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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...

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...

2012-04-16 23:36:24

Injuries remain number one killer of youth Death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents from birth to age 19 declined by nearly 30 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, more than 9,000 children lost their lives as a result of unintentional injury in the United States in 2009. And although rates for most causes of child injuries have been dropping, suffocation rates are on...

CDC Report Details Increase In Childhood Concussions
2011-10-07 09:31:34

The number of children and adolescents going to the hospital with concussions has jumped more than 60 percent in the past decade, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC said the increase in emergency room visits for concussion was likely due to parents and coaches being more aware of concussions and other head injuries. The study is based on a survey of 66 hospital emergency departments. The CDC looked at non-fatal data...

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2011-07-25 12:35:00

According to new research, children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk of being hit by a car when crossing the street. University of Alabama researchers found that children with ADHD do not process information as well as non-ADHD children, and tend to make incorrect decisions on when to begin crossing a street. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, one of the leading causes of unintentional injury in middle childhood is...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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