Tag : U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indian Doctor Provides Free Care For Women In Need

Health  5 August '16

Hundreds Of Babies Become Stillborn Or Premature Due To Wrong Thread Used In Cervical Stitch Procedures

One in 200 pregnant women at risk of miscarriage or delivering their babies early undergo cervical stitch procedures. The study found that the thread used in majority of these procedures is thicker, which stimulates the growth of bacteria in the cervix.

Canoe / Kayak US National Team Trials - Previews

Body  4 August '16

New Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection In South Carolina: What You Should Know Before Swimming In Freshwater Bodies

The CDC confirmed the South Carolina resident's infection after conducting lab tests.

Prince Harry Attends An Event To Promote HIV Testing

Body  15 July '16

Prince Harry Promotes HIV Testing: Easy & Quick Procedure Broadcasted On Facebook Live; How Did His Results Fare?

Prince Harry underwent the simple one-minute HIV test procedure, which involves pricking a finger for a drop of blood. The HIV virus can be acquired from an infected person's semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk, and blood.

Nine Year Old Boy Is Fitted With A Bionic Arm

Technology  13 July '16

‘Luke Skywalker’ Bionic Arm: The Mind- Controlled Prosthetic Limb Finally Gets Released In Markets After A Decade Of Development

Perhaps what sets the LUKE bionic arm from other prosthetic limbs out there is its mind-control and intuitive functions. The bionic arm can be controlled using the mind through the electrodes placed on the amputated limb.

Burgeoning Craft Beer Industry Creates Niche Market For Limited Release Beers

Body  7 July '16

Illegal Alcohol Use Prevention: Underage Drinking Can Be Prevented By Warm, Supportive Parenting And Prevention Programs

Underage drinking poses serious implications to young people's health. Parents can prevent this by providing a warm and supportive environment to their children and by undertaking parenting programs.

West Nile Virus Mosquitoes Return Early To California

Body  6 July '16

West Nile Virus From Mosquito Bite Had Arizona Man Paralyzed, ‘Excruciating Pain,’ Experienced by Patient

Phoenix, Arizona's Nicholas Cornelius flu-like symptoms after acquiring West Nile from a mosquito bite. According to Cornelius, he felt the "most excruciating pain" and it's both the physical and mental kind.

New York Health Care Workers Receive 1st Wave Of H1N1 Vaccinations

Body  5 July '16

‘Ineffective’ FluMist Vaccine Blamed by Utah Parents For Daughter’s Death Due to Influenza

Parents from Utah are blaming the ineffectiveness of FluMist for the death of their eight-year-old daughter Mackenzie Coyne. The child died from influenza hours after she was diagnosed by doctors.

Austria Opens The Border To Thousands Of Migrants

Health  4 July '16

Early Bedtimes for Babies May Help Avoid Adulthood Obesity

Babies with a good bedtime routine are less likely to be overweight at age one. The research team also advised parents to let their babies cry themselves to sleep if they woke up during the night instead of feeding them.

German Construction Sector Expands

School  1 July '16

Isolated Employees In The Workplace Are More Likely To Commit Suicide

Isolated employees in the workplace have higher risks of committing suicide. Occupation-related stress and demands also contribute to the problem, as well as low-income and work-home imbalance.

Police Continue Investigation Over Vicious Attack On Two Boys

Behavior  28 June '16

Alarming Numbers Of Suicidal Teenagers Pushing Health Experts To Take Action

More teenagers in the U.S. are attempting suicide due to several factors like family problems, substance abuse and bullying. This is why experts are ramping up screening programs to identify those who are at-risk.

Rio 2016 International Media Briefing: Zika

Body  27 June '16

Zika Virus Latest News & Updates: New Colombian Study Reveals No Connection Between Zika Infection And Microcephaly

A team of researchers in Colombia has recently found that the assumed link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly in actually nonexistent.

Madrid Gay Pride Parade 2013

Body  26 June '16

New Meningitis Outbreak In The US Expected To Affect Gay And Bisexual Men The Most

Four of the nine meningococcal disease patients involved gay or bisexual men, and one had died from the infection. People who have HIV have higher risks of acquiring meningococcal disease.

Children At Xining Orphan And Disabled Children Welfare Center

Health/Nutrition  25 June '16

Autism Caused By Gut Bacteria Deficiency? How Pregnant Mothers Unconsciously Contribute To The Disorder

Pregnant mothers may be unconsciously giving autism to the growing child in their womb by eating a high-fat diet. Experts found that high-fat meals lower the production of the gut's beneficial microbiome, which promotes social behavior among humans.

Unusually Warm Weather Hits Bay Area

Travel  20 June '16

Possible Zika Virus Outbreak In The US Looms Over Summer Camps; Parents Fear Children’s Safety

Though there's no local transmission of the virus in the U.S. yet, parents fear that their kids going to summer camps will be vulnerable against Zika-carrying mosquitoes. Camp administrators, however, claim that they will fight mosquito populations this summer.

Government Assistance Programs Aid Underprivileged Communities In New York State

Health  20 June '16

Do Antibiotics And C-Sections Prevent Babies From Developing Healthy Gut Bacteria?

Antibiotics and c-sections may be preventing babies from developing healthy intestinal bacteria. Gut bacteria helps digest food and is connected with obesity, autoimmune disorders and heart and mental problems.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  17 June '16

Zika Virus Doesn’t Give Microcephaly To Babies In The Third Trimester Of Pregnancy

If you got infected with the Zika virus during the third trimester of your pregnancy, chances are you wouldn't have a baby with microcephaly. Other birth defects associated with Zika, however, are still possible.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  13 June '16

Zika Virus News & Updates: What Is The Effect Of Zika Virus On Toddlers?

The public has been already warned about the effects of Zika virus on pregnant women and their unborn babies. But its effects on toddlers has not been comprehensively detailed.

UNDATED FILE PHOTO Aventis Pasteur Donates

Medicine  22 April '16

Elizabethkingia Outbreak 2016: 5 Important Things To Know About This Rare Bacterial Illness That Plagues Wisconsin

Illinois health officials recently announced 10 new cases of infection from Elizabethkingia. This rare bacterial illness was first found in Wisconsin.

Students Air Their Belongings After Winter Vacation

Health/Nutrition  10 April '16

Risky Behaviors In Teens Linked To Lack of Sleep

Sleep-deprived teens are highly susceptible to injuries because of risky behaviours.

Daily Farmers Struggle Due To Falling Prices Of Milk In Spain

Food  21 March '16

CDC Warns Deadly Listeria in Raw Milk Products

CDC has long since recommended against the consumption of raw milk.

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