More than 4% of US women use marijuana while pregnant

More than four percent of American women use marijuana while they are pregnant, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data reveal.  And more than 80 percent said that they were told by doctors that marijuana could pose risks – such as low birth-weight – to their babies.  The CDC’s report only included data … Read more More than 4% of US women use marijuana while pregnant

More than 40% of Americans struggling with mental health amid pandemic

More than 40% of Americans are struggling with mental health or substance use issues as rates DOUBLE amid the pandemic, CDC reveals CDC surveyed more than 5,400 US adults about their mental health in late-June 40% reported at least one sign of mental health issues, compared to about 20% of Americans who report such symptoms … Read more More than 40% of Americans struggling with mental health amid pandemic

CDC data reveals 200,700 more people died than usual from March to July

Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed there has been 200,700 excess deaths during the pandemic – surpassing the confirmed 161,000 COVID-19 death toll. In August, the United States continued to amass the largest COVID-19 death toll across the world and the number topped 161,000 this week.   But according to a … Read more CDC data reveals 200,700 more people died than usual from March to July

Coronavirus outbreak spread to 929 meat plant workers in five weeks

Meat plants in the US and abroad have been especially hard-hit by coronavirus – and an outbreak at one South Dakota facility spread like wildfire to more than 900 workers in just five weeks, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report reveals.  Dozens of meat and poultry processing plants across the US have … Read more Coronavirus outbreak spread to 929 meat plant workers in five weeks

Drinking toxic hand sanitizer KILLED four people in Arizona and New Mexico and left 11 hospitalized

Eleven people were hospitalized in Arizona and New Mexico, and four died, after drinking toxic hand sanitizer, a new report reveals. The cleaning products contained methanol, a type of alcohol that can be poisonous if it is absorbed through the skin or ingested.  Health officials say exposure to methanol-based hand sanitizer can cause side effects … Read more Drinking toxic hand sanitizer KILLED four people in Arizona and New Mexico and left 11 hospitalized

Outbreak of child-paralyzing disease is likely this fall, CDC warns

On top of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu, Americans should expect another outbreak of the rare but paralyzing disease acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned Tuesday.  AFM is a mysterious disease that experts believe can be triggered by several enteroviruses – but primarily EV-D68 – which commonly cause … Read more Outbreak of child-paralyzing disease is likely this fall, CDC warns

CDC director Trump banned travel from Europe too late to stop covid

Donald Trump banned travel from Europe too late, allowing ‘large seeding’ of coronavirus in the US, CDC director admits CDC director Dr Robert Redfield said coronavirus from Europe was already spreading in the US by the time travel from the EU was shut down  In an ABC News interview, he called travel from Europe the … Read more CDC director Trump banned travel from Europe too late to stop covid

Coronavirus symptoms linger for over two weeks for one in five young adults

Symptoms like cough and fatigue linger as long as three WEEKS for one in five healthy Americans aged 18 – 34 who catch coronavirus, CDC reveals Risks of life-threatening or deadly COVID-19 increase with age, but young people are experiencing lingering symptoms  CDC data shows that one in five previously healthy adults between 18 and … Read more Coronavirus symptoms linger for over two weeks for one in five young adults

Up to 24 TIMES more Americans have had coronavirus than current case counts show, study suggests

As many as one-quarter of Americans may have contracted the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, a new study suggests. Current case counts show that 3.8 million people in the US have fallen ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University. But a team, led by the … Read more Up to 24 TIMES more Americans have had coronavirus than current case counts show, study suggests

School reopenings WILL trigger coronavirus outbreaks, study suggests

School reopenings WILL trigger coronavirus outbreaks, study suggests: Korean CDC finds middle and high school-age children can spread the virus just as easily as adults The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at household and nonhousehold contacts of more than 5,700 coronavirus patients Children under age 10 were about half as likely as … Read more School reopenings WILL trigger coronavirus outbreaks, study suggests