Fentanyl overdose deaths in the U.S. have been doubling every year
If you want to know what it means for something to grow exponentially, consider the death toll offentanyl.This powerful synthetic opioid seemingly came out of nowhere and is now killing tens of thousands of Americans each year.Anew report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

New technique could help regrow tissue lost to periodontal disease
(American Chemical Society) According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all Americans will have periodontal disease at some point in their lives. Characterized by inflamed gums and bone loss around teeth, the condition can cause bad breath, toothache, tender gums and, in severe cases, tooth loss. Now, in ACS Nano, researchers report development of a membrane that helps periodontal tissue regenerate when implanted into the gums of rats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Temple University Mumps Outbreak Swells to 74 Cases
(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia health officials say they now believe 74 people have contracted mumps at Temple University. City Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said Wednesday there are 15 confirmed cases and 59 probable cases, all but three of them in Philadelphia. Probable diagnoses indicate a person showing mumps-like symptoms. The city says the numbers reported this year are high compared with those in past years; 54 cases were reported in 2010. Students who may be infected should limit contact with others and seek medical care. Mumps is a viral infection that involves swollen glands. The Centers for Di...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Education Infectious Disease onetime Pennsylvania Source Type: news

Anne Schuchat, MD, to Speak at Geisel ’s Class Day Ceremony
Anne Schuchat MED ’84, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a retired rear admiral from the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), will be the featured speaker at Geisel’s 2019 Class Day Ceremony, which will be held Saturday, June 1 at the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - March 19, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Announcements Events News alumni Class Day Class of 2019 Source Type: news

CDC: Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a proposed information collection revising and extending the annual National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) through 2021. NAMCS provides information on office visits to physicians, as well as non-physician clinicians in community health centers. Some items will be modified or deleted, including data items on HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention, alcohol and substance abuse screening, and culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Comments are due within 30 days of publication of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates v...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 19, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC Cites Urgent Need to Expand HIV Testing, Treatment
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Shortfalls in HIV testing and treatment are hampering efforts to stop new infections of the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. " We have the tools to end the HIV... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Reported Cases of Spotted Fever Rickettsioses Rarely Confirmed
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Only 1.0 percent of reported cases of spotted fever rickettsioses (SFR) meet the confirmed case definition, according to research published in the March 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gaps in HIV Testing and Treatment Hinder Efforts to Stop New Infections
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a newVital Signs report on the impact of undiagnosed and untreated HIV and the significant need to expand HIV testing and treatment in the U.S. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 18, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns
Returning from a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the agency chief also worried that vaccine supplies could run out. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Ebola Virus Epidemics United States Politics and Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) your-feed-science Redfield, Robert R Source Type: news

Food banks among recipients of Butterball turkey recalled in salmonella outbreak
At least half a dozen people in three states sickened by bacteria: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Sports Are Most Likely To Send Kids To The ER With Brain Injuries
CNN) — Almost 2 million children and teens — an average of 283,000 each year — were seen in emergency rooms across the United States for traumatic brain injuries between 2010 and 2016, according to a new government report. Football, bicycling, basketball, playground activities and soccer were the sports and activities most likely to send children to emergency rooms for TBIs, according to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Traumatic brain injuries, which include concussions, are caused by impacts to the head or the body. The is...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Concussions Source Type: news

Measles Cases Continue to Rise in US Measles Cases Continue to Rise in US
Measles outbreaks have been reported in six states, and confirmed cases have been reported in 12 others, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Targets Women in Asia
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Wendell Balderas and Mary AssuntaBANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) International Women’s Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the progress women are making globally. The day also acknowledged the risks, exploitation and suffering many continue to endure. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) puts the spotlight on the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics targeting women and girls especially in Asia to market its deadly products. While smoking prevalence among females remains relatively ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell Balderas and Mary Assunta Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Doctors Are Writing Half as Many New Opioid Prescriptions as They Used To, Study Says
Deaths from opioid overdoses have increased dramatically over the last decade. In 2017, the latest year for which the U.S. government has statistics on the trend, more than 47,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses. One major factor contributing to the rising number of people who get addicted to opioids and die from overdoses is the increasing number of prescriptions written by doctors to treat pain. Overdose deaths related to such prescriptions increased five times from 1999 to 2017. But according to the latest study looking at opioid prescribing patterns, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, recent efforts t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

