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“Winnable Public Health Battles” Teen Pregnancy

By |May 28th, 2010|

For regular readers, you know this is the last topic of the CDCs 5 “winnable battles”.  CDC’s new leader, Dr. Thomas Frieden, is focusing the agency’s energies on these topics because he believes we can beat them in three years.

5.     Teen Pregnancy

Preventing teen childbearing could save the United States about $9 Billion per year. Teen […]

Did smallpox vaccination halt spread of HIV?

By |May 21st, 2010|

A study published this week in the journal BMC Immunology suggests that being vaccinated for smallpox triggered by the smallpox vaccine may inhibit the growth of the HIV.  The researchers extracted white blood cells from subjects and exposed them to HIV in a culture dish. The results showed that HIV replication was slowed by about […]