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Study Investigates the Reason Older Mothers Are at Higher Risk for Complications During Birth

Family structure, size, and even age at which they start have changed drastically over the last several years. In fact, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that women choosing to have a child at the age of 35 or older has risen from just 1.7 percent per 1,000 births to 11. Show More Summary

This Is Exactly When You're More Likely To Catch The Flu

By Amanda MacMillan Cases of flu are on the rise, according to a recent statement from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and experts are warning that this year’s flu season will be worse than last. Now, aShow More Summary

That Sushi May Contain a Tract-Invading Parasitic Tapeworm

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In health updates that absolutely no one wants to hear, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that a tapeworm that was previously believed to only exist in fish from Asia has been found in Alaskan Salmon. Hold on to your guts. Read more...

The Disturbing Reason You'll Want to Avoid Alaskan Salmon at All Costs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an official warning about the possible presence of Diphyllobothrium - otherwise known as a Japanese tapeworm - in Alaskan salmon. Oh, you were thinking about sushi tonight? YouShow More Summary

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers to endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Cancer Center today joined with 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement supporting updated HPV vaccination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "The HPV vaccine is a proven way to prevent certain types of cancer, but it's not being used widely enough," […]

CDC hid mishandling of deadly germs: Report

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among other things, also carries out research work on deadly bacteria, viruses and pathogens which have been or can be responsible for epidemics and pandemics, or can also be used for bioterrorism. But it turns out that the CDC has not been exactly...

Increased Reaction to Stress Linked to Gastrointestinal Issues in Children with Autism

One in 68 American children lives with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these children also have significant gastrointestinal issues, but the cause of these symptoms is unknown. Show More Summary

Increased reaction to stress linked to gastrointestinal issues in children with autism

(University of Missouri-Columbia) One in 45 American children lives with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these children also have significant gastrointestinal issues, but the cause of these symptoms is unknown. Show More Summary

Heroin Tops the List of Drugs Most Frequently Involved in Overdose Deaths

Heroin was the drug most often involved in overdose deaths between 2010 and 2014, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other drugs commonly involved in overdoses included oxycodone, methadone,...Show More Summary

Deaths From Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids Rose 72% in One Year

Drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids rose 72 percent from 2014 to 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The post Deaths From Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids Rose 72% in One Year appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

More Than 30,000 Americans Died From Opioid Overdoses Last Year

Overdose deaths associated with prescription and illicit opioids increased to 33,091 last year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number marks an increase of almost 5,000 deaths fromShow More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Take the sugar challenge

Americans are eating and drinking too much added sugars, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can lead to health problems, such as weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Updated dietary guidelines for Americans recommend limiting added sugar to less than 10 percent of calories per day. Getting to […]

Obamacare Not Responsible for U.S. Abortion Decline

In November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Abortion Surveillance report for 2013. It showed that the abortion rate in the U.S. continued its steady decline. In the 46 states reporting data for both 2012 and 2013, the overall number of abortions fell by almost five percent. The decline was widespread, as the [...]

Hidden risks of drinking alcohol in cold weather explained

By Sean Dowling, Buzz60 Drinking more to stay warm could have dangerous consequences -- but, what about the warm feeling you get when you take a sip? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the false sense of warmth doesn't translate to overall body temperature. Show More Summary

One in 68…When “Better Diagnosing” is Really “Over-diagnosing”

By Anne Dachel In March 2014 the autism went from one in every 88 children in the U.S. (released in 2012) to one in every 68. Then in March of 2016 the Centers for Disease Control again estimated the rate...

Exclusive: CDC considers lowering threshold level for lead exposure

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering lowering its threshold for elevated childhood blood lead levels by 30 percent, a shift that could help health practitioners identify more children afflicted by the heavy metal.

How scientists are hunting for a safer opioid painkiller | Science News

An opioid epidemic is upon us. Prescription painkillers such as fentanyl and morphine can ease terrible pain, but they can also cause addiction and death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 2 million Americans are abusing or addicted to prescription opiates. Show More Summary

Nothing to be SAD about? by Elizabeth Licata

This holiday season, I’m searching for any good news, and this might qualify. Or at least it might save people some money. According to studies conducted by the Journal of Clinical Psychology and the Centers for Disease Control and Production, the condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) may not exist. The two organizations started […]

How to help overweight kids get healthier: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Childhood obesity affects more than 12.7 million U.S. children and adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many factors can contribute to weight issues during childhood, including diet, lack of exercise, family, physiological and socioeconomic factors. Show More Summary

As Children with Autism Age, Services to Help with Transition Needed

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 45 children is diagnosed with autism. As these children age, experiences such as leaving school, finding jobs and living alone can be stressful for adolescents with autism as well as their caregivers. Show More Summary

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