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CDC Funds Fights Against Infectious Diseases in States, Territories

On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced funding for states to help them fight infectious disease outbreaks more quickly and develop better interventions to protect the public’s health. The nearly $110...Show More Summary

USC gets funds for Alzheimer's medicine research

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly is shifting research funding from UC San Diego to USC to test an experimental Alzheimer's drug, a setback for San Diego in its fight for control of the disease project.

Rutgers Study Finds Smoking Prevalence Has Not Decreased for Individuals with Poor Mental Health

Despite a significant decline in tobacco use by adults, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking rates in individuals with poor mental health remained the same for a decade, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine by researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

NSAIDs Increase The Risk Of Stroke And Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 735,000 annual cases of heart attack in the US; about 610,000 people die of heart disease every year, accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths. Stroke statistics are […]

U.S. head of CDC in Sierra Leone as new Ebola cases spark concern

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in Sierra Leone for consultations on Ebola and the country's health system as new concerns grow about how many people may have been infected by a single case in the Tonkolili District.

Weekend Link Love – Edition 359

Research of the Week There is no connection between salt intake and heart disease or overall mortality in healthy older adults. A single night of sleep deprivation can have lasting effects on circadian-related genes that control metabolism in men (PDF). According to a recent review, low intensity radiofrequency radiation (emitted by devices such as smart phones) […]

CDC: 358 Cyclospora Cases in 26 States Linked to Cilantro

According to an update posted Friday, July 31, 2015, as of July 30, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had been notified of 358 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection from 26 states so far this year. Most of them (199 people, or 56 percent) experienced the onset of illness on or after May 1,... Continue Reading

Why 'Skinny Fat' Can Be Worse Than Obesity

We have a big fat problem. America is a fat nation, and we are failing to solve our big fat problem. Failing big time. Almost 70 percent of Americans are overweight. The latest study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows about 35 percent of Americans are obese. Show More Summary

The HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer. So Why Aren't Most Teens Getting It?

According to latest National Immunization Survey, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday, around 60 percent of teenage girls and 78 percent of teenage boys haven't received all three of the recommended doses...Show More Summary

The South has greatest prevalence of disabled adults, new government data show

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Southern states have a higher prevalence of adults with disabilities compared to the rest of the country, according to a report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The report, based on a 2013 nationwide...Show More Summary

Scientists are honing a computer model to predict the size and timing of flu outbreaks

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

There's no shortage of experts monitoring influenza outbreaks around the globe.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks flu activity in the United States year round and produces weekly flu activity reports between the peak months of October to May. Show More Summary

Learn the ABCs of Ticks with Dr. Bobbi Pritt

More areas in the United States are seeing human cases of Lyme disease. A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a significant increase in geographic areas — as much as 320 percent in the Northeast — determined as high risk for contracting the tick-borne illness. The Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology […]

Possible path toward first anti-MERS drugs

If you haven't heard of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, thank geography, NGOs, and government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO) for keeping the new disease in check. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: CDC warn of edible marijuana dangers following death of 19-year-old student

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examines the case of a student who fell to his death following the consumption of recreational edible marijuana.

Chilling details of Colo. teen’s death cited as CDC offers new warning about risks of edible pot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing chilling new details about a 19-year-old college student who leaped four stories to his death at a Holiday Inn in Denver after eating a pot cookie. The case is Exhibit A in a stern warning about the dangers of edible pot that calls for clearer labels, better education […]

Antibiotic Resistance/Opioid Addiction/Routine Physical Exams: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23,000 people die each year in the U.S. as the result of antibiotic-resistant infections. Antibiotics are powerful weapons in the fight against infection, but misuse or overuse can create a serious health risk. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh explains […]

Your cancer doctor can’t judge what life means to you

Let me be clear. I have spent a career, my adult life, 80 hours a week, 131,000 hours, fighting the dread disease: every method, every drug, every machine, every medical technique, every sinew of my being, to control or cure malignancy. A synopsis of my existence will say, “fought cancer.” Nonetheless, let us take a […]

Growing Fruit – Spray Guide

Q: Can you tell me what type and when to use fungicide on apple and peach trees? I didn’t get any fruit last year. A: If you hope to get consistent harvest from a fruit tree, spraying for disease and insect control is inevitable. If you don’t practice good sanitation and pest prevention, your harvest […]

USC And UC San Diego Are Fighting Over A Research Project, But Now A Judge Has Intervened

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has ruled that control of a landmark project on Alzheimer's disease belongs to the University of California, San Diego - handing the school a major victory in its lawsuit against the University of Southern California. Show More Summary

UC San Diego wins legal battle in dispute with USC over Alzheimer's project

UC San Diego won a major legal battle Friday against USC when a judge ruled that control of a landmark project on Alzheimer's disease belongs to the La Jolla school.

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