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You're probably not an alcoholic, study says

A majority of Americans who drink too much booze are not, in fact, classifiable as alcoholics, a government study says. The study, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...Show More Summary

CDC takes down 'obesity cost calculator'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is backpedaling on its workplace "obesity cost calculator."

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[Content Note: Fat hatred.]After a number of complaints, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily shelved a website called "Lean Works!" which "offered an 'obesity cost calculator' to help American bosses tally...Show More Summary

Study: Improper contact lens care is likely causing an uptick in eye infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a warning for all contact lens wearers: Take proper care of your lenses if you want to avoid getting an infection that can lead to blindness. On Thursday, the CDC published a study in...Show More Summary

The ethics of researching Ebola

As we learn of new suspected cases of Ebola infection in the United States, causing worries among the population and renewed efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contain the epidemic. A student in the postgraduate course in research ethics that I teach at Albert Einstein College of Medicine recently asked whether we could discuss the Ebola […]

Deadly 'Kissing Bug' Has Infected 300,000 People in U.S.

A deadly disease called Chagas has been estimated to have infected at least 300,000 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This infection is transferred by the “kissing bug” and is contracted whenShow More Summary

Skin cancer treatment costs rose five times faster than for other cancers

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Skin cancer treatment costs skyrocketed in the past decade, rising five times faster than treatment costs for all other cancers, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. Between 2002 and 2006, $3.6 billion...Show More Summary

Recalled Bean Sprouts Linked to 2 Listeria Deaths, 3 Hospitalizations

Two people have died and three others have been hospitalized after eating Listeria-contaminated bean sprouts produced by Wholesome Soy Products of Chicago, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The victims became ill between June and August 2014, but this is the first announcement of the outbreak. Show More Summary

U.S. CDC boosts national stockpile of Ebola protective gear

last weekNews : The Newsroom

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is increasing its national stockpile of protective gear for U.S. hospitals handling Ebola patients after a "sudden increase" in demand, the agency said on Friday. The CDC...Show More Summary

Facebook wants you to join the fight against Ebola

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg recently gave $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help stop the spread of Ebola. Now he's asking all of you to reach into your wallets, too. Over the next week, Facebook users in more than 30 countries, including the United States, will see messages at the […]

Facebook wants you to join the fight against Ebola

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg recently gave $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help stop the spread of Ebola. Now he's asking all of you to reach into your wallets, too. Over the next week, Facebook users in more than 30 countries, including the United States, will see messages at the […]

Facebook wants you to join the fight against Ebola

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg recently gave $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help stop the spread of Ebola. Now he's asking all of you to reach into your wallets, too. Over the next week, Facebook users in more than 30 countries, including the United States, will see messages at the […]

Irony, Thy Name Is Bill Gates: The Surveillance Edition

So Bill Gates had this to say about infectious disease surveillance (boldface mine): Most needed, Mr. Gates said, is a better system of global disease surveillance. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Gates Foundation have invested … Continue reading ?

Facebook Wants You To Help Eradicate Ebola

Mark Zuckerberg has done his part to fight Ebola, and is now encouraging Facebook users to do the same. When Zuckerberg donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola, his post was "liked" nearly 300,000 times. Show More Summary

Multiple factors, not just mental illness, associated with gun possession, violence among youths

A new study applies the latest computational methodologies to nationally representative data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Researchers identified more than 40 different behavioral factors other than mental illness that are strongly associated with gun possession. Show More Summary

Wink oral thermometer helps keep tabs on fertility

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 6.7 million women in the US with an impaired ability to become pregnant and carry a baby to term. US-based reproductive health company Kindara has now developed Wink,...Show More Summary

Multiple Factors - Not Just Mental Illness - Associated with Gun Possession and Violence Among Youths

The study, by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and Teachers College, Columbia University, applies the latest computational methodologies to nationally representative data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.

C-section rates decrease in more than half of U.S. states

The percentage of babies delivered by cesarean section in the United States has increased dramatically over the past several decades, but that trend is now reversing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and...Show More Summary

Restaurant Employee in Maine Tests Positive for Hep A

But officials refuse to reveal the name of the restaurant. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a restaurant worker in the state has tested positive for Hepatitis A. According to WMTW, officials believe that worker was handling food at the restaurant between September 29 and October 11. Show More Summary

The New Thing in Google Flu Trends Is Traditional Data

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Google Flu Trends is getting an overhaul intended to improve its accuracy. The new ingredient? Traditional public health data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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