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