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Antibiotic resistance occurs as part of natural evolution process: CDC

Antibiotic resistance occurs as part of natural evolution process: CDC

Regardless of how effective an antibiotic drug is at killing bacteria, new drugs will be required as bacteria gradually mutate and increasingly grow more resistant to the existing drugs, According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

The CDC wrote on its website that antibiotic resistance can be slowed but not stopped because it is a part of a natural evolution process.

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U.S. flu activity continues to grow

U.S. flu activity continues to grow

As flu activity continues to grow across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has once again recommended people to get their flu shots before it’s too late.

In its latest update, CDC warned that all ten of its regions are already above their baseline percentages of clinic visits for flulike illness, and the nation as a whole has been above its baseline for the marker for the fourth week in a row.

The federal agency added that flu activity has not yet peaked as it is expected to keep climbing over the coming weeks.

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Flu activity on the rise across the nation: CDC

Flu activity on the rise across the nation: CDC

Seasonal flu activity is on the rise across the United States, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has confirmed hat at least 10 states have already reported high levels of the contagious virus.

Alabama, Carolina, New York, Oklahoma, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri and Utah are among the states with high flu activity. The strength of flu activity is typically measured on the basis of the total number of flu-related clinic visits.

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Study shows substantial resurgence of severe black lung disease among miners

Study shows substantial resurgence of severe black lung disease among miners

Many more coal miners living and working in a single region of eastern Kentucky are suffering from the most serious form of black lung disease than previously reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) cautioned.

Between Jan. 2015 and Aug. 2016, at least 60 current and former coal miners were diagnosed with progressive massive fibrosis (PMF). Investigators with the federal agency's National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) also confirmed all those cases.

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Minnesota Dept. of Health urging people to get flu shot

Amid the ongoing “National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week,” Minnesota

Amid the ongoing "National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week," Minnesota public health officials are urging everyone who has not received a flu shot yet this season to get vaccinated to avoid the contagious seasonal disease.

The Minnesota Department of Health cautioned in a statement that flu/influenza is an awfully contagious respiratory infection that can be life-threatening, but getting vaccinated in advance can effectively fight off the virus.

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CDC gets $1.1 billion to fight back Zika virus

CDC gets $1.1 billion to fight back Zika virus

The federal funding of $1.1 billion will help health authorities combat the threat posed by Zika and pay for long-term studies on how the virus affects exposed individuals, the nation's top public health official said on Monday.

To date, more than 25,000 people in various states and territories of the U. S., including nearly 3,600 on the mainland, have contracted the virus. Nearly two dozen babies have born with Ziika-induced birth defects like microcephaly.

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Rise in concussion diagnoses in Alabama means better awareness level

Rise in concussion diagnoses in Alabama means better awareness level

A new study carried out by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has unveiled about an uptick in concussion diagnosis in Alabama by almost 5%. Amongst all, the researchers have noticed a significant rise in youth.

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TFAH’s report on obesity rate calls for action

TFAH’s report on obesity rate calls for action

Obesity rate has declined in four US states last year. This is the first when the country has seen such a drop. The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently released a report that mentions obesity rates in the US.

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US experts warn pregnant women against visiting Brazil

US experts warn pregnant women against visiting Brazil

The United StatesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to pregnant women against travelling to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil due to the risk associated with the Zika virus.

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Chipotle will Shutter Restaurants on Monday for Four Hours for Food Safety Meeting

Chipotle will Shutter Restaurants on Monday for Four Hours for Food Safety Meeti

The E. coli outbreak connected to Chipotle's outlets which began in the Northwest and quickly spread to a number of other states seems to be over now. Investigations were carried out by the authorities but the reasons of the outbreak still continue to be unknown. However, for Chipotle, the good news came on February 1, when the Centers for Disease Control announced that the outbreak "appears to be over."

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