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  • A mysterious polio-like illness that paralyzes people may be surging this year

    09/21/2016 12:32:33 PM PDT · by Scythian_Reborn · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2016 | Dan Hurley
    Before dinner on July 29, 3-year-old Carter Roberts of Chesterfield, Va., seemed perfectly healthy. That evening, he vomited. When he woke up the next morning with a slight fever of 99 degrees, his mother, Robin Roberts, figured that he was coming down with a cold. The next morning, she found him collapsed on his bedroom floor. ďMommy,Ē she recalls him saying. ďHelp me, help me.Ē Carter could barely stand when she picked him up, and his neck was arched backward. ďWhat was most alarming,Ē she said, ďis he had no control over his right arm whatsoever.Ē In the hospital, Carter...
  • Bodily fluids may have potential to spread Zika, case study suggests

    09/13/2016 2:02:45 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 9 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | 09/13/2016 | Brian Zimmerman
    Bodily fluids such as tears, saliva, vomit, urine or stool may have the potential to transmit Zika, suggest the findings of an investigation into a highly irregular Zika case in Utah which produced the first death from the Zika virus in the United States.
  • It's time to stop hugging your chickens

    09/10/2016 9:26:15 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | July, 2016 | Robin Shreeves
    If youíre an urban or suburban chicken farmer, there's a chance you may consider your egg-producing, feathered friends family. You may have even given your chickens names, and you certainly care about them deeply. But do you cuddle and kiss them? As of July 2016, there are 611 people in 45 states with salmonella poisoning from contact with backyard chickens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At least 138 people were hospitalized. ďThese outbreaks are expected to continue for the next several months since flock owners might be unaware of the risk of salmonella infection from...
  • Federal Register | Control of Communicable Diseases (CDC Quarantine rule changes)

    09/02/2016 8:15:31 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 21 replies
    Federal Register ^ | 08/15/2016 | CDC
    Federal Register | Control of Communicable Diseases (CDC Quarantine rule changes) The Federal Register The Daily Journal of the United States Government Proposed Rule Control of Communicable Diseases A Proposed Rule by the Health and Human Services Department on 08/15/2016 This document has a comment period that ends in 42 days (10/14/2016) Submit a formal comment Publication Date: ††† Monday, August 15, 2016 Agency: ††† Department of Health and Human Services Dates: ††† Written or electronic comments on the NPRM must be received by October 14, 2016. Action: ††† Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Shorter URL: ††† Related...
  • The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map

    08/29/2016 7:00:11 PM PDT · by null and void · 35 replies
    Slate ^ | April 14 2016 3:38 PM | Jonathan M. Katz
    Last Friday, a friend doing research at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta sent me a photo of a display at the CDCís in-house museum. She thought Iíd be interested because it had to do with the cholera epidemic in Haiti, which I lived through at its beginning and have been reporting on ever since.
  • Gay, lesbian teens more likely to experience dating violence

    08/12/2016 12:23:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 11, 2016, 2:51 PM | Ashley Welch
    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students are significantly more likely to be the victims of physical and sexual violence and bullying than other adolescents, according to new government data. In the first nationally representative study of LGB teens, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that these students were three times more likely to have been forced to have sexual intercourse and two times more likely to have experienced sexual or physical dating violence when compared to their heterosexual peers. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDCís National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, told CBS...
  • General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses

    07/26/2016 9:46:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Wavy10news ^ | 7/26/16 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ó General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The recall announced Monday covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on certain dates through February 10. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 people in 21 states. The CDC says 13 have been hospitalized, and one person has developed a type of kidney...
  • Obama Admin Awards $270K to Controversial Islamic Charity

    04/21/2016 8:45:51 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/20/2016 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration has awarded $270,000 to an Islamic charity that has been outlawed by some governments for its support of the terror group Hamas and other jihadist organizations, according to grant documents. The Department of Health and Human Services has provided a $270,000 grant to Islamic Relief Worldwide, a charity that has repeatedly been linked to terrorism financing and support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, according to recent grant information. The grant was awarded as part of a larger project to provide health services in Nairobi, Kenya, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the...
  • Cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea skyrocket (4X)

