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Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

5 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.

Good News and Bad News for Antibiotics

Every credible medical and health organization, including the American Medical Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization, has said if we don't significantly reduce antibiotic use in people and agriculture, we will soon live in a world where these drugs no longer work. Show More Summary

2013 Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Hepatitis has released the 2013 Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report, which provides data on hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the United States. Surveillance data are used to better understand trends in the number of persons becoming newly...

Exposure to National Tobacco Education Campaign Increased Intentions to Quit Smoking

A national tobacco education campaign, launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, featuring graphic, testimonial-style advertisements increased intentions to quit smoking, according to a study by RTI International.

Ebola-Like Lassa Fever Confirmed as Cause of New Jersey Patient’s Death

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health confirmed on Sunday the death of a patient from Lassa fever. The virus, which presents with symptoms similar to Ebola, is common in West Africa and affects 100,000 to 300,000 people in the region every year. Show More Summary

Parents Are Integral in Stopping Rise as Teen E-Cigarette Usage Triples

Though many think e-cigarettes are helping to reduce the number of smokers in the US, research is showing the opposite is true when it comes to teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released data showing that in just one year the number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes has tripled.

CDC Links Salmonella Outbreak Reported in 9 States To Sushi Made With Raw Tuna

Raw seafood might be delicious, but there’s always that chance that it could make you sick: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that while it hasn’t conclusively determined the cause of a recent salmonella outbreak that’s spread to nine states and infected up to 53 people, it could be linked to sushi made with raw tuna. The CDC … [More]

Salmonella Cases Linked to Raw Tuna Sushi Now Total 53 People in 9 States

According to updates posted Thursday by both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are now 53 people in 9 states infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+). Ten of those sickened have been hospitalized, and no deaths have... Continue Reading

Would Raising Legal Age To Buy Cigarettes Cut Use?

Numerous studies have shown that smoking can cause many medical disorders including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, lung cancer and respiratory disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking causes more than 480,000 Americans die (1 in 5) each year. Show More Summary

Strangely Common Ways To Die In Each State

None of this is good. A new map from the Center for Disease Control looks at the most unique way to die in each state. This strange way of looking at the stats does not mean these are common ways to die, however, the CDC writes on their site that some of these causes killed less than 100 people in a given state. Read Full Story

Medical News Today: Common gene variant that affects cholesterol may raise heart risk

A common variant of a gene that controls cholesterol levels may raise the risk of heart disease among people that carry it, says a new study of 5,000 Americans.

Nicotinoid, fungal disease team up to break down termites' tough defenses

A small amount of nicotinoid pesticide substantially weakens termites' ability to fight off fungal diseases, researchers report. This is a finding that could lead to more effective methods of pest control, they say.

Threat from food-borne illnesses shifts to new pathogens, CDC report says

The risk of infection from eating food tainted with a common type of salmonella or a dangerous strain of E. coli fell significantly in 2014, according to a report published Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC reports decrease in key foodborne pathogens

Data released by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the US show progress was made in reducing some foodborne infections in 2014.

A Map Showing the "Most Distinctive" Causes of Death by State

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

In creating a map illustrating the causes of death most common in the citizens of each state, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went further than merely to show the main culprits such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes, which are basically equal opportunity killers across the board. Show More Summary

Enrollment For Phase 3 Trial Evaluating Azeliragon in Treatment of Patients with Mild Alzheimer's Disease

Enrollment of the first patients into STEADFAST (Single Trial Evaluating Alzheimer's Disease Following Addition to Symptomatic Therapy), vTv's Phase 3 placebo controlled trial of azeliragon, an oral antagonist of the Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts (RAGE) for treatment of mild Alzheimer's disease has begun. Show More Summary

Antimicrobial (antibiotic) resistance

The control of infectious disease in the 20th century was very largely due to public health measures, such as vaccination programmes in the population, and to the use of antibiotics in the individual. In the past, lobar pneumonia was a major killer of otherwise healthy you adults; and the progression of this illness was often more...

Would you like sunscreen with that?

last weekHealth : The Checkup

You won't be surprised that few of us regularly use sunscreen on our faces and other exposed skin, but the actual numbers are pretty alarming. In a survey released Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that just...Show More Summary

A Map Showing The "Most Distinctive" Causes Of Death By State

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For the most part, the things that kill Americans are fairly consistent from state to state. But as this new map by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clearly shows, not all states are equal when it comes to certain risks. Read more...

Centers for Disease Control: Asian and Pacific Islander HIV Awareness

May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It is a day to break the silence about HIV and AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and encourage individuals to get tested for HIV. Asians and Pacific Islanders comprise a small percentage of all HIV infections in the United States. Asians accounted...

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