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2014-07-21 16:25:53

ATLANTA, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in five adults in the U.S. have arthritis, and 60% are under age 65. The number of people with arthritis is continuing to increase making it more important than ever to communicate to them often overlooked pain management options. Everyone knows physical activity and weight management are good for overall health, but not many people know the positive impact they can have on...

2014-07-14 12:25:07

Summer weather typically causes spike in incidences of food poisoning WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans are expected to fire up the grills this summer--a time when incidents of foodborne illness, commonly known as food poisoning, tend to surge. In preparation for barbeque season, the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for...

Smallpox word cloud
2014-07-09 12:11:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Smallpox is a deadly virus that was all but wiped off the face of the Earth in the late 1970s, but on Tuesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that random bottles of smallpox were found in at a federal lab near Washington, DC. This is the second such announcement within the past month. In a statement, the CDC said that its employees had stumbled upon “vials labeled ‘variola,’ commonly known as...

Southern Doctors Write More Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions Than Their Northern Counterparts Do
2014-07-03 06:40:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Opioid painkiller use in the US vary greatly by region, with most of the highest-prescribing states being located in the southern part of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed in a new report. According to the study, health care providers from southern US states typically had the highest per-person rate of opioid or narcotic pain reliever prescriptions, which include drugs such as Vicodin...

2014-07-02 23:12:01

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm weighs in on the anthrax scare at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 In June, over 80 Atlanta-based workers for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were potentially exposed to anthrax. A highly secure lab accidentally sent a batch of live anthrax to a less-secure laboratory that was not equipped to handle the live...

death by alcohol
2014-06-27 12:33:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While alcohol-related deaths are commonly viewed in the context of drunk driving, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at alcohol-related deaths of any kind and discovered that 1 in 10 deaths of working-age Americans can be attributed to alcohol. The study found that from 2006 to 2010, alcohol abuse could be linked to around 88,000 deaths of Americans. These causes of death included long-term...

2014-06-25 12:30:44

AFSP Urges Increased and Strategic Efforts to Address Suicide Prevention and the Trending Increase in Numbers NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. national suicide deaths rose slightly for the fifth year in a row from 12.1 per 100,000 in 2010 to 12.3 per 100,000 in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report. Suicide rates, for both males and females, show similarly slight increases with the...

2014-06-24 08:32:31

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity expert William H. Dietz, MD, Ph.D., has been named Director of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, a national multi-stakeholder coalition based within Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University. This leadership transition comes as part of Dr. Dietz's recent transition to Milken Institute SPH, where he heads the Sumner M. Redstone Global...

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...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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