The Question: Is it possible to catch STDs from swimming in a pool or hot tub? No, not unless you’re having sex in the pool with someone who has an STD. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an individual can only pass on an STD through direct person-to-person contact. Show More Summary
Those who enter prison uninfected are at risk of becoming infected. The post Prisons Need Better Drug Treatment Programs to Control Infectious Diseases appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Type 2 diabetes drugs used to control the blood sugar levels can also ease this brain disease.
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with the Florida Department of Health to investigate the first Zika case that appears to have no connection to travel or sexual contact transmission. Mayo Clinic internal medicine specialist Dr. Show More Summary
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control studied the prevalence of suicide among people with epilepsy compared to the population overall and estimated that the annual suicide mortality rate among those with epilepsy was 22 percent higher than in the general population. Show More Summary
The HPV vaccine, which many may know by the brand name Gardasil, is commonly given to young girls at age 11. But new guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that the vaccination be offered to both boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 12. To drive this idea...
The world's top HIV/AIDS experts are gathering in Durban, South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference - a meeting that fills me with hope that an opportunity is at hand to finally get the disease under control, but it's an...Show More Summary
Dr. Lars Eisen and Marc Dolan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reviewed decades of scientific literature on the effectiveness of various methods of preventing bites and controlling ticks that transmit Lyme disease. Their findings are published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. read more
Disease can be spread through contact with materials contaminated with infectious microorganism, making control of transmission an interesting objective of surface research. In order to develop "active surfaces" that can reduce or eliminate...Show More Summary
Decades of scientific literature on the effectiveness of various methods of preventing bites and controlling ticks that transmit Lyme disease has been reviewed by a research team, and outlined in a new report.
Local health officials are collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the case.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that Neisseria gonorrhoeae ? that is, the bacteria that causes gonorrhea ? could be developing resistance to our last-line antibiotics that treat it. The CDC’s currentShow More Summary
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just released its Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) inspection for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Explorer of the Seas, and the report found a number of horrifying violations. Those findings could not...Show More Summary
Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Infection are investigating a worrisome case of Zika virus transmission after the caregiver of a Zika-infected patient who died was found to be infected as well. In late June, an elderly Utah resident who had visited a country where the Zika virus...
Cambridge researchers have identified - and shown that it may be possible to control - the mechanism that leads to the rapid build-up of the disease-causing 'plaques' that are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease. read more
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A caregiver for an elderly Utah man who died while infected with Zika tested positive for the virus but has recovered, health officials said on Monday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it has...Show More Summary
If you’re headed to the Olympic Games in Rio next month, rest assured that it’s highly unlikely you’ll return home afterward with the Zika virus. A recent analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compared the expected...Show More Summary
A caregiver for an elderly Utah man who died while infected with Zika tested positive for the virus but has recovered, health officials said on Monday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it has confirmed that a person who helped care for the man who died last month while infected with Zika contracted the virus. Show More Summary
Researchers have identified -- and shown that it may be possible to control -- the mechanism that leads to the rapid build-up of the disease-causing 'plaques' that are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease.
Utah health officials on Monday said a caregiver of an elderly patient from Utah who died while infected with Zika has tested positive for the virus, they said in a statement. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a person who helped care for the individual who died...