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sick child
2014-09-08 06:22:19

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than 1,000 US children have been hospitalized due to a mysterious respiratory illness believed to be caused by a pathogen related to the one that causes the common cold, and 10 states have contacted the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for help in the matter, various media outlets have reported. According to Gillian Mohney and Dean Schabner of ABC News, the disease has not yet been identified, but health...

antibiotic resistance
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...

2014-06-19 08:28:58

New 70% Alcohol-Based Formulation and Educational Resources Target Healthcare Staff, Visitors and Patients ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes that hand hygiene is the single most important intervention that helps prevent the spread of infection.([1]) PDI, leader in the continual development of hand hygiene and infection prevention products and solutions, announced the launch of new comprehensive...

distracted driving up in teens
2014-06-13 05:36:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of teenagers who smoke cigarettes is at a 22-year-low, but nearly half of all high school students report having texted or emailed while driving, according to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released Thursday. The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) report found cigarette smoking rates among high school students has dropped to 15.7 percent. However, the CDC study, which...

2013-10-25 23:02:09

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today it will receive a $600,398 grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the psychological impact of Hurricane Sandy on affected individuals throughout Long Island and New York City. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today it will receive a $600,398 grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the...

Cyclospora Infections Continue To Climb Despite Halt On Salad Mix Production
2013-08-19 08:17:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online US health officials have continued their investigation into the root cause of a Cyclospora outbreak that has so far infected more than 575 people across 19 US states. However, while infections from two states have been traced back to a salad packer in Mexico, more people are continuing to get sick in other states around the country. According to an August 15 update by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

Stomach Bug Outbreak Affects More Than A Dozen US States
2013-07-31 06:40:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A stomach illness linked to the parasite Cyclospora has been on the rise in more than a dozen states across the US, with more than 370 reported cases since the end of June, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on Monday. The CDC was notified on June 28, 2013 of two laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection in Iowa. Since that date, the CDC has been working with health officials from 15...

2013-07-23 11:27:37

3 years after mysterious virus infected 2 Missouri Men, causing severe illness, scientists report isolating pathogen in nearby tick population Scientists have for the first time traced a novel virus that infected two men from northwestern Missouri in 2009 to populations of ticks in the region, providing confirmation that lone star ticks are carrying the recently discovered virus and humans in the area are likely at risk of infection. The findings were published online today in the American...

First-Ever HIV Cure Found For Mississippi Baby
2013-03-04 08:16:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online AIDS research has come a long way since the disease was first clinically discovered in 1981 and officially named by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1982. And although many hurdles had been overcome in the prevention and treatment of the world´s deadliest sexually-transmitted infection (STI) over the past thirty years, no real cure had ever been found. That is until today. Unveiling their landmark...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'