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Conversations from CROI 2015: Dr. Laura Cheever

Colleagues from HRSA and CDC collaborated on a poster presented at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  last week that demonstrated the effectiveness of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. We had the opportunity to discuss these research findings with Dr. Show More Summary

More CROI 2015 Highlights from NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach (Video)

After another day full of presentations on the latest in HIV science at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Seattle yesterday, February 25, we had the opportunity to speak again with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He shared...

Pain Sensors Serve as a Bodyguard for Your Ears

Our ears have a secret bodyguard, a newly discovered connection from the cochlea to the brain that warns of intense incoming noise that causes tissue damage and hearing loss, according to new research by Northwestern Medicine scientists. Scientists believe they have discovered the ear’s own novel pain system that protects it from very loud or […]

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr in Mothering Magazine

By Anne Dachel Feb 23, 2015, Robert Kennedy, Jr had an article published by Mothering.com. Kennedy focused on corruption at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the failure of the media to honestly cover the most heated controversy...

Why Are We Still Injecting Mercury Into Pregnant Women and Infants?

By Dr. William H. Gaunt Thimerosal (50% ethyl mercury) was removed from most pediatric vaccines in 1999-2004 but still remains in the multidose flu vaccine which is given to pregnant women and infants. Mercury is a powerful neurotoxin which causes...

How to Make your Home Pet Allergy Free: 8 Tips

Pet allergy refers to the allergies that arise as a reaction to the allergens found in the skin cells, saliva or urine of pet animals. The most common signs of the pet allergies include sneezing and runny nose while some may also experience wheezing and a trigger of asthmatic episode. People who suffer from these [...]

Conversations from CROI 2015: Douglas Brooks

While at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) this week in Seattle, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, had the opportunity to talk with Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Amidst presentations on the latest advances in HIV science from...

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights from First Day of CROI 2015 (Video)

After the first full day of sessions at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Seattle yesterday, February 24, we caught up with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to get his take on some of the key highlights of...

New study underscores the power of HIV testing and treatment

It’s been four years since a clinical trial showed that early treatment of HIV infection can dramatically reduce the chances of HIV transmission. In that time, our nation’s prevention efforts have been transformed to help get many more people with HIV diagnosed and into care, both for their own health and to reduce HIV infections...

Conversations from CROI 2015: CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin

While at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  this week, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, sat down with Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s National...Show More Summary

CDC News: First-of-its-kind model estimates HIV transmission at each stage of care

Today, JAMA Internal Medicine published a new CDC study showing that 9 in 10 new HIV infections in the United States could be averted by diagnosing people living with HIV and ensuring they receive prompt, ongoing care and treatment.  The statistical model used in the study clearly demonstrates the importance of testing and treatment for...

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights as CROI 2015 Begins (Video)

As the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) got underway in Seattle yesterday, February 23, we spoke with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He discussed what we can anticipate hearing more about during this annual scientific meeting that brings...

Top 10 Things (We Think) You Don’t Know about DigitalGov

Editor’s Note: This blog is cross-posted from DigitalGov, an initiative of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies in the U.S. General Services Administration. The initiative aims to help agencies build a 21st century digital government. Show More Summary

CDC’s 2013 HIV Surveillance Report Now Available Online

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual HIV Surveillance Report titled Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2013, is now available online [PDF 2.9MB]. The report summarizes information about diagnosed HIV infection from 2009 to 2013 representative of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six U.S. dependent areas....

Dachel Media Update: Dr. Boyd Haley Refutes Dr. Paul Offit's Vaccine Science

By Anne Dachel Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs. Please view and share this...

Promising Targets for Treating Allergies and Asthma

Allergies affect 30 percent of the population and 10 percent of children suffer from asthma. However, a new treatment may soon be on the way for these common conditions. Researchers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Sweden and Canada report in Nature that they have discovered more than 30 genes that have strong effects on Immunoglobulin […]

Researchers Seeking Volunteers for Vision Study

If you are between the ages of 12 and 45 and living with or without Type 1 diabetes, you may be interested in a new study at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, that is currently recruiting volunteers... The post Researchers Seeking Volunteers for Vision Study appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

In Perspective: Measles 2015

Note: Excerpted with permission from Vaccination News. Thank you Dr. Yazbak for your continued service to our children: F. Edward Yazbak MD, FAAP Fifty-one measles cases reported between December 28, 2014 and January 21, 2015 effectively started a nationwide contrived...

CT Action Alert: Rep Ritter Seeks To Limit Religious Rights RE Vaccination

NOTE: I spoke with a helpful staff member who indicated that Rep. Ritter has received many calls about this bill. She said that we in the Nutmeg state should email our concerns to him at matthew.ritter@cga.ct.gov. KIM Connecticut State Representative...

STUDY: PrEP is Still Pretty Effective When Taken Less Than Daily—But is it Enough?

There may be some catches, but a new study on PrEP suggests that anti-HIV medication can still effectively fight infections even if they aren't taken on a daily basis. read more

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