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Vermont awarded nearly $240K for opioid fight

Vermont has been awarded a nearly $240,000 federal grant to help respond to the opioid overdose crisis. The grant is part of the $12 million the Centers for Disease Control … Click to Continue »

By the numbers: Nearly half the U.S. population has diabetes, and some don't even know it

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new report card on diabetes in America. It's everywhere.

Using omega 3 fatty acids to treat Alzheimer's & other diseases?

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Understanding how dietary essential fatty acids work may lead to effective treatments for diseases and conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson's disease and other retinal and neurodegenerative diseases. The key is to be able to intervene during the early stages of the disease.

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Salmonella safety

Salmonella infection is one of the most common forms of foodborne illness in the U. S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 million people become sick and 380 people die each year from the bacterial disease. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, says salmonella bacteria often are found […]

9/11 survivors face higher risk of heart and lung problems

(Reuters Health) - Survivors of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 - and first-responders who were on the scene that day - may have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases, a new study suggests.

NIH scientists find rare disease clues in cell's recycling system

(NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)) Scientists have demonstrated how an investigational drug works against a rare, fatal genetic disease, Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1). They found that a closely related compound...Show More Summary

COPD -- changes in the lungs, changes in the microbiome

(Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can result in structural changes within the lungs over time. Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have now been able to show that these changes not only affect the organ itself, but also the bacteria that live in the lung. Show More Summary

Salmonella victims from backyard flocks more than double

The number of people infected this year by Salmonella from contact with so-called backyard poultry flocks has more than doubled since June 1, with 790 victims now confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost a third of the victims, 31 percent, are children younger than 5 years old. “In interviews, 409 (or... Continue Reading

Report: Depictions Of Smoking In US Movies Is Dramatically Up

"Depictions or suggestions of tobacco use in top-grossing movies rose 72 percent from 2010 to 2016, according to the report, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The increase was especially large among top-grossing movies with R ratings, which saw a 90 percent rise in tobacco-use imagery, though researchers noted with special concern that […]

By the numbers: word counts in CDC nominee Brenda Fitzgerald's column for Coca-Cola

The Trump administration last week named Georgia Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald as the next leader of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a crucial federal public health agency. The CDC is based in Atlanta, so she won't have to move far.Politico's Morning Agriculture briefing today noted that Dr. Show More Summary

Tobacco Gets More Screen Time in Blockbuster Movies, Study Shows

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raises concerns about smoking’s influence on youths. The movie industry defends its ratings system.

Lyme disease and kids: What you need to know before this summer’s outdoor adventures

Lyme disease is the most prevalent tick-borne illness in the world, with more than 30,000 new cases reported in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Due to the amount of time spent outdoors, children are at a higher risk.

Is Gonorrhoea Getting Impossible To Treat?

According to data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 820,000 new gonorrhea cases occur each year in the U.S. An estimated 246,000 are resistant to at least one antibiotic that treats the infection.

Georgia’s public health chief now heads up CDC and ATSDR

Georgia’s Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has been named by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price as the 17th director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Show More Summary

Brenda Fitzgerald named new CDC director

Georgia’s public health commissioner, Brenda Fitzgerald, will succeed Dr. Tom Frieden as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading ? The post Brenda Fitzgerald named new CDC director appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How Opioid Prescriptions Have Changed Recently: New Report

Too many Americans are prescribed too many opioids for too long, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Though the rates of doctors prescribing opioids have decreased since 2010, they still remained high in 2015 in the U.S., according to the report. Show More Summary

Trump just announced his pick to run CDC — and anti-vaxxers feel betrayed

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The Trump administration on Friday announced that it was appointing Brenda Fitzgerald, who has served as Georgia’s Public Health Commissioner since 2011, to be the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While Fitzgerald is widely respected in public health circles,...

Georgia Health Commissioner named new Director of the CDC

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President Donald Trump’s administration named Georgia Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday. Fitzgerald, 70, is trained as an obstetrician-gynecologist. She served as Georgia Public Health Commissioner since...

Georgia’s Health Commissioner Becomes New CDC Director

(NEW YORK) — Georgia’s health commissioner was named Friday to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government’s top public health agency. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is an OB-GYN and has been head of the Georgia Department of Public Health since 2011. She succeeds Dr. Tom Frieden, who resigned as CDC director…

Georgia health commissioner named CDC director in Atlanta

Georgia's health commissioner has been named the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald succeeds Dr. Tom Frieden, who resigned in January at the … Click to Continue »

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