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Hair products for black women contain mix of hazardous ingredients

3:45 pm Eastern | U.S. News

A new report shows that Black women are potentially exposed to dozens of hazardous chemicals through the hair products they use.read more »

Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will have 20 percent efficacy

20 Apr 10:08 | U.S. News

A Rice University study predicts that this fall's flu vaccine -- a new H3N2 formulation for the first time since 2015 -- will likely have the same reduced efficacy against the dominant circulating strain of influenza A as the vaccine given in 2016 and 2017 due to viral mutations related to vaccine production in eggs.read more »

MMWR Vol. 67 / No. 15

19 Apr 13:07 | U.S. News

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Rice News Release: Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will have 20 percent efficacy

19 Apr 07:56 | U.S. News

SUMMARY: A Rice University study of 6,610 human flu sequences predicts that this fall's flu vaccine will likely have the same reduced efficacy against the dominant circulating strain of influenza A as the vaccine given in 2016 and 2017 due to viral mutations related to vaccine production in eggs.

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Drinking up to 3 cups of coffee per day may be safe, protective

18 Apr 14:02 | U.S. News

Many clinicians advise patients with atrial or ventricular arrhythmias to avoid caffeinated beverages, but recent research has shown that coffee and tea are safe and can reduce the frequency of arrhythmias, according to a review published today in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. read more »

Daily stresses | Flu vaccines | Hormone cycle and weight

17 Apr 13:31 | U.S. News

Lingering feelings over daily stresses may impact long-term health; flu vaccine insights; and disrupting hormone cycle spurs fat cells

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How is diabetes different for women?

16 Apr 09:46 | U.S. News

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1918 Pandemic Flu

13 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

100 hundred years later we look back on the 1918 flu pandemic, the most severe in recent history. read more »

MMWR Vol. 67 / No. 14

12 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

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After tax, Philadelphians 40 percent less likely to drink soda every day

12 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

Almost immediately after the "soda tax" went into place, Philadelphians were 40 percent less likely to drink soda every day, a new Drexel University study found.read more »

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12 Apr 2018 | Christchurch Earthquake

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Watch - Measles in the Philippines

11 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

There is an outbreak of measles in the Philippines. Travelers to the Philippines should make sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.read more »

Toxins produced by e-cigarettes vary by flavor

10 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

The flavor of an e-cigarette may affect more than a consumer's taste buds, according to Penn State researchers who say the chemicals that make up different flavors also produce different levels of free radicals, toxins often associated with cancer and other diseases.read more »

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Public awareness of cancer drug shortages is low

9 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

The U.S. population is largely unaware that there are shortages in the availability of cancer drugs, according to a study published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. read more »

More Americans aware of growing problem of opioid addiction

6 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

A new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals the number of Americans who see opioid addiction as a significant issue for their community today is up significantly over just two years ago. read more »

2016-2017 Flu Season Burden Estimates

6 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

CDC estimates that flu vaccination during the 201617 season prevented 5.29 million illnesses. read more »

MMWR Vol. 67 / No. 13

5 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

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We'll pay more for unhealthy foods we crave, neuroscience research finds

3 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

We'll pay more for unhealthy foods when we crave them, new neuroscience research finds. The study also shows that we're willing to pay disproportionately more for higher portion sizes of craved food items. read more »

MMWR Vol. 67 / Early Release

3 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

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1918 Flu Pandemic Commemoration

30 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

This year marks 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic, the most severe pandemic in recent history read more »

Dining out associated with increased exposure to harmful chemicals called phthalates

29 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

Dining out more at restaurants, cafeterias and fast-food outlets may boost total levels of potentially health-harming chemicals called phthalates in the body, according to a study. read more »

MMWR Vol. 67 / No. SS-5

29 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

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Public willing to pay to improve water quality

28 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

Researchers from the University of Missouri have found in a nationwide survey that members of the public are more willing to pay for improved water quality than other ecosystem services such as flood control or protecting wildlife habitats.read more »

Some e-cigarette ingredients are more toxic than others

27 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

As e-cigarette use becomes more popular, particularly among teens and young adults, a new study shows that e-liquids are potentially far from harmless and contain ingredients that can vary wildly from one type of e-cigarette to another.read more »

Show Your Support for the National DPP!

26 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

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Study suggests vaping does not stain teeth

26 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

A study undertaken by British American Tobacco has shown that teeth exposed to cigarette smoke over a period of 2 weeks became very discoloured very quickly, whereas teeth exposed to e-cigarette vapour did not. read more »

Study finds direct evidence of exposure of pregnant women to herbicide ingredient

23 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

The first birth cohort study of its kind has found more than 90 percent of a group of pregnant women in Central Indiana had detectable levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the most heavily used herbicide worldwide. read more »

MMWR Vol. 67 / No. 11

22 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 67 / Early Release

16 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

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Sick with Flu? Know What to Do!

16 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

When you are sick with flu, know the symptoms to look out for and limit contact with others. read more »

H7N9 influenza vaccine clinical trials begin

15 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 67 / No. 10

15 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 67 / No. SS-4

15 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

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Study debunks fears of increased teen suicide risk from popular flu drug

14 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

A new study published by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that the drug oseltamivir -- commonly known as Tamiflu -- does not cause an increased risk of suicide in pediatric patients.read more »

Toilet-to-tap: Gross to think about, but how does it taste?

13 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, recently published a study of recycled wastewater that did not focus on its safety-which has long been established-but rather its taste.read more »

Would you pay for an Ebola vaccine? Most say yes

12 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

The 2014-2016 West African Ebola outbreak was the deadliest in history, infecting more than 28,000 people and killing more than 11,000. While the number of people infected in the United States was low, it was covered extensively in the media, leading to widespread fear.read more »

Protect Yourself While Traveling

9 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

The risk for flu exposure during travel can depend on the time of year & destination. read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - March 8, 2018

8 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC March 8, 2018 Index for Today's Briefing PEPFAR PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY read more »

MMWR Vol. 67 / No. 9

8 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

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Is kidney disease worse for women?

7 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 67 / Early Release

6 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

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CDC releases 2017 Diabetes Report Card

6 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

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Researchers argue US policies for dyslexia should be scrapped

5 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

Many of the current US Federal and State dyslexia laws should be scrapped as they ignore scientific evidence and privilege some poor readers at the expense of huge numbers of others, according to a leading expert in reading disability.read more »

Study Shows Healthy Children at Risk

2 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

New CDC study shows half of flu-related deaths occurred in otherwise healthy children. read more »

MMWR Vol. 67 / No. 8

1 Mar 2018 | U.S. News

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Fewer Americans think smoking a pack a day poses a great health risk

28 Feb 2018 | U.S. News

About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a Duke Health study. read more »

DCA eNewsletter: February 2018

28 Feb 2018 | U.S. News

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NIAID unveils strategic plan for developing a universal influenza vaccine

28 Feb 2018 | U.S. News

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Fear and hoping: Adding hope to health messages may motivate better behaviors

23 Feb 2018 | U.S. News

While fear about health concerns may grip people, adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventative actions, according to researchers.read more »

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