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CDC Issues Alert About How Intravenous Drug Use Could Spark New HIV Outbreaks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing an alert to warn that a hepatitis C epidemic and a rise in intravenous drug use nationwide could spark new HIV outbreaks similar to one in a southern Indiana...Show More Summary

CDC's Tom Frieden: Putting Dogma First

That a bullying authoritarian such as Nurse Bloomberg’s former top doctor, Tom Frieden, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health, went on to secure the top job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the Obama administration was no great surprise. Show More Summary

Laws May Discourage Doctors From Asking Patients About Guns

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Guns, as you might imagine, are not conducive to good health. In 2013, for example, firearms were involved in more than 21,000 suicides and 11,000 homicides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It makes sense,...Show More Summary

CDC alters anti-smoking ads after complaint from ostomy association

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released altered versions of graphic anti-smoking ads Tuesday after a national ostomy group complained that the videos perpetuated "dangerous and offensive" stereotypes about living with the aftermath of intestinal surgery.Read full article >>

5 Small Steps to Naturally Improve Your Fertility

Have you been trying to get pregnant with no success? I've been there. You are not alone. Infertility affects more and more couples each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of 2010 about 6.7 million American women suffer from infertility. Show More Summary

Ebola Might Live in Semen for Months After Patients Are Symptom-Free

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its Ebola transmission guidelines, advising survivors to abstain from sex indefinitely because it is not known how long the virus can live in semen. Previous CDC guidelines recommended abstaining from sex for three months, The New York Times reports. Show More Summary

Ebola Survivors Are Being Urged To Abstain From Sex

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Until scientists learn more about the virus and how long it stays in the body, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking Ebola survivors to either abstain from sex or use condoms 100% of the time. Read more...

Signs Ebola Spreads in Sex Prompt a C.D.C. Warning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Ebola survivors to abstain from sex or use condoms after evidence suggested that a man who had recovered from the virus might have passed it to his female partner months later.

A Third of American Women Don't Allow For Enough Time Between Births

The average American mother spaces the birth of her children two and a half years apart. But one-third of women don’t allow enough space between children. A study released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 30 percent of mothers become pregnant again within 18 months. Read more...

For a Good Night’s Sleep, Embrace the Dark Side

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Today most people do not get enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called insufficient sleep an epidemic. While we are finally paying attention to the importance of sleep, the need for dark is still mostly ignored. That’s right. Show More Summary

Botulism Suspected: Two Adults From New Mexico Hospitalized in Texas

The New Mexico Department of Health is cooperating with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on an investigation of two patients who are hospitalized in Texas with suspected botulism. The source is currently being investigated but is likely contaminated food, according to NM officials. The... Continue Reading

Sharp Increase in E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows use of e-cigarettes by middle and high school students has tripled in one year. Traditional cigarette smoking declined but according to the CDC report about 25 percent of all high school students and 8 percent of middle school students used some form of […]

Ostomy association asks CDC to pull anti-smoking ads it calls ‘offensive and dangerous’

last weekHealth : The Checkup

The United Ostomy Associations of America has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pull two chilling anti-smoking ads that emphasize the difficulty of living with the aftermath of intestinal surgery.Read full article >>

U.S. High School Students Now Smoke More E-Cigarettes Than Regular Cigarettes [Infographic]

According to a national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), e-cigarette use among U.S. high school students trippled between 2013 and 2014. The rate of e-cigarette smoking has even surpassed regular smoking in U.S. high schools. 13.4 percent of students stated they had smoked an e-cigarette over [...]

New Dietary Supplement May Support Reproductive Health in Women

Current statistics on U.S. birth rates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report a continued trend toward delayed motherhood, as many women spend their 20s focusing on obtaining an education and building a successful career. As fertility gradually declines in the 30s, particularly after age 35, the risk of experiencing difficulty conceiving […]

E-Cigarettes Are Now More Popular With Young People Than Regular Cigarettes

Electronic cigarette use among young people has surpassed traditional cigarette use for the first time, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although cigarette use is at a record low among young people, that doesn't mean fewer teens are using tobacco. Show More Summary

E-Cigarette Use Triples Among Teens

E-cigarette use among teenagers has tripled since 2013, and the number of teens smoking tobacco products has increased for the first time in a generation, according to a study released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and...Show More Summary

As Use of E-Cigarettes by Children Increases, the American Thoracic Society Calls for Tighter Regulation

Today's data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on yet another dramatic rise in the use of electronic cigarettes by middle and high school students reinforces the long-held position of the American Thoracic Society that e-cigarettes need to be subject to the same marketing and manufacturing restrictions as tobacco products.

CDC Warns More Connecticut Ticks Carrying Dangerous Virus

 Photo courtesy of Fairfax County, Flickr If you’re heading into the Connecticut woods this spring, you may want to take additional measures to protect yourself against ticks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced...Show More Summary

Use of E-Cigarettes Rises Sharply Among Teenagers, Report Says

A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says use of the devices among middle and high school students tripled between 2013 and 2014.

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