    07/15/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies
    cbsnews ^ | July 15, 2016 | E.J. Mundell HealthDay
    Antibiotic-resistant cases of the sexually transmitted illness gonorrhea have more than quadrupled in the United States. This new data, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, should serve as a warning that "the future of current treatment options may be in jeopardy," the agency said in a news release issued Thursday. "The confluence of emerging drug resistance and very limited alternative options for treatment creates a perfect storm for future gonorrhea treatment failure in the U.S.," said Dr. Jonathan Mermin, who directs the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention.
  • Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit Is Not Safe

    07/13/2016 11:12:08 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 42 replies
    Journal of American Physicians Surgeons ^ | 07/13/2016 | Neil Z Miller
    Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit Is Not SafeĒ published in the Journal of American Physicians Surgeons Volume 21, Number 2, Summer 2016. CDCís VAERS Data Confirm Multiple Vaccines Given at Same Time Increase Morbidity and Mortality in Children Medical research journalist Neil Z Miller on the publication of an apparent retrospective analysis of CDC VAERS data titled ďCombining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit Is Not SafeĒ published in the Journal of American Physicians Surgeons Volume 21, Number 2, Summer 2016. ďSince 1990, the VAERS database has received more than 500,000 reports of suspected adverse reactions to vaccines.Ē "Our...
  • Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophes

    06/27/2016 6:05:23 AM PDT · by Drango · 40 replies
    NPR ^ | June 27, 2016 | NELL GREENFIELDBOYCE
    When Greg Burel tells people he's in charge of some secret government warehouses, he often gets asked if they're like the one at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, where the Ark of the Covenant gets packed away in a crate and hidden forever. "Well, no, not really," says Burel, director of a program called the Strategic National Stockpile at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thousands of lives might someday depend on this stockpile, which holds all kinds of medical supplies that the officials would need in the wake of a terrorist attack with a chemical,...
  • Gunshot Lethality: Intention of the Shooter Makes the Largest Difference

    06/17/2016 11:43:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    When attempting to determine the statistical lethality of gunshot wounds, an important variable is often overlooked.† That is the intention of the shooter. It is not an easy variable to measure, but it is an overwhelming part of the dynamics of shooting situations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been collecting data on firearms injuries and fatalities for since 2001.† The individual years data have warnings that the numbers may be too small to be reliable, but there are significant advantages to the data set when looking at the aggregate numbers for the fourteen year period.† All...
  • American Medical Association Calls Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

    06/14/2016 1:49:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | June 14, 2016 | Kimberly Leonard
    The organization is making lobbying for gun control a top priority. The AMA, the country's largest doctor group, also vowed to lobby Congress to overturn a decades-old ban on gun violence research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "With approximately 30,000 men, women and children dying each year at the barrel of a gun in elementary schools, movie theaters, workplaces, houses of worship and on live television, the United States faces a public health crisis of gun violence," AMA president Dr. Steven Stack said in a statement. "Even as America faces a crisis unrivaled in any other developed...
  • Leaving the Federal Contracting world

    06/12/2016 8:16:54 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 92 replies
    6/12/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    I've had a pretty good relationship with the CDC here in Atlanta. With one group, I stayed for six years, did very well by them, and supported two major web applications. Things change, though, and when my division decided on a technology that I had no interest in -- Dynamics -- I moved on to another promising group. That group was.... um... well, how can I say it. It was underwhelming in terms of procedure and culture. Developers are treated as commodities, and our knowledge and opinions are not barely noticed, much less respected. Further, the technology I was hired...
  • Study of 81,000 Adults Examines Mental Illness, Gun Violence and Suicide

    06/09/2016 1:02:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief hospitalization, according to a new Duke Health analysis. The study, released in the June issue of Health Affairs, looked at gun use, violent crime and suicide among 81,704 people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression in Floridaís Miami-Dade and Pinellas counties over 10 years starting in 2002. Over that time, 254 study subjects committed suicide -- nearly four times the average suicide rate of the general adult...
  • Kaine announces support for firearms legislation (politics entering research at the CDC)

