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Methadone Linked To Increase In Painkiller Deaths
2012-07-04 06:09:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that the prescription drug methadone accounted for over 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths, even though there were only two percent of painkiller prescriptions in the U.S. in 2009. The findings were published in a recent CDC Vital Signs report. Researchers examined national data from 1999 to 2010, with the 2009 data pooled from 13...

Cases Of Measles In U.S. Reach High Point
2012-04-20 06:15:48

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com 2011 saw the highest number of cases of measles, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported recently. 222 cases were reported last year, and 27 U.S cases have already been reported this year. The CDC believes that the surge in cases was due to international travelers and parents who were not vaccinated due to inconvenience or fear of health safety. In information provided by the CDC, in 2000, the U.S. achieved measles elimination but...

Taco Bell Linked To 2011 Salmonella Outbreak
2012-02-02 13:23:57

The Mexican fast food chain Taco Bell has now been connected to an outbreak of salmonella that occurred in October and November of last year and affected some 68 people across 10 states, according to a report published by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the CDC had for legal reasons initially refused to positively identify the food chain under investigation–calling it instead simply “Restaurant A” in its initial reports–Food Safety...

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2009-04-22 06:35:00

Health officials reported Tuesday that two children in California had been infected with a previously unidentified strain of swine flu. Medical experts remain unsure as to what percentage of the population may be susceptible to infection. Both cases occurred last week; the first a 10-year old boy in San Diego County, the second a 9-year old girl in nearby Imperial County.  Doctors say that both children have fully recovered. Spokesmen for the U.S. Center for Disease Control and...