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International patients increasingly seek in vitro fertilization treatment in US

(Georgia Institute of Technology) A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the US by non-US residents is growing. Show More Summary

Can You Avoid Encounters With Bed Bugs Aboard Airplanes?

2 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

In this article from January of 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States states that “Everyone is at risk for getting bed bugs when visiting an infected area. However, anyone who travels frequently and...Show More Summary

New findings explain how UV rays trigger skin cancer

(Cornell University) Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the US in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A fraction of those melanomas come from pre-existing moles, but the majority of them come from sources unknown -- until now.

CDC: Vaccination rates among kindergartners remain stable

In more encouraging public health news, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that vaccination rates among kindergarteners have remained stable, with the median vaccine exemption rate at 2 percent. Some states even reported an increase in immunization rates.

It's Time to Deregulate Adult Autism Care

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since 2000. As the following chart shows, the identified prevalence of ASD among American children – especially boys – has been rising steadily. Show More Summary

Opioid Epidemic Getting Worse not Better

U. S. public health officials have said that the opioid epidemic is not getting any better. Testifying at a Senate hearing, Dr. Debra Houry, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and other public health officials said that opioid addiction in America has taken a turn [...]

Liberals mad Trump spoke at event where guests learned truth about gay STD epidemic

The vendor's book used reputable sources for its information, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

HRC Recognizes National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

Post submitted by Peter Cruz, Associate Director of the HIV and Health Equity Program The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a statement confirming that HIV-positive individuals who take antiretroviral therapy...Show More Summary

Who is to blame for the opioid epidemic? For thousands of vets killed, one reporter says the VA

Ninety-one Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. From 2000 to 2015, more than half a million people died from drug overdoses according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And as the epidemic continues to plague the nation, the public is seeking to identify who fueled this U.S. tragedy. Cities — starting […]

Autism risk reduced in women who take prenatal vitamins

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States, with The Center for Disease Control and Prevention now reporting that about one in 68 children are born on the spectrum. We’re not sure what causes autism, a fact that greatly impedes our ability to prevent the condition,...

Guns have killed more Americans in last 50 years than all US wars put together

More than 1.5 million US citizens have died as a result of guns in the last 49 years, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Around 1.2 million Americans have been killed in conflicts in US history, NBC reported, citing data from the Department of Veterans Affairs and a database on iCasualties.org. Show More Summary

Center for Disease Control warns that cuddling puppies is making Americans sick

Fewer things make people more happy than cuddling puppies, kittens, and all other manner of small, fuzzy critters. Even baby mice are cute before you remember the obscene number of

Sick Puppy: Infections Caused By Petland Dogs Don’t Respond to Antibiotics

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 55 cases of Campylobacter infection caused by animals from the pet store franchise.

5 reasons why you should absolutely get a flu shot this year

Getting a flu shot should be as integral to your fall festivities as apple picking and indulging in pumpkin spiced-flavored drinks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over the age of six months should get the vaccine once a year ahead of flu season, which lasts from October to May. Dr. Show More Summary

Eat Less, Age Less?

Eating is one of the great pleasures of life. But eating too much places people at risk for chronic illnesses and shortens life expectancy. Seven of 10 Americans are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Show More Summary

CDC Confirms That Viral Suppression Prevents HIV Transmission

Post submitted by Peter Cruz, HRC Associate Director of the HIV and Health Equity Program In a statement released on National Gay Men’s HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that persons...Show More Summary

Good News On HIV Front: Undetectable = Uninfectious

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage The Centers for Disease Control had this to say released an important "Dear Colleague" letter today: Scientific advances have shown that antiretroviral therapy (ART) preserves the health of people living with HIV. We also have strong evidence of the prevention effectiveness of ART. Show More Summary

CDC officially admits people who are positive but undetectable cannot transmit HIV

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Buried in statistics, a beautiful statement emerged, showing an important sign of progress from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

For The First Time, The CDC Admitted That HIV Can’t Be Transmitted If You’re Undetectable

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The Centers for Disease Control has finally admitted what activists and medical experts have been saying for years: People whose HIV loads are undetectable can’t transmit the virus. It might seem like a given, but as HIV Plus reports, its the first time the august body has made the claim. In a memo released Wednesday,... Read more »

BREAKING: CDC Officially Admits People With HIV Who Are Undetectable Can't Transmit HIV

In a historic letter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support the science behind "Undetectable Equals Untransmittable."

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