    06/05/2016 9:36:29 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON (NEWSPLEX) -- Two pieces of legislation before the U.S. Congress deal with firearm safety and research and background checks. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced his support for the bills on Thursday, which is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. "I'm proud to support the CDC Research on Firearms safety or Gun Violence Prevention Act and the Fix Gun Checks Act - two commonsense pieces of legislation to reduce gun violence in our communities and ultimately save lives," said Kaine. "Congress cannot be complacent when gun violence remains so prevalent in American society." According to a release, a de facto ban...
  • CDC: High Rate of HIV Among Transgender Women

    05/26/2016 3:31:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies ^ | May 26, 2016 | Rachel Hoover
    ( -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says HIV infection rates are high among transgender women in the United States, and particularly high among black transgender women, compared to other groups. On its website page ďHIV Among Transgender People,Ē the CDC cites a systematic review of various studies which showed that 28% of all transgender women had HIV. (A transgender woman is a biological male who identifies as a female.) Also, ď56% of black/African American transgender women had positive HIV test results compared to 17% of white or 16% of Hispanic/Latina transgender women,Ē said the CDC. Black...
  • CDC Official Says 'Thousands' May Have Arrived in US With Zika

    05/24/2016 1:28:58 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 24 replies
    abcnews ^ | 5/24/16 | Gillian Mohney
    Federal health officials today said they believe "thousands" of people may have contracted the Zika virus before returning to the U.S. as they remain concerned that the virus might start to have ongoing transmission in the U.S. Speaking at a panel at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the Zika virus remains "pretty concerning" for experts as they learn how it affects pregnant women. "The reality is one bite, and if youíre pregnant, your baby might be harmed," Schuchat said at the panel today....
  • Four Refugees With Infectious Tuberculosis Sent to Indiana in 2015

    05/23/2016 6:36:41 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Four refugees sent to Indiana by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2015 were diagnosed with active tuberculosis once they arrived in the Hoosier State, according to the Indiana Department of Health. Active tuberculosis (TB) is infectious, while so-called ďlatent TBĒ is not infectious. But 10 percent of those infected with latent TB develop active infectious TB. In 2015, almost 400 migrants with latent TB settled in Indiana, according to state records. The stateís TB rate had declined for the 54 years up to 2010, but is now increasing as more migrants settle in the state. ďTuberculosis is one...
  • CDC: Southernersí ĎRacismí And ĎHomophobiaí Cause Gay Menís High HIV Rates

    05/22/2016 8:46:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    dailycaller ^ | May 21, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    An issue brief published on Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control claimed that that Southernersí ďracism,Ē and ďhomophobiaĒ may be causing high HIV rates in the South that are disproportionately high among African-Americans and homosexuals. According to the issue brief, Southern states have 37 percent of the U.S. population and 44 percent of all HIV infected people living in America. HIV rates among gay men and African-Americans account for the lionís share of those infected with HIV. ďAfrican Americans are severely affected by HIV in the South, accounting for 54 percent of new HIV diagnoses in 2014,Ē the...
  • CDC: Southerners' 'Racism' And 'Homophobia' Cause Gay Men's High HIV Rates

    05/22/2016 3:35:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    An issue brief published on Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control claimed that that Southerners' "racism," and "homophobia" may be causing high HIV rates in the South that are disproportionately high among African-Americans and homosexuals. [Snip] The CDC claims that one of the "factors driving the Southern HIV epidemic" could be the apparent bigotry of Southerners. "Issues such as homophobia and transphobia, racism, and general discomfort with public discussion of sexuality may be more widespread in the South and can lead to higher levels of stigma," the CDC claims. And increased levels of stigma - according to the...
  • CDC Official Warned Staff of Health, Safety Risks During Influx of Illegal Alien Minors...

    04/22/2016 7:19:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    A government official warned employees deploying for the influx of illegal immigrant minors about health and safety risks because the new arrivals would have tuberculosis and some were young adultsónot childrenólike the Obama administration proclaimed, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. ďWe might as well plan on many of the kids having TB,Ē states a June 26, 2014 guidance e-mail from a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) environmental health scientist, Alaric C. Denton, as the agency prepared to handle the crisis. ďMost of these kids are not immunized, so we need to make sure all our staff are immunized.Ē...
  • New Elizabethkingia cluster found in Illinois

    04/21/2016 6:30:06 AM PDT · by null and void · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 4:16 PM ET, Wed April 20, 2016 | Debra Goldschmidt
    A new cluster of Elizabethkingia infection, previously rarely seen in humans, has been found in Illinois, health officials said Wednesday. Testing by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the Elizabethkingia anophelis infection in 10 Illinois residents, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Six of those individuals have died. Most of the infected patients had underlying health conditions, and it's unknown if they died from the infection or pre-existing conditions.
  • Does the CDC Really Need More Dough to Fight Zika?

