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Those in FEMA trailers directed to move

Those in FEMA trailers directed to move

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. government officials said people living in trailers supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina should be moved.

Merck recalls 1M childhood vaccines

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. said Wednesday it was recalling 1.2 million doses of a childhood vaccine due to a possible sterilization problem.

20 percent adults can't afford healthcare

ATLANTA, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults report they cannot afford needed healthcare, says a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Measles deaths decline in Africa

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Measles Initiative said Thursday it has met the goals set by the United Nations to eradicate the disease in Africa four years ahead of schedule.

CDC official heading to Iraq

ATLANTA, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Bill Gimson, chief operating officer at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is going to Iraq on temporary assignment.

White House 'edits' environmental report

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The White House acknowledged it edited out half of environmental testimony given Congress on global warming by a U.S. expert.

Study: How to save 100,000 lives a year

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests five preventive services could save more than 100,000 lives a year, including 45,000 by just taking a daily low-dose aspirin.

TB patient: 'I was not a threat'

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Andrew Speaker, the Atlanta lawyer who sparked an international health scare, told a U.S. Senate panel he was told his tuberculosis wasn't contagious.

U.S. tracks down passengers on TB flight

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- Health officials say they have located all 26 Americans who sat near a man who made transatlantic flights while infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Scientists plan for new influenza season

ATLANTA, April 18 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists, vaccine manufacturers and health providers are beginning to plan strategies for the 2007-08 influenza season.

CDC urges people to get flu vaccines

ATLANTA, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials Monday urged residents to get flu shots after Thanksgiving, a time when public demand typically drops off. "Since flu activity typically does not peak until February or later, November and December are also good times to be vaccinate

HIV testing urged for most U.S. citizens

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is urging teenagers and most adults to have tests for the human immunodeficiency virus because many are unaware they are infected with AIDS.

CDC outlines bird flu pandemic likelihood

ATLANTA, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has decided the likelihood of an avian-flu virus pandemic is less than previously thought.

Chronic fatigue's conditions studied

ATLANTA, April 21 (UPI) -- A new U.S. study lends weight to the notion that chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by a collection of five or more conditions.

U.S. mumps outbreak likely to worsen

ATLANTA, April 20 (UPI) -- Federal officials say the outbreak of mumps centered in the U.S. Midwest is likely to spread before it can be reined in with vaccinations and quarantines.

Two standard flu drugs are now useless

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials say this season's flu virus has mutated, and is resistant to two standard drugs used in the past -- amantadine and rimantadine.

CDC says U.S. not yet ready for bird flu

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A top U.S. health official says the nation has much to do to prepare for the possible spread of bird flu.

High blood pressure common in adults 55-64

ATLANTA, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Half of U.S. adults age 55 to 64 have high blood pressure and two in five are obese -- both heart attack risk factors -- government officials say.

CDC promises more flu vaccine soon

ATLANTA, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Federal health officials say flu vaccine is on its way to the United States, later than expected, but in time for the flu season.

CDC replicates 1918 flu virus

ATLANTA, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control have replicated the deadly strain of flu responsible for the 1918-1919 pandemic.

Concern over long-term Katrina victim care

DALLAS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Ten days after Hurricane Katrina displaced thousands of Louisiana people, concerns are rising over their long-term healthcare in other states.

New Orleans police press evacuation

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- New Orleans police combed the ravaged city for stragglers and holdouts Wednesday pressing a mandatory evacuation as floodwaters receded.

Immunization continues at record pace

ATLANTA, July 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday the nation's childhood immunization coverage is at records levels.

Agencies say vaccines not linked to autism

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and two other leading U.S. health agencies assure that childhood vaccines have no proven link to autism.

CDC officials clarify obesity research

ATLANTA, June 3 (UPI) -- Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have tried to clarify conflicting studies on obesity and health consequences.
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