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8 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Sally Satel The spread of Zika is a public health story, but politics isn’t far behind. The consuming controversy here is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have dragged their feet in giving strong recommendations to women to delay pregnancy.

The heart-brain connection: The link between LQTS and seizures

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center recently discovered a genetic link between Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), a rare cardiac rhythm disease, and an increased risk for seizures. The study also found that people with LQTS who experience seizures are at greater risk of sudden cardiac death. read more

Florida investigation links four recent Zika cases to local mosquito-borne virus transmission

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by the State of Florida that Zika virus infections in four people were likely caused by bites of local Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The cases are likely the first known occurrence of local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in the continental United States. Show More Summary

Puerto Rico Sees Rapid Spread of Zika With Over 5,500 Cases Diagnosed

Positive tests for people with suspected Zika virus infection increased from 14 percent in February to 64 percent in June in the US territory of Puerto Rico, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

#Zika Has Arrived, But is the U.S. Ready?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the Zika virus has been transmitted by mosquito to a person in the continental United States, marking a moment in global health history so many predicted. Despite the advance...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: 4 Ways to Avoid Ticks

Whether you’re camping, hiking or just playing near woods, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tick bites should be top of mind. Ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly wooded and grassy areas — some of the same places where you may be enjoying summer. A tick bite can result in mild symptoms that are treatable at […]

New research adds evidence on potential treatments targeting amyloid beta in Alzheimer's

New research findings from the Center for Cognitive Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center could provide additional clues for future treatment targets to delay Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This is according to the group's latest findings that will be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), July 24 to July 28 in Toronto. read more

Diabetes Prevention Programs Beneficial in Improving Cardio-Metabolic Profiles

A new study by researchers at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that lifestyle modification programs modeled on diabetes prevention programs (DPP) trials not only achieved...Show More Summary

Why baby boomers need a hepatitis C screening

Baby boomers, adults born between 1945 and 1965, are five times more likely to have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus (HCV). As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force recommend that all patients in that age group get tested. read more

19 Times Twitter Totally Understood The Plight Of The Short Man

For reasons that go back millennia, height is important. Tall men get paid more than shorter men; even tall-looking faces are perceived as being more masculine. But what is tall, anyway? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2007-2010 the average height for men in the U.S. Show More Summary

The CDC Says Doctors Should Screen More Pregnant Women for Zika

Doctors in the U.S. should proactively screen at-risk pregnant women for the Zika virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “All pregnant women in the United States and U.S. territories should be assessed for possible Zika virus exposure at each prenatal care visit,” reads a new memo the CDC released on Monday.

A hacker claims to have stolen credentials to a bunch of US government sites — and he's selling them on the dark web

A hacker is selling stolen credentials that purportedly give access to servers of the US Navy, Centers for Disease Control, US Postal Service, and other US government sites. Listings for the accounts were found recently by Tech Insider...Show More Summary

The CDC Issues 'CLINTON TOXICITY ALERT!' Warns Contact Could Prove Fatal To One's Reputation.

DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, LATEST VICTIM, FORCED TO RESIGN FROM DNC! Following a string of highly visible career implosions centered around Washington, D.C., Little Rock Arkansas and New York City, the Center for Disease Control (CDC)...Show More Summary

CDC Urges Doctors To Aggressively Test Pregnant Women For Zika

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling on doctors to more aggressively screen pregnant women for the Zika virus and to take advantage of new testing technology to improve the diagno...

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

5 days 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

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

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

last weekNews : 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...

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