    04/19/2016 7:41:54 PM PDT · by writer33 · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/19/16 | Joshua Withrow
    On the surface, President Obamaís request for $1.9 billion dollars for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fight the ZIKA virus seems pretty reasonable. Speaker Ryan has been holding up approval on that funding for a few months, and Democrats have pounced on him for it. What could Ryanís objection be? Is he pro-epidemic? In fact, what Ryan and many congressional Republicans are asking is pretty basic: use the money you already have first, and before we give you more money, tell us how you plan to use it. A brief look at the CDCís spending over...
  • The Catalyst for the documentary film, Vaxxed (CDC's Fraudulent Vaccine/Autism Study)

    04/19/2016 10:54:50 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 41 replies
    AHRP ^ | April 5, 2016
    The Catalyst for the documentary film, Vaxxed In 2013, Dr. William Thompson, senior epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) stepped forward and confessed that the pivotal CDC study published in the journal of the American Association of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2004), entitled ďAge at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan Atlanta,Ē was manipulated, its claimed findings fraudulent. This study has been used repeatedly by the CDC, to assure doctors and the public that the study provides scientific evidence disproving any connection between the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine...
  • ĎEpidemic Alertí As Doctors Diagnose Outbreak of Highly Contagious, Deadly Disease Among Migrants

    04/14/2016 6:45:02 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-14-2016 | Oliver Lane
    The outbreak of louse-born relapsing fever is just the latest re-emergence of diseases long thought exterminated in Europe, carried back to the continent by a great migratory movement of millions of people from Africa and Asia. Particularly associated with Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia, the extremely contagious bacteria causes severe illness and can be fatal in 30 to 70 per cent of cases, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • CDC Official: Syphilis Rates Among Gay Men Highest Since Before Start Of HIV Epidemic

    04/14/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 13, 2016 | 6:11 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The rate of syphilis infection among homosexual men has increased to a level not seen since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Capitol Hill Wednesday. ďWeíre concerned about our high levels of syphilis among men who have sex with men ó really weíre back to the level of disease ó burden of disease ó in gay men that we were seeing before HIV in this country,Ē said Gail Bolan, director of the CDCís Division of STD Prevention. She was speaking at an event held...
  • 'Scarier than we initially thought': CDC sounds warning on Zika virus

    04/11/2016 10:10:21 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 76 replies ^ | April 11, 2016 | Gregory Korte
    WASHINGTON ó Public health officials used their strongest language to date in warning about a Zika outbreak in the United States, as the Obama administration lobbied Congress for $1.9 billion to combat the mosquito-borne virus. "Most of what we've learned is not reassuring," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought." As summer approaches, officials are warning that mosquito eradication efforts, lab tests and vaccine research may not be able to catch up. There are...
  • CDC to investigate bacterial infection that has killed 18 in Wisconsin

    03/03/2016 11:11:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    upi ^ | 03/03/2016 | Stephen Feller
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 18 deaths and 44 cases of infection from Elizabethkingia in Wisconsin. The agency is investigating how people came in contact with the bacteria, which rarely infects humans but is often antibiotic-resistant. The agency has dispatched experts to investigate. Most infected patients are over age 65 and have at least one other underlying illness, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Symptoms of Elizabethkingia infection include fever, shortness of breath, chills or cellulitis. Six possible cases were reported to the state between Dec. 29 and Jan. 4, with 38 additional cases...
  • CDC: Half of gay black men will get HIV/AIDS

    02/29/2016 11:31:35 AM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/29/16 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) ‚Äď In a first-of-its-kind analysis, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have concluded that one in two black men who are gay or bisexual will contract HIV.In an infographic released last week, one in six men who have sex with men (MSM) will contract HIV in their lifetimes, with half of black MSM likely to contract. Black men are the most likely racial and gender demographic to contract HIV, with a five-percent chance of contraction.White women are the least likely to contract the disease of the demographics examined ‚Äď blacks, Hispanics, and whites of...
  • Liberal Media and Gun-Grabbers Ignore Latest CDC Report Ė It Doesnít Fit Their Narrative

