Sleeping pills are big business: About 1 in 25 adults has taken a prescription sleep medicine in the last month, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. And according to Consumer Reports, Americans spent $41 billion on sleep aids and remedies in 2015—a number that’s expected to reach $52 billion by 2020. But…
Post Submitted by Dr. Bruce Rashbaum This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) marked National Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month with an educational campaign called Syphilis Strikes Back. And with good reason. Show More Summary
A new investigation by a field officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates the actual number of deaths involving opioids, a powerful class of painkillers, may be much higher than official tallies. In December, the CDC said 52,404 people had died from drug overdoses in 2015, with over 60% dying from opioids. Show More Summary
Local hospitals have been been struggling to stop a deadly, multi-drug resistant fungus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with 15 city hospitals reporting cases since the disease first came to the United States in 2013. Officials say most of the cases in the area were reported in the last year. [ more › ]
Global health leader and former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 commencement ceremony for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Frieden,...Show More Summary
Infertility treatment is more common than ever, thanks to technology. More than 70,000 babies were born through in-vitro fertilization in 2014, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. That’s an increase...Show More Summary
4.9 million — yes, million — people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year in the United States. It costs an estimated $8.1 billion —with a “B — to treat those skin cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Do I have your attention? I hope so. The problem is we don’t have […]
ATLANTA – Public health officials have a lot on their plate now: Outbreaks of measles and flu, soaring deaths from opioid overdoses, funding cuts. But for Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the scariest threats is a deadly fungus. The...
An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 75 percent of the injuries are sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions.
At the turn of the 21st century, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an article about the 10 greatest public health achievements over the past 100 years, from 1900-1999. One of them was vaccination, which likely has saved millions of lives over the past 100 years. Yet, in more...
There are some real health challenges in this community, says Terry O'Toole, senior health advisor with the division of nutrition, physical activity and obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has given the Coeur D'Alene tribe $2 million to develop "Powwow Sweat." It also supports a community garden on the reservation […]
Autism spectrum disorders are being diagnosed in ever increasing numbers. Nationally, there are about 1 in 68 children identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Show More Summary
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 Radio Health Minute, Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, tells […]
(Reuters Health) - Gay and bisexual men in the United States who are diagnosed with HIV are promptly receiving the necessary treatments more often than in the past, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Among pregnant women in the U.S. with confirmed Zika virus, about 1 in 10 had a fetus or baby with birth defects. That's according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says, "Initially, we knew pretty clearly that there was some association between […]
OUT: FLORIDA MAN. IN: FLORIDA SALAD. Dead bat found in Florida salad. “Florida diners made a disturbing discovery when they cracked open a prepackaged salad: a dead bat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says two people started eating the salad before noticing the decomposing winged mammal. The bat, which was found in a […]
An unwelcome intruder allegedly found its way into a packaged salad mix, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test for rabies.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Saturday said it had received a dead bat from a consumer who claimed it was found in a packaged salad mix, sparking an investigation that has prompted the Atlanta-based agency to recommend post-exposure rabies treatment for two people. CDC said the deteriorated condition of the dead... Continue Reading
During a recent two-year period, almost 23 percent of U.S. adults ages 18 to 59 had a type of genital human papillomavirus that put them at high risk of certain cancers, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention repo...
And now for some more bad news via the New York Times reporting on the Centers for Disease Control: One in 10 pregnant women in the continental United States with a confirmed Zika infection had a baby with brain damage or other serious birth defects, according to the most comprehensive report to date on American […]