CDC: 228 Measles Cases Already in 2019
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- The number of measles cases in the United States increased by 22 since last week and now stands at 228, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in an update. New Hampshire -- with one patient as of March 1... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Measles Diagnosis Is Confirmed in New Hampshire. Now, 12 States Have Cases of the Disease
A new measles diagnosis has been reported in New Hampshire, bringing the number of states with confirmed cases of the disease to a dozen. As of Mar. 7, 228 measles cases in 12 states have been confirmed so far this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s latest numbers. Outbreaks have been particularly severe in Washington and New York states. The sick person in New Hampshire reportedly contracted measles while traveling abroad, as the CDC says is often the case. The international traveler also took a bus from Boston to Manchester, N.H. in late February, WCAX reports. No measles case...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

A Measles Diagnosis Is Confirmed in New Hampshire. Now, At Least 12 States Have Cases of the Disease
A new measles diagnosis has been reported in New Hampshire, bringing the number of states with confirmed cases of the disease to at least a dozen. As of Mar. 7, 228 measles cases in 12 states have been confirmed so far this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s latest numbers. Outbreaks have been particularly severe in Washington and New York states. The sick person in New Hampshire reportedly contracted measles while traveling abroad, as the CDC says is often the case. The international traveler also took a bus from Boston to Manchester, N.H. in late February, WCAX reports. No mea...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

At least 228 measles cases have been reported in the US this year, CDC says
At least 228 cases of measles have been reported since January 1 in the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Final National Occupational Research Agenda for Public Safety
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of the finalNational Occupational Research Agenda for Public Safety. The agenda focuses on the public safety workforce, which includes emergency responders, fire fighters, police and correctional officers, and addresses chronic disease reduction, infectious disease transmission, motor vehicle injuries, mental health, and more. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 12, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Space, Staff, and Stuff: Identifying Your Community ’s Resources
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Preparedness and Response (CDC CPR). Published: 3/12/2019. This tool helps planners identify their community organizations ’ roles, responsibilities, and resources, and determine potential gaps in their all-hazards planning efforts. It is designed to benefit any community regardless of demographics, infrastructure, current levels of planning, or availability of public health and health care resources. It addresses Pub lic Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities for Capability 1: Community Preparedness; Capability 6: Information Sharing; Capabil...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump ’s Budget Asks for Nearly $300 Million to End the U.S. HIV Epidemic Within 10 Years
President Donald Trump’s proposed 2020 budget includes nearly $300 million meant to “defeat the HIV/AIDS epidemic” in the U.S. — even as it calls for a 12% reduction in total funding to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). During his February State of the Union address, Trump announced an ambitious plan to “eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years.” During a subsequent call with reporters, health officials said the initiative would focus on 48 at-risk counties across the country and would involve promoting early HIV treatment and diagnosis, expanding ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized HIV/AIDS Source Type: news

Smoking During Pregnancy Doubles Risk Of Sudden Death For Baby, Study Says
(CNN) — Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data on smoking during pregnancy from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s birth/infant death data set between 2007 and 2011 and found that the risk of death rises by .07 for each additional cigarette smoked, up to 20 a day, a typical pack of cigarettes. By the time you smoke a pack a day, the study found, yo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cigarettes Pregnancy Smoking Source Type: news

Here's what Big Pharma and the CDC acknowledge about the HARMFUL side effects of vaccines
(Natural News) The number of vaccinations mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has risen sharply in recent decades. These medical interventions are touted as full-proof solutions to many previously common “childhood” illnesses, including measles, mumps and chicken pox, as well as more serious diseases like polio and smallpox. As dependence on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Renowned CDC 'Ebola virus hunter' quietly retires
The CDC's ongoing fight against Ebola will reportedly be without one of its preeminent experts. Dr. Pierre Rollin, one of the world's most recognized authorities of Ebola, quietly retired from Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this year, according to STAT, a life-sciences publication produced by Boston Globe Media. Rollin spent 26 years with the CDC, including a stint as deputy branch chief of viral special pathogens, which handles the world's deadliest known viruses.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atlanta Business Chronicle Source Type: news

Moderate muscle strength may lower risk for type 2 diabetes
(Iowa State University) Of the 30 million Americans with diabetes, 90 to 95 percent have type 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research shows building muscle strength may lower risk for the disease by 32 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Are antiviral medications effective against the flu?
Most healthy people who become sick with the flu recover without needing to seek medical attention. For some, complications can arise. An estimated more than 250,000 Americans have been hospitalized due to the flu this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While there is no cure for the flu,?treatment?can prevent complications [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

