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YouTube won't let anti-vaccine videos make advertising money for their creators, citing a policy around 'dangerous or harmful' content (GOOG, GOOGL)

YouTube channels that promote anti-vaccination (anti-vax) content are not allowed to run ads on the video sharing platform, according to a policy first reported by BuzzFeed News on Friday.  YouTube said that it considers anti-vaccination content to be “dangerous or harmful," which as a policy, it does not allow to be monetized. The company says this is not a new policy.  Some channels promoting anti-vaccination content were reportedly able to monetize for some time, in violation of the poli...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Pinterest, California, Cdc, Youtube, Trends, Earth, Sundar Pichai, Signal, BuzzFeed News, Adam Schiff, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Mark Zuckerburg, BuzzFeed News on Friday YouTube


‘Tell my story:’ After Murrieta teen’s suicide, his father is on a mission to prevent more deaths

Jason Reid sits alone under an old oak tree in the front yard to be with his 14-year-old son, Ryan, who committed suicide at home last March, some of Ryan’s ashes are spread by a maker which reads, “Find Peace Ryan 2004-2018” in Murrieta on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Jason Reid looks in his son’s dresser drawer were he found two posted notes, one with his son’s passwords and the other which said, “Tell My Story” after his 14-year-old son,...
Tags: News, Cdc, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Riverside County, Puerto Vallarta, Ryan, Reid, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Metcalfe, Abby, Murrieta, Metcalf, Meehan, Seamus


STD cases on the rise in U.S. - 39% 2013 - 2019

From JAMA 01/29/19 Emergency departments around the US are seeing a 39% increase in the number of visits related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to a recent report from the CDC. The flood of patients ending up in the emergency department for STI care is just 1 symptom of a growing public health crisis. After decades of progress at reducing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the United States is seeing a dramatic reversal of fortunes. The CDC has documented sharp...
Tags: Health, Cdc, US, United States, Infertility, JAMA, David G Markham


Confirmed: Hawaii's False Missile Alert Scared the Shit Out of Everyone

Last January, Hawaiians got the scare of a lifetime when they woke up to emergency alerts on their phones advising them to seek shelter due to an imminent ballistic missile threat. Thirty-eight minutes later it was revealed to be a goof. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Cdc, Hawaii, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Emergency Alert System, Our Garbage Apocalypse


Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279 Cases: CDC

Title: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279 Cases: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM
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How Much Should You Worry About 'Zombie' Deer?

Chronic wasting disease has now been reported in deer, elk, and moose in 24 states, according to the CDC. The disease isn’t new, but its nickname is: you can now read sensational headlines about “zombie deer.” Read more...
Tags: Health, Cdc, Wildlife, Lifehacks, Cwd, Prion Disease


Chronic Wasting Disease may soon spread to humans, warns CDC

Experts are warning that the consumption of deer meat infected with CWD may lead to the disease spreading to humans within the next few years.
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'Zombie' deer disease: How to prevent it and avoid eating infected meat

Don't touch road-kill, eat infected meat and more advise from the CDC on how to avoid getting chronic wasting disease.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Dozens of new Salmonella cases linked to turkey products in ongoing outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just issued a new update to its ongoing investigation of a months-long Salmonella outbreak linked to turkey products. The update, which is the first since mid December of last year, adds over 60 new confirmed cases of Salmonella infection to the 200+ cases that were already logged.A total of 279 cases have now been confirmed across 41 states, with over 100 hospitalized patients and one death resulting from the outbreak. Unfortunately, the bulletin b...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Salmonella, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Jennie, USDA FSIS


United States: HHS Proposes Updates To CLIA Proficiency Testing Rules - Reed Smith

The CMS and the CDC have proposed updates to the CLIA PT regulations to address the evolution in laboratory testing technology since the CLIA PT regulations were initially established in 1992.
Tags: News, Cdc, Cms, United States, Reed Smith, HHS, CLIA