    02/28/2016 9:13:20 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 2/22/2016 | Michael Strickland
    The Center For Disease Control has released a detailed report regarding causes of death, using data from 2013. The report was released on February 16th, and nearly a week later, no mention of it by Bloombergís Everytown For Gun Safety, which is the research and PAC wing of his gun control efforts. Thereís a reason for the silence. They donít want you to know that gun related homicide doesnít even crack the top 15 causes of death in America.
  • New App Funded by Tax Dollars Connects Teens to Birth Control, ‚ÄėSexuality Education‚Äô

    02/23/2016 12:54:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 22, 2016 | 3:40 PM EST | Penny Starr
    A Pennsylvania-based non-profit group dedicated to giving young people access to birth control and "sexuality education" has launched a free app that connects "teens and young adults ages 14-24 with accurate, timely information about sexual and reproductive health." AccessMatters launched the app, dubbed "It Matters," last week, and a spokesperson with the organization told that the app was funded by grants from Health and Human Services' Title X Family Planning and the Centers for Disease Control's teen pregnancy prevention program. "Users can find answers to common questions on topics such as relationships, birth control options, LGBT health, STDs (Sexually...
  • Zika: update from Brazil: towering non-evidence

    02/06/2016 10:15:54 AM PST · by SubMareener · 11 replies
    Jon Rappaport's Blog ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jon Rappoport
    It is obvious that no significant connection between microcephaly and the Zika virus has been found. It's not even close. So far, therefore, there is absolutely no reason to trumpet an epidemic of Zika. Doing so is quite insane, by any reasonable standard. Here are the principal facts in the article (after which I'll comment): * As of January 30, 2016, 4,783 suspected cases of microcephaly were reported in Brazil. * Of those, 3,670 suspected cases of microcephaly, covering the entire country of Brazil, are being investigated. * Of those 3,670, 404 cases have been confirmed as microcephaly or "other...
  • CDC cautions women about drinking alcohol while not on birth control

    02/03/2016 10:15:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies ^ | February 3, 2016 | wowk
    The Center for Disease Control says that more than 3 million US women are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol in a new study released yesterday. The CDC recommends women that are not on birth control stop drinking alcohol so they don't accidentally expose their child to alcohol. According to the CDC about half of all US Pregnancies are planned, and most women do not know they are pregnant until they are 4-6 weeks into the pregnancy. While, 3 in 4 women who want to get pregnant as soon as possible report drinking alcohol. This can cause...
  • Zika virus sexually transmitted in Texas, CDC confirms

    02/03/2016 7:34:30 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies ^ | 02/02/2016 | By Sandee LaMotte
    Zika has been sexually transmitted in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. It is the first known case of the virus being locally acquired in the continental United States in the current outbreak. The case, announced by Dallas County health officials, involved a patient who had sex with someone who had recently returned from Venezuela infected with the mosquito-borne virus. In a statement to CNN, the CDC said it confirmed the test results showing Zika present in the blood of a "nontraveler in the continental United States." They stressed that there was no risk to a...
  • Obamacare Was Supposed To Reduce Healthcare Costs, Right?

    12/21/2015 8:25:03 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/21/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    We won‚Äôt bury the lede. ‚ÄúNational Health Spending In 2014: Faster Growth Driven By Coverage Expansion And Prescription Drug Spending.‚ÄĚ That‚Äôs the title of an article from the January, 2016 print version of Health Affairs, published online December 2nd. Here are a few key findings‚Ķ 1. US healthcare spending increased 5.3 percent to $3.0 trillion in 2014. That represents 17.5 percent of the gross domestic product. 2. The 2013 growth in spending figure was 2.9 percent. 2014‚Äôs higher growth in spending rate is due mostly to the major coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act, particularly for Medicaid and private...
  • A disfiguring disease ... is moving into the US - leishmaniasis

