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Mayo Clinic Minute: Hepatitis C Deaths at All-Time High

Deaths from hepatitis C have reached an all-time high. That's according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The announcement also says the disease kills more Americans than any other infectious disease. Despite new treatments that can cure many cases of hepatitis C, the report shows 19,659 people died of it in […]

Gene replacement therapy offers viable treatment option for fatal disease

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease that causes progressive degeneration in the nerve cells that control muscles, thereby causing muscle weakness and eventually death. SMA affects approximately 200,000 people in the US, often children. Show More Summary

4 things to remember about your frozen greens and the Listeria recall

On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria and frozen vegetables and fruits are believed to be the cause. Continue reading ? The post 4 things to remember about your frozen greens and the Listeria recall appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Is There Gunk On Your Greens? 4 Things To Know About The Listeria Recall

21 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Frozen vegetables are a staple in many diets, so a huge recall of them has us peering at the packages in our freezers. On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced...

Dachel Media: Del Bigtree and Polly Tommey Talk VaXed on Fox2 Bay Area Oakland

Interview Fox2 Bay Area/Oakland Creators of the controversial documentary "Vaxxed" visit KTVU to discuss alleged cover up by CDC | KTVU Host: “Vaxxed is a documentary about an alleged cover-up by the Centers for Disease Control and claims a 2004...

5 things every parent Needs to know about ADHD

As part of their monthly Vital Signs series, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just issued a new report that looks at the best

Doctors are Giving Out Antibiotics Like Candy

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem in the U.S.—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic resistance affects some 2 million people in the U.S., and kills 23,000 each year—and it’s mostly due to unnecessary...Show More Summary

One third of antibiotic prescriptions unnecessary

At least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are unnecessary, according to new data published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and other public health and medical experts. read more

Mayo Clinic Minute: Let’s Talk About STDs

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are on the rise, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants everyone to talk about STDs, get tested and, if need be, seek treatment. Mayo Clinic infectious disease specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says education about these infections is key to preventing them. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talk […]

US Health Agency Confirms 683 Zika Cases, One Death in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has recorded 683 Zika virus cases since last November, including one death, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its weekly morbidity and mortality report released Friday.

To Fight Zika, Let’s Genetically Modify Mosquitoes

The near panic caused by the rapid spread of the Zika virus has brought new urgency to the question of how best to control mosquitoes that transmit human diseases. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes bite people across the globe, spreading three viral diseases: dengue, chikungunya and Zika. Show More Summary

South Korean Health Authorities Confirm Third Case of Zika Virus

The South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has confirmed the third case of the Zika virus, local media reported Friday.

Lots of buzz regarding this postdoc position in London

Tom Churcher writes: We are currently advertising for an infectious disease modeller to investigate the impact of insecticide resistance on malaria control in Africa. The position is for 3 years in the first instance and is funded by the Wellcome Trust. Show More Summary

National Teen Birth Rate Plummets To All-Time Low

The national teen birth rate has fallen to a record low, according to a new analysis released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 2006 to 2014, the teen birth rate declined 41 percent. In 2014, there were...Show More Summary

Fewer Babies Having Babies: Teen Birth Rate is Declining in U.S., CDC Says

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

The number of teenagers in the U.S. giving birth is at an all-time low, according to federal health officials. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that teen birth rates have declined 61 percent since the early 1990s. Show More Summary

American suicides return to a disturbing 30-year high

last weekNews : Daily Chart

On April 22nd the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a US federal agency, released a report suggesting that America is in the grip of a sustained rise in the suicide rate across all age groups and for both sexes. The age-adjusted rate rose by 24% from 1999 to 2014, from 10.5 to 13.0 per 100,000 people. Show More Summary

Counterfeit Opioid Poisonings Spread To Bay Area

last weekHealth : The Checkup

An outbreak of poisonings linked to a counterfeit prescription painkiller — previously seen in the Sacramento region — has reached the Bay Area, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The...

CDC warns of Cronobacter in powdered milk, infant formula

In a new warning this week, the government discusses Cronobacter contamination, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is a particular problem in powdered infant formulas, and to a lesser degree herbal teas, starches and powdered milk. Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg thinks he has responsibility to help cure all diseases by the end of the century (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg has some huge ambitions. As part of Facebook's blockbuster earnings, the company announced a new stock structure that keeps Zuck in full control, even while he gives away most of his shares. " I’ll be able to keep founder...Show More Summary

Worldwide human and economic costs of norovirus are huge

Leave it to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to put a price tag on the worldwide cost of norovirus. After a CDC-sponsored symposium in February, scientists and experts calculated the global numbers, estimating 200,000 deaths and an economic cost of $60 billion annually. The Public Library of Science (PLOS), a nonprofit organization of... Continue Reading

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