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CDC: Latest E. coli cases involve people who ate at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Shawnee

CDC: Latest E. coli cases involve people who ate at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Shawnee

On Monday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said that one E. coli illness case has been reported in Johnson County, along with one case in North Dakota. It said that both the cases involved people who consumed food at the Chipotle Mexican Grill in Shawnee.

The information about the new illnesses has been released by the CDC as part of an update on the wider outbreak. But, that person hasn’t reported consuming food at Chipotle.

New outbreak at Chipotle sickens 5, CDC starts Investigation

New outbreak at Chipotle sickens 5, CDC starts Investigation

Things are not going to be normal soon for the restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found new outbreak, which is separate from previous cases.

Drug Overdoses Rise Last Year Driven By Deaths from Heroin and Prescription Painkillers, Shows Report

Drug Overdoses Rise Last Year Driven By Deaths from Heroin and Prescription Painkillers, Shows Report

A recent report released by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed some shocking results showing that drug overdose has again increased last year.

The data showed that there were over 47,000 overdose deaths in 2014, which were almost 7% higher than previous data. The CDC report showed that most of the deaths were caused due to opiates, based on death certificates.

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Hit by E. coli Outbreak, Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Shares Drop 8%

Hit by E. coli Outbreak, Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Shares Drop 8%

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Friday said in a statement that its sales have been largely impacted due to E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens of people across the United States. Stock of the company dropped 8% in after-hour trading on Friday.

According to the company, its shares dropped nearly 8% to $518 in extended trading after the popular burrito chain warned that its sales might drop eight to 11% for the fourth quarter from a year earlier.

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CDC estimates 36.9 million people are living with HIV worldwide

CDC estimates 36.9 million people are living with HIV worldwide

HIV patients living in a simple warm house with a welcoming front porch have found a helping hand in Centre County. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, 36.9 million people have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, across the world. A million of these cases belong to the United States.

As per the AIDS Resource Alliance, a local nonprofit organization that gives emotional support and financial relief to people with HIV and AIDS, Pennsylvania has 35,033 documented cases. The organization started working in 2012.

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Half of US Population with High Cholesterol Not Taking Medication: Study

Half of US Population with High Cholesterol Not Taking Medication: Study

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that almost half of the US population that are at high risk of getting heart attack due to increased level of cholesterol do not take proper medications to lower the risk.

According to experts, high cholesterol is linked to strong risk of getting cardiovascular disease, which is responsible for one in three deaths in the United States. Cholesterol-lowering treatment generally with a low-cost statin medication has been linked to lower down the rates of heart attack and stroke.

Theranos Puts Its Micro Blood-Draw Testing on Hold until FDA Review

Theranos Puts Its Micro Blood-Draw Testing on Hold until FDA Review

Theranos, an American health-technology and medical-laboratory-services, has put its micro blood-draw testing on hold. The company said it has stopped the tests until the federal regulators review the method.

The CEO of the company Elizabeth Holmes said the decision to stop the proprietary micro blood-draw testing at metro Phoenix locations and elsewhere was done voluntarily.

“We have decided we would temporarily pause them so we can convert completely to the FDA framework. We are going to make this transition because it is the right thing to do”, said Holmes.

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