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2012-04-17 23:00:24

The death rate due to unintentional injuries decreased by nearly 30% in the past decade according to CDC Vital Signs Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 Unintentional injuries to children and teens aged 0 to 19 are preventable, yet more than 9,000 children and teens died from injuries in the U.S. in 2009 according to CDC´s Vital Signs released today. Car crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls are some of the most common ways children are hurt or killed. The number...

CDC Report Highlights Decrease In Children’ Deaths By Unintentional Injury
2012-04-17 06:15:56

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new Vital Signs report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 9,000 children died due to unintentional injury in 2009. Though this number is quite high, it is still an improvement from previous years. The research by the CDC found that the death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents decreased by almost 30 percent from 2000 to 2009. The CDC Vitals Report appears monthly in the CDC journal Morbidity...

70% Of US Smokers Want To Quit, CDC Study Claims
2011-11-14 06:10:36

Approximately one in five Americans are still active cigarette smokers, but nearly 70% of them want to quit, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report has discovered. However, while seven out of 10 would like to quit the habit, the CDC study shows that only half have attempted to do so and just 6% of them managed to succeed, according to a November 11 article by Reuters reporter Julie Steenhuysen. Translating those statistics into real numbers, Steenhuysen reports...

Mental Health Issues Affect Half Of America
2011-09-06 09:17:26

  Nearly half of all Americans will suffer from some form of mental health problems at some point in their life, according to a new report released last week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mental illnesses include everything from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to suicide, and many people suffering do not get the help they need, experts say, noting that more needs to be done. Mental illnesses account for a larger proportion of...

2010-06-17 06:30:00

More Americans may be exercising, but obesity rates have not changed, according to the latest data by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A survey by the CDC released Wednesday found that obesity rates for 2009 were at about 28 percent, no change from 2008. But 34.7 percent claimed that they engaged in regular leisurely physical activity in 2009, up from 31.9 percent in 2008. Health experts recommend people get an average of one hour per day of moderate exercise for most...

2009-05-27 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, CDC and Amgen today announced the launch of a three-year campaign to reduce infections among cancer patients. The campaign will provide resources and educational tools to help patients, families and healthcare providers better prevent and manage treatment-related infections. "Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy are at a higher risk for infections, which can impact their treatment...

2008-09-18 18:00:50

People believed to be contagious and non-adherent with orders against travel on U.S. commercial airlines can be placed on Do Not Board list, officials said. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to prevent commercial air travel by persons with known communicable diseases that pose a serious public health threat by developing a national Do Not Board list. To strengthen national preparedness and prevent the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.