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Detect locally, protect globally

When infectious diseases strike, the World Health Organization acts swiftly, coordinating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its foreign counterparts to contain the threat. But there is no equivalent international organization similarly dedicated to identifying and mitigating a cyberattack.

We're underfunding research on vaccines that may be able to prevent another terrible flu season

Seasonal influenza — the flu — sickens and kills many Americans in a good year, and this is already a bad one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 2010, flu has annually caused “between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations...

U.S. Report: Medical cases of ADHD in young women are skyrocketing

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The number of young, adult women medicated for ADHD has skyrocketed over the last decade – jumping by 344%, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.        

Genetic sequencing points to endemic origin of monkeypox virus outbreak in Nigeria

(US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) Scientists working to control a human outbreak of monkeypox virus (MXPV) in Nigeria performed genetic sequencing of patient samples, revealing that the outbreak likely originated from a source within the country. Show More Summary

India plans to raise health spending by 11 percent in budget; less than requested

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 percent in the annual budget next month, after rejecting the health minister's demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease control, according to government sources and documents.

Language Changes Coming For Healthcare: The Proper Naming of Things

By JOE FLOWER It’s happening across many parts of the federal government, in many sectors. Officials of the National Park Service have been reprimanded for tweeting about climate change. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have been warned away from seven specific words in their budget documents, including “fetus,” “evidence-based,” and “transgender.” A

The flu epidemic has hit a milestone that hasn’t happened in over a decade

Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say they're seeing "widespread" instances of the flu in 49 states. It's the first time that many states have been slammed by the flu at the same time in over a decade. Some...Show More Summary

CDC Cancels Nuke Talk, Warns About "Widespread" Flue Epidemic

In late December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it would conduct a briefing on January 16 regarding the “public health response to a nuclear detonation” over the skies of the United States. Now,Show More Summary

Rutgers expert: How your health will suffer when science is denied

The Trump administration has prohibited the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from using the phrases, “science-based” and “evidence-based,” from its lexicon, a decision that can hardly help the agency carry out its mission to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and domestic. The CDC needs to ignore the [...]Show More Summary

UF Study: Aged Garlic Extract May Help Obese Adults Combat Inflammation

Obesity has grown into a serious health issue worldwide, especially in Western countries. In the U.S., more than one-third of adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This Year's Flu Is Exceptionally Bad - Here's What to Watch Out For

Flu season is in full, miserable swing, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning that this year's strain is especially dangerous. Due to the nature of this year's strain, the flu shot is less effective...Show More Summary

5 things you should know about this year's very bad flu

The nation is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad flu season. Flu is widespread in 46 states, according to reports to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationally, as of mid-December, at least 106 people had died of the infectious disease. In addition, states across the...

This 2018 flu map from the CDC shows the insane spread of the virus in every state

Millions of Americans are being infected by strains of the influenza virus this flu season, which is now the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track in the early 2000s. The Centers for Disease Control and...Show More Summary

Jeff’s Reefer Madness

From an editorial in the Decatur (Alabama) Daily: The U.S. is in the middle of an opioid epidemic. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2014 to 2015, overdose-related deaths from one opioid alone, heroin, increased by 20.6 percent, with nearly 13,000 people dying in 2015. Meanwhile, there remain no known […]

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…wait for it… …wait for it… …wait for it… …wait for it… … … … Timing: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has decided to postpone its session on nuclear attack preparedness next week. Much attention had been drawn to the timing of the agency’s session, which was publicized just days after President Trump touted the […]

C.D.C. Postpones Session Preparing Us for Nuclear War

The Center for Disease Controlled cancelled a Tuesday meeting about preparing the public for nuclear war. The meeting was announced shortly after President Trump bragged about the size of his nuke button. "The C.D.C's announcement that...Show More Summary

Report: 3,500 Babies In The US Lost To Sleep-Related Deaths Each Year

A new Vital Signs report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently revealed about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies each year, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes. The post Report: 3,500 Babies In The US Lost To Sleep-Related Deaths Each Year appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

CDC Boots Nuke Session in Favor of Flu

Fear the flu, not the bomb. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced that a session on nuclear attack preparedness scheduled for Tuesday will be postponed to an unspecified date, with the session's topic switching to flu and what can be done to stem its spread. "To...

Past exposures shape immune response in pediatric acute respiratory infections

PHILADELPHIA - Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI) are the leading global cause of death in early childhood, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lower respiratory tract infections, including bronchiolitis...Show More Summary

A terrifying animated map that shows the spread of this year's deadly flu across the US

The flu is quickly spreading across the United States, with 26 states and New York City now reporting high flu levels in outpatient clinics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 kids have died from the fluShow More Summary

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