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In an unusually close vote, an advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending the use of a new vaccine to prevent shingles over... [Read More]
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Resolve to Save Lives is a five-year, $225 million global health initiative that seeks to address major health issues on a global scale. Former director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Resolve's president and CEO, Dr. Tom Frieden, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the two major areas the project focuses on: cardiovascular health and epidemic prevention. [Read More]
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What is it? The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) records show that 1,29,329 people fell sick with dengue this year, while 200 died. India's official numbers are well known to b... [Read More]
Interpersonal violence is a widespread problem that includes intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control in 2010 reported that approximately 1 in 5 women and 1 in 59 men have suffered sexual assault in their lifetime (Breiding et al., 2014). In addition, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been a victim of physical violence perpetrated by an intimate partner (Breiding et al., 2014). A number of potential negative consequences of interpersonal violence exposure include the development of posttraumatic stress disorder,... [Read More]
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With the holidays around the corner, food is an important element during the festivities. If you're preparing for a big holiday meal, make sure to take safety precautions in order to avoid food-borne illness.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every six Americans gets sick from food poisoning each year. Abide by the following four steps to keep your family safe from food-related illnesses this holiday season:CLEANBefore handling food, always wash your... [Read More]
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Vector Disease Control International is part of portfolio. [Read More]
PAUL ROGERS/THE NEW YORK TIMES I hope you're not chomping on a bagel or, worse, a doughnut while you read about what is probably the most serious public health irony of the last half-century in this country. As one major killer — smoking — declined, another rose precipitously to take its place: obesity. Many cancer deaths were averted after millions quit lighting up, but they are now rising because even greater numbers are unable to keep their waistlines in check. Today, obesity and smoking remain the two leading causes of preventable deaths in this country. Reviewing more than 1,000... [Read More]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call fraud against the elderly a public health issue. Among other impacts, seniors deprived of financial resources are more at risk for being unable to access necessary medical care and pay for medications. Unfortunately, elder financial fraud is on the increase in Sacramento County. In the past year, seniors have reported being bilked for more than $9.1 million – and that's just reported cases. Often, the elderly do not report fraud out of embarrassment, fears of being deemed incompetent, or reluctance to report a relative or friend – sadly, most cases of... [Read More]
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An overwhelming majority of Americans are skimping on their vegetables, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... [Read More]
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Antibiotic Awareness Week ends Sunday - Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics and poses one of the most pressing public health threats. The Centers for Disease Control and Preventi... [Read More]
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Are you eating enough fruits and veggies? The Centers for Disease Control doesn't think so, according to its new report. ... [Read More]
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning farmers about a salmonella outbreak that has impacted people across the country. According to the CDC, there have been 54 people diagnosed with multi-drug resistant Salmonella Heidelberg infections across 15 states. The patients were identified in California, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. In all, 17 people have been hospitalized and 18 patients were children under... [Read More]
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A large majority of adult Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables each day, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. [Read More]
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A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Education revealed that 70 percent of students report seeing frequent bullying online. [Read More]
Thousands of Americans claim to have Morgellons, a mysterious skin condition which causes fibers to grow out of the skin, but the medical community isn't so sure it is real. While a team of researchers say it real and have linked it to Lyme Disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concluded the disease does not officially exist. Critics say many Morgellons patients are actually suffering from delusions. NBC Left Field investigate this controversial tick-born disease. [Read More]
The U.S. is dealing with a potential health epidemic as more than 114 million Americans are now living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [Read More]
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Internal Medicine and the Infectious Disease Society... [Read More]
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Food-borne illnesses affect 1 in 6 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Read More]
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six Americans (48 million) will become ill from a food-borne illness this year; 128,000 will be hospitalized, and 3,000... [Read More]
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