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California's uninsured rate hits lowest level ever
The number of people with health insurance hit a record high in the California this year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this week. California’s uninsured rate dropped from 7.2 percent in 2016 to 6.8 percent from January to June — outpacing the federal rate for states supported by the federal insurance marketplace, Healthcare.gov. “It was nice to see that California also had good company among states dramatically reduci ng their uninsured population,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Self-Inflicted Injuries Surge Among Tween & Early Teen Girls
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new study. However, rates of self-harm among boys and young men between the ages of 10 and 24 remained stable throughout the years 2001 through 2015, the researchers said. “Suicide is preventable,” said Melissa C. Mercado, lead author of the study published Tuesday in JAMA and a behavioral scientist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “These findings underscore the need for the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Suicide Source Type: news

Clinical Guideline on HBV Released by ACP, CDC Clinical Guideline on HBV Released by ACP, CDC
The American College of Physicians (ACP) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise vaccination and screening of adults at risk for HBV, including those who are unvaccinated, and linkage to care for infected individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Spit Test May Diagnose, Predict Duration Of Concussion In Kids
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — A saliva test may someday be able to diagnose a concussion and predict how long symptoms last, according to a study published Monday in the JAMA Pediatrics. A concussion is one type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to either the head or the body. Though not life-threatening, these injuries to the brain can be serious and cause symptoms of headache (or “pressure” in the head), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, balance problems, double or blurry vision, sluggishness, confusion, memory problems and difficulty concentrating. In their study, Penn State College of...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Concussion JAMA Source Type: news

ACP and CDC issue recommendations for hepatitis B screening, vaccination, and care
(American College of Physicians) Reducing chronic hepatitis B infections by screening at-risk adults, increasing hepatitis B vaccination rates, and linking infected persons to care is a public health priority, the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise in a new paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Former CDC director's new effort to tackle global health issues
Resolve to Save Lives is a five-year, $225 million global health initiative that seeks to address major health issues on a global scale. Former director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Resolve's president and CEO, Dr. Tom Frieden, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the two major areas the project focuses on: cardiovascular health and epidemic prevention. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn
Dire predictions of a flu pandemic proved overblown in 2005 and 2009. Still, health officials are warning that the H7N9 virus, which can be lethal, is on the rise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization China Australia Kawaoka, Yoshihiro Source Type: news

Health Tip: A Pet May Improve Your Health
-- Getting a pet can improve not only your emotional outlook but your physical health as well, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC says furry companions have been shown to trigger these health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fixing gut health problems safely and effectively
(Natural News) According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly three million Americans currently suffer from irritable bowel disease, or IBD. Unfortunately, many of these people are not told that gut health problems can compromise immune function and set the stage for life-threatening conditions like, cancer and autoimmune disease. Shocking, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How we got the story about monkeypox
Earlier this year, Washington Post photographer Melina Mara and I traveled with scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to a village deep inside the Congo rain forest, reachable only by boat. The team was hunting for the origins of monkeypox, a mysterious and fatal disease. Monkeypox is a cousin to the deadly […]Related:Blood pressure of 130 is the new ‘high,’ according to first update of guidelines in 14 yearsGrilled-cheese sandwich suspected in young boy’s deathControversy erupts over plan to let Pentagon authorize unapproved drugs for battlefield use (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Spread Awareness of the Opioid Epidemic
-- The number of overdose deaths from prescription and illegal opioid drugs has more than quadrupled since 1999, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. You can do your part to help reverse the trend by alerting others to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Wilmington hospital names director for new autism center
The has  named a director for its new autism center set to open in 2018. Dr. Diane Treadwell-Deering, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, will lead the Wilmington pediatric hospital's Sw. Autism Center, which is being established to expand and better coordinate the services the medical center provides for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder and their families.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates one in 68 children have autism spectrum disorder, a complex… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

