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CDC Study Finds 1 in 5 U.S. Women Have Been Victims of Rape and That’s Not Even the Scariest Part

A report recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than 23 million women and about 2 million men in the United States had been raped at some point during their lives. But other numbers in the findings are perhaps even more frightening.

Posted on Sep 6, 2014 READ MORE



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‘The World Is Losing the Battle to Contain’ Ebola

The world’s leading medical organizations are sounding the alarm over an outbreak of the Ebola virus, which has now spread to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Of the 3,500 confirmed cases, 1,500 people have died.

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 READ MORE


Ebola vs. Idiocy: A Message From the CDC

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Democrats Push to Restart CDC Funding for Gun Violence Research

New legislation would increase CDC funding for gun violence research from zero dollars to $10 million. The NRA calls the push “unethical” and an “abuse of taxpayer funds.”

Posted on May 22, 2014 READ MORE



In Deep South Where GOP Rejected Obamacare, Tens of Thousands Die Unnecessarily Every Year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 900,000 people a year die of five leading causes in the U.S., and that 20 percent to 40 percent of these deaths are preventable (i.e., 180,000 to 360,000 needn’t die).

Posted on May 5, 2014 READ MORE



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Doctors Urge Calm as U.S. Patient Tests Positive for Deadly MERS Virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first U.S. case of MERS, a deadly virus for which there is no treatment. However, the risk to the public is low, according to the assistant surgeon general.

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Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research

Giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention money for gun violence research is a “request to fund propaganda,” a Georgia congressman says.

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The Perils of Problematic Prescribing: A Double Dose of Warnings

Two new reports from the CDC show the dangers of overprescribing narcotics and antibiotics. Is there a way for doctors and consumers to make better decisions?

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Rise in STDs Attributed Almost Entirely to Males

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found an 11 percent rise in syphilis and a 4 percent increase in gonorrhea cases in 2012 in the U.S. But what does the XY chromosome have to do with these sexually transmitted diseases?

Posted on Jan 11, 2014 READ MORE



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You Are a Guinea Pig

A hidden epidemic is poisoning America. The toxins are in the air we breathe and the water we drink, in the walls of our homes and the furniture within them. The culprit behind this silent killer is lead, vinyl, formaldehyde and thousands more innovations brought to us by the industries that once promised “better living through chemistry.”

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Where’s the War on Lethal Superbugs?

Every week, 2,000 Americans, or about 100,000 men, women and children a year, die from mostly preventable hospital-borne infections in the United States, and the toll may even be higher once the Centers for Disease Control updates its figures.

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The High Cost of High Blood Pressure

Some 67 million Americans—about a third of the adult population—have high blood pressure, and about half of them do not have it under control, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Elevated blood pressure is a major factor in heart disease and strokes.

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West Nile Virus on a Deadly Tear in U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counts 1,118 cases of West Nile virus in the U.S. through the third week of August in what is shaping up to be the worst year ever for the disease since it was first detected in the country in 1999. Forty-one people have died from the virus so far this year.

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Gonorrhea Nears Complete Drug Resistance

Gonorrhea is showing resistance to all but one antibiotic drug used against it, U.S. health officials announced this week.

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CDC Urges ‘Boomers’ to Get Tested for Hep C Infection

Did you know? May 19 is “National Hepatitis Testing Day” and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that all baby boomers, the group believed to account for 75 percent of hepatitis C infections in the United States, get checked.

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CDC Registers Rise in Autism Rate

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been a significant uptick in autism diagnoses in several areas of the country that were part of a study published Thursday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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1 in 5 American Women Has Been Raped

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes from a nationwide study that 18.3 percent of American women have been raped and, of that group, more than half were victimized by an intimate partner.

