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Physician recommendations result in greater weight loss, UGA research finds

Patients advised to lose weight by their physicians dropped more pounds on average than those who didn't receive a recommendation, according to new research. Using a national data set from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the study found physician advice was associated with a reported 10-pound loss for women and a 12-pound loss for men over a one-year period.

Baseball Season Raises Concerns About Peanut Allergies but New Techniques Can Calm Fears

As baseball season opens many parents are concerned about their children's exposure to the "peanuts and Cracker Jack" icons that many feel are a part of the baseball experience. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4-6 percent of school-age children have a food allergy; one of the most common food allergens is peanuts. Show More Summary

$60M Investment Supports Community Collaboratives to Strengthen HIV Prevention and Care for Gay Men of Color

A new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week invests over $60 million from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) in a four-year demonstration project designed to improve HIV outcomes for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. Up...

$60M Investment Supports Community Collaboratives to Strengthen HIV Prevention and Care for Gay Men of Color

Welcome This website is designed to: (1) support eligible organizations applying for FOA PS15-1510 and (2) provide information related to post-award program implementation. Description The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Show More Summary

CDC: Source of Cucumber-Linked Outbreak Determined Too Late to Alert the Public

In late February, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a detailed report describing a summer 2014 outbreak of Salmonella linked to cucumbers grown in the Delmarva region of Maryland. The outbreak resulted in 275 confirmed illnesses and the death of one man. Show More Summary

Calif. Company to Halt Seafood Distribution Over Listeria

David Goldman/APA microbiologist extracts listeria bacteria for genome sequencing at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON -- A U.S. District Court imposed a permanent injunction...Show More Summary

Holland America Line Ships Score 100

  On recent routine United States Public Health inspections (USPHI) conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Holland America Line’s ms Statendam,

Through Smart Drug Policies, We Can Change Our Communities for the Better

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a staggering and tragic statistic: Heroin overdose deaths tripled from 2010 to 2013. These numbers are shocking, but they unfortunately come as no surprise to the communities across the U.S. Show More Summary

Boehner: 11 million gaining health insurance is a 'legacy of broken promises'

The Centers for Disease Control released a pair of reports on Monday calculating that 11 million people who had been uninsured now have insurance, thanks to Obamacare. While 37 million people are still uninsured—some 4 million who would...Show More Summary

Are Schools Liable When Bullied Teens Commit Suicide?

An estimated 16 percent of high school students have considered, planned, or attempted suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, many teens who contemplate or commit suicide are victims of bullying by their peers. Show More Summary

Scathing Report Calls Lab Safety at CDC ‘Insufficient’

last weekHealth : Healthland

A new public report from outside experts assessing laboratory safety at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) comes down severely on the government agency. In 2014 and early 2015, the CDC was the site of a series of mishaps, from a lab technician the agency thought was potentially exposed to live Ebola…

Safety Experts Say CDC Not Credible: Lab Mishaps Involving Dangerous Pathogens, Fear Of Reporting Accidents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is under fire after a report by leading biohazard safety experts shows inadequacy abound. The experts say there is “inadequate” training, lack of leadership commitment toward safety and a significant percentage of staff who are afraid to report accidents. Show More Summary

CDC Links Listeriosis Illnesses To Fruit Recalled In July 2014

Last summer, a California-based fruit packing company recalled all fruit that had passed through their plant during a six-week period, since they were potentially contaminated with Listeria bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and...Show More Summary

4 Tips for Healthy Weight Loss

Your health and weight are intimately connected. The good news is you can eat more and weigh less -- that's right, you can lose weight without feeling deprived or hungry. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if...Show More Summary

Healthy Adventure: When Nutrition Meets Diversity

This past weekend, as an American Diabetes Ambassador, I had the privilege of hosting the Healthy Eating portion of the ADA Expo in New York City. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 1 in 10 Americans has been diagnosed with diabetes, and it is suspected that another 1 in 4 has the disease but is undiagnosed. Show More Summary

U.S. Besieged by Superbug as CDC Fails in Its Core Mission

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after their deadly fumbling on Ebola and measles, new data show the agency vastly

10 Greens Healthier Than Kale for St. Paddy’s

  A recent study published through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed the nutritional value of various fruits and vegetables, but instead of calculating how nutrient-dense each... The post 10 Greens Healthier Than Kale for St. Paddy’s appeared first on PETA.

At least 10 Americans being flown to U.S. after possible Ebola exposure

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

At least 10 Americans possibly exposed to the deadly Ebola virus were being flown to the United States from Sierra Leone for observation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.

Study: Contaminated Food Causes 14 Percent of Norovirus Outbreaks Worldwide

According to new work by researchers from the Netherlands, New Zealand and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 14 percent of all norovirus outbreaks are attributed to contaminated food. Noroviruses are one of the leading causes of gastroenteritis worldwide. Show More Summary

White Men Are Overdosing on Heroin at a Record Rate

A decades-long surge in heroin use has left behind a trail of overdose victims. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released this week found that the number of heroin overdoses quadrupled from 1,842 in 2000 to 8,257 in 2013—with a significant boost among people between the ages of 18 and 44, particularly white men. Dr. Show More Summary

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