Health

People in Four States May Be Drinking Contaminated Raw Milk

For the second time in three months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people who might have consumed contaminated raw milk and milk products to visit their doctor.

Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments

In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels.

New global commitment to end tuberculosis

On November 17, 75 ministers agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. The announcement came at the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response, which...

Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables

Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), on November 16.

Air pollution exposure in early pregnancy linked to miscarriage, NIH study suggests

Exposure to common air pollutants, such as ozone and fine particles, may increase the risk of early pregnancy loss, according to a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health.

Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids

Opioid pain relievers can be extremely effective in relieving pain, but can carry a high risk of addiction and ultimately overdose when breathing is suppressed and stops. Scientists have discovered a way to separate these two effects — pain relief and...

CDC Encourages Safe Antibiotic Prescribing and Use

November 13, 2017, kicked off U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes this week with an updated educational effort, Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care...

Three decades of responding to infectious disease outbreaks

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Ebola virus isolated from in November 2014 from patient blood samples obtained in Mali. The virus was isolated on...

Opioid treatment drugs have similar outcomes once patients initiate treatment

A study comparing the effectiveness of two pharmacologically distinct medications used to treat opioid use disorder – a buprenorphine/naloxone combination and an extended release naltrexone formulation – shows similar outcomes once medication...

Healthier lifestyles and better health policies drive life expectancy gains

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