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CDC: Outbreak from Raw Goat’s Milk Sickened 11 in Idaho in 2014

At least 11 people in Idaho were sickened with Cryptosporidiosis in August 2014 after consuming unpasteurized goat’s milk, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the first public announcement of outbreak. The outbreak first came to the attention of health authorities when two siblings, both younger... Continue Reading

The Persistent Danger of Poxes

Like a plot twist in a bad Syfy network movie, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday that vials labeled “variola”—aka smallpox—were discovered in an unused storage room in a Food and Drug Administration laboratory. Show More Summary

Largest Study of Its Kind Documents Causes of Childhood Community-Acquired Pneumonia

To investigate specific causes of childhood CAP, University of Utah Health Sciences and other institutions collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the largest study of its kind, the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC). Show More Summary

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr in Mothering Magazine

By Anne Dachel Feb 23, 2015, Robert Kennedy, Jr had an article published by Kennedy focused on corruption at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the failure of the media to honestly cover the most heated controversy...

CDC’s 2013 HIV Surveillance Report Now Available Online

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual HIV Surveillance Report titled Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2013, is now available online [PDF 2.9MB]. The report summarizes information about diagnosed HIV infection from 2009 to 2013 representative of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six U.S. dependent areas....

National Briefing | Health: Death Toll From Bacteria Is Raised

3 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

The deadly bacterial infection Clostridium difficile is estimated to have afflicted almost half a million Americans and caused 29,000 deaths in 2011, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

5 Reasons Kids Should Play Organized Sports

In the past 30 years, obesity has more than doubled in young children and quadrupled in adolescents, potentially leading to a host of chronic diseases later in life, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Conversely, the CDC reports that regular physical activity provides a long list of physical benefits for children, but that’s not all. Show More Summary

We're in Dire Need of New Funding for Antibiotics, Researchers Say

As a global community, were in a high-stakes race against rapidly developing antibiotic resistanceand were losing. Each year, 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic resistant infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Show More Summary

In Medicine We Trust

I recently sat in on a course for infectious disease specialists in Austria. Around 40 young doctors and academics were discussing infection control in hospitals and communities in the developing world, and the talk inevitably turned to Ebola. Show More Summary

Video: How An Anti-Vaxxer Is Born

Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 154 people in 17 states and in Washington D.C. have contracted measles as of Monday, in a massive outbreak that's been spreading since January. This outbreak goes...Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: February 24, 2015

Brazil: Indonesia’s president denied granting clemency to eleven foreigners facing the death penalty for drug smuggling including a Brazilian national. U.S.: A senior official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claimed that the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. Show More Summary

CDC Official Dismisses Claim That Undocumented Immigrants Bring Measles Into The U.S.

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Despite claims to the contrary from some of the loudest anti-immigration reform voices in the Republican Party, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stressed on Monday that undocumented immigrants are not bringing measles into the United States. Dr. Show More Summary

CDC: Measles Outbreak Has Nothing To Do With Illegal Immigration

Anne Schuchat, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, has strenuously denied that there is any evidence supporting claims of a connection between the United States' recent measles outbreak and undocumented immigration, the Guardian reports. Read more...

National Briefing | Health: New Virus Suspected in Death of Kansas Man

last weekHealth : NYT: Health

A new virus appears to have caused the death last spring of a man in Kansas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday in its journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Kansas man’s death leads CDC officials to discover scary new disease

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A Kansas man’s death last year can be traced to a new virus that is likely spread through bites from ticks, CNN reported on Friday. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a statement on Friday that the 50-year-old man was in good health when he fell ill after working on his property....

Bovine TB vaccinations and minimizing 'false positives'

Bovine tuberculosis is a major economic disease of livestock worldwide. Despite an intensive, and costly, control program in the United Kingdom, bovine TB persists. Currently, vaccinating cattle with the human vaccine Mycobacterium bovis...Show More Summary

Why We ALL Need to Care About 'Failed Health States'

When Ebola arrived on our shores last fall, an obvious truth stared us in the face. In our increasingly interconnected world, disease cannot be controlled by passports. A global health crisis anywhere in the world can pose a humanitarian,...Show More Summary

Scientists Shed Light on Circuits That Control Genes

last weekHealth : NYT: Health

Researchers hope the discoveries, described in two dozen papers released on Wednesday, will eventually lead to a deeper understanding of diseases and new ways to treat or cure them.

Should we give more Tamiflu for influenza? A look at the evidence.

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that people who received this season’s influenza vaccine were only 23 percent less likely to be diagnosed with influenza than unvaccinated persons, CDC director Tom Frieden...Show More Summary

Scientists Unveil Map of Human Epigenomes in Effort to Fight Disease

The genome is the instruction book for life. But reading that instruction book and carrying out its directives are controlled by the epigenome, which attaches chemical markers to DNA to activate or silence genes. For the first time, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and elsewhere have assembled a comprehensive map of the human epigenome.

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