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CDC warns against eating raw cookie dough
Dec08

CDC warns against eating raw cookie dough

GarysFRP/iStock(NEW YORK) — The holidays are upon us and for many that means family time in the kitchen preparing delicious baked goods and maybe even licking the spoon before the cookies go into the oven. So the Center for Disease Control and Prevent…

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Asian longhorned tick is a growing threat in the US, but it’s not the main threat
Dec08

Asian longhorned tick is a growing threat in the US, but it’s not the main threat

Risto0/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting the public about the Asian longhorned tick, a species of tick not normally found in the United States that is known for its ability to mass-reproduce. Since its dis…

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Second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history spreads to major city
Dec07

Second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history spreads to major city

omersukrugoksu/iStock(BUTEMBO, Democratic Republic of Congo) — The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city.Butembo, a bustling city of almost a million people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is reporting an inc…

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Trump administration finalizes rollback of school lunch regulations
Dec07

Trump administration finalizes rollback of school lunch regulations

XiXinXing/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration has finalized a rollback of school lunch regulations championed for years by former first lady Michelle Obama.Under the rules first announced last year, schools are now allowed to offer more flav…

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Blood center: ‘Tremendous response’ for 2-year-old in need of rare blood type
Dec07

Blood center: ‘Tremendous response’ for 2-year-old in need of rare blood type

toeytoey2530/iStock(MIAMI) — The organization leading the worldwide search to find units of a rare blood type for a 2-year-old desperately in need of life-saving cancer treatment has received a “tremendous response” to the family’s public plea to loca…

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Secondhand smoke still a problem for Americans: CDC
Dec06

Secondhand smoke still a problem for Americans: CDC

Mac99/iStockBY: DR. SUMIR SHAH
(NEW YORK) — Fifty-eight million Americans are still exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.It’s a proven danger, and exposure rates have been plum…

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