Latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Stories

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...

Many Teen Girls Think They Cannot Get Pregnant
2012-01-20 09:45:36

Are teen birth control messages reaching their intended audience? A new study of nearly 5,000 teen mothers suggests that proper use, or any use at all, of birth control is not being exercised. About 2,500 of the new moms in the survey said they were not using any birth control when they became pregnant. These numbers were surprisingly higher than surveys of teens in general, which have found that less than 20 percent of contraception use during their most previous sexual encounter....

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...

CDC: Smoking Down Among U.S. Adults
2011-09-07 04:18:25

  Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes, and even those that do are using less than before, according to the results of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey released on Tuesday. According to CBS News, the report "shows that 19 percent of U.S. adults are smoking these days, down from 21 percent in 2009“¦ [and] while the percentage of adults who smoke 30 or more cigarettes per day is down 4 percent, the percentage of those who smoke nine or...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.