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Urine output to disease: Study sheds light on the importance of hormone quality control

The discovery of a puddle of mouse urine seems like a strange scientific "eureka" moment. However, for one team of researchers, that's exactly what led to a new discovery. The researchers' findings may enhance understanding of how our bodies balance water content -- 50 to 60 percent of our weight. Show More Summary

From Urine Output to Disease, Study Sheds Light on the Importance of Hormone Quality Control

A discovery about the endoplasmic reticulum in hormone-producing cells shed lights on water balance under normal physiology and could open doors to better understanding of diseases related to misfolded proteins.

WHO launches new NCDs Progress Monitor

Governments must step up efforts to control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets, including preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions, according to a new WHO report released...Show More Summary

A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseases

(Rutgers University) It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity. Show More Summary

Puppies Are 'Likely Source' of Outbreak That Has Sickened Dozens in US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today (Sept. 11) that it is investigating an outbreak of Campylobacter — a type of bacteria that causes diarrhea — linked with puppies sold at Petland stores, a national pet store chain. Show More Summary

Puppies Might Be Giving People Diarrhea & It's Absolutely Devastating!

Are pooches causing you to poop? On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it is one of several organizations investigating a multistate outbreak of Campylobacter bacteria possibly due to puppies sold through Petland stores. Related: We Are Not Worthy Of This Adorable Doggo's Maternity Shoot! The bacteria can spread through contact with dog poop, and [...]

Gonorrhoea strains across Europe becoming more susceptible to main treatment options

(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ) According to test results from the annual European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP), resistance levels to the main antimicrobials used for treatment of gonorrhoea infection have seen an encouraging decrease since 2010. Show More Summary

Former CDC chief launches $225 million global health initiative

Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is starting a new initiative to tackle some of global health's thorniest issues: cardiovascular disease and epidemics. Frieden, a former New York City health commissioner who spent seven years leading the CDC during...

Axios: Trump's Centers for Disease Control staff under a gag order

According to an email obtained by Axios, staff at the Centers for Disease Control—an organization that’s vital to protecting public health—has been directed to not communicate with the public via the press. The message—sent by public affairs officer Jeffrey Lancashire and dated Aug. Show More Summary

Nearly 40 People Got Sick After Playing With Petland Puppies

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday that 39 people contracted a bacterial infection from contagious puppies at the pet store chain Petland.

Former U.S. CDC director takes aim at outbreaks, heart disease

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden on Tuesday announced the start of a new public health initiative funded by private philanthropies to fight heart disease and stroke and shore up infectious disease capabilities around the world.

Puppies from Petland stores linked to Campylobacter outbreak

A year-long outbreak of Campylobacter infections has been traced to puppies sold by Petland Inc., according to a Monday notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Ohio Department of Health, several other states and the USDA’s Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are collaborating with the CDC on the... Continue Reading

THIS ISN’T SHOCKING NEWS: Students With Poor Health Habits Also Make Poor Grades. “There’s a stron…

THIS ISN’T SHOCKING NEWS: Students With Poor Health Habits Also Make Poor Grades. “There’s a strong link between teens’ health habits and their academic achievement, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey.” If you read the story, the “link” is that both depend on bourgeois habits. Nobody tell the Penn […]

Ubering After Dark — in Wisconsin

Categories: Friday Rant, Travel Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines heavy drinking as 15 or more drinks for men and eight or more for women on a weekly basis. On average, 18% of American adults fall into this category, but the percentage is over 25% in Wisconsin. Show More Summary

Endobronchial Valve Treatment Appears to Improve Lung Function in Patients with Severe Emphysema

People with severe emphysema may breathe better after a minimally invasive procedure that places valves in the airways leading to diseased portions of their lungs, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Endobronchial valve treatment appears to improve lung function in patients with severe emphysema

(American Thoracic Society) People with severe emphysema may breathe better after a minimally invasive procedure that places valves in the airways leading to diseased portions of their lungs, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Malaria: Drug candidate may reduce spread of the parasite

Significant headway has been made in controlling malaria. However, two vexing problems remain: currently available treatments are unable to block transmission of the parasite that causes the disease, and the parasite often becomes resistant to drugs. Show More Summary

Collaring the mice that carry Lyme disease-causing ticks

White-footed mice in Howard County, Maryland are being collared as part of a study to improve control of the ticks that spread Lyme disease. The mouse collaring research, never before done in Maryland, is a partnership of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks (HCRP), and University of Maryland (UMD).

Twitter chat: Why suicide rates are on the rise, especially among teen girls

The suicide rate among teen girls doubled from 2007-2015, reaching a 40-year high according to new analysis from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. What are the risk factors and what can parents and educators do to support teens? Continue reading ? The post Twitter chat: Why suicide rates are on the rise, especially among teen girls appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Zika: A Potential Treatment for Brain Cancer?

Zika has largely faded from the news cycle as efforts to control the disease have taken hold and the number of new cases has dropped. Now, it's back, not as a pending epidemic, but as a potential treatment for brain cancer. Researchers...Show More Summary

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