Over in America, we have a thing called the Center for Disease Control, or CDC. You've probably heard of it, because any time a movie involves a virulent global disease or zombie apocalypse or something, the CDC gets called in to flail ineffectually at the problem before it spirals out of control and ravages the planet. Show More Summary
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first-ever case of a woman contracting HIV from another woman. Although there have been reports of women transmitting the human immunodeficiency virus to other women through sexual activity, they have been difficult to prove. For nearly all the cases, other risk factors were present — including […]
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced a suspension of some of its annual $3.9 million in health care aid usually given to the East African country. Featured Image: read more
That’s some sickly scissoring! Rare Female-To-Female HIV Transmission Reported In Texas A Texas woman apparently contracted HIV through sexual contact with another woman, the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday, a rare female-to-female transmission of the virus. Via CNN
Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Show More Summary
Though documented cases of HIV transmission between women aren't common, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that such an instance did occur in Houston in 2012. Read more...
A research team, led by investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has developed a new vaginal gel that they say could protect women from HIV, even if it is applied hours after sex.This is according to a study...Show More Summary
Cardiovascular calcification (deposits of minerals in heart valves and blood vessels) is a primary contributor to heart disease, the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). read more
This is an new kind of application gel that has been shown to prevent HIV in monkeys. The gel was developed by scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and contains a Merck-made drug called raltegravir which decreases the amount of HIV in the blood. “What we did in this work was […]
Nearly one-third of Americans have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it’s not under control, it can lead to heart damage, stroke and even death. Now new research suggests anyone with blood pressure even slightly higher than the optimal 120/80 may be more likely to have a stroke […]
Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans, says a new report.
Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, Ph.D., director of the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (FAZD Center) recently presented a seminar on animal health data collection and integration at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, March 1, in Dallas, Texas.
AFP/Getty Images/Hoang Dinh Nam By Charles Kenny Recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control suggests America's obesity epidemic may have peaked. From 2003 to 2012, overall obesity rates remained stable. Even better was a significant reduction in obesity for children between the ages of two and five. Show More Summary
A new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that most cases of the severe - and potentially fatal - diarrhea illness in children caused by Clostridium difficile infection picked up outside of the hospital...Show More Summary
The average age of women in Shanghai with breast cancer rose to 57 in 2013, according to research conducted by the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The average age in 1973 was 54. [ more › ]
Remember that Barbie doll artist Nickolay Lamm made using the Center for Disease Control's actual average measurements for a 19-year old girl? Well now he's back with a crowdfunding project to manufacture a line of realistic bodied Lammily dolls. Show More Summary
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of the adult population over the age of twenty in the United States is obese.
New evidence suggests that deaths from Alzheimer's are 5 to 6 times higher than previously reported by the Centers for Disease Contol and death certificates. Alzheimer's Reading Room Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading Room Email: Alzheimer’s...Show More Summary
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the US, trailing the top two killers, heart disease and cancer. But a new study suggests Alzheimer's actually contributes...Show More Summary
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