The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. The thyroid makes hormones to help control the rate of many activities in your body, including how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. But, sometimes, problems develop with the thyroid gland, and it doesn’t secrete the right level of […]
In health updates that absolutely no one wants to hear, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that a tapeworm that was previously believed to only exist in fish from Asia has been found in Alaskan Salmon. Hold on to your guts. Read more...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an official warning about the possible presence of Diphyllobothrium - otherwise known as a Japanese tapeworm - in Alaskan salmon. Oh, you were thinking about sushi tonight? YouShow More Summary
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ) A study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases establishes the prevalence and type of health care-associated infections (HAIs) in children in Europe and describes risk factors for infection in this population. Show More Summary
(PLOS) After decades of research and countless control attempts, dengue fever -- a mosquito-borne viral disease -- continues to infect an estimated 390 million people around the world each year. Now, researchers have reported in PLOS...Show More Summary
It's well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as an anti-inflammatory. Show More Summary
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) inflammation can be controlled by electrically stimulating the vagus nerve. The researchers developed a device that stimulates the vagus nerve without yielding unwanted side effects. The vagus nerve passes...Show More Summary
(University of California - San Diego) It's well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers...Show More Summary
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Cancer Center today joined with 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement supporting updated HPV vaccination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "The HPV vaccine is a proven way to prevent certain types of cancer, but it's not being used widely enough," […]
Cell fate perturbations underlie many human diseases, including breast cancer. Unfortunately, the mechanisms by which breast cell fate are regulated are largely unknown. The mammary gland epithelium consists of differentiated luminal epithelial and basal myoepithelial cells, as well as undifferentiated stem cells and more restricted progenitors. Show More Summary
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among other things, also carries out research work on deadly bacteria, viruses and pathogens which have been or can be responsible for epidemics and pandemics, or can also be used for bioterrorism. But it turns out that the CDC has not been exactly...
One in 68 American children lives with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these children also have significant gastrointestinal issues, but the cause of these symptoms is unknown. Show More Summary
(University of Missouri-Columbia) One in 45 American children lives with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these children also have significant gastrointestinal issues, but the cause of these symptoms is unknown. Show More Summary
Heroin was the drug most often involved in overdose deaths between 2010 and 2014, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other drugs commonly involved in overdoses included oxycodone, methadone,...Show More Summary
Drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids rose 72 percent from 2014 to 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The post Deaths From Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids Rose 72% in One Year appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
Overdose deaths associated with prescription and illicit opioids increased to 33,091 last year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number marks an increase of almost 5,000 deaths fromShow More Summary
Americans are eating and drinking too much added sugars, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can lead to health problems, such as weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Updated dietary guidelines for Americans recommend limiting added sugar to less than 10 percent of calories per day. Getting to […]
In November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Abortion Surveillance report for 2013. It showed that the abortion rate in the U.S. continued its steady decline. In the 46 states reporting data for both 2012 and 2013, the overall number of abortions fell by almost five percent. The decline was widespread, as the [...]
By Sean Dowling, Buzz60 Drinking more to stay warm could have dangerous consequences -- but, what about the warm feeling you get when you take a sip? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the false sense of warmth doesn't translate to overall body temperature. Show More Summary