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Experimental therapy for immune diseases hits Achilles heel of activated T cells

(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Immune diseases like multiple sclerosis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis unleash destructive waves of inflammation on the body, causing death or a lifetime of illness and physical impairment. Show More Summary

MALE PRIVILEGE: It’s Not Just Chris Cornell: Suicide Rates Highest Among Middle-Aged Men. “121 A…

MALE PRIVILEGE: It’s Not Just Chris Cornell: Suicide Rates Highest Among Middle-Aged Men. “121 Americans die by suicide each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control — and 93 of them are men.... In fact, American men make up the bulk of suicides nationwide. Victims of death by suicide are overwhelmingly […]

Trump's hiring freeze has left a scary number of public health jobs vacant

Tom Price, Donald Trump’s health and human services secretary, calls the Centers for Disease Control “an absolute jewel to our nation.” But under his so-called leadership, the CDC has 700 vacant jobs thanks to a continuing hiring freeze. Several...Show More Summary

GU licenses use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Georgetown University today announces it has exclusively licensed worldwide intellectual property (IP) rights to develop and commercialize uses of tyrosine kinase (TK) inhibitors for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases to Axovant Sciences GmbH.

Parasitic stomach infections from dirty pool water on the rise

Before you take another dip in the pool, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a warning about something that could make you very sick. Outbreaks of a parasitic infection linked to swimming pools and water playgrounds are on the rise doubling in just two years. New data published in...

Obamacare still succeeding, for now

Lost in what has been the most ridiculous three days of news, ever, is the latest survey report on the uninsured from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's the latest measure to find the highest rate of insurance ever, with just 9 percent (28.6 million people) of citizens lacking health coverage last year. Show More Summary

Should you be tested for hepatitis?

Millions of Americans are living with chronic hepatitis but most don't know they have the infectious disease. That's why the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) is promoting May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day. In the U. S., the most common forms of the infection are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C (HCV). Mayo Clinic […]

Women In Their 30s Are Now Having More Babies Than Those In Their 20s

According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women in their 30s are now having more babies than women in their 20s in the U.S. Analyzing preliminary data from 2016, the CDC found that the birth rate for women ages 30 to 34 jumped to about 102.6 births per 1,000 women from 101.5 per 1,000 in 2015. Show More Summary

Cerner, Truman Medical Center Partner to Launch Remote Patient Monitoring Program for Chronic Conditions

Cerner and Truman Medical Centers (TMC) have teamed up to launch comprehensive disease management programs to engage patients in their health and improve outcomes for groups of individuals with high-risk chronic conditions. Through the...Show More Summary

Federal Government Renews Mount Sinai Contracts for World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center and Data Center for General Responders

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health have renewed two contracts funding the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence (CCE) and the WTC General Responder Data Center at the Icahn School of Medicine's Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health.

New Creepy Teaser for The Strain!

Welcome to the future. The final season of The Strain premieres Sunday, July 16th on FX. The Strain is FX’s high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, former head of the Center for Disease Control, Canary Team in New York City. After he and his team were called upon to investigate … Continue reading New Creepy Teaser for The Strain! ?

The percentage of Americans without health insurance hit an all-time low

The percentage of Americans that did not have health insurance coverage set another record low in 2016. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health Interview Survey, 9.0% of Americans did not have health insurance in 2016. Show More Summary

Scientists show how defects in blood-brain barrier could cause neurological disorder

(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Scientists for the first time have assembled a 'disease in a dish' model that pinpoints how a defect in the blood-brain barrier can produce an incurable psychomotor disorder, Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome. The findings point to a path for treating this syndrome and hold promise for analyzing other neurological diseases.

A Reminder That, Thanks to Obamacare, the Uninsured Rate Is at a Historic Low

Not that any Republicans in Congress will care, but the Centers for Disease Control reported Tuesday that the uninsured rate remained at a historic low last year. Just 9 percent of Americans lacked health coverage in 2016, according to the National Health Interview Survey, down from 16 percent when Obamacare passed. This is not entirely happy news. Show More Summary

New finding affecting immune reconstitution related to B cells

(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Researchers from the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles examined the mechanisms of B cell immune reconstitution in pediatric patients who had undergone...Show More Summary

Two dose HPV vaccine effective in treating genital warts, study finds

(Boston University Medical Center) New research out of Boston Medical Center, published online in the STD Journal, is the first published clinical evidence to support new recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a two-dose HPV vaccine to prevent genital warts. Show More Summary

AID Atlanta sues over loss of HIV prevention funds

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AID Atlanta has sued the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention after the federal health agency didn't renew a multi-year grant to fund HIV prevention efforts and instead awarded the funds to two other local non-profits.

At 2017 BIO Convention, Former Mass. First Lady Ann Romney Will Discuss Living with MS

Former Massachusetts First Lady Ann Romney, global ambassador for Boston’s Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will deliver a keynote address at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) International Convention in San Diego. Show More Summary

Impacts of Opioid Abuse On the Veterinary Profession

If you pay attention to the news, you’re aware of the growing problem of opioid addiction within the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 33,000 opioid-related deaths in 2015 with West Virginia having the... Read More

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