CDC reports 1 in 5 American adults are addicted to tobacco, the number one cause of preventable disease
(Natural News) A report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that one in five American adults use tobacco on a regular basis despite the increase in electronic cigarette use. The report, based on the National Health Interview Survey, also shows that 15 percent of the country’s overall population smokes tobacco. Likewise, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Old Age: No Excuses, People: Get the New Shingles Vaccine
Shingrix, which begins shipping this month, is far more effective than the previous shingles shot. Experts recommend it for everyone over age 50. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Shingles (Disease) Vaccination and Immunization Elderly Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention GlaxoSmithKline PLC Source Type: news

Drinking water blamed in hundreds of illnesses, 13 deaths, CDC reports
Clear water is not always a sign of clean water -- or so suggest two new reports on water-associated disease outbreaks published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 5 U.S. adults used tobacco in 2015: government study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - One in five adults in the United States was using some form of tobacco in 2015, according to national survey data released on Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

One in Five US Adults Still Using Tobacco Products in 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that found that 1 in 5 U.S. adults used some form of tobacco product in 2015. The report also includes data on tobacco use by race/ethnicity and gender. Higher tobacco use was found for adults living in the Midwest, people with a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), people with annual household incomes under $35,000, those with a disability, uninsured adults or adults insured through Medicaid, adults with serious psychological distress, and those who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual. (Source: News stories via the Rur...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 9, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Better BMI Z-score Chart for Tracking Growth in Obese, Underweight Kids Better BMI Z-score Chart for Tracking Growth in Obese, Underweight Kids
A modified body-mass index (BMI) z-score chart based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2000 age- and sex-specific percentile growth charts better tracks growth in severely obese or underweight children, as well as in normal children, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Experts Concerned About Effectiveness Of This Year ’ s Flu Vaccine
(CNN) — Last year’s seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. Even if vaccinated, people had inadequate protection against the flu. This limited effectiveness was due to a mutation that occurred in the influenza A (H3N2) vaccine strain, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This vaccine mutation resulted from an egg-based manufacturing process commonly used today. This year’s flu vaccine may also be imperfect, said Scott Hensley, author of the new study and an associate profe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Flu Vaccine Local TV Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Fruit and veggie food safety
Too lazy to wash your fruits and veggies? Here are a few statistics that may inspire you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 48 million people are stricken with foodborne illness each year.?One hundred twenty-eight thousand?are hospitalized. Approximately 3,000 people die. "I have been seeing a lot of stomach viruses, gastroenteritis, a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Survival With HPV-related Cancers Varies by Race, Sex and Age Survival With HPV-related Cancers Varies by Race, Sex and Age
Survival with human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers differs significantly between blacks and whites, men and women, and people in different age groups, according to findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Zika Training: Travel Recommendations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/17/2017 This training identifies relevant online resources for travelers and clinicians about travel safety precautions regarding the Zika virus, lists at least five ways to prevent mosquito bites, and describes how to prevent sexual transmission of the Zika virus. It discusses the pre-travel doctor visit, and what to do after travel. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ecology of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 11/02/2017 This one-hour, four-minute webinar describes how human activities drive zoonotic disease emergence, including examples of human behaviors that promote increased contact with wildlife. It describes key elements of an ecological study of zoonotic diseases, lists effective interventions that reduce the risk of spillover of pathogens to humans from wildlife, explains how Nipah virus and Ebola emerged and why we continue to see outbreaks, and explains why wildlife surveillance is important for protecting human and livestock health. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Li...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Training: Travel History in Patient Assessment
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/17/2017 This training explains how global travel makes it possible for patients seeking care in areas without active transmission of the disease to have the Zika virus. It lists the three criteria for preliminary diagnosis to decide whether to seek laboratory confirmation of the Zika virus. It discusses how to recall methods to include in gathering information about risk of Zika infection in patient interactions, and locate resources on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site to support proper care of infected patients, prevention of Zika transmission, and repo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New Limits Threaten EPA ’s Asbestos Review
After pushback from the chemical industry, President Donald Trump’s administration is scaling back a congressionally mandated review of asbestos and other deadly chemicals. Toxic minerals in widespread use will be excluded from the revamped Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which last December included asbestos among the top 10 dangerous chemicals the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must review. Reducing the scope of the review will potentially leave millions of tons of asbestos and other toxic substances in homes and businesses. The Trump administration reportedly wants to limit risk evaluations of the top ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 6, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: American Chemistry Council American Cleaning Institute American Petroleum Institute Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos exposure firefighters asbestos imports U.S. asbestos laws us Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Di Source Type: news

