public health

127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of 127 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis this year. Of these, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC, and the remainder continue to be investigated, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the agency's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. noting that the confirmed cases are in 22 sta

CDC denies language prohibitions amid health groups' protest

In two separate letters, more than 300 public-health organizations urged Acting Secretary Eric Hargan of the Department of Health and Human Services to ignore a reported restriction on employees' use of seven specific words as they prepare budget documents for the President.

FDA aims to regulate e-cigarettes

For many years, the Food and Drug Administration has been able to regulate cigarettes, but now they are looking to include other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, under those same regulations