Public health emergency preparedness system evaluation criteria and performance metrics: a review of contributions of the CDC-funded preparedness and emergency response research centers - Qari SH, Yusuf HR, Groseclose SL, Leinhos MR, Carbone EG.
OBJECTIVES: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRCs) conducted research from 2008 to 2015 aimed to improve the complex public health emergency preparedness and response (PH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Former CDC contracting official sent to prison for taking payments from contractor
A former high-level contracting official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has been sentenced to federal prison for taking more than $30,000 from a CDC contractor. Carlos Smiley, 57, of Roswell, was sentenced Nov. 15 to three months in federal prison, one year of supervised release and 200 hours community service following his release from prison. He was also fined $5,000.  Smiley, who had been a branch chief in the CDC's Office of Acquisition Services, wa s indicted… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

Deadly multistate salmonella outbreak related to raw turkey grows
As Thanksgiving nears, there are 74 more cases of salmonella, including 1 death, linked to raw turkey products, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and it's still a mystery as to where the tainted turkey products come from. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disaster preparedness and response: who will fund? - Erwin PC.
There is insufficient evidence available about the translation, dissemination, and implementation of public health preparedness and response (PHPR) interventions. This AJPH supplement, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) –funded initiati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

CDC: 1 in 5 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes
Between 2011 and 2018, the number of high school teens who started vaping, as e-cigarette use is called, increased from 220,000 (1.5 percent) to just over 3 million (20.8 percent), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These jobs have highest suicide rates in the United States, according to the CDC
Men who work in construction and extraction had the highest rates of suicide in the United States, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For women, suicide rates were highest among those who work in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The FDA Is Severely Restricting the Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes. Here ’s What to Know
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday followed through on a rumored plan to significantly restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in an effort to keep young users away from tobacco products. “The bottom line is this: I will not allow a generation of children to become addicted to nicotine through e-cigarettes,” said FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb in a statement. “We won’t let this pool of kids, a pool of future potential smokers, of future disease and death, to continue to build. We’ll take whatever action is necessary to stop these trends from continuing.” That act...
Source: TIME: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Tickborne Diseases Hit Record Levels In U.S.
(CBS News) – New government research shows that tickborne diseases like Lyme disease continue to rise. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that in 2017, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of illnesses spread by ticks. Cases of Lyme disease, Powassan virus; spotted fever rickettsiosis, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and tularemia all increased last year. The CDC said there were 59,349 confirmed cases of tickborne diseases in 2017, up from 48,610 in 2016. In past years, h...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CBS News LYME DISEASE ticks Source Type: news

Suicide Increasing Among American Workers
Highlights the findings of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) which found that the suicide rate among the US working age population increased 34% during 2000-2016. This new report replaces a retracted report that mistakenly classified farmers, which led to errors in reported suicide numbers and rates by occupational group. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Officials Report a Record Number of Tick Diseases
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday. Lyme disease accounted for nearly three-quarters of the illnesses. That's about 43,000 cases. Traditionally about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported to the government each year, but experts believed there was underreporting and thought the actual number was more like 300,000. Experts say better reporting may be a reason for recent increase...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Officials Report a Record Number of Tick Diseases
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday. Lyme disease accounted for nearly three-quarters of the illnesses. That's about 43,000 cases. Traditionally about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported to the government each year, but experts believed there was underreporting and thought the actual number was more like 300,000. Experts say better reporting may be a reason for recent increase...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

CDC: Record Number of Tickborne Disease Cases in U.S. Last Year
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- The number of Americans with tickborne diseases reached a record high of nearly 60,000 in 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Most of those cases (42,743) were Lyme disease. There were 36,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More than 200 cases of polio-like illness under investigation
There have been 80 confirmed cases of the polio-like illness known as AFM in 25 states this year as of Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The nine ways fluoride is harming your brain
(Natural News) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls the fluoridation of water “one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.” Nonetheless, even though fluoride occurs naturally in small amounts in water and can be found in the earth’s crust, its addition to drinking water to supposedly strengthen teeth... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More U.S. Kids Have Recently Been Diagnosed with a Mysterious Paralyzing Illness
(NEW YORK) — More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it. This year’s count could surpass the tallies seen in similar outbreaks in 2014 and 2016, officials said. Fortunately, the disease remains rare: This year, there have been 90 cases spread among 27 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. It’s not clear what’s causing some children to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week a...
Source: TIME: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

