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Your Dirty Contact Lens Habits May Be Causing Your Eye Infections

If you wear contact lenses and have suffered from an eye infection, it turns out you’re probably not taking care of your lenses correctly. Bad habits such as sleeping with lenses, neglecting to clean and replace contact lens solution frequently, … Continue reading

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Eight Million Women Fail to Get Cervical Cancer Screenings

The new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that approximately eight million women have not gotten screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. This is roughly 11 percent of the nation’s … Continue reading

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After Getting it Wrong, Google ReTools Online Flu-Tracking Tool

Google got it wrong. Though the internet giant had the right motive and great technology in its arsenal, that apparently was not enough. With the intention of helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accurately predict flu outbreaks, … Continue reading

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500 Sick, Four Dead and Suspected Paralysis Due to Enterovirus D68

Three children and one adult with enterovirus D68 have died thus far this year, with the most recent death being that of a 10-year-old Rhode Island girl last week. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and Rhode Island … Continue reading

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The Growth Rate of Type 2 Diabetes Finally Stabilizes in Americans

Americans have a lot of preventable diseases, with diabetes being one of them. After nearly twenty years of constant increase, the growth rate of type two diabetes has finally leveled off in American adults. This news comes from a study … Continue reading

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CDC Warns 9 Out of 10 Kids Consume Too Much Sodium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just released a concerning number. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, more than 90 percent of children ages 6 to 18 consume copious amounts of sodium, dangerously exceeding the … Continue reading

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Enterovirus Sends Hundreds of Kids to Hospitals: What Parents Need to Know

With hundreds of children all across the United States being hospitalized, scientists hypothesize that Enterovirus D68, known as EV-D68 is the culprit behind the outbreak. While Enteroviruses are common, the current one spreading across the US is not. The Center … Continue reading

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Rare Respiratory Virus Targets Children in Severe Outbreak Across US

Hospitals in Denver, Illinois and clusters of the Midwest have reported an outbreak of what health officials believe is a rare and serious respiratory illness. The virus, which is believed to have started in California, is said to be related … Continue reading

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Toxic Red Tide Algae Bloom Approaches Florida Coast

Florida waters can be a dangerous place, but probably not for the reasons you might think. It’s not sharks you need to worry about, but other things lurking in the waters. Last month, Florida warned visitors of a flesh eating … Continue reading

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Temperature a Huge Factor in over 2000 Weather Related Deaths Each Year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a report this week on weather connected deaths, many of them due to temperature related conditions like heat stroke or hypothermia. This may come as a surprise to those who … Continue reading

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Teen HPV Cancer Vaccines: Why Are Parents Waiting Around?

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) has reported some disturbing news this week about uptake rates of the vaccine for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It appears that even though the vaccine has been proven to prevent cancer and … Continue reading

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50% of Americans Have a Chronic Disease: CDC Reveals the Cost of Unhealthy Living

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded chronic diseases and conditions are among the most common, and preventable, of all health problems. As of 2012, these diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis affect … Continue reading

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The Data Is Clear: Vaccines Are Safe, Effective and Do Not Cause Autism

There is no scientific debate when it comes to giving children vaccines: they are generally safe, effective and side effects to them are exceedingly rare. The only debate remaining is among anti-vaccine advocates themselves, who rely on feelings above scientific … Continue reading

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88,000 Working Age Adult Deaths Each Year in US Due to Alcohol

When people think about alcohol and death, the immediate thought is usually about drinking and driving, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the different ways people die when alcohol is involved. According to a … Continue reading

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CDC Continues Shock Campaign to Get Smokers to Quit with New Set of Ads

Smoking costs a lot of money, and people should quit the habit for financial reasons alone. Not only is there the direct cost of the cigarettes, but there are also a large number of indirect costs. For example, the cars, … Continue reading

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Anthrax Scare: Director of Lab Reassigned by CDC

The first fallout from the anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) scare which took place earlier this month has come to light. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has decided to reassign Michael Farrell, the director of the Bioterror Rapid Response … Continue reading

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84 Person Anthrax Scare: CDC Scientists Possibly Exposed

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that 84 scientists and employees may have been exposed to live, airborne anthrax (bacillus anthracis) bacteria in an embarrassing mistake which took place at its Atlanta facility. The mishap … Continue reading

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It’s Only a Matter of Time Before Chikungunya Hits the US

As more and more imported cases of chikungunya show up in the US, official warn it’s just a matter of time before the first case of stateside chikungunya appears. Currently all confirmed cases of the virus have been brought in … Continue reading

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Chia Powder Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Poisoning

There is another food recall, this one for chia powder rather than beef. If you consume chia powder, you might want to check your shelves to make sure you don’t have any brands recalled due to possible salmonella poisoning. The … Continue reading

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Marriage and Being Single Trumps Cohabitation When It Comes to Men’s Health

If you’re a man, there appears to be health benefits to either remaining single or getting married, as compared to living with your significant other according to a new study from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) published … Continue reading

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