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Chlamydia Climbing

Here’s a bit of bad news for the sexually active: Chlamydia infections in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2010 with 1.3 million cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s the largest number ever reported for any condition, the agency says. (more)

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Staggering Rise in HIV Infection Among Young Black Males

The incidence of HIV infection among young, black American males who have slept with men shot up 48 percent between 2006 and 2009, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (more)

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Teen Birthrate Drops in 2008

There weren’t as many children having children in the U.S. in 2008. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of teen pregnancies dropped by 2 percent that year, hopefully signaling a downward trend, after climbing over the two previous years.

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Report: States Slacking on Anti-Smoking Spending

According to a consortium of anti-smoking organizations, U.S. state governments are raking in more money than ever from tobacco companies but aren’t spending as much as they had in recent years on preventing their constituents from starting to light up or on helping them quit.

Posted on Dec 9, 2009 READ MORE


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U.S. Adult Cigarette Smoking Rate Rose in 2008

Blame it on the recession? Cigarette smoking among American adults had been on the decline for about 15 years, but in 2008 the smoking rate rose, bumping up slightly from 19.8 percent the previous year to just under 21 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009 READ MORE


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Researchers Find Key Clue in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Mystery

What exactly is chronic fatigue syndrome? Anywhere from 1 million to 4 million Americans suffer from the disease, which announces itself in the form of chronic pains and, well, fatigue. Its origins have been difficult to trace, but it looks as if that’s about to change, thanks to the discovery of a possible link between a retrovirus called XMRV and the syndrome.

Posted on Oct 8, 2009 READ MORE


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Fighting Swine Flu With Elmo, Obama

As American schoolkids clamber back onto buses and funnel into classrooms, the federal government is working on ways to squelch the swine flu virus, which may not be as ferocious as health officials first feared but is proving to be pretty tenacious. President Obama, as well as a familiar red fuzzy friend, are on the case in this clip from The Associated Press.

Posted on Sep 1, 2009 READ MORE



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Swine Flu Cases in U.S. Top 1 Million

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 1 million Americans have contracted swine flu this year. That figure dwarfs the 27,717 confirmed and probable U.S. cases, but it also means the odds of surviving the disease—127 people have died—are much better than previously thought.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009 READ MORE


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Napolitano ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Swine Flu

This will come as no surprise to Ron Paul (remember him?), but it looks like swine flu may be no worse than your garden-variety influenza virus, according to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Posted on May 5, 2009 READ MORE


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Swine Flu Comes to the U.S.

After infecting perhaps hundreds of people and killing scores in Mexico, eight cases of swine flu have been diagnosed in the U.S.—six in California and two in Texas.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009 READ MORE


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Study: U.S. HIV Infection Rates Drastically Underreported

The United States is in far worse shape when it comes to HIV infection rates than researchers previously thought, according to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that attributes the whopping 40 percent adjustment to more precise research methods.

Posted on Aug 2, 2008 READ MORE


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Official Says Cheney Pushed EPA Censorship

A former EPA official alleged Tuesday that the vice president’s office influenced congressional testimony about the public health effects of climate change. Last October, it was revealed that six of 14 pages of the proposed testimony of the director of the Centers for Disease Control were deleted because so many references to global warming had been cut.

Posted on Jul 8, 2008 READ MORE


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White House ‘Eviscerated’ Climate Report

When Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control, went before Congress to testify on the effects of global warming on Americans’ health, she was about 10 pages lighter than planned. According to a source within the CDC, the White House “eviscerated” Gerberding’s prepared remarks, slashing 10 of the original 14 pages.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007 READ MORE


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Sunsara Taylor—CDC to Women: Prepare to Give Birth!

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control recommends classifying all women as pre-pregnant—whether they intend to conceive or not. It’s an audacious leap along the logical fault line that values women as mere fetal incubators.

Posted on Jun 6, 2006 READ MORE


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Study: Men Getting Fatter, Women Holding Steady

OK, don’t pop out the champagne—or the pork rinds—yet, but scientists think the leveling off of obesity rates in women may signal a turning point in the nation’s epidemic.

Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


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