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Scientists Discover Mechanism for Air Pollution-Induced Liver Disease

A research team led by Kezhong Zhang, Ph.D., at the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, has discovered that exposure to air pollution has a direct adverse health effect on the liver and causes liver fibrosis, an illness associated with metabolic disease and liver cancer.

Most Americans Have A Heart That's 'Older' Than They Are

18 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) -- Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number - and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or stroke. The Centers for Disease Control...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: 'Heart age' older than actual age for most Americans

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 3 out of 4 adults in the US have estimated heart ages older than their chronological ages.

Your heart is probably much older than you think, the CDC warns

You may feel young at heart, but with apologies to Frank Sinatra, that's probably a fairy tale. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the average American man has a heart that's 7.8 years "older" than his chronological age; for women, the comparable "heart age" is...

Fewer Americans skipping medical care for cost reasons

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

During the first three months of the year, just 1 in 20 Americans said they did not get medical care they needed last year because they could not afford it, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read full article >>

Your heart is a lot older than you are

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

In a new way of looking at your chances of having a heart attack or stroke, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday released a sobering nation-wide statistic on the "age" of your heart, the vital organ that you insist on abusing through smoking, rich food and other excesses.Read full article >>

UC San Diego Scientists Investigate Global Hemorrhagic Fever Bacterial Disease

An international research team, headed by Joseph Vinetz, MD, professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and director of the UC San Diego Center for Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health, has been...Show More Summary

University of Maryland Medicine Tests Novel Treatment for Parkinson's

University of Maryland Medicine and its Center for Metabolic Imaging and Image-Guided Therapeutics has begun to use MRI-guided focused ultrasound on a deep structure within the brain related to Parkinson's disease - the globus palli...

The U.S. Smoking Rate Just Hit A Historic Low

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Chalk up another big win for public health: The smoking rate among U.S. adults appears to have hit a new low. New survey data, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Tuesday morning, suggests that just 15.2 percent of American adults are now using cigarettes on a regular basis. Show More Summary

MEXICO'S OPIUM BOOM: 'The cartels have a pretty good handle on the appetite in the US'

Cartels are well aware that America loves its opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heroin use has increased for men and women of all age groups and across all income levels in the US. Between 2007 and 2013, the number...Show More Summary

Increase in Opioid Abuse Linked to Surge in Heroin Use

An alarming 45 percent of Americans addicted to heroin are also addicted to prescription opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heroin use has increased a staggering 63 percent over the last 10 years. That increase is closely tied to the growing abuse of prescription opioids such as oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) […]

Meth Lab Injuries On The Rise In The U.S.

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer Published: 08/27/2015 04:55 PM EDT on LiveScience Meth lab injuries are on the rise in some parts of the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unlike...Show More Summary

Nearly 1 In 5 Children And Teens Are Obese

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

More than one-third of American adults are obese, and now, a new report shows that  children  and teens aren't far behind. The report, released today (Aug. 25) by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that 17.5 percent of children and adolescents ages 3 to 19 are now  obese. Show More Summary

Jeffrey Kluger: TIME to Be Less Condescending About Vaccine Safety

By Anne Dachel We all know vaccines are a controversial topic. The claim of a link to autism never goes away, no matter how many times the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plays with the numbers in their population...

HIV Testing Among Older Adults Is Declining, Despite CDC Recommendation

In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that most doctors should automatically screen all their patients, including older adults, for HIV even if they don't exhibit any symptoms. New research finds that despite this recommendation, testing among older adults has largely fallen over time.

Maine Drug Addiction Clinic To Close, Blaming Gov. Paul LePage's Policies

A drug addiction treatment center in Sanford, Maine, has announced it is closing, blaming the policies of Gov. Paul LePage (R) for its decision. "We're in the business of treating the disease of addiction," Charles Faris, president and CEO of Massachusetts-based Spectrum Health Systemssaid in a statement Monday. Show More Summary

Why women choose birth control — it’s not always about pregnancy

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The Reasons Women Choose Birth Control (Hint: Not Pregnancy) As of now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 62 percent of women who are of reproductive age use contraception, the most popular choice being oral contraceptives, which 28 percent of women use. While oral...

Investigation Over Into Outbreak Linked to Recalled Frozen Tuna

The investigation into a Salmonella outbreak which sickened at least 65 people from 11 states and hospitalized 11 of them is now over, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC noted, however, that the recalled frozen tuna linked to the outbreak has a long shelf life and may still be in freezers. “Restaurants and... Continue Reading

Autism has always been with us

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

One in sixty-eight children are now on the autism spectrum, according to the Centers for Disease Control. We argue over whether this is a diagnostic or epidemic phenomena, but either way, neurodiversity has always been with us, shaping history. Read the rest

First Slice 8/20/2015: Fulton health director blocked CDC's offer to resolve HIV/AIDS funding logjam

Fulton County Health Department Director Patrice Harris hindered the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's effort to help the county make better use of its HIV/AIDS prevention funding. Beginning in January, current MARTA Breeze cards will be phased out of circulation to make room for the new cards that cost $1 more. Show More Summary

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