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2014-07-24 05:43:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Antibiotic resistance could bring about the “next pandemic,” turning run-of-the-mill disease-causing bacteria into nearly untreatable illnesses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned on Tuesday. Speaking at a National Press Club event, CDC director Tom Frieden said that the common use of antibiotics and other anti-microbial agents over the past 70 years has caused some pathogens to mutate and become...

2014-05-13 16:25:43

ATLANTA, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was written by Gary Evans, executive editor of the AHC Media infectious diseases group and long-time writer of Hospital Infection Control & Prevention. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140206/CL60818LOGO Though unrelated to the recent MERS case in Indiana, the second U.S. case of the emerging coronavirus is also a health care worker who was apparently infected while working in a hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia....

Preventable Deaths Are Leading Cause Of Premature Mortality, Especially In Southeastern US
2014-05-02 10:23:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some Americans are struck down by random accidents or hereditary conditions, many Americans are killed each year due to preventable diseases, such as lung cancer. According to the Mobidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people living in the southeastern US states comprised 28 to 33 percent of all possible preventable deaths – the largest percentage for any region. The...

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...

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...

2014-02-05 23:22:53

Short-Form Videos Will Inform Health Care Practitioners on Upcoming CDC Vital Signs Report Release New York, NY (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The Doctor’s Channel, a video website for medical professionals, today announced an upcoming video series with Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Drinking too much or excessive drinking contributes to many negative health outcomes, including medical conditions such as hypertension, cancer, and liver...

Anti-Tobacco Ad Campaign Heralded As A Success By CDC
2013-09-10 04:41:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An estimated 100,000 people will likely quit smoking permanently as a result of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Tips From Former Smokers” national educational and advertising campaign, the agency announced on Monday. According to a CDC report, the three-month campaign led an estimated 1.6 million American smokers to try and kick the habit, with over 200,000 successfully doing so after the program. Half...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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