Washington, DC - A new CDC study published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases reported that vaccination with whooping cough vaccine, Tdap, during the third trimester of pregnancy prevented more than three out of four (78 percent) cases of whooping cough (also known as pertussis) in babies younger than two months. However, only 49 percent of pregnant women who delivered between fall 2015 and spring 2016 received the vaccine. CDC recommends women get Tdap during each pregnancy to provide critical short-term protection to babies when they are most at risk for this life-threatening illness.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vabomere for adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including a type of kidney infection, pyelonephritis, caused by specific bacteria. Vabomere is a drug containing meropenem, an antibacterial, and vaborbactam, which inhibits certain types of resistance mechanisms used by bacteria.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better protect kids and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death. The approach places nicotine, and the issue of addiction, at the center of the agency’s tobacco regulation efforts.

Kissimmee, Florida - Researchers from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) shared study findings about unique factors associated with combat-injured service members' long-term quality of life, an emerging area of research, during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHRSRS) August 28.

Yuma, Arizona - The Arizona Western College (AWC) Massage Therapy students will be offering chair massages in the College Community Center 3C on the Yuma Campus from 11am-1pm. The program students will be available for $10 for a 15 minute chair massage. No appointment will be necessary. And the public is welcome.