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Gonorrhea starts showing resistance towards last two antibiotics

Gonorrhea starts showing resistance towards last two antibiotics

Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Hawaii’s department of health have raised concerns by unveiling that gonorrhea may develop resistance even towards the last two antibiotics earlier than predicted.

The scientists unveiled the same as they have come across cases of gonorrhea in Hawaii where the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria has shown resistance towards one of the drugs known as azithromycin and reduced vulnerability for the second drug called ceftriaxone.

CDC alerts cat owners about cat scratch disease

CDC alerts cat owners about cat scratch disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come up with important information for cat owners. The agency has warned that people should take it seriously when their cat scratches or bites them.

It is because, cat scratch disease also known cat scratch fever can take place that have severe complications. In fact, as per the CDC, the problem is more serious than being thought by doctors and researchers.

Inactivity among adults puts them at increased risk of health complications: CDC Study

Inactivity among adults puts them at increased risk of health complications: CDC Study

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveils the importance of regular exercise in the life of people, especially at the age of 50 and above. Around one in four Americans aged 50 and above are not including exercise in their daily life routine and that has been putting them at increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Brain cancer overtakes Leukemia as leading pediatric cancer in US: CDC

Brain cancer overtakes Leukemia as leading pediatric cancer in US: CDC

A new federal report has suggested that brain cancer is now the deadliest cancer for children. Earlier, leukemia was the number one pediatric cancer killer, but with advancements in its treatment, less number of children faces death due to leukemia compared to brain cancer.

Government statisticians have unveiled about the big change after reviewing 15 years of death certificates. Though brain cancer takes more lives, it has not become more common in children, revealed the National Center for Health Statistics.

Brain cancer replaces leukemia to be deadliest form of childhood cancer in US

Brain cancer replaces leukemia to be deadliest form of childhood cancer in US

By surpassing leukemia, brain cancer has now become the deadliest form of childhood cancer in the United States, unveiled the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Treatment advances have helped doctors to cure different types of blood cancers.

The situation has changed to such an extent that in 1999, nearly one in three children who died was having leukemia and brain cancer resulted deaths of one in four. In 2014, the numbers have reversed for both the types.

Blood pressure patients risking health by not taking medication properly: CDC Study

Blood pressure patients risking health by not taking medication properly: CDC Study

Around five million people aged 65 years and above do not properly manage their high blood pressure hence, putting themselves into increased risk of suffering from stroke, heart disease, kidney disease and premature death, unveils a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The research paper published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) has unveiled that around 70% of adults in the US aged at least 65 years old have high blood pressure and around 50% of them are able to manage their condition.

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Sepsis has turned into medical emergency: CDC Report

Sepsis has turned into medical emergency: CDC Report

Around 72% of patients with sepsis have been examined carefully by doctors and nurses as per CDC data. The situation has led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to term the fast-moving and deadly illness to be a medical emergency.

The CDC has mentioned that so many cases show that the disease is not being diagnosed on time. As per the CDC, pneumonia and infections of the urinary tract, skin and gut are the most common illnesses that lead to sepsis.

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Following guidelines for Contact lens use can reduce eye infections: CDC Report

Following guidelines for Contact lens use can reduce eye infections: CDC Report

Around 41 million Americans wear contact lenses. CDC has mentioned in its report that it very important for contact lens wearers to take proper care of their lenses to prevent infections. Contact lenses are considered safe and effective alternative to glasses but contact lenses can also lead to severe issues if not handled properly.

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LGBT Students Face Bullying at Schools: CDC

LGBT Students Face Bullying at Schools: CDC

Distressing results have been reported by a new research regarding the problems experienced by gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth in high school. The research was performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This domain has been explored by a government agency for the first time. The CDC report revealed the presence of approximately 1.3 million gay, lesbian, and bisexual students in the United States.

FDA’s new rulings on e-cigarettes in effect from today

FDA’s new rulings on e-cigarettes in effect from today

The US Food and Drug Administration finalized the new guidelines on electronic cigarettes in May and the new guidelines will be in effect from August 8. With the new rules, the FDA will increase its authority over electronic cigarettes in a similar manner it has over traditional cigarettes.

Main aim behind extending the new rulings is to improve public health. But people into vaping industry do not believe the same and they think that the new rules would destroy the wide variety of the products and business.

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