CDC: Methadone overdose kills thousands a year
About 5,000 patients taking the prescription painkiller die every year - the vast majority from accidental overdoses.
Should you worry about flesh-eating bacteria?
- A Georgia graduate student’s horrific experience with flesh-eating bacteria may have left people worried, but these types of infections aren’t common.
Is sushi connected to Salmonella outbreak in Mass. and elsewhere?
- A total of 93 people and counting, including four in Massachusetts, have become sickened from an outbreak of Salmonella that appears to be linked to their consumption of sushi and other raw fish, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rate of autism diagnoses in children rises to 1 in 88
- The new figure reflects a 23 percent increase compared with the autism rate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released two years ago.
Autism rate soars to 1 in 88 US children
- A new study by the CDC shows the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has jumped by 23 percent in two years.
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A new report issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the overall suicide rate rises and falls with the state of the economy — dating all the way back to the Great Depression.