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CDC Issues Alert About How Intravenous Drug Use Could Spark New HIV Outbreaks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing an alert to warn that a hepatitis C epidemic and a rise in intravenous drug use nationwide could spark new HIV outbreaks similar to one in a southern Indiana...Show More Summary

CDC's Tom Frieden: Putting Dogma First

That a bullying authoritarian such as Nurse Bloomberg’s former top doctor, Tom Frieden, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health, went on to secure the top job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the Obama administration was no great surprise. Show More Summary

Laws May Discourage Doctors From Asking Patients About Guns

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Guns, as you might imagine, are not conducive to good health. In 2013, for example, firearms were involved in more than 21,000 suicides and 11,000 homicides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It makes sense,...Show More Summary

CDC alters anti-smoking ads after complaint from ostomy association

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released altered versions of graphic anti-smoking ads Tuesday after a national ostomy group complained that the videos perpetuated "dangerous and offensive" stereotypes about living with the aftermath of intestinal surgery.Read full article >>

Most Cancer Patients Want Tumor Profiling, Even if It Reveals Other Genetic Risks

Most cancer patients would opt for tumor profiling even if the test revealed that they or their families were at risk for other genetic diseases, according to a Yale Cancer Center study. The findings were presented April 21 at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015 in Philadelphia.

5 Small Steps to Naturally Improve Your Fertility

Have you been trying to get pregnant with no success? I've been there. You are not alone. Infertility affects more and more couples each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of 2010 about 6.7 million American women suffer from infertility. Show More Summary

Ebola Might Live in Semen for Months After Patients Are Symptom-Free

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its Ebola transmission guidelines, advising survivors to abstain from sex indefinitely because it is not known how long the virus can live in semen. Previous CDC guidelines recommended abstaining from sex for three months, The New York Times reports. Show More Summary

Ebola Survivors Are Being Urged To Abstain From Sex

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Until scientists learn more about the virus and how long it stays in the body, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking Ebola survivors to either abstain from sex or use condoms 100% of the time. Read more...

Signs Ebola Spreads in Sex Prompt a C.D.C. Warning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Ebola survivors to abstain from sex or use condoms after evidence suggested that a man who had recovered from the virus might have passed it to his female partner months later.

Shared Risk Factors Lead to Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer, Says Major AACR Symposium

In a major symposium at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015, University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Tim Byers, MD, MPH, examines research demonstrating the link between cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

A Third of American Women Don't Allow For Enough Time Between Births

The average American mother spaces the birth of her children two and a half years apart. But one-third of women don’t allow enough space between children. A study released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 30 percent of mothers become pregnant again within 18 months. Read more...

For a Good Night’s Sleep, Embrace the Dark Side

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Today most people do not get enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called insufficient sleep an epidemic. While we are finally paying attention to the importance of sleep, the need for dark is still mostly ignored. That’s right. Show More Summary

Lyme Disease Is Wracking New England. Why Isn't More Being Done?

The following story was reported by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent, nonprofit news center based at Boston University and WGBH News, and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Sign...Show More Summary

Female faculty faced bias at UCLA medical school center, probe finds

Women faculty at UCLA's Alzheimer's disease research center faced "a climate of conflict, tension, hostility and mistrust" for about a decade and were treated in an "unprofessional, demeaning manner," an investigation at the campus medical school has found.

Botulism Suspected: Two Adults From New Mexico Hospitalized in Texas

The New Mexico Department of Health is cooperating with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on an investigation of two patients who are hospitalized in Texas with suspected botulism. The source is currently being investigated but is likely contaminated food, according to NM officials. The... Continue Reading

Sharp Increase in E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows use of e-cigarettes by middle and high school students has tripled in one year. Traditional cigarette smoking declined but according to the CDC report about 25 percent of all high school students and 8 percent of middle school students used some form of […]

Ostomy association asks CDC to pull anti-smoking ads it calls ‘offensive and dangerous’

last weekHealth : The Checkup

The United Ostomy Associations of America has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pull two chilling anti-smoking ads that emphasize the difficulty of living with the aftermath of intestinal surgery.Read full article >>

U.S. High School Students Now Smoke More E-Cigarettes Than Regular Cigarettes [Infographic]

According to a national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), e-cigarette use among U.S. high school students trippled between 2013 and 2014. The rate of e-cigarette smoking has even surpassed regular smoking in U.S. high schools. 13.4 percent of students stated they had smoked an e-cigarette over [...]

New Dietary Supplement May Support Reproductive Health in Women

Current statistics on U.S. birth rates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report a continued trend toward delayed motherhood, as many women spend their 20s focusing on obtaining an education and building a successful career. As fertility gradually declines in the 30s, particularly after age 35, the risk of experiencing difficulty conceiving […]

E-Cigarettes Are Now More Popular With Young People Than Regular Cigarettes

Electronic cigarette use among young people has surpassed traditional cigarette use for the first time, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although cigarette use is at a record low among young people, that doesn't mean fewer teens are using tobacco. Show More Summary

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