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Flu vaccine proving effective

This flu season is shaping up to be moderately severe, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but luckily this year’s vaccine is proving to be a good match for the virus. The flu shot has been … The post Flu vaccine proving effective appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

New assay may lead to a cure for debilitating inflammatory joint disease

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis relieve the inflammation that leads to joint destruction, but the immunologic defect that triggers the inflammation persists to cause relapses. Show More Summary

Why Does the Power of the Flu Shot Change Each Year?

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s still flu season, but a preliminary report by the US Centers for Disease Control suggests this year’s flu shot is nearly 50 percent effective at reducing a person’s chance of getting sick. This is actually pretty good considering that, just two years ago, the flu shot’s effectiveness was down at a paltry 19… Read more...

Farmer suicide rate at historic high

A recent article in Iowa Farmer Today caught my attention. The article highlighted a 2016 Center for Disease Control (CDC) report that found national suicide rates for people working in agriculture are now more than 50 percent higher than they were in 1982. Show More Summary

Take the sugar challenge: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

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.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, dietitian Katherine Zeratsky offers a challenge for changing your sugary ways. To […]

New study to document Alzheimer's disease risk factors in Latinos

(Rush University Medical Center) Rush University Medical Center has launched a unique, cohort study called Latino Core to learn about the aging process and risk factors for Alzheimer's disease in older Latino adults.

Nature study suggests new therapy for Gaucher disease

(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Scientists propose in Nature blocking a molecule that drives inflammation and organ damage in Gaucher, and maybe other lysosomal storage diseases, as a possible treatment with fewer risks and lower costs than current therapies. Show More Summary

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Measles in the U.S.

Since the first of the year, nearly two dozen people from six states–California, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania – were reported to have been infected with measles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says measles is among the most infectious agents […]

CDC halts work in its highest security laboratories over equipment concern

last weekNews : USAToday: News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily suspended work with deadly viruses in its highest security labs in Atlanta be...        

U.S. shuts high-security labs over concerns about air hose safety

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has closed down its highest security laboratories after discovering that hoses that supply air to scientists wearing special protective suits were never approved for that use, the agency said on Friday.

More Evidence Emerges That Flint Water Also Caused Fatal Bacteria Outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention genetic testing may help prove that untreated Flint River water contributed to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in and around the city, the MLive site reports. More than 100 individuals, of whom twelve have died, have contracted the bacterial disease in the Flint area since the outbreak began in 2014. Show More Summary

An 18 Percent Decline In HIV Incidence In The U.S. Over Six Years Is Not Enough

Co-authored by Robert Bonacci, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA On February 14, 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled new HIV incidence estimates for the United States from the years 2008 through 2014. Show More Summary

Molecular patterns of complex diseases

(Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) The Helmholtz Zentrum München has published results of the largest genome-wide association study on proteomics to date. An international team of scientists reports 539 associations between protein levels and genetic variants in 'Nature Communications'. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: The downsides of sugary drinks

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 Minute, Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, shows you the […]

UT Southwestern Researchers Develop Potential Treatment for Fatal, Incurable Kidney Disease

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, working with a California biotech firm, have developed a potential drug to treat polycystic kidney disease - an incurable genetic disease that often leads to end-stage kidney failure

GOOD: New HIV infections in U.S. falling rapidly, CDC says. “The Centers for Disease Control and P…

GOOD: New HIV infections in U.S. falling rapidly, CDC says. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used blood test results to help date the infections. Their calculations showed new infections dropped by nearly 18 percent over six years, the CDC reported Tuesday. Though health experts expected a decline, they welcomed the confirmation.”

Cause Celeb: Robert De Niro continues to criticize vaccines

Cause: Vaccine safety. Specifically the debunked link between mercury found in early childhood vaccines and autism, a claim the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has unequivocally refuted. Celeb: Legendary actor Robert De Niro, who’s got a Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Kennedy Center Honor medallion to add to his stack of Hollywood trophies. What’s […]

HIV Rates Continue To Skyrocket For Young Gay/Bi Men

last weekLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that while the number of HIV infections overall, its still climbing precipitously for young men who have sex with men. The number of new infections fell from 45,700 in 2008 to 37,600 in 2014, marking an 18% decline: For heterosexuals, that drop is 36%,... Read more »

Go The Extra Mile... Literally

Go the Extra Mile… Literally The United States Centers for Disease Control recommends at least 150 minutes (2 hours and... The post Go The Extra Mile… Literally appeared first on Lifehack. Physical activity is so much more enjoyable and easy. The most inexpensive and easily accessible way to get started is with a regular walking plan.

Penn Orphan Disease Center Partners with Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics on Gene Therapy Research

Penn Medicine's Orphan Disease Center (ODC) announces a new partnership with FAST (Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics) to study gene therapy approaches to treat Angelman syndrome (AS). FAST will provide funding to establish a gene therapy research program led by ODC.

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