An Unvaccinated Boy Got Tetanus. His Oregon Hospital Stay: 57 Days and $800,000.
The boy ’ s harrowing experience with the disease in 2017 was the first pediatric case of tetanus in Oregon in more than 30 years, according to a new C.D.C. report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SARAH MERVOSH Tags: Tetanus Vaccination and Immunization Oregon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

A Young Boy Spent 47 Days In an ICU and Racked Up $800,000 in Medical Costs Because He Wasn ’t Vaccinated Against Tetanus
A young boy in Oregon spent 47 days in an intensive care unit (ICU), resulting in more than $800,000 in medical costs, because he was not vaccinated against tetanus, according to a case study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case study co-author Dr. Carl Eriksson, an assistant professor of pediatric critical care at Oregon Health & Science University, who was involved in the boy’s treatment, wrote in an email to TIME that severe tetanus cases are very rare in the U.S., where vaccination effectively prevents such conditions. The boy’s illness was Oregon’s first pediat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

CDC: Flu Season May Not Have Peaked, Another Wave Of Severe Infections Underway
(CNN) — Flu activity remains high across the nation, and there’s a second wave of severe infections striking some states. There were as many as 26.3 million flu illnesses, 12.4 million medical visits and 347,000 flu hospitalizations between October 1 and March 2, according to the weekly flu report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We’re still having flu. And we’re still seeing a steady stream of patients who are being admitted to hospital with influenza,” said Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Flu Source Type: news

2019 is shaping up to be the worst year for measles since ’90s, CDC data show
More than 200 cases of measles were confirmed in the United States in the first two months of the year, with outbreaks occurring in 11 states, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The206 cases in January and February represent the highest year-to-date number... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Christopher Ingraham Source Type: news

Natural remedies to treat the common cold
(Natural News) Coming down with a cold is an experience not a lot of people want. Unfortunately, it’s one that they often get. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults are affected by the common cold up to three times each year, with children having more incidents. It’s also one of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths From Drugs and Suicide Reach a Record in the U.S.
A look at an analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and what it means. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ADEEL HASSAN Tags: Suicides and Suicide Attempts Depression (Mental) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Deaths (Fatalities) Opioids and Opiates Firearms Fentanyl Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Good News: Opioid Prescribing Fell. The Bad? Pain Patients Suffer, Doctors Say.
Doctors and insurers are using federal guidelines as cover to turn away patients, experts tell the C.D.C. and Congress. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN and ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Opioids and Opiates Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic Health Insurance and Managed Care Doctors Centers for Disease Control and Prevention your-feed-science Source Type: news

A Mumps Quarantine in Louisiana May Have Compromised Rights of Detained Immigrants
A mumps outbreak and quarantine at the Pine Prairie Immigration and Customs Enforcement Processing Center in Louisiana blocked immigrants from legal resources, including their lawyers and the law library, for about two weeks in January and February, according to the attorneys. The outbreak has also raised questions about how officials dealing with public health concerns can undermine detainees’ legal rights. Lawyers said the illness did not stop immigration court proceedings — meaning from at least Feb. 3 to Feb. 14 quarantined individuals were required to continue with removal hearings, conducted from their do...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shefali Luthra / Kaiser Health News and Julie Appleby / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

These Researchers Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Make a Better Flu Vaccine
The influenza virus is a particularly nasty bug, thanks in no small part to how rapidly it mutates. Every time the flu virus changes, it becomes harder for humans to develop an immunity. Even our best external defense against influenza, the flu shot, is based on experts’ best guess as to which flu strain or strains are most likely to be prevalent during a given flu season. Sometimes they’re right — this season’s vaccine has turned out to be a relatively good match for the strains currently in circulation. But sometimes they get it wrong, potentially leading to a more severe flu season. And influenza...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Life Reinvented medicine onetime Source Type: news

These Researchers Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Make a Better Flu Vaccine
The influenza virus is a particularly nasty bug, thanks in no small part to how rapidly it mutates. Every time the flu virus changes, it becomes harder for humans to develop an immunity. Even our best external defense against influenza, the flu shot, is based on experts’ best guess as to which flu strain or strains are most likely to be prevalent during a given flu season. Sometimes they’re right — this season’s vaccine has turned out to be a relatively good match for the strains currently in circulation. But sometimes they get it wrong, potentially leading to a more severe flu season. And influenza...
Source: TIME: Science - March 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Life Reinvented medicine onetime Source Type: news

