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CDC Report Shows Teen Birth Rates Are Declining
2013-05-23 18:45:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teen birth rates have dropped by 15 percent for all but two states. The CDC said teen birth rates dropped steeply in the US from 2007 through 2011, reaching a record low of 31.3 percent. All states but West Virginia and North Dakota showed significant drops over five years, while Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah saw rates drop by 30 percent or more....

Common Chemicals In Plastics Linked To Elevated Bloor Pressure In Kids
2013-05-22 14:49:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From BPA in plastic water bottles to mercury in fish, dangerous chemicals seem to be lurking in every corner these days. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NYU Langone Medical Center, there´s another highly prevalent and potentially dangerous group of chemical to add to that list — phthalates. Pronounced ℠THAL-ates,´ the chemical additive can be found in...

2013-05-21 23:24:16

Research presented at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting shows that PathoGenetix Genome Sequence Scanning (GSS) technology could be used to reliably differentiate and strain type pathogenic E. coli strains of public health and food safety significance. GSS provided strain level information comparable to PFGE, the current standard for pathogen identification in epidemiological investigation and response. WOBURN, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 PathoGenetix, Inc., a...

Local Swimming Pools A Cesspit Of Human Fecal Matter
2013-05-17 06:12:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just when you thought it was safe to take a dip in your local watering hole this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a study which found that many swimmers leave behind a little more than a good time in the pool. According to the health agency's data, more than half of the pools they tested contained fecal matter left behind by swimmers. More specifically, the study found that 58 percent...

2013-05-16 23:01:19

Arthritis affects more than 21 million Americans; Allsup representatives can assist individuals with arthritis in applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Arthritis limits the activities of nearly 21 million adults in the U.S. and is the nation´s leading cause of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The condition also encompasses more than 100 rheumatic diseases that affect the joints and...

CDC: Suicide Rates Are On The Rise
2013-05-02 17:45:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Suicide rates are on the rise for middle aged Americans, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In their report, the CDC noted a sharp rise in suicide rates between 1999 and 2010, from 13.7 suicides to 17.6 per 100,000, or an increase of 28 percent. More Americans now take their own lives than are killed in car accidents. According to CDC statistics, 33,687 people died in car...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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