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Alarming rise in suicide rate in US: CDC Study

Alarming rise in suicide rate in US: CDC Study

A study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that suicide rate has been the highest in three decades. In 2014, there were around 117 suicides on regular basis in the US. Rise was witnessed in the suicide rate in every age group barring elderly.

Chickenpox cases decline after introduction of 2-dose vaccine

Huge drop in Chickenpox cases since the introduction of 2-dose vaccine

A huge drop in chickenpox cases has been reported in the US since the launch of chickenpox vaccine 2-dose routine in 2006.

The chickenpox vaccination program was first introduced in year 1996 as 1 dose routine, which, however, could not completely control the chickenpox outbreaks, due to which a new 2 dose vaccine was introduced in 2006.

CDC Warns Against Swimming, Sleeping With Contact Lenses

CDC Warns Against Swimming, Sleeping With Contact Lenses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cautioned people against swimming or sleeping while wearing contact lenses since this can potentially boost the danger of developing corneal infections. The agency also suggested that contact lenses must be prevented from being exposed todistilled or recreational water.

CDC warns pregnant women to stay away from Miami Beach due to Zikaoutbreak

CDC warns pregnant women to stay away from Miami Beach due to Zikaoutbreak

First local Zika incidence in the US has originated in Miami-Dade County as Miami Beach area is believed to be most vulnerable to Zika infection. Federal health officials on Friday cautioned pregnant women to avoid visiting the region due to Zika outbreak there.

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