Democrats reintroduce gun safety legislation immediately following Nashville school shooting
Democratic lawmakers have renewed an effort to fund research at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that would track gun violence and study firearm safety following the Nashville school shooting.foxnews.com
Florida Man Dies from Rare Brain-Eating Infection Caught From Tap Water
Florida health officials say a man recently died from a brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri—an infection likely caught from rinsing his sinuses with tap water. These infections are incredibly rare but almost always lethal, and they have been previously linked to nasal rinsing, such as through the use of neti pots. As a result, it’s recommended that people only use sterile or recently boiled water when performing this activity.news.yahoo.com
These 5 sleeping habits can add up to 5 years to your life, according to new study
In a five-year study, researchers analyzed sleep and sleep habit data from more than 172,000 adults in the U.S. who responded to an annual survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics between 2013 and 2018. Participants who got seven to eight hours of sleep per night, fell asleep easily, stayed asleep throughout the night, refused to use sleep medication and woke up feeling well-rested received higher scores. The researchers found that those who followed all five good-quality sleep habits were less likely to die early: up to two and a half years may be added to a woman's life expectancy, and almost five years to a man's.news.yahoo.com
Top Homeland Security Republican requests updated fentanyl overdose death stats from CDC as drug crisis rages
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Green wrote to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Wednesday demanding estimates on drug overdose deaths from 2022, specifically related to fentanyl.foxnews.com
CDC survey on youth mental health should be a wake-up call to parents, school administrators, expert says
Almost 60% of U.S. high school girls reported feelings of persistent sadness or hopelessness in 2021, representing a 60% increase in these emotions among girls over the past 10 years, according to a newly-released survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
U.S. will require airline passengers traveling from China to test negative for Covid
The Biden administration will require airline passengers traveling from China to test negative for Covid before entering the U.S., federal health officials said on Wednesday. The testing requirements come as China battles a major outbreak of the virus after easing its stringent zero-Covid policy in the wake of social unrest earlier this year. The U.S. has limited information on the situation in China, the officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also expanding its program that monitors travelers for new Covid variants to include airports in Los Angeles and Seattle. The surveillance program will now include seven airports and cover about 500 weekly flights, including 290 flights from China and the surrounding area.cnbc.com
Federal agencies helping Florida investigate listeria outbreak linked to ice cream
The Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is helping the Florida Department of Health and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services investigate a listeria outbreak linked to ice cream, the FDA said Tuesday.
US boosts monkeypox testing, 142 cases confirmed
The Biden administration has started shipping testing kits for monkeypox to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnostic tests for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sending tests to commercial labs, including Aegis Science, Labcorp, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Quest Diagnostics and Sonic Healthcare, which it said would significant expand the nation’s health system’s capacity to...