A new cellular mechanism, called the endocycle, encourages the formation of platelets, the cells needed to coagulate blood. In mouse models, endocycles can help to control thrombocytopenia, a disease caused by a deficit in platelet production that causes heavy haemorrhaging. The new process could act as an alternative source of platelets when the normal mechanisms fail.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Thursday showing that opioid painkiller prescription use is really high among women. Analyzing health insurance data claims, researchers found that an average of 39 percent...Show More Summary
Every time you eat, you're rolling the germ dice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 Americans contracts a foodborne illness annually; 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. Pathogens from meat kill more people than those from any other food group. Show More Summary
The Salmonella outbreak connected to bean sprouts that caused at least 115 illnesses in 12 Northeast states has been declared over, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At least 29 patients were hospitalized. Show More Summary
Despite criticism for its response to Ebola in the United States last year, a majority of Americans have a favorable view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
Marcotte spotlights a new study published in Pediatrics that warns parents about pizza consumption: Children in this study, which tracked subjects ages 2 to 19 using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, netted 84 extra calories on days they ate pizza, and teenagers netted 230 extra calories over kids who did not eat pizza […]
WHEN CONTROL IS LARGELY AN ILLUSION: Random Chance’s Role in Cancer. Unlike Ebola, flu or polio, cancer is a disease that arises from within — a consequence of the mutations that inevitably occur when one of our 50 trillion cells divides and copies its DNA. Some of these genetic misprints are caused by outside agents, […]
Drug overdose death rates have never been higher. In the United States alone, 100 people die from drug overdoses every day, most of them caused by prescription drugs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially declared prescription drug abuse in the US an epidemic. Prescription drug abuse is defined as taking a medicine […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend... ...that everyone age 2 and up should consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium each day. Some groups of people should further limit sodium intake to 1,500 mg per day,...Show More Summary
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes flu season hospitalizations as a cumulative arc, but if you look at the weekly totals, as we have here, it's clear this season is much worse than any since 2009.Read full article >>
Findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that more than 90 percent of kids are eating far too much salt, which is not coming from the saltshaker. An estimated 3,279 milligrams of sodium was consumed daily by the American school-aged children, as stipulated in their report on September 9, 2014. Show More Summary
Hamstrung by a Congress indebted to the NRA, the Centers for Disease Control is unable to research gun violence, in spite of an order from the White House to do so. The CDC had not touched firearm research since 1996 — when the NRA accused the agency of promoting gun control and Congress threatened to [...]
Add this to the list of things Congress is blocking: Two years ago this week, President Obama ordered the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get back to studying “the causes of gun violence.” But today the CDC still avoids...Show More Summary
State health and agriculture officials in Washington state are working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of Latin-style soft cheese produced by Queseria Bendita of Yakima, WA. As of Jan. 16, 2015, a total of three... Continue Reading
Few issues divide people like guns. Just consider the starkly split response to our piece this week about how the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still had not resumed researching gun violence, two years after President Obama ordered the agency to do so. Gun rights supporters argue the CDC shouldn't get involved. The agency should stick to […]
Remember that surprising report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed that most people who die from alcohol poisoning are middle-aged men--and not, as you'd easily conclude these days, binge-drinking college students?Read full article >>
Sex-education would go a long way in these states. Using Center for Disease Control numbers on STD prevalence in each state, Mandatory.com ranked the “sluttiest” states. That’s not an appropriate word, in my opinion. I’d say it’s a lack of education. The site used the following STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – and added [...]
We were warned, and thus it has come to pass: After the Centers for Disease Control announced at the end of last year that this season’s flu vaccine might not do much to prevent people from getting sick, the agency released results today that show shots have only been about 23% effective. Officials with the CDC say the results … [More]
One in five cases of Lassa fever -- a disease that kills around 5,000 people a year in West Africa -- could be due to human-to-human transmission, with a large proportion of these cases caused by 'super-spreaders,' according to new research.
By Anne Dachel It seems the flu is the hot topic these days. There are countless news stories about how serious this year's outbreak is (something which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls "an epidemic"), additionally there is...