Latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Stories

2013-06-18 23:01:49

Allsup outlines considerations for those with HIV/AIDS seeking Social Security Disability Insurance benefits Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. ages 13 and older are living with HIV/AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those, nearly 20 percent don´t know they are infected. In support of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)...

2013-06-14 23:03:36

A new study revealed that many fertility clinics are manipulating their IVF pregnancy outcome data in an effort to expand their market share. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 A small number of IVF centers manipulate federally mandated reporting of IVF outcomes by artificially inflating their clinics´ IVF pregnancy rates, thus gaining economic advantages over properly reporting centers, a new study reports in Fertility & Sterility, the official medical journal of the American...

2013-06-14 23:02:50

Law firm offers service for consumers who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 Bellovin & Karnas, P.C. in Arizona is currently investigating the Hepatitis A outbreak and collecting consumer information from people who may have been infected with disease by ingesting “Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend” frozen berry and pomegranate mix. David Karnas has been involved with previous nationwide foodbourne illness cases and is now reaching...

2013-06-14 13:50:52

Allowing all employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health modeling experts. The researchers simulated an influenza epidemic in Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County and found that universal access to paid sick days would reduce flu cases in the workplace by nearly 6 percent and estimated it to be more effective for small, compared to large,...

CDC Report Shows Teen Birth Rates Are Declining
2013-05-23 18:45:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teen birth rates have dropped by 15 percent for all but two states. The CDC said teen birth rates dropped steeply in the US from 2007 through 2011, reaching a record low of 31.3 percent. All states but West Virginia and North Dakota showed significant drops over five years, while Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah saw rates drop by 30 percent or more....

Common Chemicals In Plastics Linked To Elevated Bloor Pressure In Kids
2013-05-22 14:49:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From BPA in plastic water bottles to mercury in fish, dangerous chemicals seem to be lurking in every corner these days. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NYU Langone Medical Center, there´s another highly prevalent and potentially dangerous group of chemical to add to that list — phthalates. Pronounced ℠THAL-ates,´ the chemical additive can be found in...

2013-05-21 23:24:16

Research presented at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting shows that PathoGenetix Genome Sequence Scanning (GSS) technology could be used to reliably differentiate and strain type pathogenic E. coli strains of public health and food safety significance. GSS provided strain level information comparable to PFGE, the current standard for pathogen identification in epidemiological investigation and response. WOBURN, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 PathoGenetix, Inc., a...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.