Posts Tagged ‘cdc’

PETA Slams WMATA’s Rat Traps

In case you're keeping track: Ben's Chili Bowl is PETA-approved. Metro is not.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling for the transit agency to stop capturing rodents intruding on its properties with glue traps, which likely subject the animals to a "prolonged, painful death."
"Each glue trap set in Metro stations can mean excruciating pain and a lingering [...]

National Teen Birth Rate At Historic Low, “Significant” Decrease in D.C.

New data from the CDC shows that teen birth rates are lower than they've been since the 1940s—and fell across all ethnic groups between 2007 and 2010.

In D.C., the teen birth rate fell 10 percent, from 50.4 births per 1000 teenagers to 45.4 births; the CDC deems it a "significant" change. The rate plunged even [...]

Toxic D.C. Tap Water Tops Off Week of Gloomy Health News

This morning, a bureaucrat from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control , the nation's preeminent public health agency, was summoned to Capitol Hill, where she was, in all likelihood, reamed out by members of a House subcommittee.
And with good reason, according to congressional investigators, who say CDC officials knowingly mislead District residents about the dangers [...]

District Limerick: A Dubious Distinction for D.C.

As CDC numbers have shown
You really should watch whom you bone
You live in D.C.?
And it burns when you pee?
Rough luck, but you're sure not alone
In light of the yucky statistic
It's silly to be euphemistic
No point in ignoring
That teens are exploring
Free testing seems quite realistic

And the Award for Most Distasteful Movie Title Goes To…

...The Baster, which the sewer-minded among you may have guessed is about a woman trying to get pregnant via artificial insemination. Classy!
Yesterday, the Huffington Post tried to make a big deal out of stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman "making out" while filming a scene. The article's alleged point was CDC's suggestion that we all [...]