Staph Infections Drop, but Levels Still Worry U.S. Health Officials
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- Dangerous staph infections are declining in America, but they still pose a significant public health threat, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. " Today, we are talking about an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC Flu Season Update: Deaths, Hospitalizations Rising
Flu activity continues to be widespread across the United States, and experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that even as spring nears, we haven ’t hit peak season yet. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 4, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Weeks After Trump ’s Pledge to End HIV in the U.S., Report Shows Progress Has Stalled
(NEW YORK) — Three weeks after President Donald Trump announced a campaign to end the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030, new government data show that progress against the disease stalled recently. After declining for several years, the estimated number of new HIV infections held about steady from 2013 to 2016, the latest available data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Health officials already knew HIV diagnoses had stopped declining. But that is a flawed measure, because in some cases people are not diagnosed until years after infection. This latest CDC report estimates how many new infections...
Source: TIME: Science - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized HIV onetime Source Type: news

A system-wide approach to prevention of in-hospital newborn falls - Carr H, Crotto J, Demirel S, Fisher S, Logue L, Marcott M, Miller LR, Mochnal M, Scheans P.
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists accidents (unintentional injuries) as the fifth leading cause of infant mortality. Data analysis from a multihospital system of inpatient family birth centers revealed fluctuations in newborn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Zika Travel Information
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/28/2019. This Web page, updated on February 28, 2019, provides Zika travel notices for specific countries, Zika travel information for special populations, and guidance for clinicians. It includes a table detailing Zika Travel Recommendations by Traveler Type and Country Category, and an infographic on how travelers can protect themselves. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enhancing the national dialogue on the prevention of intimate partner violence - Estefan LF, Armstead TL, Rivera MS, Kearns MC, Carter D, Crowell J, El-Beshti R, Daniels B.
Little systematic information exists about how community-based prevention efforts at the state and local levels contribute to our knowledge of intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) DELTA FOCUS pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

CDC: Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled in the United States
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 -- The battle against new HIV infections has lost some steam in recent years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After about five years of significant declines, the number of new HIV infections... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Taking Prenatal Vitamins Early In Pregnancy Associated With Lower Autism Risk
(CNN) — Taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of developing autism in children who are at high risk for the disorder, according to a new study. Researchers followed 241 children whose older siblings had a diagnosis of autism and who therefore had an increased risk of being diagnosed with the disorder. The researchers evaluated the children’s development starting at 6 months through 3 years of age. At the same time, the moms were asked through phone interviews and mailed questionnaires about prenatal vitamin use. Approximately 1 in every 4 children enrolled ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Autism CNN Pregnancy Source Type: news

Opioids: A Surging Crisis in Rural America
Provides an overview of opioids and the opioid epidemic, with a focus on its impact on rural areas, farmers and farm workers, the Latino community, and the overlap between these groups. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioid overdoses in this community have risen by at least 52.5% since 2016. 74% of farm workers have been directly impacted by opioid abuse. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 27, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC Data Confirm: Progress in HIV Prevention has Stalled
Details a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the most recent data on HIV trends in America from 2010 to 2016. The report found that after five years of substantial declines, the number of new HIV infections began to level off in 2013. The report includes new infection rates by population, including considerations like age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and people who inject drugs. Also touches on President Trump's initiative to end the HIV epidemic and its strategies. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 27, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Are You Rad-Savvy?: Applying Emergency Communication Principles in a Radiological or Nuclear Disaster
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 2/27/2019. This 53-minute webinar discusses crisis and emergency risk communication in general, and specifically in a radiological or nuclear disaster. It reviews Radiation 101, and provides information about dispelling myths, types of radiation emergencies, the challenges of messaging in a radiation disaster, and U.S. Government-prepared messaging. (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 - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protecting Children from the Flu
-- Flu season is in full swing. Thousands of children under the age of 5 have been hospitalized for the flu in the last decade, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC suggests following these precautions to protect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Testing and Diagnosis for Zika Virus
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 2/26/2019. This Web page, updated in February 2019, provides guidance about testing for and diagnosis of Zika virus. It discusses Assessing Need for Testing, When to Test, Testing Symptomatic Pregnant Women, Testing Asymptomatic Pregnant Women, Testing Pregnant or Postpartum Women who Have a Fetus or Infant with Possible Zika-Associated Birth Defects, Testing Partners of Pregnant Women, Testing Information, and Clinician Resources. It also makes recommendations by geographic location. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Measles outbreaks continue in the US
Ten states have reported pockets of measles outbreaks since January. The infectious and deadly disease was eradicated in the U.S. in 2000. However, it continues to be common in many parts of the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says unvaccinated international travelers continue to bring the virus to the U.S., where [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 25, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news