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Multiple sclerosis misdiagnosis shows need for improved education of clinicians

A number of common conditions are mistaken for multiple sclerosis (MS), a disabling central nervous system disease, say researchers at four academic medical centers across the U.S. in a study published online today in the journal Neurology. read more

Wake Forest Baptist Gets Federal Grant for Alzheimer's Research Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center a grant worth an estimated $8.7 million over five years for the establishment of a new center for research into Alzheimer's disease.

Kidney Society Partners with US Government to Prevent Dialysis Infections

The Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) Project aims to safeguard dialysis patients from potentially deadly infections. The American Society of Nephrology is partnering with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement the project. More than 450,000 kidney failure patients in the United States are being treated with dialysis.

Mayo Clinic Minute: When are opioids OK to take?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says sales of prescription painkillers have increased dramatically in recent years. Some people who receive these medications may misuse them, but others may truly need them. So the question is: When are opioids OK to take? In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talk to pain medicine […]

The CDC's Gay Dance Video About HIV Is Flat Out Fabulous

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a music video that joyfully educates gay men about HIV prevention options. And it is foot-stomping fabulous. Read more...

Glee Star Alex Newell Blows The Roof Off In Innovative HIV Prevention Dance Track For The CDC [VIDEO]

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

An innovative campaign and the song really IS fantastic. Mark King breaks it down at My Fabulous Disease: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a music video that joyfully educates gay men about HIV prevention options. Show More Summary

African Americans, Take These Five Steps to Help Conquer Chronic Pain

A recent University of Virginia study found that racial bias in pain assessment may result in African Americans being undertreated for their chronic pain. This finding, coupled with the Center for Disease Control's new opioid prescribing...Show More Summary

Travelers warned about Zika in St. Kitts and Nevis

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The deadly Zika virus has been transmitted by mosquito in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monda...        

Mayo Clinic Radio: Breast cancer awareness / contralateral prophylactic mastectomy / 5 questions to ask your surgeon

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 220,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women each year in the U.S. That means breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in their lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign started back in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease. On the next Mayo […]

Heart failure risk reduced in older adults with moderate physical activity and healthy weight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates nearly 5.1 million Americans have heart failure. Heart failure is the result of the heart not functioning properly and can lead to death. Aging is a large factor affecting theShow More Summary

Heart attack and stroke risk increases with higher heart age in the U. S

A new report states that U.S. adults are at a higher risk for heart attack and stroke due to an increase in heart age. According to the study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most Americans … The post Heart attack and stroke risk increases with higher heart age in the U. Show More Summary

Syphilis Rates Among Gay and Bisexual Men in the U.S. Rise by 15%

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control has found that syphilis infection is on the rise among gay and bisexual men in the United States. The report found that between 2013 and 2014 there was a 15% rise in the contraction of syphilis among… Read The post Syphilis Rates Among Gay and Bisexual Men in the U.S. Rise by 15% appeared first on Towleroad.

Askate Foundation offers skateboard opportunity to children with autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in America fall somewhere on the spectrum of autism disorder. It’s a complex condition that still holds a lot of questions. Children with autism may be prone...Show More Summary

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Strain In Hawaii A First For U.S.

A drug-resistant cluster of gonorrhea infections in Hawaii have health officials worried that the sexually transmitted disease could soon prove untreatable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that an antibiotic-resistant strain was discovered earlier this year in seven patients in Honolulu. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Facts on fentanyl

Fentanyl is a man-made pain medication often prescribed after surgery or used for advanced cancer patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the medication is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. When used appropriately, fentanyl is effective, but, when abused, it can be deadly. In this […]

Suicide Prevention: Remembering A Dear Friend

Every person has value. That's why the loss of lives to suicide is a profound tragedy and why September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The U.S, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that suicides in the United States have increased almost 25 percent over the past 25 years. Show More Summary

Should you take statins: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million Americans have high cholesterol. Statins are medications that lower cholesterol levels. But, who should take them? A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that statins lower the risk of cardiovascular events in people at medium risk without cardiovascular disease. […]

New Findings on Cat-Scratch Disease Every Pet Parent Should Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a study regarding cat-scratch disease (CSD) in the United States, and the findings are worth every pet parent taking note of for their health. "There are millions...Show More Summary

Retro Disease Fighting Posters Make Public Health Cool Again

While Zika virus dominates the headlines, the Center for Infectious Disease Research’s jazzy new poster series is here to remind us that “old news infectious diseases” ? HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and sleeping sickness ? still claimShow More Summary

Scientists warn that cuddling your cat can kill you

Researchers already spoke out about the dangers of being affectionate to chickens; now they are warning against getting close to a more commonly beloved pet: cats. Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put together a survey of a cat-born disease called "Cat-Scratch Fever" (CSF) and it may be potentially dangerous. Show More Summary

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