Vaping among teens skyrocketed in the last year as cigarette use declined, new CDC study shows

Health officials are blaming e-cigarette startups like Juul for the increase in teens taking up vaping in a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   The number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes rose in the last year: from 2.1 million in 2017 to 3.6 million in 2018 — a difference of 1.5 million, according to the study.  In recent years, teens have been quick to drop traditional cigarette smoking and pick up the newer, trendier way to consume nicotine: ...
Tags: Apple, Cdc, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Juul, Altria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC, Juul Labs, Robert R Redfield


Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says

Title: Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
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Anti-vaxxers use Facebook to target pregnant women with fear and lies

Anti-vaxxers know no shame, Facebook is willing to do anything for an ad dollar, water is wet. : Facebook is aggressively being used by anti-vaccination advocates to target pregnant women with sponsored advertisements to spread false information and conspiracy theories as the US battles a climbing measles outbreak. A sponsored ad found by Quartz journalist Jeremy Merrill shows the anti-vaccination organisation Stop Mandatory Vaccination targeting women ages 20 to 60 who have expressed intere...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Cdc, Washington, US, Pacific Northwest, Quartz, Anti-vax, Clark County Washington, Jeremy Merrill, Jeremy B Merrill


Flu widespread in US with 17.8 million cases since October, but experts see 'low-severity' season

The CDC found lower percentage of outpatient visits, lower rates of hospitalization and fewer deaths attributed to pneumonia and flu compared with recent years.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Mom Who Carried Dying Daughter to Term to Donate Her Organs Says She’s Happy Giving “Other Babies a Second Chance at Life”

A mother who carried her dying daughter to term so that her tiny organs could be donated to other children in need called the situation “a huge heartbreak,” but also said she’s glad her baby was able to give “two other babies a second chance at life.”At some point during her pregnancy, 23-year-old Krysta Davis and her boyfriend Derek Lovett were told by doctors that their baby girl had been diagnosed with a rare, fatal brain condition called anencephaly, which is described by the CDC as “a serio...
Tags: Facebook, News, Cdc, Babies, Inspiration, Davis, Jazz, Organ Donation, Lovett, Human Interest, Sad News, Happy Giving, Krysta Davis, Derek Lovett, Rylei Arcadia Diane Lovett, People magazine It


Hunters in 24 US states warned of ‘zombie deer’ disease

Deer hunting is a big deal in many U.S. states, and surveys suggest that around 10 million hunters participate in the activity regularly. As any hunter will tell you, nabbing a deer isn't always the easiest of tasks, but a growing risk of disease is making things even more difficult for sportsmen even after they've bagged a buck or doe.Public health officials and infectious disease researchers are doing their best to raise awareness of an illness that has now been confirmed in deer popul...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Centers for Disease Control


Facebook is thinking about removing anti-vaccination content as backlash intensifies over the spread of misinformation on the social network

Facebook said in a statement Thursday that it may remove, reduce, and demote anti-vaccination content on the platform in an effort to combat the spread of false information. As an outbreak of measles spreads across the US, advertisements promoted by anti-vaccination organization have been targeting pregnant women on Facebook. At the same time, posts are frequently shared within various Facebook Groups discouraging people from vaccinating their children. Facebook said it is "thinking through wh...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Bloomberg, World Health Organization, Facebook Groups, Sundar Pichai, Business Insider, Adam Schiff, Schiff


This year's flu vaccine more effective than in last 2 years, CDC says

The flu vaccine is more effective this year than the past two years, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reported Thursday that the flu vaccine is proving 47 percent effective in preventing the strains of the flu that are most prevalent this year. It's reassuring that the vaccine is doing its job," said Dr. Joshua Doyle, an epidemic intelligence service officer in the CDC's Flu Division.
Tags: Science, Cdc, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC, Joshua Doyle


This Year’s Flu Shot Was Far More Effective Than Last Year's. Here’s Why

The CDC just released its latest numbers
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How effective is this year's flu shot?

