Latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Stories

Local Swimming Pools A Cesspit Of Human Fecal Matter
2013-05-17 06:12:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just when you thought it was safe to take a dip in your local watering hole this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a study which found that many swimmers leave behind a little more than a good time in the pool. According to the health agency's data, more than half of the pools they tested contained fecal matter left behind by swimmers. More specifically, the study found that 58 percent...

2013-05-16 23:01:19

Arthritis affects more than 21 million Americans; Allsup representatives can assist individuals with arthritis in applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Arthritis limits the activities of nearly 21 million adults in the U.S. and is the nation´s leading cause of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The condition also encompasses more than 100 rheumatic diseases that affect the joints and...

CDC: Suicide Rates Are On The Rise
2013-05-02 17:45:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Suicide rates are on the rise for middle aged Americans, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In their report, the CDC noted a sharp rise in suicide rates between 1999 and 2010, from 13.7 suicides to 17.6 per 100,000, or an increase of 28 percent. More Americans now take their own lives than are killed in car accidents. According to CDC statistics, 33,687 people died in car...

2013-04-30 23:01:32

Eclipse Web Media has posted full videos of the keynote, presentations and panel discussions of the 2013 Big Data Week Atlanta Kickoff Event. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 Eclipse Web Media has posted the full videos of the Big Data Week 2013 Kickoff Event. The event featured presentations from the New York Times' Steve Lohr, and Datanami's Nicole Hemsoth. The Kickoff Event's keynote was from Marty Cetron, the Director for the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, U.S. Centers...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.