Health Tip: Stop Smoking
-- While the harmful effects of smoking are well-documented, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds us of the benefits of quitting: Reduced risk of lung cancer and other types of cancer. Lowered risk of heart disease and stroke... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

C.D.C. Reports a Record Jump in Drug Overdose Deaths Last Year
The higher mortality rate was further evidence that the opioid crisis has accelerated in recent years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Deaths (Fatalities) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Heart disease death rate plummets, but overdose death rate rises, CDC says
Three new reports from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bring both good and bad news about Americans' health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Get to Know Your Pharmacist
-- Your pharmacist may be the health professional that you see more than any other. It's important to get to know that person, since a pharmacist can support your health in many ways. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

National Pandemic Strategy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 06/15/2017 This Web page provides information and documents that guide the United States'preparedness and response in an influenza pandemic, with the intent of stopping, slowing, or otherwise limiting the spread of a pandemic to the United States; limiting the domestic spread of a pandemic, mitigating disease, suffering, and death; and sustaining infrastructure and mitigating impact to the economy and the functioning of society. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Influenza Risk Assessment Tool (IRAT): Questions and Answers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 11/03/2016 This Web page provides questions and answers about the Influenza Risk Assessment Tool (IRAT), an evaluation tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and external influenza experts that assesses the potential pandemic risk posed by influenza A viruses that currently circulate in animals but not in humans. Topics include limitations of the tool, and the evaluation criteria used by the tool. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Intervals Framework (PIF)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 11/03/2016 This Web page provides the Pandemic Intervals Framework (PIF), which describes the progression of an influenza pandemic using six intervals. The framework is used to guide influenza pandemic planning and provides recommendations for risk assessment, decision-making, and action in the United States. These intervals provide a common method to describe pandemic activity which can inform public health actions. The duration of each pandemic interval might vary depending on the characteristics of the virus and the public health response. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Severity Assessment Framework (PSAF)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 11/03/2016 This Web page provides information about the Pandemic Severity Assessment Framework (PSAF), which is used to determine the impact of a pandemic, or how severe a pandemic will be. There are two main factors that can be used to determine the impact of a pandemic. The first is clinical severity, or how serious the illness is associated with infection. The second factor is transmissibility, or how easily the pandemic virus spreads from person-to-person. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The Mammography Quality Standards Act: A 25-year public health success story
By: Helen Barr, M.D. Mammography has been widely used as a screening tool to detect early-stage breast cancer since the mid-1960s. As the use of the technology expanded it became clear that there were wide variations in the quality of the mammograms and the dose being delivered to patients. Following a series of hearings, Congress stepped in and enacted the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 (MQSA). This week we celebrate the 25th anniversary of this important law that gave the FDA authority to improve the quality of mammography services by setting standards for image quality, radiation dose, personnel qualific...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Primary Care Providers' Role in Supporting Children, Families, and Professional Self-Care Following Hurricanes and Other Disasters
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/26/2017 This Web page provides information about a webinar that describes the importance of psychological first aid and basis supportive services in promoting adjustment after a disaster. Presenters outline the common symptoms and trajectories of adjustment reactions in children and adolescents; identify strategies to support children, adolescents, and families in healing and recovery after a disaster or crisis situation; and discuss the importance of professional self-care that clinicians can use to promote wellness for themselves and colleagues. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mortality rate for people with lupus remains higher than U.S. rate overall
FINDINGSWhile the mortality rate in the United States have declined over the past four decades, UCLA researchers found that the mortality rate for people with lupus has not declined as much as it has for the population overall.The researchers found that among people with lupus, mortality rates are still higher for black people than for other ethnicities; rates for women are higher than those of men; and those in the South were higher than for other regions of the U.S. Mortality rates for people with lupus were affected by where they lived.BACKGROUNDLupus is a chronic disease in which the immune system attacks the body &rsq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

