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2014-03-26 16:24:55

ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty years of data on a major cause of food poisoning now is available to the public, the food industry, and researchers in a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data, collected by state and federal health officials, provides a wealth of information on Salmonella, the top foodborne cause of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States. Available for hands-on web access for the first time,...

2014-03-26 12:29:30

National and state data detail threat of healthcare-associated infections and opportunities for further improvements ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On any given day, approximately one in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This information is an update to previous CDC estimates of...

2014-03-17 23:01:51

The Georgia State University School of Public Health, in collaboration with Emory University, will host the Vitality Institute’s Atlanta Forum “Building Healthier Societies: Pioneering Perspectives” on Wednesday, March 19. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 The Georgia State University School of Public Health, in collaboration with Emory University, will host the Vitality Institute’s Atlanta Forum “Building Healthier Societies: Pioneering Perspectives” on Wednesday, March...

2014-03-07 16:22:50

CDC urges physicians to improve prescribing practices to reduce harm ATLANTA, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially life-threatening, occur among children in the general community who recently took antibiotics prescribed in doctor's offices for other conditions, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published...

2014-03-05 12:26:29

Commission Calls on the Obama Administration to Let the FDA Act and Ban Menthol Flavoring in Cigarettes WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth, a group of all living former U.S. Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare; U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services; U.S. Surgeons General; and Directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from every administration, Republican and Democrat, since that of...

2014-03-04 12:26:50

CDC calls on every hospital to use new checklist to improve prescribing practices ATLANTA, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that clinicians in some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics than clinicians in other hospitals, even though patients were receiving care in similar areas of each hospital. In addition, about one-third of the time, prescribing practices to treat urinary tract...

Physicians A Leading Source For Opioid Drug Abuse
2014-03-04 10:11:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that most people who abuse prescription painkillers get their fix from friends and family, while those who chronically abuse the addictive opioids most likely get the drugs from their own doctor. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, the new study emphasizes the need for mitigation efforts that target...

Obesity In American Children Is On The Decline: CDC Report
2014-02-26 10:57:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed evidence of a substantial decline in American obesity for children between the ages 2 and 5 years old. Published in JAMA, the new report said the obesity rate fell from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 slightly more than 8 percent in 2011-2012, a drop of 43 percent. “We continue to see signs that, for some children in this country, the scales are...

2014-02-25 16:26:12

Though overall obesity rates remain unchanged, rates in young children improve ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest CDC obesity data, published in the February 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, show a significant decline in obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years. Obesity prevalence for this age group went from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 to just over 8 percent in 2011-2012 - a decline of 43 percent - based on CDC's National...

2014-02-20 12:28:42

Vaccination lowered risk of having to go to the doctor by about 60 percent for people of all ages ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This influenza season was particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. People age 18-64 represented 61 percent of all hospitalizations from influenza--up from the previous three seasons when this age group represented only...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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