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12 min ago | Science Daily

Annual financial cost of COPD $36 billion in U.S.: CDC report

A new report outlines the total and state-specific medical and absenteeism costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among adults in the United States, and lays out some projections to 2020.


Related Topix: Medicine, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking

4 hrs ago |

Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

An "unacceptably low" number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, U.S. health officials said Thursday.


Related Topix: HPV, Health, Vaccinations, Human Sexuality

8 hrs ago | Fox News

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine -- but not enough, CDC says

More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, HPV

8 hrs ago |

FDA approves hard-to-abuse narcotic painkiller

A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), University of Washington

11 hrs ago | HON

Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

Children covered by Medicaid, the publicly funded insurance program for the poor, visit the emergency room for medical care far more often than uninsured or privately insured youngsters, a U.S. survey finds.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Miami Children's Hospital, Hospital Administration

15 hrs ago | CBS Local

CDC: Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed For Influenza

Nearly 30 percent of patients treated during the 2012-13 flu season may have been prescribed antibiotics instead of antiviral therapy, reports Live Science .


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza

20 hrs ago | El Paso Times

89 detained undocumented immigrants test positive for tuberculosis

ARTESIA >> A total of 89 undocumented immigrants detained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center have tested positive on the tuberculosis, or TB, skin test, but no individual has actually contracted the disease according to J.R. Doporto, a Carlsbad city councilor.


Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court


July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day , a national mobilization initiative aimed at reducing the high incidence of Hepatitis C infection in black communities.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Prison, Control Group


CDC: Head of anthrax lab has resigned; he had been reassigned after safety incident

In this July 16, 2014 file photo a chart is on display on Capitol Hill in Washington during the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing about an incident at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab that handles bioterrorism agents.


Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Control Group


CDC lab chief resigns after anthrax incident

The head of the bioterrorism lab involved in potentially exposing dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to deadly anthrax bacteria has resigned.


Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

WLBT-TV Jackson

Many obese U.S. kids think they're thinner than they are

Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Food, New York University, Nutrition

Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It

Kids can be cruel, especially about weight. So you might think overweight or obese children know all too well that they're heavy thanks to playground politics.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Parenting

Fox News

Fourth bacterial infection death reported at South Carolina hospital

A patient who contracted a rare bacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospital died last week, bringing the total deaths to four since the outbreak was first suspected in May, a hospital spokeswoman said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: South Carolina

The Globe and Mail

Ebola infects doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against outbreak

An undated handout photo shows a lethal Ebola virus. Sheik Umar Khan, the head doctor fighting an outbreak of the virus in Sierra Leone, has himself caught the disease, the government said.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Africa, World News

Journal and Courier

Many young adults misinformed about hookahs' harmsMany young adults...

Many young adults misinformed about hookahs' harms Many young adults don't realize that using hookahs can harm their health, a new study reveals.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health

Tue Jul 22, 2014

ABC News

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight - most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Officials: Drinking Water Not an Issue in Greenville Patient Infection

The South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control addressed the bacterial infection affecting patients at Greenville Health System, saying Monday that the quality of Greenville's drinking water is not an issue.


News Herald

Antibiotic resistance could be 'next pandemic,' CDC says

Antibiotic resistance that turns ordinary disease-causing bacteria into illnesses that can't be controlled could bring about the "next pandemic," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden warned at a National Press Club event Tuesday.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters


China 'seals off' town after man dies of...

A Chinese town has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Epidemic, Natural Disasters