America's STI hotspots revealed in map
A comprehensive map of STIs across the United States, based on 2016 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, revealed where STIs are most common. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Develop Medical Surge Planning Workshops
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/23/2017 This Web page provides a tool for community planners to help advance medical surge planning in their community through well-structured workshops. The tool is designed to aid planners in accomplishing tasks outlined in the Community Planning Framework for Healthcare Preparedness document. The tool distills the information and lessons learned from community collaborations into an easy-to-use guide on how to address seven major topic areas. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community Planning Framework for Healthcare Preparedness
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/03/2017 This 11-page document is a tool for community planners to use to enhance existing community plans for medical surge or to develop new plans from the beginning. It distills the information and lessons learned from community collaborations into an easy-to-use guide on how to address five major topic areas: Building Planning Teams and Coalitions, Models of Healthcare Delivery, Alternate Care Systems, Essential Healthcare Services, and Crisis Standards of Care. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Some sexually transmitted infections reach record highs
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention?(CDC) has released new data showing that health care providers diagnosed more than 2 million people with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2016. That's a record high in the U.S. https://youtu.be/wIH4WsPGg_E Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script. Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 31, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A social-ecological framework of theory, assessment, and prevention of suicide - Cramer RJ, Kapusta ND.
The juxtaposition of increasing suicide rates with continued calls for suicide prevention efforts begs for new approaches. Grounded in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) framework for tackling health issues, this personal views work integ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Division of Laboratory Systems Biosafety Initiatives
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/29/2017 This Web page provides information about the Division of Laboratory Systems within the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, which works to strengthen the nation's clinical and public health laboratory system through various initiatives geared toward continually improving quality and safety. In April 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee declared clinical laboratory biosafety a "critical unmet national need." (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medic...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) Recommendations Table
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 02/06/2017 This 25-page document details the recommendations of the Department of Health and Human Services'Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC), which declared clinical laboratory biosafety a "critical unmet national need," and called upon the U.S. government to develop a biosafety strategy for clinical laboratories focused on substantially increasing the amount of biosafety guidance and training to the clinical laboratory community. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: What is an STI?
An?estimated 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur in the U.S. each year, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You may be hearing the term sexually transmitted infection used more, instead of sexually transmitted disease (STD).?Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, explains why there's a change in the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

2016 Annual Report of the Federal Select Agent Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/2017 This 30-page report summarizes 2016 data for the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP), which regulates the possession, use, and transfer of biological select agents and toxins so that important work with potentially dangerous and deadly pathogens is conducted as safely and securely as possible. While similar in content to the information contained in last year's report, the data provide continued insight into the work conducted with select agents and toxins at laboratories across the nation, as well as how the program provides regulation and oversight of these laboratories...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guidance on the Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/2017 This 14-page document provides guidance to assist entities in meeting federal regulatory requirements when transferring or importing a select agent or toxin. Within the United States, only entities that are registered with the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) are allowed to receive material that has been identified as a select agent or toxin. This includes the importation of select agents and toxins from outside the U.S. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Attention Microbiologists and Medical Laboratory Scientists: New Research Suggests an Organism ’s Microbiome Might Be a Factor in Longer, More Active Lives
Is gut microbiota the fabled fountain of youth? Researchers at Valenzano Research Lab in Germany found it works for killifish. Could it work for other vertebrates as well? Research into the microbiomes of humans and other animals is uncovering tantalizing insights as to how different microbes can be beneficial or destructive to the host. It […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 27, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Buck Institute for Research on Aging C. diff CDC centers for disease control and prevention Source Type: news

Kissing your puppy could send you to the hospital; CDC says virus is spreading
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that 16 more Americans have been diagnosed with Campylobacter, an infection commonly found in puppies. The bacteria strain can be transmitted through close contact such as cuddling and kissing. According to the CDC, the latest report further marks a sweeping outbreak across the country, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidance for Emergency Responders in U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 10/10/2017 This Web page provides guidance for emergency responders and aid workers traveling to and working in areas of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico impacted by hurricanes and floods. It addresses Pre-Travel, On-Response, and Post-Response Planning. It recommends safety and health precautions for emergency responders and aid workers, addressing hazards that follow natural disasters, including the hurricanes and floods in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC: Americans getting a handle on cholesterol
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that improvement in the rate of high total cholesterol in Americans has remained steady. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news