Chipotle’s E. coli outbreak is a mystery—and will likely always be one. But in their food safety meeting today, Chipotle has reportedly identified the culprit in its other norovirus outbreak: sick Chipotle employees.
Although the cause still remains a mystery, Chipotle’s E. coli outbreak has been declared officially over by the CDC. But just what does an unexplained, months-long food poisoning outbreak do to the line of customers waiting at your counter?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says outbreaks of the Zika virus are all but inevitable in the US, but that these outbreaks will be limited in scope. At the same time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced an emergency session to address the “explosive spread” of the disease, which has…
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking pregnant women to avoid 22 countries that have seen outbreaks of the Zika virus. That’s up eight from just yesterday. Disturbingly, the mosquito-borne virus, which may be causing abnormally small heads in newborns, has also been linked to yet another…
Just days after the Center for Disease Control recommended travel warnings to pregnant women headed to Latin America, the Hawaiian Department of Health has confirmed a Zika “virus infection in a baby recently born with microcephaly in a hospital on Oahu.”
Chipotle announced it will be closing up shop nationwide for a few hours as part of its attempt to halt its ongoing E. Coli outbreak. But why hasn’t the company been able to stop the outbreak, or even find the source yet? The answer isn’t in the restaurant chain—it’s in the bacteria.
The past few months have seen a dramatic rise in the number of experts researching the prevention or treatment of Ebola. That rise hasn’t been dramatic enough, in part because Ebola has to be tested at expensive, highly specialized facilities. Now there’s a plan to change that.
In 1971 two people in North Hollywood started eating DDT pills every day. That’s right, they willingly swallowed 10mg of poison every single day for three months. In front of witnesses.
How do you sleep at night? If you're rich, the answer is probably “really well." Research compiled by the CDC reveals that there’s a correlation between how much money you make and how much sleep you get. To no one's surprise, Americans who make less money aren't getting as much sleep as the wealthy.
This past July, we reported that the National Institutes of Health found vials filled with smallpox in a Maryland lab. The potentially disastrous discovery prompted the agency to check on all its labs to make sure no other fatal diseases were lurking about. It turns out there were.
The latest figures: Between January 1 and August 29 of this year, nearly 600 confirmed measles cases were reported to the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The resurgence is the greatest the U.S. has seen since the disease was eliminated from the country in 2000.
That wacky CDC is up to its old, potentially fatal-virus-spreading tricks again. But instead of anthrax or dengue, this time, the Centers for Disease Control brought a deadly strain of bird flu into its revolving cast of highly contagious characters. While rushing to get to a meeting, a CDC scientist accidentally…
The clock is ticking as a full-fledged government shutdown looms on the horizon. House Republicans remain resolute in their mission to keep Obamacare from kicking in on October 1, the first day of the new fiscal year. The science and tech communities, meanwhile, are bracing for the worst—again.
The Center for Disease Control is warning of an unprecedented virus outbreak in California, with two confirmed deaths so far and two more ongoing cases. The virus' ground zero seems to be in Yosemite Park:
Boned more than two people this year and trying to donate an organ? GOD, keep that to yourself! And by that the CDC means whatever organ you had in mind.
Sometimes lugging your full DSLR around is more trouble than it's worth, so you bring a smaller point-and-shoot. But what about when you don't want to lug a full tripod around just to hold your compact digital camera? The Tiltpod could be the answer.
As if you didn't have enough to worry about this weekend, Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan is warning of a pending Zombie apocalypse. And she hasn't even been fired yet. Actually, it's a pretty good idea.
At first I thought this was some kind of musical instrument. Then my mind shifted to an assembly line of military robots with deadly cannons. Then I looked closely and realized what those thin cylinders were.
According to a report by the Center for Disease Control (no, this has nothing to do with swine flu), one out of every five families has ditched landlines entirely for cellphones. I find that number a bit low, but what do I know? I'm deranged from swine flu because the CDC decided to tell me about telephone lines…