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Discovery of Mechanism That Alters Neural Excitability Offers Window Into Neuropsychiatric Disease

Researchers show that the well-known mechanism of gene expression control -- dynamic changes in DNA methylation -- is also involved in changes to the excitability of neural cells. The sites of such methylation changes may offer a potential therapeutic target in neuropsychiatric disorders.

McConnell: Zika is President Obama's fault because Obamacare

There are now 500 Zika-infected pregnant women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control, with 15 babies born with birth defects and six lost pregnancies. But that's President Obama's fault, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who continues to refuse a clean funding request from the White House to respond to the Zika threat. Show More Summary

Preventive Care, Specialists Key To Controlling Kidney Failure Treatment Costs

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

Kidney failure costs Medicare close to $30 billion per year, and the disease is only expected to become more common. But new research suggests a path forward that could save money while also improving...

Why are our girls killing themselves?

An analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a significant increase in suicides in the United States since 1999. The increase was particularly high in girls ages 10 to 14, especially in the past decade, and this...Show More Summary

Natural Birth Vs. C-Section: Is One Better Than The Other?

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In 2014, about one-third of pregnant women in the United States gave birth by C-section, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Usually a woman is granted the power to choose how she wants to deliver her baby, so why opt for a surgical procedure over a natural birth, or vice...

CDC Expands Unprecedented Zika Travel Advisory After New Cases Confirmed

The Center for Disease Control has expanded an unprecedented warning for pregnant women and their sexual partners to avoid travel in parts of Florida to all of Miami-Dade County after five cases of Zika in Miami Beach were confirmed. As...Show More Summary

Governor Says 5 Cases of Zika in Miami Beach

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Gov. Rick Scott of Florida said on Friday that five cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Miami Beach. He asked the Centers for Disease Control for more kits to fight the mosquito-borne illness.

Zika virus may now be spreading in Miami Beach

Late Thursday afternoon health authorities were working to finalize the area that would be covered by a new travel advisory for Zika virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading ? The post Zika virus may now be spreading in Miami Beach appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Florida's Bummer Summer Continues as Zika Believed To Have Spread to Miami Beach

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already issued one Zika-related travel advisory in the United States, but that soon may expand to one of our country’s largest summer party cities. Read more...

Canine Babesiosis Outbreak in UK Under Control -- but Needs Monitoring

Scientists at the University of Liverpool are using the health records of dogs to monitor the status of a potentially fatal tick-borne disease that appears to have been imported into the UK

Scientists discover possible new weapon in the fight against gum disease

If you hate going to the dentist, here's some good news. New research shows that melanocortin agonism may effectively control the inflammation that often occurs in gum tissue.

What could make Americans — and Congress — care about Zika?

For the first time in the agency’s 70-year history, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in early August issued a travel advisory for part of the continental United States, warning pregnant women to stay away from a neighborhood in Miami. The culprit: the Zika virus. Zika is a mosquito-borne illness associated with a rise in […]

One Quarter of Puerto Rico Expected to Contract Zika Virus by End of 2016

Officials declared a state of emergency on the island just days ago. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that a full quarter of Puerto Rico’s residents will be infected with the Zika virus by the end of 2016. That dire warning was initially made in June, as health officials noted the disease was spreading at previously unexpected speeds. Show More Summary

Americans Are Supersizing Themselves But Not All Hope is Lost

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported for years that more than a third of Americans are obese. Their latest report shows that while the average American isn't getting any taller, they are getting wider...Show More Summary

Defect in process that controls gene expression may contribute to Huntington's disease

Researchers have identified a gene silencing mechanism that maintains neuronal specification and protects against neurodegeneration, a new report outlines.

Defect in process that controls gene expression may contribute to Huntington's disease

A protein complex called Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2), which plays a critical role in forming specific classes of nerve cells in the brain during development, also plays an important role in the adult brain where it may contribute...Show More Summary

Defect in Process That Controls Gene Expression May Contribute to Huntington's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders

Researchers identify gene silencing mechanism that maintains neuronal specification and protects against neurodegeneration

US Fertility Rates Are Lower than Ever Recorded

This could be a good thing. Fertility rates in the U.S. are lower than ever previously recorded according to a new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—but this doesn’t herald a Children of Men scenario on the horizon. Show More Summary

A Cure For Hepatitis C: Bringing Medication Within Reach For All

The Promise and the Challenge Here's the promise: There is a cure, a complete cure in a short 12 weeks, for hepatitis C virus (HCV), which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates afflicts between 2.7 and 3.9 million Americans, and which is a leading cause of liver cancer and other devastating health complications. Show More Summary

The CDC Paints a Dark Picture for LGB Youth, But Don't Despair

The Trevor Project's Abbe Land on the troubling new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control.

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