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CDC halts work in its highest security laboratories over equipment concern

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily suspended work with deadly viruses in its highest security labs in Atlanta be...        

U.S. shuts high-security labs over concerns about air hose safety

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has closed down its highest security laboratories after discovering that hoses that supply air to scientists wearing special protective suits were never approved for that use, the agency said on Friday.

More Evidence Emerges That Flint Water Also Caused Fatal Bacteria Outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention genetic testing may help prove that untreated Flint River water contributed to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in and around the city, the MLive site reports. More than 100 individuals, of whom twelve have died, have contracted the bacterial disease in the Flint area since the outbreak began in 2014. Show More Summary

An 18 Percent Decline In HIV Incidence In The U.S. Over Six Years Is Not Enough

Co-authored by Robert Bonacci, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA On February 14, 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled new HIV incidence estimates for the United States from the years 2008 through 2014. Show More Summary

Foot-and-mouth crises to be averted with vaccination strategy

(University of Warwick) Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations -- saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock -- according to research by the University of Warwick.

Mayo Clinic Minute: The downsides of sugary drinks

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show most American kids are drinking at least one sugary beverage daily. Some children are drinking even more, putting them over the recommended daily calories from added sugars. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, shows you the […]

Study: Experimental malaria vaccine plus chloroquine protects against controlled infection

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) An experimental malaria vaccine strategy known as PfSPZ-CVac, together with antimalarial medication, protected all nine clinical trial volunteers given three high-dose vaccinations, according to study results published today in Nature.

Cancer-Fighting Army? Magnetic Robot Swarms Could Fight Disease

Magnetically controlled swarms of microscopic robots might one day help fight cancer inside the body, new research suggests.

GOOD: New HIV infections in U.S. falling rapidly, CDC says. “The Centers for Disease Control and P…

GOOD: New HIV infections in U.S. falling rapidly, CDC says. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used blood test results to help date the infections. Their calculations showed new infections dropped by nearly 18 percent over six years, the CDC reported Tuesday. Though health experts expected a decline, they welcomed the confirmation.”

Cause Celeb: Robert De Niro continues to criticize vaccines

Cause: Vaccine safety. Specifically the debunked link between mercury found in early childhood vaccines and autism, a claim the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has unequivocally refuted. Celeb: Legendary actor Robert De Niro, who’s got a Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Kennedy Center Honor medallion to add to his stack of Hollywood trophies. What’s […]

HIV Rates Continue To Skyrocket For Young Gay/Bi Men

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New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that while the number of HIV infections overall, its still climbing precipitously for young men who have sex with men. The number of new infections fell from 45,700 in 2008 to 37,600 in 2014, marking an 18% decline: For heterosexuals, that drop is 36%,... Read more »

Go The Extra Mile... Literally

Go the Extra Mile… Literally The United States Centers for Disease Control recommends at least 150 minutes (2 hours and... The post Go The Extra Mile… Literally appeared first on Lifehack. Physical activity is so much more enjoyable and easy. The most inexpensive and easily accessible way to get started is with a regular walking plan.

Technology Helps Older Adults Living with Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions among those 65 years old and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help reduce these admissions and the strain they put...Show More Summary

The mechanics of cavitation-induced injury lend a better understanding of blast traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a largely silent epidemic that affects roughly two million people each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the scale at which blast TBI (bTBI) injuries—in the spotlight as the signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—occur and manifest is unknown.

Stem Cells for the Failing Heart

MyHeart MyHeart - Take Control of Your Health   Can stem cells help improve heart muscle in patients with congestive heart failure? The main problem with heart disease: Cardiovascular disease is the # 1 killer [...]Read More The post Stem Cells for the Failing Heart appeared first on MyHeart.

Rolf Hazlehurst Sues CDC to Allow MMR Science Whistleblower to Testify in Case of Autistic Son

Parent of autistic teen sues CDC to allow vaccine whistleblower testimony Sharyl Attkisson reports: The father of an autistic child has filed a federal lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in his son’s medical malpractice case. Rolf Hazlehurst...

ABC News Doctor To Head $10B Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will soon be lead by Dr. Richard Better, a former top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the current health editor at ABC News.

Cellular quality control process could be Huntington's disease drug target

The loss of motor function and mental acuity associated with Huntington's disease might be treatable by restoring a cellular quality control process, which researchers have identified as a key factor in the degenerative illness.

New discovery could be a major advance for neurological diseases

(University of Bristol) The discovery of a new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other to regulate our learning and long-term memory could have major benefits to understanding how the brain works and what goes wrong in neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy and dementia. Show More Summary

Cellular quality control process could be Huntington's disease drug target

(Duke University Medical Center) The loss of motor function and mental acuity associated with Huntington's disease might be treatable by restoring a cellular quality control process, which Duke Health researchers have identified as a key factor in the degenerative illness.

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