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2013-10-30 16:26:45

McLEAN, Va., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks significant progress for the estimated 4-6 percent of children in the United States affected by food allergies. The prevalence of food allergies among children increased 50 percent during 1997-2011, posing substantial challenges for schools. As the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new school food allergy management guidelines, the U.S. Senate took another step toward ensuring safety for...

2013-07-15 12:25:20

280 Experts Contribute to Recommendations on Public Health Actions to Improve Cognitive Health in an Aging America BOSTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alzheimer's Association® unveiled The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013-2018 at the 2013 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC® 2013) in Boston. The report encourages...

2013-05-15 23:33:47

Study Author Dr. Keith Berndtson Establishes Need for Development of New Guidelines for Treating Persistent Infection Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 30,000-40,000 cases of Lyme disease officially recorded each year from 2008-2011 represent only 10% of actual incidences of the disease. “Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the country,” says Dr. Keith Berndtson of...

2013-03-29 16:21:36

INVOKANA(TM) is the first in a new class of type 2 diabetes medications available in the United States RARITAN, N.J., March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved INVOKANA(TM) (canagliflozin) for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. INVOKANA(TM) is the first in a new class of medications called sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors to be approved in the United States. It...

2013-02-25 12:25:16

GE Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Proteus On-Demand and BD invest in Haiti's recovery PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ribbon-cutting ceremonies for two new public health buildings in Haiti's capital city mark another milestone in the country's recovery and rebuilding since the 2010 earthquake. The buildings will be used by Haiti's Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP or Ministere de la Sante Publique et de la...

Prescription Drug Overdoses Continue To Rise
2013-02-21 09:57:37

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published a research letter highlighting the increase in deaths related to drug overdoses. In that report, researchers also explain that 2010 was the 11th consecutive year where a rise in deaths was seen. The analysis by the CDC demonstrated that 38,329 people died due to a drug overdose in the United States in 2010. The continuous rise in deaths...

2013-02-21 08:30:34

Posters Produced with Public Health Partners Provide Tips for the Public WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new strain of norovirus is quickly spreading across the United States. To educate the public about the most effective ways to prevent the spread of norovirus, the Water Quality and Health Council (WQHC) and other public health partners collaborated to produce new resources. Experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided...

2013-01-17 16:23:53

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Across the country, families are dealing with one of the most severe cold & flu seasons in recent years. As of this week, 47 states have declared the incidence of the flu to be widespread in their communities, with several issuing a public health emergency, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Equally concerning, an increasing number of school districts have had to close schools because of outbreaks....

2012-12-06 16:23:32

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hawaii ranks 5th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Hawaii currently spends $8.9 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 58.8 percent of the $15.2 million recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

2012-12-06 12:29:16

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Louisiana ranks 24th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Louisiana currently spends $7.2 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 13.4 percent of the $53.5 million recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease...