Topic: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Readers write in about issues of food safety, Britain's budget cuts, and help for Pakistan's landless poor.
11/15/2010 03:24 pm
Egg recall this past week involves megafarmer Jack DeCoster, whose farm was part of this summer's huge 550 million egg recall.
11/09/2010 06:00 pm
As the food recall list grows and food imports flood into the US, it may be time to revamp America's 70-year-old laws on food safety.
10/23/2010 10:56 am
Diet drugs are competing to win government approval. But a Food and Drug Administration panel rejects the second of three diet drugs: Arena's lorcaserin.
09/18/2010 01:46 pm
[Editor's note: For an updated list of brand names and plants involved in the egg recall as of Aug. 26, click here.] Egg recall? It's just the latest in a number of high-profile food recalls in the United States in the past five years. The rate of major food-borne illnesses is down since the 1996-98 period, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported earlier this year. But with food production concentrated in large companies with regional or nationwide distribution, the US has seen several major food recalls. Among the biggest (click the right arrow for each new item):
08/23/2010 07:31 pm
A report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds Hollywood has cut its depictions of smoking by half from 2005 -- which helps explain why the percent of teens trying cigarettes also went down during the same period.
08/23/2010 03:14 pm
Egg recall springs from possible salmonella contamination at one of America's largest egg companies.
08/18/2010 12:21 am
Last year's scare over a potential H1N1 flu epidemic was a bust, the WHO now indicates. With reports of another scare over a "superbug" supposedly from India, officials and media need to act with caution and restraint without stoking fears.
08/13/2010 04:38 pm
JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater – who quit and made a dramatic exit down an aircraft emergency slide on Aug. 9 – is the latest symbol of stress on the job. But he's hardly alone. With more employees electronically tethered to their jobs 24/7, greater competition in the workplace for fewer jobs due to a sluggish economy, and other factors may create more job-related anxiety. On the other hand, some of the jobs considered most stressful are also the most coveted. Here's a short list of the most stressful jobs of 2010, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Careercast.com.
08/11/2010 04:34 pm
Tiny brown bats are in danger of going extinct in the Northeast, with a white nose fungus blamed for killing millions of the animals.
08/06/2010 08:09 pm