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2014-04-24 04:21:17

What We All Need to Do: DIY Tips Revealed by Mosquito Squad to Protect from Ticks and Mosquitoes RICHMOND, Va., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyme disease doesn't discriminate. While singer Debbie Gibson is the latest noteworthy individual to announce her fight with the illness, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, actor Alec Baldwin and President George W. Bush have all been given the Lyme disease diagnosis. Some say conditions are ripe for an increase in infected ticks and Lyme Disease this...

2014-04-17 23:05:36

A jarring statistic was recently revealed in an article by NewsMax Health where only 5% of people scrubbed long enough to kill infection-causing germs after using the public toilet. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 The reason this is alarming is because high-touch areas of public restrooms can contain more than 1,000 colony-forming units per milliliter of infection-causing bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a reminder that it takes at least 20 seconds of washing...

2014-04-16 16:29:20

Despite progress continued efforts needed to combat diabetes complications ATLANTA, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Rates of lower-limb amputation, end-stage kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, and...

2014-04-15 12:30:30

BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston City Council Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Councilors Michael Flaherty & Tito Jackson, to conduct April 16 hearing on Docket #0227, An Ordinance Regarding the Prohibition of Research Designated as Biosafety Level 4, Sponsored by Councilors Charles Yancey, Tito Jackson & Ayanna Pressley. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73231 Community residents, scientific experts and civic advocates to...

2014-04-09 23:04:46

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is an urgent need for all healthcare providers to engage in antimicrobial stewardship to manage the appropriate use of antimicrobials. Leaders will need to direct and supervise stewardship plans and will need training to achieve optimal clinical patient outcomes related to antimicrobial use. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is partnering with Making a...

2014-04-08 12:32:40

Despite recent progress, more can be done to prevent pregnancies in younger teens ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years have declined, they still represent over a quarter of teen births - nearly 1,700 births a week, according to this month's Vital Signs. This reinforces the need for targeted interventions to prevent teen pregnancy, says the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Although we have made...

2014-04-02 20:22:23

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 19 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations to provide technical assistance to health departments and organizations implementing CDC's new prevention strategies and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS. Not one of these organizations is a Black organization. The effect of this decision is that Black organizations have been locked out...

2014-03-28 12:24:04

Women's History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions of women while addressing the issues of daily life. WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the United States, March is Women's History Month. While it is a time to reflect on the contributions women have made to the fields of politics, art, science, medicine and elsewhere, it is also a time to pay attention to the issues that women today are facing in their daily lives. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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 12:31:24

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...