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Infectious Diseases A -Z: National Influenza Vaccination Week

Have you had your annual influenza vaccination? If not, this National Influenza Vaccination Week may be the perfect time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selected the week of Dec. 4-10 to highlight the importance of flu vaccines through the holiday season and beyond. Mayo Clinic internal medicine specialist Dr. Vandana Bhide says influenza can be a serious […]

Take a Number: A New Low for Cigarette Smoking

The number of Americans who smoke has dropped below 40 million for the first time since they’ve been counted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Swine Health Monitoring Project Update

The 2016 North American PRRS Symposium took place over the weekend in Chicago, IL and researchers and swine vets from across the globe gathered to continue the control of the deadly swine disease. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) once again sponsored a session focused on prevention. Show More Summary

Link between brain, bone in Alzheimer's disease identified

Researchers have identified a major connection between areas of the brainstem - the ancient area that controls mood, sleep and metabolism - and detrimental changes to bone in a preclinical model of Alzheimer's disease.

US birth rate is dropping, but other countries have it much worse

The fertility rate in the U.S. is on the decline, but many other countries have much lower numbers. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. rate dropped to 62.3 births per 1,000 women, the lowest level since the government started keeping track in 1909. Show More Summary

CDC: Health care workers report highest rates of asthma

More than 2 million U.S. adults may be living with workplace-related asthma, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How D.C.'s Mayor Plans To End The HIV Epidemic In The Capitol's Backyard

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

More than 13,000 people are living with HIV in Washington, D.C. That’s 2 percent of the city’s population, or double the rate that constitutes an “epidemic” in the eyes of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nancy Mahon,Show More Summary

How D.C.'s Mayor Plans To End The HIV Epidemic In The Capitol's Backyard

More than 13,000 people are living with HIV in Washington, D.C. That’s 2 percent of the city’s population, or double the rate that constitutes an “epidemic” in the eyes of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nancy Mahon,Show More Summary

Media Silence: NYC Abortion Rate is 60% of Birth Rate

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quietly released its latest Abortion Surveillance report for 2013. That is a year remembered by the pro-life movement for the trial and conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. But even that can’t push the liberal media to report the CDC’s grave numbers.

Cigarette Smoke Exposure Increases Scar Tissue in the Kidney and Heart, Study Finds

Smoking may lead to fibrosis in the heart and kidneys and can worsen existing kidney disease, according to a new study. The research team suggests that exposure to cigarette smoke negatively affects genetic messaging that controls tissue scarring.

Nigeria wants to decentralise HIV treatment. But it's proving difficult

Chinyere Mbachu, University of Nigeria and Obinna Onwujekwe, University of Nigeria Nigeria has made considerable gains in HIV control though it still carries the third highest burden of the disease globally. More than three million people in the country are living with HIV. Show More Summary

Americans' cholesterol, triglyceride levels continue to fall

(Reuters Health) - - In U.S. adults, levels of fatty substances in the blood have continued to fall over the past few years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Gram-negative bacteria may influence Alzheimer's disease pathology

For the first time, researchers have found higher levels of Gram-negative bacteria antigens in brain samples from late-onset Alzheimer’s disease patients. Compared to controls, patients with Alzheimer's had much higher levels of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and E coli K99 pili protein. Show More Summary

Opiates Are Threatening To Undo 3 Decades Of HIV Progress

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The United States’ ongoing opioid epidemic may be undoing the hard-fought public health gains of HIV/AIDS reduction, according to a U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report published Tuesday. The new report examined data...Show More Summary

Levels of total cholesterol, LDL-C, triglycerides continue to decline among US adults

(The JAMA Network Journals) In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Asher Rosinger, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Md., and colleagues examined whether earlier trends of a decline (between 1999 and 2010) in average levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, and low­ density lipoprotein cholesterol continued.

Combination of new drug, CB-839, with everolimus stops advanced kidney tumors growing

(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) The first drug to target a key metabolic enzyme that cancer cells need to keep them alive has shown that it is effective in controlling disease in patients with advanced kidney cancer when it is used in combination with another anti-cancer drug, everolimus. Show More Summary

Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Livestock Used In 4-H Projects

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A salmonella Heidelberg outbreak sickened 21 people this year, landing eight of them in the hospital, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The strain of salmonella identified in the outbreak shows signs of...Show More Summary

CDC Study Says Teen Virgins Are Healthier Than Their Sexually Active Peers

Teens’ sexual behaviors have a big connection to their overall health, a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control found. The CDC study, which examined students in grades 9 to 12 based on their sexual behavior, found that students who did not have sex exhibited more healthy behaviors than those who had sex. In […]

1 in 7 people living with HIV in the EU/EEA are not aware of their HIV status

(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ) Almost 30,000 newly diagnosed HIV infections were reported by the 31 European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries in 2015, according to data published today by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Show More Summary

Enhanced CRISPR lets scientists explore all steps of health and disease in every cell type

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and University of Cambridge researchers have created sOPTiKO, a more efficient and controllable CRISPR genome editing platform. Today, in the journal Development, they describe how the freely available single-step system works in every cell in the body and at every stage of development. Show More Summary

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