As more cases confirmed, CDC says evidence suggests 'viral association' for AFM
There are 10 more confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that mostly affects children, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 90 in 27 states this year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare polio-like disease strikes 90 US children and 252 under investigation, new CDC data reveal
A total of 90 cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been confirmed in American children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed today, but denied that there have been any deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Barriers to Participation in the NIOSH Coal Workers Health Surveillance Program
In an effort to improve participation in health screenings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Coal Worker's Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP) is seeking information from coal miners, their advocates, unions, and industry stakeholders about potential barriers to participation in the health screenings offered by the CWHSP. Comments are due by January 14, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 13, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Some Researchers Thought This Drug Could Treat the Polio-Like Illness Sickening Children. A New Study Says It Probably Doesn ’t
Health officials are scrambling for answers — and cures — as a rare, polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) spreads across the country. Some researchers thought the antidepressant fluoxetine, which is often sold under the brand name Prozac and has some antiviral properties, could work against AFM, a mysterious illness that strikes some children and can cause muscle weakness, breathing issues, paralysis and even death. A new study published Friday in Neurology, however, provides disappointing results: In a small, non-randomized retrospective study, fluoxetine did not seem to restore patients&rsqu...
Source: TIME: Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Deadly shootings are on the rise again in the U.S. after 20 years of steady decline, CDC data show
After steadily declining for more than two decades, deadly shootings are rising across the country, according to a new report from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The report also shows that the number of suicides involving a firearm increased by 21% between 2006 and... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Source Type: news

Safety for Frontline Health Workers Paramount to Ebola Response and Global Health Security
November 09, 2018The threat in DRC may no longer be containable and could become endemic.US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield came to Capitol Hill in Washington Monday with an ominous warning:The current Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now so serious that it might not be containable and could become endemic.TheWorld Health Organization (WHO) reports this week that there are now 300 cases of the virus and 186 deaths since the outbreak was declared four months ago. Twenty-seven health workers have been infected and three have died.Key to ending the ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Consistency between opioid-related mortality trends derived from poison center and national vital statistics system, United States, 2006-2016 - Iwanicki JL, Severtson SG, Margolin Z, Dasgupta N, Green JL, Dart RC.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between poison center opioid exposure calls and National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) deaths. METHODS: We categorized Centers for Disease Control and Prevention NVSS mortality and the Researched Abuse, Div... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fighting Teen Vaping, FDA Plans Crackdown On Flavored E-Cigarettes
By Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN (CNN) — Taking on epidemic levels of teen e-cigarette use, the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products an agency official confirmed Thursday. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is expected to announce a ban on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations as early as next week. The agency will impose age-verification requirements for online sales. Flavored e-cigarette products would be available in vape and tobacco shops. Gottlieb is also expected to propose a ban on menthol in regular cigare...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN e-cigarettes Source Type: news

Ethiopia: U.S. Government, Ethiopian Public Health Institute (Ephi) Prepares Laboratory Leaders
[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helped organize two weeks of Laboratory Leadership and Management training for 60 senior managers from laboratories around the country at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) on November 5-16, 2018 in Addis Ababa. The training is a critical requirement for laboratory accreditation, a flagship program for the Minister of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Shingles vaccine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
According to the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,?almost 1 out of every 3 people in the U.S. will develop?shingles?in their lifetime. And the risk goes up with age. Vaccines can reduce the risk of shingles, while early treatment can shorten a shingles infection and lessen the chance of complications. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Radio [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Get the facts on Type 2 diabetes
Mayo Clinic experts want you to know that Type 2 diabetes is a growing health concern. November is National Diabetes Month, and more than 23 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the disease,?according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.?Diabetes increases your risk of conditions such as blindness, amputations, heart failure [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

CDC Confirms First Death Related to Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey
(NEW YORK) — Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in California but didn’t have any immediate details. Since last November, the agency said 164 people have fallen ill in 35 states, with the most recent case being reported on Oct. 20. No products have been recalled, and the agency hasn’t recommended that people avoid turkey. But it said it believes the outbreak is widespread and ongoing, and it reminded people to properly cook and handle turkey with Thanksgiving...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized California Death health onetime Source Type: news

A lot more Americans are meditating now than just five years ago
If the stress of modern life seems overwhelming, consider giving meditation a try. More than 35 million of your fellow Americans already have.Anew report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 14.2% of American adults surveyed in 2017 said they had practiced meditation... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

