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More than half of Americans use menu nutritionals: CDC

People are paying attention to nutrition information on menus, suggests new research from the Centers for Disease Control. The federal body found that 57% of adults use menu nutritional info, like calorie counts, to decide what to e...

Electronic Health Record solutions don’t make errors, people do

HealthITNews reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expressing increased alarm about patient care errors that are being introduced as a result of poorly designed or poorly implemented electronic health record solutions. The US...(read more)

Adults without landlines are more likely to be smokers and heavy drinkers

New results released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control reveal that two of every five American households have ditched their landlines for cellphones -- and there are interesting differences between the health of households that still have landlines and those that are wireless-only. Show More Summary

Adults without landlines are more likely to be smokers and heavy drinkers

New results released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control reveal that two of every five American households have ditched their landlines for cellphones -- and there are interesting differences between the health of households that still have landlines and those that are wireless-only. Show More Summary

Adults without landlines are more likely to be smokers and heavy drinkers

New results released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control reveal that two of every five American households have ditched their landlines for cellphones -- and there are interesting differences between the health of households that still have landlines and those that are wireless-only. Show More Summary

Forgotten Vials of Smallpox Found in Storage Room

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

We’ve been telling you for years that the only smallpox left in the world were two laboratory repositories, one in Russia and the other at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. We’ve even discussed the possibility of destroying those two stashes. Show More Summary

Loose Box of Smallpox Virus Found in NIH Storeroom

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

WaPo: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that employees at the National Institutes of Health found some vials containing smallpox sitting in a laboratory storage room in Bethesda. These vials were labeled...Show More Summary

Smallpox vials just hanging out in CDC Maryland storage room, no big deal

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Breaking smallpox news this afternoon: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced that National Institutes of Health staff have discovered vials containing smallpox "sitting in a laboratory storage room in Bethesda." The vials were labeled “variola,” which is “the severe and most common form of smallpox” according to CDC. Read the rest

Young adults, renters and Latinos most likely to drop land-line phones

The number of Americans living in households without traditional land-line telephones continues to grow, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Smallpox discovered sitting in Maryland storage room

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Today in smallpox, apparently: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that employees at the National Institutes of Health found some vials containing smallpox sitting in a laboratory storage room in Bethesda. These vials were labeled “variola,” which the CDC calls “the severe and most common form of smallpox,” so that’s reassuring. Read full article >>

Harmful hookahs: Many young smokers aren't aware of the danger

Despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults believe that using the water pipes is not harmful to their health, according to a UCLA School of Nursing study. read more

Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, […]

41% Of U.S. Homes Are Now Wireless-Only

Ten years ago, only about 1-in-20 American homes were cellphone-only. By 2010, that rate had soared to 1-in-5. And according to the newest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of U.S. homes that have ditched landlines completely has doubled since 2010, and now stands at 41%. The latest report from the CDC also highlights the … [More]

Young Adults and Suicide

Suicide is a mental health problem affecting the lives of young adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites suicide to be the third leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24. In order to prevent suicide of young adults, families need to talk about it. Suicide is a […]

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth…?

It’s official: 1 out of every 2 Americans has a chronic health condition. Additionally, twenty-five percent have more than one chronic condition. In a new series initiated by the Centers for Disease Control (the first paper recently published in The Lancet), researchers note that chronic diseases have, in fact, overtaken the human health scene, with noncommunicable […]

Cleveland Clinic researchers identify urgent need for Alzheimer's drug development

THURSDAY, July 3, 2014, Las Vegas: Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health have conducted the first-ever analysis of clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease (AD), revealing an urgent need to increase the number of agents entering the AD drug development pipeline and progressing successfully towards new therapy treatments. Show More Summary

Opioid Pain Reliever Prescription Rates Lower in Medical Marijuana States

I was looking at the new Center for Disease Control and Preventions report on opioid prescriptions and I immediately noticed an interesting correlation. States with medical marijuana laws on average had noticeably lower rates of prescriptions for opioid pain relievers than states without medical marijuana.

CDC says anthrax exposure ‘highly unlikely’

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising some employees to stop taking antibiotics to ward off a possible anthrax infection after preliminary tests suggest it is "highly unlikely" they were inadvertently exposed to live anthrax bacteria earlier this month, a spokesman said on Monday.

Homely Metaphor for Your Responsibility to Get Vaccinated

last weekNews : Reason

The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 539 cases of measles in 17 different outbreaks around the country, the highest rate since 2000. The agency notes, "Measles spreads through he air by breathing, coughing or sneezing. It isShow More Summary

At what age should a child learn to swim? Very early may not be best, experts warn.

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Playing in the water is a great way to beat the heat. And yet every year, kids drown. From 1999 to 2010, nearly 14,000 Americans age 19 and younger drowned, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Forty percent of those cases were among children ages 1 to 4, and at least half of those deaths occurred in swimming pools. Read full article >>

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