Don't let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year's vaccine's overall effectiveness in preventing an infection at just 47%.
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This year's flu shot is less than 50% effective in preventing infection, CDC says

The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, the CDC reports. While a flu shot is still recommended for anyone 6 months or older who has not yet received one, the vaccine is estimated to be just 47% effective in preventing an infection.
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This Year’s Flu Shot Was Far More Effective Than Last Year’s. Here’s Why

The CDC just released its latest numbers
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Raw milk infected with Brucella potentially exposed to people in 19 states, CDC says

Federal authorities are investigating a Brucella outbreak tied to a Pennsylvania farm producing raw, unpasteurized milk products.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Poor results in overdose crisis management call for a shift to harm reduction

A recent report reveals California’s “Death Certificate Project,” is terrorizing doctors into under-prescribing or even abruptly terminating medication for acute and chronic pain patients. The project investigates doctors who have treated patients identified as overdoses on death certificates and considers rescinding their licenses or charging them with homicide. It is scandalous that we doctors and our patients are the latest victims of America’s war on drugs, while deaths from nonmedical use o...
Tags: Europe, Congress, Australia, California, Cdc, Opinion, Germany, America, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Food And Drug Administration, Lancet


Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

Title: Flu Season Far From Over, CDC SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
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Acting AG Whitaker makes the case that "law enforcement works"

Today in Washington, DC, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker delivered these remarks to the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Winter Conference. The structure and specifics of what he had to say is quite similar to the message delivered by former AG Jeff Sessions in similar settings in years past, and here are notable excerpts speaking to federal enforcement efforts: In the last fiscal year, the Justice Department charged the greatest number of violent crime defendants since we started to t...
Tags: Law, Cdc, Washington, America, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Matthew Whitaker, Douglas A Berman, National Sheriffs ' Association, AG Jeff Sessions, AG Whitaker


Dad rages after 4-year-old daughter dies of flu complications

The girl died of pneumonia days after a flu diagnosis. The latest CDC report has 25 states at "high" flu activity and outbreaks are closing schools.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Cdc, Usa Today


Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory

Opinion Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Following California’s lead, Hawaiian lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts. HB 1541 would establish the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center, a public and privately funded “interdisciplinary” effort to analyze “gun-related violence and its prevention.” Research into violence perpetrated with firearms isn’t in itse...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, Cdc, Hawaii, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, Rosenberg, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Gun Policy and Research, Rand Corporation, Aloha State, Mark Rosenberg, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA


2019 already boasts more measles cases than all of 2010

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 79 measles cases in 2019.Three outbreaks are responsible for the high number of cases, particularly an outbreak in Washington State that's affected at least 50 people so far.The measles vaccine is effective, though vaccine hesitancy and the virus' extremely contagious nature put some communities at risk. None Americans reported more measles cases in the first weeks of 2019 than all of 2010, according to the Center for Disease Control and...
Tags: New York, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, New York City, New York Times, Innovation, Disease, Illness, Houston, Portland Oregon, Vaccines, Washington State, Mayo Clinic, Portland Trailblazers


Calm, the 7-year-old meditation app, says it's now valued at $1 billion

Calm, the popular relaxation app, backed by Aston Kutcher's Sound Ventures and Insight Venture Partners, raised $88 million in Series B funding — boosting its valuation to $1 billion, making it tech's first unicorn focused on meditation.  The funding round is led by TPG Growth with participation from Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and existing investors.  Calm said it has 40 million downloads worldwide, with one new user joining every second. The app also has over one million paid subscribers. ...
Tags: Apple, Matthew Mcconaughey, Cdc, US, Trends, Linkedin, Jeff Weiner, Caa, Jared Leto, App Annie, Insight Venture Partners, Calm, Bob Ross, TPG, Creative Artists Agency CAA, Aston Kutcher