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Abortions in the United States Hit an All-Time Low, More Babies Saved From Abortion Than Ever

Abortion numbers fell again in 2014, sinking to their lowest in more than four decades, according to a new Centers for Disease Control report. The CDC reports 652,639 abortions were performed in the United States in 2014, a 2-percent decrease from 2014. Abortions are down 21 percent across the past decade. The abortion rate – […]

Somnox robo-pillow helps you sleep by moving and grooving

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

With millions of Americans suffering from some kind of sleep disorder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described sleep deprivation as a public health epidemic. Somnox is the latest attempt to address the problem...Show More Summary

Female Genital Mutilation Happening to an Alarming Number of U.S. Girls

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

It’s estimated more than 500,000 women and girls in the U.S. are either victims of female genital mutilation or are at risk of being subjected to it—up threefold since 1990, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

CDC report warns Lyme disease is slowly spreading throughout and beyond the East Coast

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sheds light on the expansion of Lyme disease cases in the United States. Read more...

Only One in Ten Americans Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables—Are You One of Them?

People living in poverty have especially low rates. Only a sliver of Americans eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Just 12% of Americans eat the minimum daily fruit...Show More Summary

Preemie Born and Resuscitated Before 22 Weeks’ Gestation is Now a Thriving 2-Year-Old

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that approximately 1 in 10 infants are born prematurely. Sadly, not all of them survive. In fact, science and most doctors continue to stand by the non-resuscitation...Show More Summary

The CDC mapped out where people with cancer live in the US — here's what it found

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US, accounting for one in four deaths in Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Check out more of the data here. The nation's top cancer doctors areShow More Summary

Veterans are twice as likely as non-veterans to die from accidental opioid overdoses

More than 64,000 Americans have died of opioid overdoses in the last 12 months alone, and many of those victims were veterans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. Show More Summary

What Causes Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations?

Heart failure (HF) affects approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If not properly managed, HF can lead to frequent hospitalizations. A heart failure hospitalization should be viewed as a sentinel event. Show More Summary

Research Reveals AI Health Coaches As Effective as In-Person Professionals for Diabetes Prevention

New peer-reviewed findings published in JMIR Diabetes reveals that an artificial intelligence (AI) health coaches is just as effective as in-person weight loss programs, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a clinically-proven weight loss program focused on type 2 diabetes prevention. Show More Summary

1 in 5 U.S. adults used tobacco in 2015: government study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - One in five adults in the United States was using some form of tobacco in 2015, according to national survey data released on Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Truth About HIV and Being 'Untransmittable'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable.”

Chasing a killer: CDC scientists pursue deadly monkeypox virus in Africa

Along a narrow, winding river, a team of American scientists is traveling deep into the Congo rain forest to a village that can be reached only by boat. The scientists are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and they have embarked on this watery journey to solve a decades-old mystery...

Rate of Gun Deaths in U.S. Rises for Second Straight Year, According to C.D.C.

After 15 years of seeing no significant shit, the rate of gun deaths in the United States increased for the second year in a row in 2016, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Firearm deaths rose to 12 deaths per 100,000 people in 2016, up from 11 per 100,000 the previous year. Show More Summary

You’re Probably Sleep Deprived – And That’s Not the Worst News

iStock/peopleimages Are you getting less than six hours of sleep a night? You’re not alone (according to the Centers for Disease Control, about one-third of the American working population is in your shoes). But you are sleep deprived. And...Show More Summary

65 Bipartisan Members of Congress Urge CDC To Include Eating Disorders within National Surveillance Systems

Last week, 65 bipartisan Members of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives sent letters to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) urging the re-inclusion and inclusion of eating disorders surveillance questions within the CDC national surveillance systems.

Second University of Colorado vaccine approved by FDA for shingles

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The Centers for Disease Control's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended new treatment practices Wednesday for shingles based on a vaccine initially developed at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, now the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

AACI, ACS, and CDC Recognize Pediatric Practices for High HPV Vaccination Rates

The Association of American Cancer Institutes, the American Cancer Society, Inc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center For Immunization and Respiratory Diseases announced 10 award winners as part of its HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention campaign.

IBM Watson Health Is Teaming Up With The CDC To Research Blockchain

The CDC has been running trials on blockchain tech in hopes of finding more efficient and secure ways to harness data. IBM Watson Health has signed an agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research the benefits of blockchain, IBM’s chief science officer, Shahram Ebadollahi, announced today. Read Full Story

TGen is one of 25 research groups sharing $9 million to combat drug-resistant bacteria

(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is one of 25 research groups selected by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to share $9 million in grants to explore innovative solutions to the worsening problem of drug-resistant bacteria. Show More Summary

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