Skip to content

In the fight to stop HIV/AIDS, many organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention look for innovative ways to keep the fight alive. CDC has implemented initiatives such as Acts Against AIDS to “raise awareness about HIV among all Americans and reduce the risk of infection among the hardest-hit populations, especially gay and bisexual men, African Americans, and…

Read More

For many parents having a child with autism is a unique hardship. There has been discussion in the news regarding giving children vaccinations and the link to autism. A 2004 study by the CDC titled “Examining the possibility of a relationship between an MMR vaccine and Autism,” concluded that the vaccination did not cause autism.…

Read More

A new study just published has documented that first antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea cases have been detected in North America — a strain of gonorrhea that is immune to the last remaining effective oral antibiotic. It has been observed in at least nine North American patients. Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported notifiable disease in the…

Read More

An increase in prescription narcotic overdoses has caused legal drug deaths in America to outnumber traffic fatalities, a Los Angeles Times analysis of government data has found. Legal drugs killed at least 37,485 people nationwide in 2009, surpassing motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…

Read More

A third person has died in Virginia after swimming in water infected with Naegleria fowleri — or “brain-eating amoeba” as it is sometimes known. Nine-year-old Christian Strickland is the most recent victim of the virulent organism. He is suspected to have been infected by the amoeba at a fishing camp near his Henrico County home.…

Read More

It’s official, the Playboy mansion’s hot tub made scores of people sick, according to a recent report from Los Angeles County public health officials. Two months ago, more than 700 attendees of the four-day DOMAINfest Global Conference were understandably thrilled about the fundraiser after-party held at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, Calif. After an…

Read More