    12/13/2015 9:27:29 PM PST · by EinNYC · 24 replies ^ | Oct. 20, 2015 | Kevin Loria
    If you've never heard of leishmaniasis, you're lucky ‚ÄĒ and you probably live in a developed country. It's an illness caused by parasites that are carried by tiny blood-sucking insects called sandflies. The painful, hard-to-treat sores it leaves on skin and internal organs can be disfiguring and even sometimes deadly. And while leishmaniasis mostly occurs in Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia for now, it's moving north into the United States, as Maryn McKenna reports in a blog post. In a story for National Geographic News, McKenna describes how about half of the members of an...
  • (Scientists Claim) ... Alcohol Tax Hike in US 'Lowers Gonorrhea Rates'

    12/10/2015 12:38:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th December, 2015 | Amy Hopkins
    Alcohol Tax Hike in US 'Lowers Gonorrhea Rates' Tax hikes could help prevent sexually transmitted infections, scientists have claimed, after cases of gonorrhea fell 24% in Maryland since the introduction of alcohol price increases. According research by the University of Florida, since tax increases on alcohol largely decrease consumption, and less excessive drinking reduces 'risky' sexual behaviour, STI rates can be positively impacted by the measure. Researchers claim that in the 18 months after Maryland increased its alcohol taxes from 6% to 9%, there were 2,400 fewer statewide cases of gonorrhea. The team used data from the National Notifiable Disease...
  • CDC: Gay lifestyle fraught with violence

    12/10/2015 11:48:23 AM PST · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/10/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    ATLANTA, Georgia, December 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) ‚Äď The Centers for Disease Control's "National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey" (NISVS) has found that homosexuals disproportionately suffer violence, and inflict violence on one another. The CDC survey is the first of its kind to present comparisons of victimization by sexual orientation for men and women. Its data indicate that homosexuals experience sexual violence at much higher rates than heterosexual men and women. Twenty-six percent of homosexual men and 37% of bisexual men experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner. Forty-four percent of lesbians and 61% of bisexual women...
  • CDC exposed as private corporation colluding with Big Pharma

    12/04/2015 2:57:52 PM PST · by drypowder · 7 replies
    Natural News ^ | 12/4/2015 | By Ethan A. Huff
    The CDC, by definition, is a private corporation working on behalf of its stakeholders, which include key players in the pharmaceutical and vaccine industries that profit from the spread of disease, not from real prevention and cures.
  • [Vanity] CDC 2013 Mortality Data re Guns and Accidental Deaths

    12/04/2015 8:05:29 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 6 replies
    CDC Center for Disease Control 2013 Death Mortality data tables ^ | 4 December 2015 | self vanity from CDC data
    [Vanity] Hi folks, here is some data pulled from CDC data tables. Number of Deaths Rate per100,000 population Cause of Death 130,557 41.3 Accidents (unintentional injuries) 37,938 12 ~~ Transport accidents 35,369 11.2 ~~ ~~ Motor vehicle accidents 1,000 0.3 ~~ ~~ Other land transport accidents 1,569 0.5 ~~ ~~ Water, air and space, and other and unspecified transport accidents and their sequelae 92,619 29.3 ~~ Nontransport accidents 30,208 9.6 ~~ ~~ Falls 505 0.2 ~~ Accidental discharge of firearms 3,391 1.1 ~~ Accidental drowning and submersion 2,760 0.9 ~~ Accidental exposure to smoke, fire and flames 38,851 12.3 ~~...
  • There Are Still No Dead Bodies!!!

    11/30/2015 10:13:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 104 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 11/30/15 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    I fear the media will never get it right about supplements. Why is it impossible for investigative media reporters to get it right about health supplements? In March of 2013 medical research showed that every day 290 North Americans die from prescription drugs. To kill the same number of people a jumbo jet plane would have to crash every day. I asked Health Canada’s forensic bureaucrats to explain where the dead bodies are who took natural supplements? I have never had a reply. Now the media are using a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...
  • Ban on ‚ÄúGun Violence‚ÄĚ Research Does not Exist

