NC officials report that the state has detected NINE pediatric cases of mysterious hepatitis

North Carolina has doubled its reported total of hepatitis cases, increasing its total from four to nine cases, as the mysterious infections continue to pop up around the country. State health officials reported the updated figures on Wednesday night, WRAL reports. North Carolina was among the first states to report a case of the disease … Read more

Hawaii reports mysterious hepatitis in child under 10 years old

Hawaii has become the 25th state to begin probing a case of mysterious hepatitis in a child less than ten years old — after five deaths and more than 100 cases were reported across America. The state’s Department of Health said the child was hospitalized with abdominal pain and fever on Maui, its second largest … Read more

CDC used location data from millions of cell phones to track lockdown compliance

How the CDC bought YOUR data to enforce lockdown: Health agency paid firm $420,000 to track tens of millions of cell phones and see who went to schools and churches in the pandemic CDC paid $420,000 for location data from brokerage SafeGraph, report says Tracking data was used to measure compliance with pandemic lockdowns The … Read more

FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed two rules that would ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Driving the news: FDA commissioner Robert Califf announced the rules while testifying before a congressional subcommittee, saying that “these actions are appropriate for the protection of public health.” He added that a ban would “reduce the mortality … Read more

CDC issues alert after mystery clusters of childhood hepatitis

US health officials have sent out a nationwide alert warning doctors to be on the lookout for symptoms of unexplained hepatitis in kids, after clusters of mysterious cases in the US and UK. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its probe after scores of young children came down with severe liver inflammation, … Read more

2021 was the deadliest year in US history – mainly fueled by COVID-19

Last year was the deadliest year in US history, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, with the COVID-19 pandemic pushing America to the harrowing record. The agency this month quietly updated its provisional death tally. Showing there were 3.5 million deaths last year, or about 80,000 more than 2020’s record-setting total. COVID-19 … Read more

US cases of the STDs gonorrhea and syphilis surged to a 30-year high in 2020

Gonorrhea and syphilis cases surged to a 30-year high in the US during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed. There were 678,000 infections with gonorrhea — which leads to pain urinating and unpleasant discharges from the genitals — detected in 2020, the latest report … Read more

Pandemic-era border policy expected to end in late May

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to end the use of Title 42, a pandemic-era public health policy used by both Trump and Biden administrations to rapidly expel migrants at the border, by late May, according to multiple reports. Why it matters: US officials have been bracing for the policy’s end, which … Read more