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Nearly 1 In 5 Children And Teens Are Obese

16 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

More than one-third of American adults are obese, and now, a new report shows that  children  and teens aren't far behind. The report, released today (Aug. 25) by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that 17.5 percent of children and adolescents ages 3 to 19 are now  obese. Show More Summary

Jeffrey Kluger: TIME to Be Less Condescending About Vaccine Safety

By Anne Dachel We all know vaccines are a controversial topic. The claim of a link to autism never goes away, no matter how many times the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plays with the numbers in their population...

HIV Testing Among Older Adults Is Declining, Despite CDC Recommendation

In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that most doctors should automatically screen all their patients, including older adults, for HIV even if they don't exhibit any symptoms. New research finds that despite this recommendation, testing among older adults has largely fallen over time.

Why women choose birth control — it’s not always about pregnancy

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Reasons Women Choose Birth Control (Hint: Not Pregnancy) As of now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 62 percent of women who are of reproductive age use contraception, the most popular choice being oral contraceptives, which 28 percent of women use. While oral...

Investigation Over Into Outbreak Linked to Recalled Frozen Tuna

The investigation into a Salmonella outbreak which sickened at least 65 people from 11 states and hospitalized 11 of them is now over, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC noted, however, that the recalled frozen tuna linked to the outbreak has a long shelf life and may still be in freezers. “Restaurants and... Continue Reading

Autism has always been with us

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

One in sixty-eight children are now on the autism spectrum, according to the Centers for Disease Control. We argue over whether this is a diagnostic or epidemic phenomena, but either way, neurodiversity has always been with us, shaping history. Read the rest

First Slice 8/20/2015: Fulton health director blocked CDC's offer to resolve HIV/AIDS funding logjam

Fulton County Health Department Director Patrice Harris hindered the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's effort to help the county make better use of its HIV/AIDS prevention funding. Beginning in January, current MARTA Breeze cards will be phased out of circulation to make room for the new cards that cost $1 more. Show More Summary

Documents Expose Animal Abuse, Mishandling of Bird Flu Virus at CDC Laboratories

Government documents revealing the gross mistreatment and torturous deaths of animals in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratories have prompted PETA to call for a federal investigation.... The post Documents Expose Animal Abuse, Mishandling of Bird Flu Virus at CDC Laboratories appeared first on PETA.

Abuse, Bird Flu, and Death: It’s Business as Usual at the CDC

Animals are suffering and dying in painful—and completely preventable—ways: It's business as usual at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The post Abuse, Bird Flu, and Death: It’s Business as Usual at the CDC appeared first on PETA.

To Fight Antibiotic Resistance, We Need Better Data on Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Production

Scientists around the world, along with numerous organizations, including the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, have said that if we do not significantly reduce antibiotic use in humans and animals, these wonder drugs will soon lose their effectiveness. Show More Summary

To Fight Antibiotic Resistance, We Need Better Data on Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Production

Scientists around the world, along with numerous organizations, including the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, have said that if we do not significantly reduce antibiotic use in humans and animals, these wonder drugs will soon lose their effectiveness. Show More Summary

Liver Damage in Hepatitis C Patients Significantly Underestimated and Underreported

The number of hepatitis C patients suffering from advanced liver damage may be grossly underestimated and underdiagnosed, according to a study led by researchers at Henry Ford Health System and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...Show More Summary

How Hunting Can Curb Lyme Disease, Part 1

If you have personal experience with Lyme disease, you probably know that it’s no joke. And it’s only now that we’re understanding how widespread it is. As recently as August 12, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control admitted: “Government...Show More Summary

Obama Continues Efforts To Curb Skyrocketing Heroin-Related Deaths

The Obama administration unveiled a new plan that aims to tackle the country's growing heroin problem by diminishing heroin trafficking and increasing support prevention efforts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heroin use has more than doubled among young adults between the ages of 18-25 in the [...]

Protecting Americans from Preventable Infections: Working Together Will Save Lives

By TOM FRIEDEN, MD “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Those words spoken by Helen Keller nearly a century ago remain powerful and relevant today. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projects that thousands of lives could be saved every year if health

Multi-drug Resistance Identified in WA Salmonella Outbreak

The strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- linked to pork that has infected 134 people in Washington, hospitalizing 16, is multi-drug resistant. According to an update posted Friday evening by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...Show More Summary

CDC Offers a Look Back at 20 Years of FoodNet

Twenty years ago, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta established the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) to track incidence of foodborne illness. For the September 2015 issues...Show More Summary

Salmonella Illnesses Prompt Recall of Whole Hogs for Barbeque

Whole hogs for barbeque, recalled Thursday, have been associated with 32 Salmonella I 4, [5],12:i:- illnesses now being tracked by the Washington State Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Show More Summary

90% Now Covered by Health Insurance in U.S.

Reena Flores, CBS News: America's uninsured rate fell below 10 percent for the first time in decades, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics. Data from the CDC's NationalShow More Summary

If Only the Supreme Court Had Saved Freedom Instead

Hmm, I wonder if there’s any variable that could explain these results: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday released the latest results of the National Health Interview Survey. According to the survey, just 9.2 percent of the population, or about 29 million people, had no coverage during the first three months […]

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