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Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to improve U.S. health | CDC Online Newsroom

A first-ever CDC analysis provides comprehensive estimates of the potential to improve Americans’ health by preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs can include experiencing abuse, witnessing violence or substance misuse in the home, and having a parent in jail. Exposure to ACEs can result in extreme or repetitive toxic stress responses that can cause both […]

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CDC Receives Designated as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Biosafety

Safe and effective laboratories are a key line of defense in protecting the health, safety and security of Americans and U.S. interests worldwide. The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has designated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Center for Global Health as a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Biosafety and Biosecurity under […]

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Pulmonary Disease Associated with E-cigarettes

Initial findings from the investigation into serious lung illnesses associated with e-cigarette products point to clinical similarities among those affected. Patients report similar exposures, symptoms and clinical findings and these align with the CDC health advisory released last week. While many of the patients, but not all, reported recent use of THC-containing products, some reported […]

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CDC Statement on FDA removal of non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes

CDC strongly supports FDA’s announcement today that it intends to finalize an enforcement policy that will clear non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market. This is an important step in response to the epidemic of e-cigarette use among our Nation’s youth, and will help protect them from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and associated health risks. Clearing […]

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Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

Salmonella infections don’t just come from eating contaminated food—they also can come from contact with animals and animal environments. Every year, Salmonella infections occur in people who have contact with certain types of animals, such as live poultry in backyard flocks. The trend of raising backyard poultry is growing because of consumer interest in knowing […]

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Protect patients from opioid overdose

There has been an overall decline in the amount of opioids prescribed in the United States. But the amount is still extremely high, with the amount of prescribed opioids in 2015 approximately three times higher than the amount in 1999. The amount of opioids being prescribed in the United States varies county by county. Half […]

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CDC Press Releases

CDC, several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections (STEC O157:H7) in 13 states. Seventeen illnesses have been reported from California (3), Connecticut (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Michigan (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (2), New York (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (1), […]

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About 3,500 babies in the US are lost to sleep-related deaths each year | CDC Online Newsroom

Press Release Embargoed Until: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ETContact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 Every year, there are thousands of sleep related deaths among babies. Four tips for parents and caregivers to help baby sleep safely: Place your baby on his or her back for all sleep times – naps and at night. Use a […]

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About three in ten US veterans use tobacco products | CDC Online Newsroom

Veterans use tobacco at much higher rates than most non-veterans Press Release For Immediate ReleaseThursday, January 11, 2018Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 3 in 10 U.S. veterans use tobacco products.For free help, visit cdc.gov/TipsMilitary About 3 in 10 U.S. military veterans used some form of tobacco product during 2010–2015, according to new data published by the […]

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CDC update on widespread flu activity | CDC Online Newsroom

Press Briefing Transcript Friday, February 9, 2018 Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors. This is a line graph entitled “Cumulative Number of Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Hospitalizations, FluSurv-NET, 2010-2017 Seasons.” The hospitalization rate per 100,000 is shown on the Y-axis, and it scales from 0 to 70. The MMWR week is shown […]

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Tobacco-Free Policies on the Rise Across US Colleges and Universities | CDC Online Newsroom

Press Release For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 21, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 More than twice as many U.S. college and university campuses were smoke free or tobacco free in 2017 as in 2012, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (ANRF), published today […]

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NIOSH launches new framework to tackle opioid crisis in the workplace | CDC Online Newsroom

Press Release For Immediate Release: Friday, August 31, 2018Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 Opioid use and misuse in the workplace are a definite part of America’s opioid crisis – and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has a new plan to fight it. Approaching the crisis […]

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