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Can Someone Sue You For A Zika Infection?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Spencer Aronfeld

What began as a non-threatening mosquito-borne illness has now become a full-blown epidemic in many South and Central American countries. Zika has eve...

Emails Show Another Senior CDC Official Has Close Ties To Coca-Cola

Carey Gillam | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Carey Gillam

Coca-Cola has been particularly zealous in recent years in working to counter concerns about consumption of beverages with high sugar content and links between sugary beverages and obesity and other diseases.

In Florida Zika Probe, Federal Scientists Kept At Arm's Length

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.30.2016 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) - The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedic...

What causes asthma? Clues from London's Great Smog with implications for air pollution today

The Conversation US | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Jamie T. Mullins, University of Massachusetts Amherst Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition with no known cure. It impacts people of all ages thr...

CDC Reports Dismal Scores During Royal Caribbean Ship Inspection

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

For decades the CDC has provided one of the few US governmental oversights of the cruise industry, developing and attempting to implement a comprehensive sanitation program designed primarily to curtail and, ideally, eliminate the spread of gastrointestinal diseases.

Is the U.S. Prepared for a Full-Blown Zika Outbreak?

Quora | Posted 07.07.2016 | World

Why are incarceration rates in the US so high relative to other countries? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelli...

The Right To Bear Courage

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Behind the "right to bear arms" lies concealed the right to make money. You know, a lot of it. The right to . . . I pause here, torn apart by the p...

Congressman Skimps On Zika Funding, Complains About Needing More Money

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) complained this week that his district isn't getting enough federal grant money to combat the Zika virus from the...

National Teen Birth Rate Plummets To All-Time Low

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living

The national teen birth rate has fallen to a record low, according to a new analysis released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...

Withdrawal of Anti-Vaccination Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival Revives Controversy

Lisa Chau | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

Robert De Niro opened up an old debate for new scrutiny when he decided to yank Andrew Wakefield's documentary, "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,...

Tick, Tock, Tick Tock: Flint's Disposable Poor Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are we wasting time apportioning blame before the problem is fixed and the poor children and families of Flint have fresh, clean water to drink and cook with and bathe in?

New CDC Guidelines Seek Doctors' Help In Fighting Opioid Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living

In an effort to curb America's deadly opioid crisis, federal health officials are urging doctors to largely avoid prescribing highly addictive painkil...

Nations Doctors Report Spike in Debate-Related Facepalm Injuries

Marty Rudoy | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Marty Rudoy

There is no permanent cure for Facepalming, but isolation from Facebook and Twitter can alleviate the symptoms. The CDC reports that viewers of MSNBC seem more affected by Facepalming, while viewers of Fox Cable seem more affected by strained vocal cords and shrapnel injuries from shot-up TVs.

Hawaii Braces Itself For A Potential Zika Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living

The mosquito-borne Zika virus could hit Hawaii especially hard if it arrives in the Aloha State, according to an expert from the Centers for Disease C...

Senate Democrats To Force Debate On Gun Violence Research Funding

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite a shortened calendar year, and the 2016 presidential election looming large over Congress, Senate Democrats plan to pressure Rep...

Why Are Children Less Valuable Than Guns in America? It's Time to Protect Children Not Guns

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Three years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut where a lone 20-year-old gunman wielding an assault weapon snuffed out 26 child and teacher lives, our nation has done shamefully little to protect children instead of guns.

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Research to Improve Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Candidates running for national office never miss an opportunity to share their solutions on the many problems facing our country with voters. From te...

Doctors Condemn The NRA-Fueled Ban On Gun Violence Research

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living

The American Medical Association labeled our nation's chronic gun violence a "public health crisis" on Tuesday, vowing to actively lobby Congress to o...

5 Types of Bacteria, 2 Vaccine Types, 1 Important Decision for Parents

William Schaffner, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
William Schaffner, M.D.

Parents usually rely on their child's pediatrician to keep them up to date on vaccines. But the updated meningococcal vaccine recommendation recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is different.

Proposals for Common Sense Gun Control

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In the current political climate, the chances for comprehensive common sense gun control in the United States is only a pipe dream as long as the National Rifle Association controls Congress and state legislatures, for if they did not, we would have seen effective laws passed years ago resulting in countless lives saved.

New Report Confirms What The GOP Won't Admit: Obamacare Is Working

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

When Republicans carry on about what a “disaster” the Affordable Care Act is, they rarely acknowledge that the law is helping millions of people g...

Staving Off Alzheimer's

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Fran Moreland Johns

Spilman's prepared remarks consisted largely of useful, realistic advice about how to delay the cognitive decline most of us will experience at some point. The audience, ranging from 20-somethings to more than a few senior citizens, was furiously note-taking throughout (or furiously jotting down questions for the Q&A session to follow.)

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

REPORT: Heroin Use On The Rise, Especially Among Whites

Associated Press | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to ...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare's First Year Brought Health Insurance To Millions, Official Survey Says | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Millions of people gained health insurance last year as Affordable Care Act benefits took effect, according to the first official accoun...