    11/27/2015 6:58:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Doctor Gun Banners A recent headline at The Hill read "Dems push to end ban on gun violence research".† The only problem is that there is no ban on "gun violence" research.† There is a ban on spending federal dollars, by the Department of Health and Human Services, on research that advocates for more gun control.† It is called the Dickey Amendment, and was put in place after the leaders of the CDC proclaimed what they expected from research results (advocating for more gun control) before the research was conducted.† The CDC had already funded severely flawed, advocacy† "research" to...
  • America Is Charlie Sheen: The CDC Says There Are 20,000,000 New STD Cases In America Each Year

    11/20/2015 9:10:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | 11/20/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he is HIV positive has created a huge uproar as critics attack him from every direction, but the truth is that Charlie Sheen is simply a reflection of our society as a whole. You see, the truth is that it isn’t just big Hollywood stars that are engaged in insanely risky sexual behavior. According to the CDC, there are 110 million cases of sexually-transmitted disease in America today, and another 20 million STD cases are added to that total every year. The United States has the highest STD infection rate in the entire industrialized world, and...
  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Survey Research

    11/05/2015 5:52:11 AM PST · by snarkpup · 2 replies
    Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment ^ | Colorado Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
    We conduct confidential health studies, and we are not telemarketers. Our questions cover topics such as general health status, health behaviors and preventive health practices. We call both landline and cell phone numbers obtained through random-digit dialing. The results provide information necessary for evaluating health programs, monitoring public health trends and planning future activities to improve the health of current and former Colorado residents. Our studies provide much of the data available on the Colorado Health Indicators website.
  • CDC: Washington, D.C., Leads Nation in Per Capita Cost of ĎExcessive Drinkingí

    10/28/2015 4:24:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 28, 2015 | 11:50 AM EDT | Sam Dorman
    Washington, D.C. leads the nation with the highest per capita cost of excessive drinking, according to a new study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers measured 26 cost components to estimate the total cost imposed by excessive alcohol consumption in 2010 for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. They found that the total cost of of excessive drinking hit $1,526 per capita in D.C.óhigher than any of the 50 states. The per capita cost to government of excessive drinking in Washington, D.C., was $619, or 87 cents for every drink poured...
  • Painkiller crackdown sparks industry blowback

    10/19/2015 8:01:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    Healthcare industry groups are launching a preemptive strike against soon-to-drop federal guidelines meant to tamp down on the prescription of powerful painkillers. The forthcoming guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are meant to combat the abuse of drugs like Hyrdocodone, Oxycontin and Percocet, which many medical experts believe are dangerously overprescribed. Prescriptions for the drugs, known as opioids, increased by 300 percent from 1999 to 2013, according to the CDC, which cites statistics showing 16,000 people died from overdoses during that time. As currently drafted, the guidelines recommend physicians use opioids as a last resort after non-pharmacologic...
  • More Teens Using E-Cig Devices to Vaporize Pot, Researchers Say

    09/09/2015 3:19:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 7, 2015, 2:13 PM ET | Gillian Mohney
    Teens are increasingly turning to electronic cigarettes not to get their tobacco fix, but instead to inhale pot. A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics found that teens have devised ways to turn e-cigarettes into devices for hashish oil, marijuana, wax and other cannabis products. Researchers surveyed 3,847 Connecticut high school students about their drug and e-cigarette use and found that students using e-cigarettes to vaporize cannabis was 27 times higher than the adult rate. According to the study, 5.5 percent of the students surveyed had used an e-cigarette to vaporize cannabis. In total, nearly 30 percent of...
  • Health officials: Elderly Utah resident dies from plague

    08/27/2015 9:25:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 11:55 AM EDT
    Health officials say an elderly Utah resident has died after contracting the plague earlier this month. [Ö] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 11 other plague cases have been reported in six states since April 1. Three people in those cases have died. They were aged 16, 52 and 79. Ö
  • Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC [Book Review]

    08/17/2015 7:44:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Amazon ^ | 8/20/2015 | Esq. Kevin Barry, Dr. Boyd E. Haley
    Vaccine Whistleblower is a gripping account of four legally recorded phone conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist investigating autism and vaccine research, and Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist in the vaccine safety division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thompson, who is still employed at the CDC under protection of the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, discloses a pattern of data manipulation, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of the CDC, the federal agency in charge of protecting the health of Americans. Thompson states, ďSenior people just do completely unethical, vile things and no one...