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6 Science-Backed Sleep Remedies

Sleeping pills are big business: About 1 in 25 adults has taken a prescription sleep medicine in the last month, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. And according to Consumer Reports, Americans spent $41 billion on sleep aids and remedies in 2015—a number that’s expected to reach $52 billion by 2020. But…

STD Spotlight: Syphilis

Post Submitted by Dr. Bruce Rashbaum This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) marked National Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month with an educational campaign called Syphilis Strikes Back. And with good reason. Show More Summary

The stomach may play a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease

Consistently dropping items or having slowed movements is not something we all face on a daily basis, but those with Parkinson’s disease live with it every day. The feeling that you don’t have complete control of your body can be … The...Show More Summary

The future may allow diabetic treatment to be controlled from your smartphone

Diabetes has become a serious epidemic in the United States, with nearly 29 million people being affected and another eight million suspected of being undiagnosed. Living with the disease can seem like a nightmare, as it requires constant...Show More Summary

Why I Refuse To Let My Skin Disease Control Me

Needless to say, life was not the same. I no longer felt as if I was in control of my own destiny. But I also knew that I couldn’t carry on this way.

Pituitary Gland: Facts, Function & Disease

The pituitary gland is called the master gland of the endocrine system; it controls many other hormone glands in the body.

'An iceberg': The opioid crisis could be even worse than anyone thought

A new investigation by a field officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates the actual number of deaths involving opioids, a powerful class of painkillers, may be much higher than official tallies. In December, the CDC said 52,404 people had died from drug overdoses in 2015, with over 60% dying from opioids. Show More Summary

$9.6 Million Grant Fuels UCI Malaria Control Research in Africa

A University of California, Irvine study on the impact of environmental changes on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa has been awarded up to $9.6 million over seven years from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health.

Drug Resistant 'Superbug' Fungus Attacking Patients In NY Hospitals

Local hospitals have been been struggling to stop a deadly, multi-drug resistant fungus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with 15 city hospitals reporting cases since the disease first came to the United States in 2013. Officials say most of the cases in the area were reported in the last year. [ more › ]

Researchers find key mechanism to control antibody production

(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) The study may hold implications in future clinical applications concerning more efficient vaccine development or treatment of autoimmune diseases.

ECDC report shows strong potential of E-health to increase vaccination coverage in Europe

(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ) Twenty one EU/EEA countries have developed or are in the process of developing systems to digitally record information about vaccination, according to a new 'ECDC survey report on immunization information systems implementation and system characteristics'. Show More Summary

Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Global health leader and former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 commencement ceremony for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Frieden,...Show More Summary

4 Ways Researchers Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Making Babies

Infertility treatment is more common than ever, thanks to technology. More than 70,000 babies were born through in-vitro fertilization in 2014, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. That’s an increase...Show More Summary

Don’t let kids use tanning beds

4.9 million — yes, million — people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year in the United States. It costs an estimated $8.1 billion —with a “B — to treat those skin cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Do I have your attention? I hope so. The problem is we don’t have […]

‘Catastrophic threat’: CDC chief fears a deadly superbug’s spread

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ATLANTA – Public health officials have a lot on their plate now: Outbreaks of measles and flu, soaring deaths from opioid overdoses, funding cuts. But for Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the scariest threats is a deadly fungus. The...

Fungi holds the key to combating antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a looming threat that is slowly rearing its head, becoming a difficult complication to handle in the fight against disease. It occurs when an antibiotic medication loses its ability to control or kill bacterial...Show More Summary

Using venomous proteins to make insect milkshakes

Nematodes are microscopic worms that fall into an often ignored corner of the animal kingdom. While many of them are parasitic, meaning they live inside other organisms, they also help control diseases in humans and kill insects that damage agricultural crops.

New Study Identifies Way to Treat Sports-Related Concussions Using Telemedicine

An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 75 percent of the injuries are sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions.

New tools visualize where bacterial species live in the gut, control their activity

Gut microbes play wide-ranging roles in health and disease, but there has been a lack of tools to probe the relationship between microbial activity and host physiology. Two independent studies in mice published April 20 in the journal...Show More Summary

Why your child still needs vaccines, even if you may not know someone with the disease

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At the turn of the 21st century, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an article about the 10 greatest public health achievements over the past 100 years, from 1900-1999. One of them was vaccination, which likely has saved millions of lives over the past 100 years. Yet, in more...

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