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Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:45

WHO says H1N1 is with us for another year

The leader of the World Health Organization (WHO) stated on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, that the pandemic called H1N1 influenza (flu) virus will likely remain a major health problem into 2011.

Published in Health
Saturday, 21 November 2009 20:20

CDC disappointed as smoking increases in U.S.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the rate of cigarette smoking in the United States increased in 2008, the first time in fifteen years.

Published in Health
Saturday, 21 November 2009 19:38

CDC releases county by county obesity rates

According to a first-time report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the counties in the Appalachian region of the country report high rates of obesity and diabetes in more than 80% of its counties. A majority of counties in the Deep South also report the same.

Published in Health
Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:59

Food allergies increase in U.S. children

According to analysis of four large national health surveys by two U.S. researchers of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 4% of children in the United States have food allergies. And, that percentage is increasing rapidly; however, the reason is unclear.

Published in Health
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studied hundreds of thousands of adults in the United States concerning their sleep habits during a one-month period. Many of us are not getting enough sleep each night, especially those in the southeastern part of the country.

Published in Health
A U.S. study finds that xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMLV), which has been associated with the occurrence of prostate cancer, could be linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). If proven true, the research could eventually lead to an effective diagnosis and treatment of the debilitating disease.

Published in Health
Thursday, 01 October 2009 18:46

CDC: Kids flunk fruits, but so did the adults!

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people of the United States lack sufficient amounts of fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. And, children are worse than adults. Maybe we should change the saying of "Where's the beef?" to "Where's the fruit?"!

Published in Health
Tuesday, 29 September 2009 19:24

Parenting style important to safe teen driving

A study performed by the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that parenting style is very important in the driving style of teenagers. Specifically, teenagers that have their own car are twice as dangerous as teenagers that share a car with a parent.

Published in Health
Saturday, 22 August 2009 18:45

Got a longer life? CDC says Yes!

According to a September 12, 2007 news release from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the average U.S. life expectancy has increased to 77.9 years.

Published in Health
Friday, 21 August 2009 18:38

Average video gamer is playing with problems

According to a CDC study, the average person playing video games has more health problems than non-gamers, including more depression, higher body mass index, and an overall lower quality of life.

Published in Health
According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one-third of older Americans have antibodies that help to better immune themselves from the H1N1 influenza virus when compared to younger Americans.

Published in Health
On Sunday, April 26, 2009, the United States declared a public health emergency for a new strain of influenza commonly called swine flu. U.S. health officials are concerned with a possible global pandemic of the flu that started in Mexico. However, they state the declaration is a precaution.

Published in Health
Thursday, 08 January 2009 18:38

U.S. 2006 teen birth rate in MS over 3X that of NH

According to the CDC report Births: Final Data for 2006, the rate of having babies among Mississippi teenagers is 68.4 per 1,000 females versus 18.7 for teens in New Hampshire, nearly 3.7 times the difference between the highest state and the lowest one.

Published in Health
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 05:24

Google using search to anticipate flu outbreaks

The flu season's arrived in the northern hemisphere, and Google reckons search patterns can provide early warnings of outbreaks.

Published in Home Tech
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention found 2.4 million cases of tobacco-related cancers in the United States between the years of 1999 and 2004.

Published in Health
A 2005 survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released in August 2008, states that 0.84% of the U.S. adult population has active epilepsy—and about 33% of these people are not getting adequate treatment for their condition.

Published in Health
According to the recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) by the CDC, between 2005 and 2007 the percentage of adults being obese went up by almost 2%. Southerners are worse than the rest of the country, with Alabama being the most obese state in the United States.

Published in Health
Wednesday, 25 June 2008 20:55

CDC finds almost 24 million diabetics in U.S.

A 2007 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that 23.6 million people in the United States have diabetes, which is three million more people than in 2005.

Published in Health
According to a CDC study, 52% of U.S. adults with diabetes also have arthritis. The study also found that this combination brings high levels of physical inactivity—which increases diabetic and arthritic problems.

Published in Health
A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study finds that people who sleep the least each night are more prone to have health issues with obesity, smoking, and alcoholic drinking.

Published in Health
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