CDC unveils food allergy guidelines for schools ATLANTA The Centers for Disease Control and Avoidance is issuing its first government guidelines on how to protect schoolchildren with food allergies. The voluntary guidelines ask colleges to take such steps as restricting nuts, shellfish or other food stuffs that can cause allergies, and make certain emergency allergy medication – – like EpiPens – – can be found http://slimex.biz/nutrition/ . Health EpiPens in schools are not enough, advocates say Sixteen says have exceeded legislation this season making the emergency medication epinephrine available in universities in case a child suffers a serious alle.
CDC grant to aid community-based public health project in RI and CT A $250,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will support a Rhode Island Hospital research study aimed at reducing the state’s leading cause of accidental death among adults. Researchers will explore the utilization and effectiveness of statewide prescription monitoring applications in reducing the amount of accidental overdose deaths concerning prescription opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin in both Rhode Island and Connecticut. The grant is one of only two projects awarded nationally this season by CDC for unintentional poisoning research.