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CDC report warns Lyme disease is slowly spreading throughout and beyond the East Coast

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sheds light on the expansion of Lyme disease cases in the United States. Read more...

Heavy screen time increases teen suicide risk, study finds

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — It’s no secret teens spend hours in front of their phones, tablets and other devices. But a new analysis of Center for Disease Control numbers finds time in front of screens increases depression and suicide in the already vulnerable age group. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Only One in Ten Americans Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables—Are You One of Them?

People living in poverty have especially low rates. Only a sliver of Americans eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Just 12% of Americans eat the minimum daily fruit...Show More Summary

SUNY Downstate's Dr. Brahim Chaqour Receives $2 Million for Research Into Treatment of Vision-threatening Diseases

Brahim Chaqour, PhD, professor of cell biology and ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has received two awards to support research into treatment of currently incurable vision-threatening diseases. The new awards, totaling $2,008,973, are from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

SUNY downstate receives $2 million for research into vision-threatening diseases

(SUNY Downstate Medical Center) Brahim Chaqour, PhD, professor of cell biology and ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has received two awards to support research into treatment of currently incurable vision-threatening diseases. The new awards, totaling $2,008,973, are from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Study: Process used to select lung transplant patients may need to be changed

(University of Maryland Medical Center) New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that the system for choosing transplant recipients in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may underestimate how long a person might survive without a lung transplant and therefore, may mislead clinicians.

Global birth season study links environment with disease risk

(Columbia University Medical Center) A new study sheds light on connections between birth month and risk for certain diseases.

CHLA is awarded more than $1M from St. Baldrick's Foundation to fund cancer research

(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Three physician-researchers with the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have been awarded more than $1 million in grants from the St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research. Show More Summary

Preemie Born and Resuscitated Before 22 Weeks’ Gestation is Now a Thriving 2-Year-Old

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that approximately 1 in 10 infants are born prematurely. Sadly, not all of them survive. In fact, science and most doctors continue to stand by the non-resuscitation...Show More Summary

The CDC mapped out where people with cancer live in the US — here's what it found

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US, accounting for one in four deaths in Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Check out more of the data here. The nation's top cancer doctors areShow More Summary

Veterans are twice as likely as non-veterans to die from accidental opioid overdoses

More than 64,000 Americans have died of opioid overdoses in the last 12 months alone, and many of those victims were veterans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. Show More Summary

What Causes Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations?

Heart failure (HF) affects approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If not properly managed, HF can lead to frequent hospitalizations. A heart failure hospitalization should be viewed as a sentinel event. Show More Summary

Research Reveals AI Health Coaches As Effective as In-Person Professionals for Diabetes Prevention

New peer-reviewed findings published in JMIR Diabetes reveals that an artificial intelligence (AI) health coaches is just as effective as in-person weight loss programs, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a clinically-proven weight loss program focused on type 2 diabetes prevention. Show More Summary

1 in 5 U.S. adults used tobacco in 2015: government study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - One in five adults in the United States was using some form of tobacco in 2015, according to national survey data released on Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Truth About HIV and Being 'Untransmittable'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable.”

New Study Findings Unlock the Secret of Why Some People with Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer than Others

The pancreatic cancer and immunotherapy experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have shown for the first time why some people with pancreatic cancer live many more years than others with the deadly disease.

Air Pollution Responsible For More Than 10.7 Million Kidney Disease Cases A Year, Analysis Shows

Exposure to particulate matter air pollution is responsible for more than 10.7 million cases of the development of chronic kidney disease per year, according to a new study led by Benjamin Bowe, MPH, of Clinical Epidemiology Center at the VA Saint Louis Health Care System.

Trained T-cells to target toxic viruses in pediatric patients

(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Michael Pulsipher, MD, of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, along with Michael Keller, MD from Children's National Health System in Washington, DC,...Show More Summary

Chasing a killer: CDC scientists pursue deadly monkeypox virus in Africa

Along a narrow, winding river, a team of American scientists is traveling deep into the Congo rain forest to a village that can be reached only by boat. The scientists are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and they have embarked on this watery journey to solve a decades-old mystery...

Rate of Gun Deaths in U.S. Rises for Second Straight Year, According to C.D.C.

After 15 years of seeing no significant shit, the rate of gun deaths in the United States increased for the second year in a row in 2016, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Firearm deaths rose to 12 deaths per 100,000 people in 2016, up from 11 per 100,000 the previous year. Show More Summary

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