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Flu vaccine proving effective

13 hours agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

This flu season is shaping up to be moderately severe, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but luckily this year’s vaccine is proving to be a good match for the virus. The flu shot has been … The post Flu vaccine proving effective appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Why Does the Power of the Flu Shot Change Each Year?

It’s still flu season, but a preliminary report by the US Centers for Disease Control suggests this year’s flu shot is nearly 50 percent effective at reducing a person’s chance of getting sick. This is actually pretty good considering that, just two years ago, the flu shot’s effectiveness was down at a paltry 19… Read more...

Farmer suicide rate at historic high

A recent article in Iowa Farmer Today caught my attention. The article highlighted a 2016 Center for Disease Control (CDC) report that found national suicide rates for people working in agriculture are now more than 50 percent higher than they were in 1982. Show More Summary

Take the sugar challenge: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Americans are eating and drinking too much added sugars, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can lead to health problems, such as weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, dietitian Katherine Zeratsky offers a challenge for changing your sugary ways. To […]

CDC halts work in its highest security laboratories over equipment concern

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily suspended work with deadly viruses in its highest security labs in Atlanta be...        

U.S. shuts high-security labs over concerns about air hose safety

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has closed down its highest security laboratories after discovering that hoses that supply air to scientists wearing special protective suits were never approved for that use, the agency said on Friday.

More Evidence Emerges That Flint Water Also Caused Fatal Bacteria Outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention genetic testing may help prove that untreated Flint River water contributed to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in and around the city, the MLive site reports. More than 100 individuals, of whom twelve have died, have contracted the bacterial disease in the Flint area since the outbreak began in 2014. Show More Summary

An 18 Percent Decline In HIV Incidence In The U.S. Over Six Years Is Not Enough

Co-authored by Robert Bonacci, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA On February 14, 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled new HIV incidence estimates for the United States from the years 2008 through 2014. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: The downsides of sugary drinks

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show most American kids are drinking at least one sugary beverage daily. Some children are drinking even more, putting them over the recommended daily calories from added sugars. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, shows you the […]

GOOD: New HIV infections in U.S. falling rapidly, CDC says. “The Centers for Disease Control and P…

GOOD: New HIV infections in U.S. falling rapidly, CDC says. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used blood test results to help date the infections. Their calculations showed new infections dropped by nearly 18 percent over six years, the CDC reported Tuesday. Though health experts expected a decline, they welcomed the confirmation.”

Cause Celeb: Robert De Niro continues to criticize vaccines

Cause: Vaccine safety. Specifically the debunked link between mercury found in early childhood vaccines and autism, a claim the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has unequivocally refuted. Celeb: Legendary actor Robert De Niro, who’s got a Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Kennedy Center Honor medallion to add to his stack of Hollywood trophies. What’s […]

HIV Rates Continue To Skyrocket For Young Gay/Bi Men

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New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that while the number of HIV infections overall, its still climbing precipitously for young men who have sex with men. The number of new infections fell from 45,700 in 2008 to 37,600 in 2014, marking an 18% decline: For heterosexuals, that drop is 36%,... Read more »

Go The Extra Mile... Literally

Go the Extra Mile… Literally The United States Centers for Disease Control recommends at least 150 minutes (2 hours and... The post Go The Extra Mile… Literally appeared first on Lifehack. Physical activity is so much more enjoyable and easy. The most inexpensive and easily accessible way to get started is with a regular walking plan.

Technology Helps Older Adults Living with Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions among those 65 years old and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help reduce these admissions and the strain they put...Show More Summary

The mechanics of cavitation-induced injury lend a better understanding of blast traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a largely silent epidemic that affects roughly two million people each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the scale at which blast TBI (bTBI) injuries—in the spotlight as the signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—occur and manifest is unknown.

Rolf Hazlehurst Sues CDC to Allow MMR Science Whistleblower to Testify in Case of Autistic Son

Parent of autistic teen sues CDC to allow vaccine whistleblower testimony Sharyl Attkisson reports: The father of an autistic child has filed a federal lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in his son’s medical malpractice case. Rolf Hazlehurst...

ABC News Doctor To Head $10B Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will soon be lead by Dr. Richard Better, a former top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the current health editor at ABC News.

Unsung Saviors: Decatur’s Task Force for Global Health is helping eliminate horrific diseases

Atlanta is a world capital for public health. But unlike some of the other big players based here, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Carter Center, the Task Force for Global Health has operated largely out of the public spotlight—and done so by design, since it was founded in 1984 by former CDC director Dr. Show More Summary

CDC: Fentanyl Sold as Cocaine Led to 12 Overdoses in 8 Hours

A hospital in New Haven, Connecticut treated 12 people who overdosed last June when they used fentanyl that had been sold as cocaine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three of the people died. The post CDC: Fentanyl Sold as Cocaine Led to 12 Overdoses in 8 Hours appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

CDC updates vaccine guidelines for flu, HPV and more

Roll up your sleeves, America. A national advisory panel of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its 2017 advisory for recommended shots affecting adults. This year's advisory revises guidance on seasonal flu shots by eliminating nasal flu vaccines and modifying flu-shot...

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