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Overcoming barriers to physical activity for African-American women

AURORA, Colo. (July 21, 2014) - According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately four out of five black women are overweight or obese and 36 percent meet physical activity objectives as determined by the CDC. That's compared to 50 percent of white women meeting the same objectives. read more

Old Age Incontinence

22 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

According to a June 2014 report [pdf] from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half the U.S. population age 65 and older (50.9%) report urinary and/or bowel leakage. That's just the group of us who live independently;...

CDC: HIV Down in General Population but Surging with Gay, Bisexual Males

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that although the annual diagnosis rate of HIV has dropped by one-third in the general population, the percentage is increasing among young gay and bisexual males. Show More Summary

CDC closes lab following accidental AI shipment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has closed its influenza laboratory after a cross-contamination occurred which allowed a strain of Avian influenza to be delivered to a poultry lab.

We’re Still Not Tracking Patient Harm

Top patient-safety experts call on Congress to step in and, among other steps, give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wider responsibility for measuring medical mistakes. The post We’re Still Not Tracking Patient Harm appeared first on The Good Men Project.

CDC: Four More Sickened in Chia Powder Salmonella Outbreak

Four more people have been found ill with Salmonella after consuming various brands of sprouted chia powder, according to an July 17 update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of July 14, at least 25 people in 15 states have been infected with one of three outbreak strains: Salmonella Newport (16... Continue Reading

Chikungunya in Florida Man Is First Case Acquired in the U.S.

4 days agoHealth : Healthland

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the first case of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya infection picked up in the U.S. occurred in a Florida man who had not recently traveled abroad.

CDC wasn't careful enough with hazardous materials, director admits

Wednesday was not a good day for government agencies that deal with infectious agents. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was in the hot seat during a hearing held by a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. Show More Summary

CDC director admits shortcomings at germ labs

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged Wednesday that systemic safety problems have for years plagued federal public health laboratories that handle dangerous germs such as anthrax and bird flu.

Anthrax incident 'should never have happened,' CDC chief says

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a congressional panel Wednesday that safety lapses at the agency’s bioterrorism labs were “completely unacceptable” and “should never have happened.”

IIHS: These Used Cars Are Safer for Teen Drivers

Teen driving statistics are scary: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens and in 2010 seven teens died every day from crash-related injuries. What's worse is that...

CDC Report: Gays More Likely to Smoke, Drink Than Heterosexuals

A recently released study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that homosexuals are more likely to drink and smoke than their heterosexual peers.

CDC Survey: 2.3% of Americans Gay or Bisexual

Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans' sexual orientation. Show More Summary

Feds: 2.3% Are Gay Or Bisexual

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Washington Post: Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation. Show More Summary

Understanding the Ebola Virus

SOURCES: Card 1: Bloomberg; Card 2: Bloomberg; Card 3: Healthline; Card 4: Center for Disease Control; Card 5: CDC; Card 6: Doctors Without Borders; Card 7: The Washington Post Read more... More about Us World, World, Ebola, and Ebola Outbreak

Rep. Phil Gingrey warns you might get Ebola from immigrants

Also, Hodor. Rep. Phil Gingrey wants you to know that all these immigrants nowadays are unclean. Unclean! Last week, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) wrote a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with a dire warning: Some of the child refugees streaming across the southern border into the United States might carry deadly diseases. Show More Summary

5 Times Infectious Diseases Escaped From Laboratory Containment

It's an ironic global security threat, but facilities meant to prevent and cure disease have sometimes inadvertently aided in its spread. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) made headlines last month when an estimated 84 of its scientists were exposed to a live and potentially deadly strain of anthrax. Show More Summary

Health survey gives government its first large-scale data on gay, bisexual population

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation. Read full article >>

Second investigation of CDC anthrax lapse finds more problems

Another federal investigation has found numerous safety problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s bioterrorism lab after a lapse last month that potentially exposed several dozen workers to anthrax, according to a House memo posted Monday.

After Lapses, C.D.C. Admits a Lax Culture at Labs

last weekHealth : NYT: Health

Recent revelations of safety breaches on the handling of dangerous microbes have created a crisis of faith at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and prompted calls for sweeping changes at the agency.

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