it, and it was moving,” recalled 28-year-old Abby Beckley of Grants Pass, Oregon. “And then it died within about five seconds.” Now, imagine doing that not once but 14 times. That’s what Beckley endured over a three-week period in August 2016. Her story, published Monday as a case report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a historic one: “This is only the 11th time a person has been infected by...
  • CDC Should Put America First

    02/07/2018 6:46:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | February 7, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Under President Obama, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent money and staff to distant parts of the globe while neglecting life-threatening health crises under our noses. Dr. Thomas Frieden, who headed the CDC then, is joining a chorus of globalists bashing President Trump's decision to end funding for the CDC's overseas projects in dozens of countries. Frieden charges the cuts will "endanger lives in our country." Sounds scary, but the facts prove otherwise. Trump will spend the money here instead, where it's urgently needed. As Trump searches for a new CDC director, it's time to put America first...
  • CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald resigns

    01/31/2018 8:22:45 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | January 31, 2018 | Debra Goldschmidt and Ben Tinker
    (CNN)Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned Wednesday, a day after Politico reported Fitzgerald's purchase of tobacco stock after she took the position at the nation's top public health agency. Such an investment is obviously at odds with the mission of the CDC, considering cigarette smoking will result in the deaths of nearly half a million Americans this year. Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The CDC's slogan is "24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People." But Fitzgerald bet against that mission just one month into her tenure at...
  • Marathon runner dies two days after flu diagnosis

    01/17/2018 8:36:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 16, 2018 | Fox News
    A 40-year-old mother in San Jose, Calif., died two days after catching the flu, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing local media. Katie Denise Oxley Thomas, who was considered healthy and liked to run marathons, died on Jan. 4, the report said. She is the 42nd Californian under the age of 65 to die from the flu, the paper reported. “I can tell you that she seemed absolutely fine on New Year’s Eve and called a friend Tuesday morning saying that she had a sore throat, and by Wednesday she was in the ICU,” her sister told the Mercury News....
  • Flu and stomach virus cases on the rise in North Georgia

    01/12/2018 1:38:33 PM PST · by TermLimits4All · 26 replies
    WRCB TV ^ | 01/08/2018 | Anna Huffstutler
    Flu cases in North Georgia are on the rise. North Georgia Health District officials are encouraging all residents six months of age and older to get a flu shot while there is still time. Sherry Gregory, RN, North Georgia Health District Infectious Disease Supervisor, said: “It is not too late to vaccinate against the flu. Flu activity is increasing throughout our area. We expect the flu season to reach its peak early this year, within the next few weeks, so it is important to get vaccinated now. Flu vaccination not only protects the person who receives the vaccine but it...
  • 2,000 7-Eleven customers possibly exposed to hepatitis A in Utah

    01/09/2018 8:36:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    (CNN)Health officials in Salt Lake County, Utah, are warning residents that an estimated 2,000 of them could have been exposed to hepatitis A at a local 7-Eleven convenience store. People who visited the location in West Jordan between December 26 and January 3 could be at risk if they used a restroom in the store or consumed certain food items, according to the Salt Lake County Health Department. "The possible hepatitis A exposure occurred when an infected employee worked while ill and potentially handled certain items in the store," the department said on Sunday. The case is believed to be...
  • The CDC Wants to Get People Ready for a Nuclear Detonation

    01/07/2018 3:09:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering a teaching session later this month that's tied to a timely topic of late: nuclear war. The Jan. 16 event, which the CDC has titled "Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation," comes at a time when continued tensions between the U.S. and North Korea over the Hermit Kingdom's nuclear pursuits are running particularly hot. ------------------- Federal, state and local agencies would lead immediate responses to nuclear activity, the CDC says. Yet Stat News reports the session is meant to target public health professionals like doctors, nurses, pharmacists and even...
  • US Agency to Hold Briefing on How Public Can Prepare for Nuclear War

    01/07/2018 4:25:29 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | January 6, 2018 | Tom Ozimek
    US Agency to Hold Briefing on How Public Can Prepare for Nuclear War By Tom Ozimek January 6, 2018 8:31 am Last Updated: January 6, 2018 12:28 pm A U.S. federal agency has scheduled a briefing for how the public can prepare for nuclear war. “While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps,” stated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its website. The notice about the briefing, scheduled for the Jan. 16, features a photograph of a mushroom cloud and notes that “planning...
  • 2016 CRE outbreak in Kentucky highlights need for vigilance

    01/06/2018 8:18:18 PM PST · by bitt · 23 replies ^ | 1/4/2018 | Chris Dall
    A report today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a small outbreak of carbapenemase-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CP-CRE) at a Kentucky hospital in 2016 highlights multiple introduction of the worrisome pathogen in a rural facility and demonstrates the possible role of cleaning equipment. The investigation by physicians and epidemiologists from the CDC and the Kentucky Department of Health, appearing today in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), describes an outbreak that started on Aug 11, 2016, when two Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing isolates from clinical cultures were reported from patients in a small community hospital...
  • CDC: Black men better fathers than white men

    01/04/2018 10:45:02 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 131 replies
    americanthinke ^ | January 2, 201 | Ed Straker
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which I affectionately refer to as the Diseased Centers of Control, have conducted a study showing that black men make better parents than white men. The study, conducted in 2013, came to light in a recent Washington Post article on the Post's favorite topic – you guessed it! – of racism. The study was conducted by the CDC's Division of Vital Statistics, centering on how involved fathers are in the lives of their children. It found the following: 1) Thirty-five percent of white fathers who don't live with their children do not eat meals...
  • As Flu Spreads, Hospitals Are Restricting Patients

    01/02/2018 8:20:32 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 46 replies
    minnesota.cbslocal ^ | 12/29/17 | Reg Chapman
    The flu is now considered “widespread” across Minnesota (and elsewhere). In other words, the flu virus has been reported at hospitals all over the state. Many hospitals are placing restrictions on visitors to stop the spread. The numbers are why the Minnesota Department of Health has declared influenza and respiratory illness widespread, which means hospitals will be placing restrictions on visitors to protect patients and staff. (Emphasis mine)
  • Bogus 'Trump Banned Words at CDC' Story Was Rooted in Suggested Guidelines From Liberal Bureaucrats

    12/19/2017 1:18:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 19, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Full title: Revealed: Bogus 'Trump Banned Words at the CDC' Story Was Rooted in Suggested Guidelines From Liberal Bureaucrats If you're just joining this flap, here's a short recap: Late last week, it was reported that Trump administration officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had sought to "ban" words they deemed to be controversial, including "transgender" and "fetus."  This sparked an immediate outcry, as Orwellian censorship rarely plays well with the American people.  The Trump-hostile media were in full throat, pounding the table against this anti-science outrage.  The original story ("forbidden words") appeared in the Washington Post, then...
  • Outbreak Alert: Hepatitis A Continues To Worsen In Michigan

    12/18/2017 10:57:44 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-18-2017
    More than 600 Hepatitis A cases have been reported in Southeast Michigan as the outbreak continues to ravage the communities. Public health officials are continuing to see these numbers elevate, and warn that it will continue to worsen as we approach the holidays. According to Voice News, more than 80 percent of those who have contracted the highly contagious liver disease have required hospitalization. Another 20 people have died after becoming infected with the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that symptoms can be mild or severe depending on the health of the person who contracts the...