On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first genetically confirmed case of HIV transmission between two women. The women — a monogamous, mixed-HIV-status, Houston couple in their 40s — reported having no other sex partners for...
Over in America, we have a thing called the Center for Disease Control, or CDC. You've probably heard of it, because any time a movie involves a virulent global disease or zombie apocalypse or something, the CDC gets called in to flail ineffectually at the problem before it spirals out of control and ravages the planet. Show More Summary
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first-ever case of a woman contracting HIV from another woman. Although there have been reports of women transmitting the human immunodeficiency virus to other women through sexual activity, they have been difficult to prove. For nearly all the cases, other risk factors were present — including […]
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced a suspension of some of its annual $3.9 million in health care aid usually given to the East African country. Featured Image: read more
That’s some sickly scissoring! Rare Female-To-Female HIV Transmission Reported In Texas A Texas woman apparently contracted HIV through sexual contact with another woman, the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday, a rare female-to-female transmission of the virus. Via CNN
Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Show More Summary
Scientists working to control one of the most widespread and damaging pig diseases have demonstrated that its causative virus infects immune cells, evading detection by the host immune system, and rendering the host more susceptible to infections.
Though documented cases of HIV transmission between women aren't common, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that such an instance did occur in Houston in 2012. Read more...
A research team, led by investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has developed a new vaginal gel that they say could protect women from HIV, even if it is applied hours after sex.This is according to a study...Show More Summary
President Obama's Surgeon General nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy, has a history of gun control adovacy. When questioned on the topic during his...
This is an new kind of application gel that has been shown to prevent HIV in monkeys. The gel was developed by scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and contains a Merck-made drug called raltegravir which decreases the amount of HIV in the blood. “What we did in this work was […]
Nearly one-third of Americans have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it’s not under control, it can lead to heart damage, stroke and even death. Now new research suggests anyone with blood pressure even slightly higher than the optimal 120/80 may be more likely to have a stroke […]
Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans, says a new report.
AFP/Getty Images/Hoang Dinh Nam By Charles Kenny Recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control suggests America's obesity epidemic may have peaked. From 2003 to 2012, overall obesity rates remained stable. Even better was a significant reduction in obesity for children between the ages of two and five. Show More Summary
A new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that most cases of the severe - and potentially fatal - diarrhea illness in children caused by Clostridium difficile infection picked up outside of the hospital...Show More Summary
By Shawn Arshad: The Center of Disease Control does a semi-annual study on wireless substitution. The number of American homes with only wireless connectivity are compared to those with only landlines. Results from their on-going studies can be seen below: The significance of this study is not only the upward trend but the narrow variables. Show More Summary
The average age of women in Shanghai with breast cancer rose to 57 in 2013, according to research conducted by the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The average age in 1973 was 54. [ more › ]
Many people suffer from a neurological disease that means that they have difficulties with urinating and incontinence, and have problems controlling their bladders. Spinal injuries can damage the nerve supply to the bladder, meaning that people cannot tell when their bladder is full and needs to be emptied. Show More Summary
A chemical found in plants could reduce the symptoms of the rare muscle disease, spinal muscular atrophy, which leaves children with little or no control of movement in their lower limbs. Scientists at Keele University have contributed...Show More Summary
Dr. Alan Farragut and his team from the Centre for Disease Control are deployed to a remote, high-tech base in the Arctic to investigate the outbreak of a potentially lethal virus. People on the base are dying, others are being driven insane and base commander Dr. Show More Summary