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A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report estimates that one in four Americans lives with a rheumatic disease. [Read More]
In 2015, five girls out of every 100,000 between the ages of 15 and 19 committed suicide in the United States.The rate is double what it was in 2007, and the highest in 40 years for that age group, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. [Read More]
Trying to get a handle on the suicide of a man he knew pretty well, Mike Johnson signed up for the Question, Persuade, Refer program at the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA. "His death was kind of shocking," said Johnson, a fitness instructor at the Y, "so I wanted to better educate myself on suicide." Like the emergency medical intervention CPR, QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons. Its intent is to identify and interrupt the crisis and direct the person to the proper care, according to the QPR Institute. Suicide is the 10th... [Read More]
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According to the Center of Disease Control, 1 in 6 children are considered obese, and 1 in 3 are considered overweight. [Read More]
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Michigan's former director of disease control says she believes a spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area is related to a switch in the city's water supply. Corinne Miller says she shared her belief with her boss in January 2015, a year before the public was notified. Miller is a... [Read More]
First lady Melania Trump, gardener. The former model and Manhattanite traded her stilettos for sneakers Friday to plant, harvest and wash vegetables in the White House kitchen garden with help from local children. "I'm a big believer in healthy eating because it reflects on your mind and your body. I encourage you to eat a lot of vegetables and fruit so you grow up healthy," she told about a dozen members of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. "It is very important." The red plaid shirt, jeans and sneaker-wearing first lady was venturing out... [Read More]
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that rural Americans are less likely to wear seat belts and more likely to die to car crashes. [Read More]
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Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe. The Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 166 cases had been reported in the country in... [Read More]
The Centers for Disease Control has warned that there is a chance that three-fourths of America could be invaded by mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, dengue and yellow fever, reports the Independent. The paper says the danger comes from warming temperatures in the winter, which notes that if just one day in the winter exceeds … Continue reading "CDC: Yellow-fever carrying mosquitoes could invade 75% of America" [Read More]
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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported yearly. As only a small fraction of cases actually gets reported, the agency adds... [Read More]
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The Centers for Disease Control warns that consuming one of Death Wish Coffee's products could have fatal consequences. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.        ... [Read More]
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West Nile Virus has been a factor in the deaths of at least five people in Georgia so far in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and prevention announced in data released Tuesday. More than two dozen cases have been reported since the beginning of the year. [Read More]
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The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from undiagnosed sleep disorders, the US National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. The board plans to hold a Feb. 6 meeting on the September 2016 crash in Hoboken, New Jersey, that killed one person and injured more than 100 others, and the January accident in Brooklyn that left more than 100 people with non-life-threatening injuries. Both engineers had no memory of the crashes and were severely overweight. The Centers for Disease Control says being overweight puts individuals at a higher risk of sleep apnea.... [Read More]
SCI COMMUNIn science news around the world, the U.S. federal government targets four national monuments for downsizing, Romania slashes its science budget, and a sexual harassment case roils the University of Rochester in New York. Also, the National Institute of Standards and Technology gets a new leader, and the former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches a new initiative to save 100 million lives through better health. In the physical sciences, the biggest U.S. radio astronomy observatory launches a 7-year sky survey, and cats are—according to one of this year's Ig Nobel Prize winners—both a... [Read More]
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Mosquitoes capable of spreading serious and potentially deadly diseases such as Zika, dengue and yellow fever could invade about three-quarters of mainland United States, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have warned. The CDC, a US federal agency, has previously warned that climate change could affect human health in many ways including increasing the number of "disease carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks". [Read More]
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Too much pee and too little fresh air probably made employees of an indoor water park sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Public health departments should keep a close watch on the growing indoor water park industry, the agency says — because you never know what could be in the water. This time, it was most likely pee, along with sweat, dead skin cells, and lotions, the CDC reported today in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The agency was called in to investigate an indoor water park in an unnamed Ohio city after the... [Read More]
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Most Americans understand the importance of including a variety of fruits and vegetables into their diets, but finding inspiration and fresh ideas for incorporating them into everyday meals can be challenging. Research shows that only 10 percent of Americans are meeting the MyPlate recommendations for daily intake of fruits and veggies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a rule of thumb, half the foods you eat for any given meal should be made up of fruits and veggies... [Read More]
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Whether it's bird flu, Ebola, or any other alarming infectious disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has worked tirelessly for more than 70 years to ... [Read More]
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Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes to survive if introduced, according to researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two mosquito species can transmit viruses that cause Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. [Read More]
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Experts at Centres for Disease Control suggest people should wear long-sleeved shirts, stop wearing shorts, stay indoors and even treat their clothes with insecticide if they want to avoid being bitten... [Read More]
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