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US birth rate is dropping, but other countries have it much worse

18 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

The fertility rate in the U.S. is on the decline, but many other countries have much lower numbers. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. rate dropped to 62.3 births per 1,000 women, the lowest level since the government started keeping track in 1909. Show More Summary

CDC: Health care workers report highest rates of asthma

More than 2 million U.S. adults may be living with workplace-related asthma, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How D.C.'s Mayor Plans To End The HIV Epidemic In The Capitol's Backyard

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

More than 13,000 people are living with HIV in Washington, D.C. That’s 2 percent of the city’s population, or double the rate that constitutes an “epidemic” in the eyes of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nancy Mahon,Show More Summary

How D.C.'s Mayor Plans To End The HIV Epidemic In The Capitol's Backyard

More than 13,000 people are living with HIV in Washington, D.C. That’s 2 percent of the city’s population, or double the rate that constitutes an “epidemic” in the eyes of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nancy Mahon,Show More Summary

Media Silence: NYC Abortion Rate is 60% of Birth Rate

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quietly released its latest Abortion Surveillance report for 2013. That is a year remembered by the pro-life movement for the trial and conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. But even that can’t push the liberal media to report the CDC’s grave numbers.

Test for early diagnosis of life-threatening preemie disease advances

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) The National Science Foundation has chosen an LSU Health New Orleans team that developed a test for the early detection of a potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal disease affecting pre-term, low birthweight babies to receive expert guidance to move the technology forward. Show More Summary

With Promising Results From Emerging Therapies, Penn Research Yields Fresh Hope for Treatment of Rare Disease AL Amyloidosis

Two new treatments are showing promise and overall survival is on the rise for AL amyloidosis, according to a series of studies involving researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. They will present their findings at this week's 58th Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting and Exposition in San Diego.

Parkinson's disease and cognitive decline: A genetic connection revealed

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new study led by investigators in the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that mutations in the gene for glucocerebrosidase (GBA), known to be a risk factor for PD, also have a powerful influence on the development of cognitive decline.

Americans' cholesterol, triglyceride levels continue to fall

(Reuters Health) - - In U.S. adults, levels of fatty substances in the blood have continued to fall over the past few years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Levels of total cholesterol, LDL-C, triglycerides continue to decline among US adults

(The JAMA Network Journals) In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Asher Rosinger, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Md., and colleagues examined whether earlier trends of a decline (between 1999 and 2010) in average levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, and low­ density lipoprotein cholesterol continued.

Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Livestock Used In 4-H Projects

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A salmonella Heidelberg outbreak sickened 21 people this year, landing eight of them in the hospital, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The strain of salmonella identified in the outbreak shows signs of...Show More Summary

CDC Study Says Teen Virgins Are Healthier Than Their Sexually Active Peers

Teens’ sexual behaviors have a big connection to their overall health, a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control found. The CDC study, which examined students in grades 9 to 12 based on their sexual behavior, found that students who did not have sex exhibited more healthy behaviors than those who had sex. In […]

Bull calves likely source of drug resistant Salmonella outbreak

Twenty-one people infected with an outbreak strain of multi-drug resistant Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from eight states, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Monday. The illnesses may be associated with dairy bull calves or other cattle. Show More Summary

Photography-Based Therapy Offers New Approach to Healing for Sexual Assault Survivors

One out of every six American women has experienced a sexual assault or an attempted sexual assault or rape in her lifetime, according to the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While more...Show More Summary

Clot-busting skin patch keeps the blood flowing with microneedles

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year 60,000-100,000 people die in the US alone from blood clots formed from conditions known as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolisms, with 10 to 30 percent of them dying within the first month of diagnosis. Show More Summary

U.S. Abortion Rate Continues To Decline

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week released its Abortion Surveillance report for 2013, revealing that the abortion rate in the U.S. continued its steady decline from previous years. In the 46 states reporting data for both 2012 and 2013, the overall number of abortions fell by almost five percent. Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter? 35% of Aborted Babies are Black Even Though Blacks are 13% of the Population

As LifeNews.com reported last week, a new Centers for Disease Control report shows good news across the country as abortions and abortion rates continue to drop to historic levels. The CDC released its 2013 abortion surveillance report on Wednesday, showing a 5 percent drop in abortions from 2012 and a 20 percent drop since 2004. […]

Study: Gestational Diabetes Becoming More Common among Expectant Women

Gestational diabetes is a lot more common among pregnant women than years before but the upside is that more is being done to ensure moms-to-be manage it better. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence may be as high as 9.2 percent of pregnancies, and is higher in women of minority... Read More »

Baking this weekend? Just say no to the raw dough

Editor’s note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention originally published this article on Nov. 22. For many people, the holiday season is the perfect time to spend time together in the kitchen and share delicious baked foods and desserts. Follow these safety tips to help you and your loved ones stay healthy when handling... Continue Reading

Time To Get Your Flu Shot

Entrance to the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Photo credit: Wikipedia) An earlier version of this post appeared on the Mississippi Atheists blog in 2015. It has been edited for re-posting here.According...Show More Summary

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