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News Study Links Antidepressants with Improved Cardiovascular Outcomes

A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute has found that screening for and treating depression could help to reduce the risk of heart disease in patients with moderate to severe depression.

These are the Foods Most Prone to Foodborne Pathogens

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report highlighting the foods most likely to cause illnesses due to bacterial infection. Here are the most common suspects in your kitchen. Read more...

How Safe Is Abortion?

The safety of abortion depends on whom one asks. National data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that induced abortion and miscarriage are the safest outcomes of pregnancy. In contrast, abortion opponents routinely claim that abortion is unsafe. Show More Summary

Direct link between insulin resistance and behavioral disorders

People with diabetes are more prone to anxiety and depression than those with other chronic diseases that require similar levels of management. The reasons for this aren't well understood, but Joslin Diabetes Center researchers haveShow More Summary

CDC: Outbreak from Raw Goat’s Milk Sickened 11 in Idaho in 2014

At least 11 people in Idaho were sickened with Cryptosporidiosis in August 2014 after consuming unpasteurized goat’s milk, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the first public announcement of outbreak. The outbreak first came to the attention of health authorities when two siblings, both younger... Continue Reading

The Persistent Danger of Poxes

Like a plot twist in a bad Syfy network movie, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday that vials labeled “variola”—aka smallpox—were discovered in an unused storage room in a Food and Drug Administration laboratory. Show More Summary

Largest Study of Its Kind Documents Causes of Childhood Community-Acquired Pneumonia

To investigate specific causes of childhood CAP, University of Utah Health Sciences and other institutions collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the largest study of its kind, the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC). Show More Summary

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr in Mothering Magazine

By Anne Dachel Feb 23, 2015, Robert Kennedy, Jr had an article published by Kennedy focused on corruption at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the failure of the media to honestly cover the most heated controversy...

CDC’s 2013 HIV Surveillance Report Now Available Online

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual HIV Surveillance Report titled Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2013, is now available online [PDF 2.9MB]. The report summarizes information about diagnosed HIV infection from 2009 to 2013 representative of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six U.S. dependent areas....

National Briefing | Health: Death Toll From Bacteria Is Raised

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The deadly bacterial infection Clostridium difficile is estimated to have afflicted almost half a million Americans and caused 29,000 deaths in 2011, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

UC San Diego Health System Designated as Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease

The Movement Disorder Center at UC San Diego Health System has been designated the 41st Center of Excellence in the National Parkinson Foundation's (NPF) global network.

5 Reasons Kids Should Play Organized Sports

In the past 30 years, obesity has more than doubled in young children and quadrupled in adolescents, potentially leading to a host of chronic diseases later in life, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Conversely, the CDC reports that regular physical activity provides a long list of physical benefits for children, but that’s not all. Show More Summary

We're in Dire Need of New Funding for Antibiotics, Researchers Say

As a global community, were in a high-stakes race against rapidly developing antibiotic resistanceand were losing. Each year, 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic resistant infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Show More Summary

Video: How An Anti-Vaxxer Is Born

Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 154 people in 17 states and in Washington D.C. have contracted measles as of Monday, in a massive outbreak that's been spreading since January. This outbreak goes...Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: February 24, 2015

Brazil: Indonesia’s president denied granting clemency to eleven foreigners facing the death penalty for drug smuggling including a Brazilian national. U.S.: A senior official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claimed that the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. Show More Summary

CDC Official Dismisses Claim That Undocumented Immigrants Bring Measles Into The U.S.

Despite claims to the contrary from some of the loudest anti-immigration reform voices in the Republican Party, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stressed on Monday that undocumented immigrants are not bringing measles into the United States. Dr. Show More Summary

CDC: Measles Outbreak Has Nothing To Do With Illegal Immigration

Anne Schuchat, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, has strenuously denied that there is any evidence supporting claims of a connection between the United States' recent measles outbreak and undocumented immigration, the Guardian reports. Read more...

CDC: Salmonella Linked to VA Cucumbers Killed 1, Sickened 275 in 2014

At least 275 people in 29 states and Washington, D.C., were sickened and one man died in a Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers grown in the Delmarva region of Virginia, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published Friday. This is the first public mention of the outbreak, which occurred between... Continue Reading

National Briefing | Health: New Virus Suspected in Death of Kansas Man

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A new virus appears to have caused the death last spring of a man in Kansas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday in its journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Kansas man’s death leads CDC officials to discover scary new disease

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A Kansas man’s death last year can be traced to a new virus that is likely spread through bites from ticks, CNN reported on Friday. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a statement on Friday that the 50-year-old man was in good health when he fell ill after working on his property....

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