December 14, 2019

CDC: Drug overdoses hit new record.

More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a new record. The CDC recorded a 6.6 percent increase in fatal drug overdoses from 2016, but noted that the preliminary numbers likely underestimate the final death toll. More than 40,000 people died from opioid overdoses last year, […]

CDC Study: Gay, Bisexual Teens More Prone to Risky Behavior

A national study by the Centers for Disease Control suggests that gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers face more bullying and are also more likely to engage in violence-related risky behaviors, use of drugs and alcohol, and consider attempting suicide. Nationwide, about 89 percent of students identified as heterosexual, 2 percent as gay or lesbian, 6 […]

REPORT: CDC Ignores Own Study, Allows Refugees Into U.S. Without Proper Tests

Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, is criticizing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for allowing refugees to enter the United States without screening and treatment for latent tuberculosis. Seven of the agency’s own public health experts said such screening and treatment “would potentially save millions of dollars […]

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