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Pediatricians Central in Zika Patient Care

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to track pregnant women with Zika infections, the organization has said that due to the risks, children – and infants especially – must be monitored closely after confirmed exposure for developmental and neurological issues. A recent report indicates that children affected with Zika will need multidisciplinary care, […]

These are the CDC's new Zika guidelines for pregnant women

4 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their Zika recommendations on Monday.

Can STDs Be Transmitted Through Swimming Pools? An Expert Weighs In

The Question: Is it possible to catch STDs from swimming in a pool or hot tub? No, not unless you’re having sex in the pool with someone who has an STD. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an individual can only pass on an STD through direct person-to-person contact. Show More Summary

Non-travel Zika Case Spurs Concerns: Tips for Protection

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with the Florida Department of Health to investigate the first Zika case that appears to have no connection to travel or sexual contact transmission. Mayo Clinic internal medicine specialist Dr. Show More Summary

Us suicide rate for people with Epilepsy exceeds levels in general population

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control studied the prevalence of suicide among people with epilepsy compared to the population overall and estimated that the annual suicide mortality rate among those with epilepsy was 22 percent higher than in the general population. Show More Summary

New HPV recommendations remind us boys get the virus, too

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The HPV vaccine, which many may know by the brand name Gardasil, is commonly given to young girls at age 11. But new guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that the vaccination be offered to both boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 12. To drive this idea...

CDC scientists review methods to prevent bites and suppress ticks that transmit Lyme disease

Dr. Lars Eisen and Marc Dolan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reviewed decades of scientific literature on the effectiveness of various methods of preventing bites and controlling ticks that transmit Lyme disease. Their findings are published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. read more

Florida is checking possible local case of Zika

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Local health officials are collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the case.

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Is A Looming Threat

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that Neisseria gonorrhoeae ? that is, the bacteria that causes gonorrhea ? could be developing resistance to our last-line antibiotics that treat it. The CDC’s currentShow More Summary

CDC Reports Dismal Scores During Royal Caribbean Ship Inspection

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just released its Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) inspection for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Explorer of the Seas, and the report found a number of horrifying violations. Those findings could not...Show More Summary

A mysterious case of Zika raises new fears of person-to-person transmission

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Infection are investigating a worrisome case of Zika virus transmission after the caregiver of a Zika-infected patient who died was found to be infected as well. In late June, an elderly Utah resident who had visited a country where the Zika virus...

Zika: Caregiver of Utah Man Who Died Also Contracted the Virus

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A caregiver for an elderly Utah man who died while infected with Zika tested positive for the virus but has recovered, health officials said on Monday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it has...Show More Summary

This Flowchart Explains Whether Or Not You Should Get A Zika Test

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

If you’re headed to the Olympic Games in Rio next month, rest assured that it’s highly unlikely you’ll return home afterward with the Zika virus. A recent analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compared the expected...Show More Summary

Utah Reports Zika Infection In Person Who Cared For Man With Virus

A caregiver for an elderly Utah man who died while infected with Zika tested positive for the virus but has recovered, health officials said on Monday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it has confirmed that a person who helped care for the man who died last month while infected with Zika contracted the virus. Show More Summary

Utah reports Zika infection in person who cared for patient with virus

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Utah health officials on Monday said a caregiver of an elderly patient from Utah who died while infected with Zika has tested positive for the virus, they said in a statement. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a person who helped care for the individual who died...

The Science Behind Teens and Drinking: What Every Family Should Know

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Marisa M. Silveri, PhD According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among young people in the United States. The CDC also reports that...Show More Summary

Thanks to the NRA and Their Lackeys in Congress, It Is Illegal to Study Gun Violence

It is illegal for the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention to study connection between gun ownership and police violence. As Black Lives Matter protests continue across the nation, a new study is complicating the debate around police violence. Show More Summary

‘Distressing Increase’ in Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases: STUDY

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

More than 800,000 gonorrhea infections occur in this the U.S. every year, making it the nation’s second most commonly reported notifiable disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but fewer than half of th… Read The post ‘Distressing Increase’ in Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases: STUDY appeared first on Towleroad.

First Case Of Zika Transmitted Through Female-To-Male Sex Is Found In NYC

The first case of Zika virus that was sexually transmitted from a female to a male partner has been documented in New York City, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [ more › ]

Surge in antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea cases could exhaust treatment options: CDC

last weekNews : The Raw Story

As if you needed something else to keep you awake at night, a new statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea have increased by more than 400 percent between 2013 and 2014. According to the new data, the alarming increase...

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