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It’s Time to Bring Eating Disorders Out of the Shadows

Most African Americans are surely aware of the worsening obesity rates in this country, especially among poorer and underserved communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans are the most overweight racial group, with 47 percent classified as obese—defined as a body mass index of 30 or higher.

Ongoing Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Sprouts

At least 63 people  in 10 states have been sickened in a multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts, reported the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday. Bean sprouts distributed by Wonton Foods, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Enteriitdis that has sickened people in Connecticut, Maine,... Continue Reading

You're probably not an alcoholic, study says

A majority of Americans who drink too much booze are not, in fact, classifiable as alcoholics, a government study says. The study, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...Show More Summary

CDC takes down 'obesity cost calculator'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is backpedaling on its workplace "obesity cost calculator."

Moffitt Cancer Center Announces Development of Experimental Treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Autoimmune Diseases

In a major step to treat patients living with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), a group of diseases that affect the bone marrow and blood, Moffitt Cancer Center today announced the development of an innovative investigational biologic agent that could improve patient response and outcomes for MDS and other diseases.

Not Good Enough

[Content Note: Fat hatred.]After a number of complaints, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily shelved a website called "Lean Works!" which "offered an 'obesity cost calculator' to help American bosses tally...Show More Summary

Study: Improper contact lens care is likely causing an uptick in eye infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a warning for all contact lens wearers: Take proper care of your lenses if you want to avoid getting an infection that can lead to blindness. On Thursday, the CDC published a study in...Show More Summary

The ethics of researching Ebola

As we learn of new suspected cases of Ebola infection in the United States, causing worries among the population and renewed efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contain the epidemic. A student in the postgraduate course in research ethics that I teach at Albert Einstein College of Medicine recently asked whether we could discuss the Ebola […]

Bruce Kone, M.D., Heads Grant Review Section for NIH

Bruce Kone, M.D., professor in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been named chairman of a Scientific Review Group (SRG) that evaluates training grant and career development award applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Show More Summary

NYC Ebola Patient Craig Spencer Is Discharged From Hospital

last weekHealth : Healthland

Craig Spencer, a physician who contracted Ebola while working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, is being released Tuesday from Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, where he was being treated for the disease. Spencer tested positive for Ebola after arriving in October.

Deadly 'Kissing Bug' Has Infected 300,000 People in U.S.

A deadly disease called Chagas has been estimated to have infected at least 300,000 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This infection is transferred by the “kissing bug” and is contracted whenShow More Summary

Skin cancer treatment costs rose five times faster than for other cancers

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Skin cancer treatment costs skyrocketed in the past decade, rising five times faster than treatment costs for all other cancers, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. Between 2002 and 2006, $3.6 billion...Show More Summary

Recalled Bean Sprouts Linked to 2 Listeria Deaths, 3 Hospitalizations

Two people have died and three others have been hospitalized after eating Listeria-contaminated bean sprouts produced by Wholesome Soy Products of Chicago, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The victims became ill between June and August 2014, but this is the first announcement of the outbreak. Show More Summary

U.S. CDC boosts national stockpile of Ebola protective gear

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is increasing its national stockpile of protective gear for U.S. hospitals handling Ebola patients after a "sudden increase" in demand, the agency said on Friday. The CDC...Show More Summary

Facebook wants you to join the fight against Ebola

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg recently gave $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help stop the spread of Ebola. Now he's asking all of you to reach into your wallets, too. Over the next week, Facebook users in more than 30 countries, including the United States, will see messages at the […]

Facebook wants you to join the fight against Ebola

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg recently gave $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help stop the spread of Ebola. Now he's asking all of you to reach into your wallets, too. Over the next week, Facebook users in more than 30 countries, including the United States, will see messages at the […]

Facebook wants you to join the fight against Ebola

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg recently gave $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help stop the spread of Ebola. Now he's asking all of you to reach into your wallets, too. Over the next week, Facebook users in more than 30 countries, including the United States, will see messages at the […]

Irony, Thy Name Is Bill Gates: The Surveillance Edition

So Bill Gates had this to say about infectious disease surveillance (boldface mine): Most needed, Mr. Gates said, is a better system of global disease surveillance. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Gates Foundation have invested … Continue reading ?

Facebook Wants You To Help Eradicate Ebola

Mark Zuckerberg has done his part to fight Ebola, and is now encouraging Facebook users to do the same. When Zuckerberg donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola, his post was "liked" nearly 300,000 times. Show More Summary

Multiple factors, not just mental illness, associated with gun possession, violence among youths

A new study applies the latest computational methodologies to nationally representative data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Researchers identified more than 40 different behavioral factors other than mental illness that are strongly associated with gun possession. Show More Summary

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