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2014-06-24 23:06:38

New technology supports HIV-1 drug resistance surveillance in resource-limited countries. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, has licensed technology from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to bring a rapid and cost-effective PCR-based method of monitoring HIV drug resistance to resource-limited countries. The ATCC® HIV-1 Drug Resistance...

2014-06-24 08:25:18

Campaign returns with new participants who suffered tobacco harms ATLANTA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching hard-hitting ads for its 2014 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign. Beginning July 7, these ads will run nationwide for nine weeks on television, radio, and billboards, online, and in theaters, magazines, and newspapers. The launch of these ads comes as CDC is also releasing new data on how many U.S. adults use some...

CDC Workers Exposed To Anthrax
2014-06-21 07:51:52

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of those government agencies that is almost universally regarded as entirely competent and worthy of having the complete trust of the American public. This stellar reputation may, in fact, be wholly unwarranted. It was reported Thursday that as many as 86 government scientists, researchers and employees were exposed to the potentially lethal live form of the bacterium...

2014-06-04 23:07:10

The urgent care provider hopes to protect South Floridians from the record number of measles cases predicted for 2014. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care provider, MD Now Urgent Care, has stocked up on the measles vaccine after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an urgent warning predicting a record number of cases for 2014. MD Now will offer the vaccine to both adults and children at all its locations in Palm Beach, Broward, and...

2014-05-19 08:27:19

American Society of Hypertension, American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Comprise Joint Session to Present Project Supporting Improved Control of Hypertension Worldwide NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's estimated that more than 970 million people have hypertension(1) and, globally, the disease is responsible for more than nine million deaths every year, making it one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In an effort to help manage the...

Children Increasingly At Risk From Liquid Nicotine In E-Cigarettes: CDC
2014-04-04 09:35:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that e-cigarettes, as they are currently sold, are dangerous for young children. The report was based on phone calls made to poison control centers that showed over 51 percent of calls between September 2010 and February 2014 were for young children under five years old. Forty-two percent of the calls were for people 20 and older. “This report raises...

2014-04-03 12:30:49

Rapid rise highlights need to monitor nicotine exposure through e-cigarette liquid and prevent future poisonings ATLANTA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, according to a CDC study published in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The number of calls per month involving conventional cigarettes did not...

2014-03-27 12:31:28

Preventive services like HPV vaccination and colorectal cancer screening are important tools in reducing cancer rates ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rates of invasive cancer cases among U.S. men and women dropped slightly from 459 per 100,000 persons in 2009 to 446 per 100,000 persons in 2010, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The highest rates were for prostate, female breast, lung and bronchus, and colon and rectum cancers, which...

2014-03-27 12:31:26

States make gradual progress, but few provide comprehensive coverage ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More smokers would quit if state Medicaid programs covered more cessation treatments and removed barriers to coverage, according to a CDC study published in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. All 50 states and the District of Columbia cover cessation treatments for at least some Medicaid enrollees. Efforts to expand state Medicaid coverage for all...

2014-03-27 12:31:24

New virus infects six more people and found in second state ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with health officials in Missouri and Tennessee have identified six new cases of people sick with Heartland virus: five in Missouri and one in Tennessee. The new cases, discovered in 2012 and 2013, are described today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Heartland virus was first reported in two...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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