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An interconnection between the nervous and immune system

(Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) Working with colleagues from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE ), Harvard Medical School and Ohio State University, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have...Show More Summary

Asthma drug from the garden center

The coralberry could offer new hope for asthmatics: researchers have extracted a new kind of active pharmaceutical ingredient from its leaves to combat this widespread respiratory disease. In mice, it almost completely inhibits the characteristic contraction of the airways. The plant itself is not exotic: it can be found in any well-stocked garden center.

Puppies Are 'Likely Source' of Outbreak That Has Sickened Dozens in US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today (Sept. 11) that it is investigating an outbreak of Campylobacter — a type of bacteria that causes diarrhea — linked with puppies sold at Petland stores, a national pet store chain. Show More Summary

Decreased glucose metabolism in medial prefrontal areas is associated with nutritional status in patients with prodromal and early Alzheimer's disease

(IOS Press) Obu, Japan, September 15, 2017 - A new study from the Multimodal Neuroimaging for AD Diagnosis (MULNIAD) study, which is a prospective study implemented at the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG), provides...Show More Summary

Puppies Might Be Giving People Diarrhea & It's Absolutely Devastating!

Are pooches causing you to poop? On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it is one of several organizations investigating a multistate outbreak of Campylobacter bacteria possibly due to puppies sold through Petland stores. Related: We Are Not Worthy Of This Adorable Doggo's Maternity Shoot! The bacteria can spread through contact with dog poop, and [...]

Former CDC chief launches $225 million global health initiative

Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is starting a new initiative to tackle some of global health's thorniest issues: cardiovascular disease and epidemics. Frieden, a former New York City health commissioner who spent seven years leading the CDC during...

Axios: Trump's Centers for Disease Control staff under a gag order

According to an email obtained by Axios, staff at the Centers for Disease Control—an organization that’s vital to protecting public health—has been directed to not communicate with the public via the press. The message—sent by public affairs officer Jeffrey Lancashire and dated Aug. Show More Summary

Nearly 40 People Got Sick After Playing With Petland Puppies

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday that 39 people contracted a bacterial infection from contagious puppies at the pet store chain Petland.

Former U.S. CDC director takes aim at outbreaks, heart disease

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden on Tuesday announced the start of a new public health initiative funded by private philanthropies to fight heart disease and stroke and shore up infectious disease capabilities around the world.

Puppies from Petland stores linked to Campylobacter outbreak

A year-long outbreak of Campylobacter infections has been traced to puppies sold by Petland Inc., according to a Monday notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Ohio Department of Health, several other states and the USDA’s Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are collaborating with the CDC on the... Continue Reading

Vanderbilt, Bayer Collaborate To Develop New Therapies Against Kidney Diseases

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Bayer have agreed on a five-year strategic research alliance to evaluate new drug candidates for the treatment of kidney diseases, with the goal of accelerating the translation of innovative approaches from the laboratory to pre-clinical development.

THIS ISN’T SHOCKING NEWS: Students With Poor Health Habits Also Make Poor Grades. “There’s a stron…

THIS ISN’T SHOCKING NEWS: Students With Poor Health Habits Also Make Poor Grades. “There’s a strong link between teens’ health habits and their academic achievement, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey.” If you read the story, the “link” is that both depend on bourgeois habits. Nobody tell the Penn […]

Ubering After Dark — in Wisconsin

Categories: Friday Rant, Travel Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines heavy drinking as 15 or more drinks for men and eight or more for women on a weekly basis. On average, 18% of American adults fall into this category, but the percentage is over 25% in Wisconsin. Show More Summary

Paint by numbers

(Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a new method for reconstructing continuous biological processes, such as disease progression, using image data. The study was published in 'Nature Communications'.

Children Exposed to Chemicals in 9/11 "Dust" Show Early Signs of Risk of Heart Disease

Sixteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers sent a "cloud" of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, children living nearby who likely breathed in the ash and fumes are showing early signs of risk for future heart disease.

Blood tumor markers may warn when lung cancer patients are progressing

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center study suggests that rather than screening for disease, blood tumor markers could be useful in monitoring therapeutic outcomes in those with already established disease.

Hepatitis A found in fresh-cut pineapple in Canada

The British Columbia Center for Disease Control is warning consumers that hepatitis A was found in a sample of Western Brand family pineapple chunks. The British Columbia Center for Disease Control is warning consumers that hepatitis A was found in a sample of Western Brand family pineapple chunks.

Why the CDC is warning families against adopting pet turtles

A tiny turtle sounds like an adorable and harmless pet, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says otherwise.

American obesity report: 1 in 3 adults are beyond overweight

While a third of American adults and one in six children are obese, a report Thursday suggests the rate of increase could be stabilizing in some states. Citing statistics collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert...

Rush testing if genetic clues identify best candidates for Parkinson's surgery

(Rush University Medical Center) A new clinical trial is testing whether a common genetic mutation makes Parkinson's Disease patients more likely to suffer cognitive decline after deep brain stimulation surgery. This information would help neurologists identify the best candidates for this procedure and targets different brain areas based on that genetic information.

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