US cigarette smoking rate reaches new low
Cigarette use among American adults is at the lowest it's been since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started collecting data on the issue in 1965, according to a report released Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly multistate salmonella outbreak related to raw turkey grows
As Thanksgiving nears, there are 74 more cases of salmonella, including 1 death, linked to raw turkey products, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and it's still a mystery as to where the tainted turkey products come from. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Turkey
THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 -- The total number of illnesses in a Salmonella outbreak linked with raw turkey products now stands at 164 people across 35 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number includes 74... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cigarette use hits all-time low plummeting 30% in 10 years - but vaping is on the rise, CDC warns 
In 2017, 14 percent of Americans smoked cigarettes, marking an all-time low, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data reveal. But one in five adults still use e-cigs or tobacco products. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you sleep with your contact lenses on? Doing so increases your risk of an infection, says the CDC
(Natural News) You should never be too sleepy, tired, or in a hurry to remove your contact lenses before catching a wink. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just warned that people who sleep while wearing their lenses run the risk of developing infections in their eyes, an article in Live Science... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga and meditation on the rise among US adults and kids
More Americans are turning to forms of complementary medicine such as yoga, meditation and chiropractors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s How Popular Yoga and Meditation Really Are
Yoga and meditation aren’t so alternative anymore. About 14% of adults and a growing number of kids now practice yoga and meditation, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. Between 2012 and 2017, the percentage of kids and adults who said they had done yoga or meditated in the last year rose significantly. About 14% of adults reported practicing both yoga and meditation in 2017, up from about 9.5% and 4%, respectively, in 2012. Meanwhile, the percentage of kids ages 4 to 17 who had done yoga in the last year increased from about 3% to 8...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Women and Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Kejal Kantarci, a Mayo Clinic neuroradiologist, says more women have the disease than men. She explains the factors that may affect a woman's risk. https://youtu.be/tAX8gzzeEw8 Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Our Lady of Lourdes lauded for low 'sharps' injury rate
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center had the fifth lowest "sharps" injury rate among large teaching hospitals, according to a study by the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AHOP). A sharps injury is a penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or other sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or other body fluids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 300,000 sharps-related injuries occur annually among U.S. health care workers. Camden-base d… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Our Lady of Lourdes lauded for low 'sharps' injury rate
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center had the fifth lowest "sharps" injury rate among large teaching hospitals, according to a study by the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AHOP). A sharps injury is a penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or other sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or other body fluids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 300,000 sharps-related injuries occur annually among U.S. health care workers. Camden-base d… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

CDC Director Says Congo Ebola Outbreak May Be Uncontainable
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- It may not be possible to bring the Ebola outbreak in Congo under control, and the deadly disease may become entrenched in the northeastern part of the country, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Over 2 Million Americans Have Hepatitis C; Opioids Help Drive Spread
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- More than 2 million Americans have hepatitis C -- and the opioid epidemic is a major contributor to the problem, according to a new government study. The study, by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, does... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Heart-healthier choices at fast-food restaurants
More than 36 percent of American adults consume fast food on a given day, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But one Mayo Clinic expert says eating for convenience doesn't mean you have to sacrifice nutrition if you make the right dining decisions. https://youtu.be/nULZ0Ki08hw Watch: The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

More than 200 cases of polio-like illness under investigation; 80 confirmed
There have been 80 confirmed cases of the polio-like illness known as AFM in 25 states this year as of Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Pertussis infections on the rise
Reported cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, have been on the rise since the 1980s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.?"Whooping cough is becoming more common, unfortunately, for a variety of reasons???maybe declining vaccination rates or waning immunity from our previous vaccines," says Dr. Tina Ardon, a family medicine specialist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes 6.0 Percent in 2016
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 -- The prevalence of gestational diabetes was 6.0 percent in 2016, with a slight increase seen from 2012 to 2016, according to research published in the Nov. 2 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What is heart disease?
Heart disease, used interchangeably with the term cardiovascular disease, refers to various conditions relating to the heart. It is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for men and women ? responsible for?1 in every 4 deaths,?according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://youtu.be/Oqt9TgWcrxI Watch: The Mayo Clinic?Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cases of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Continue to Rise. And Experts Are Frustrated Over a Lack of Answers
A rare, polio-like illness continues to spread across the United States, puzzling and concerning health officials who are investigating the mysterious condition. So far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a total of 72 confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 24 states, including clusters in Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Colorado. Ninety percent of confirmed diagnoses were in children younger than 18, according to the CDC. The agency is investigating another 119 patients in connection with the disease, which causes symptoms including sudden arm and leg weakness, loss of musc...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Health Tip: Washing Your Hands
-- Germs are everywhere, and there's no getting around them. So what can you do to avoid getting sick? Frequent hand washing is an excellent start, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC says you should always wash your... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New York State Initiative Hopes to Stop the Spread of Super Bugs
Each year in the United States, at least two million people become infected with antibiotic-resistant infections--so-called super bugs. And at least 23,000 of those people will end up dying from them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the deadliest super bugs, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) bacteria, has become resistant to all or nearly all the antibiotics available today. Almost half of hospital patients who get bloodstream infections from CRE bacteria die from them. The problem is so serious that CDC has classified CREs as one of three urgent threats to the public health....
Source: MDDI - October 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: IVD Source Type: news

CDC director calls on Fortune 500 companies to hire people in recovery
Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talks to "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson about the role he believes Fortune 500 companies should play in helping people who are recovering from drug addiction. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC confirms 10 new cases of rare polio-like neurological condition
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday it has confirmed 10 more cases of an extremely rare, polio-like condition, across 24 states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news