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2010-04-16 09:19:34

If your home region has a hot, wet climate and a lot of different kinds of birds and mammals living in it, there's a really good chance the region will also contain numerous kinds of pathogens that cause human diseases. A new study examining the geography of human disease, led by Dr. Rob Dunn at North Carolina State University alongside an international team of biologists and social scientists, shows that that one can predict the number of kinds of disease-causing pathogens in a region just...

2010-04-15 08:00:00

ATLANTA, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthritis causes more pain and limitations for African-Americans and Hispanics than for whites, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. African-Americans were 17 percent less likely to report having arthritis than whites, and Hispanics were 46 percent less likely to report the condition than whites, the study said. However, African-Americans and Hispanics with arthritis were almost twice as likely...

2010-01-14 12:57:31

The prevalence of adults in the U.S. who are obese is still high, with about one-third of adults obese in 2007-2008, although new data suggest that the rate of increase for obesity in the U.S. in recent decades may be slowing, according to a study appearing in the January 20 issue of JAMA. The study is being published early online because of its public health importance. "The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey [NHANES; a nationally representative sample of the U.S. population]...

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2009-11-20 07:20:00

The CDC's first-ever county survey of obesity confirms previous study findings which show the highest rate of obesity lies in the areas of the Southeast and the Appalachias. The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention issued its findings in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Thursday. The CDC acknowledged that while surveillance systems function well at the national or state level, few are able to provide information at the local level, where many policies are implemented. The...

2009-10-26 13:19:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Disease and Therapy Review: Asthma http://www.reportlinker.com/p0155804/Reportlinker-Adds-Disease-and-Therapy-Review--Asthma.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The Asthma Disease and Therapy Review provides incidence and prevalence numbers and percentages for major countries worldwide, an overview of...

2009-10-26 13:18:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Disease and Therapy Review: Back Pain http://www.reportlinker.com/p0155792/Reportlinker-Adds-Disease-and-Therapy-Review--Back-Pain.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The Back Pain Disease and Therapy Review provides incidence and prevalence numbers and percentages for major countries worldwide. Information...

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2009-07-23 14:55:00

One in seven low-income, preschool U.S. children are obese, but the obesity epidemic in this age group may be stabilizing, federal health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Mobility Weekly Report said the prevalence of obesity increased from 12.4 percent in 1998 to 14.5 in 2003, but has since remained essentially the same, with 14.6 percent prevalence in 2008. Prevalence has remained constant or declined since 2003 among approximately half of CDC...

2009-07-16 15:40:35

Non-Hispanic blacks have the highest rate of obesity, followed by Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites, federal health officials said. Federal researchers analyzed the 2006-08 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data to identify racial and ethnic differences in obesity prevalence in U.S. adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Weekly Report said Thursday. Among non-Hispanic blacks, 40 states had an obesity prevalence of 30 percent or more, including five states with a...

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2009-07-08 13:15:53

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the rate of obesity in America is higher than ever. Two-thirds of Americans are considered to be overweight or obese, according to the CDC report issued on Wednesday. "The proportion of U.S. adults who are obese increased to 26.1 percent in 2008 compared to 25.6 percent in 2007," according to the CDC report. "In six states "“ Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia "“...

2009-06-04 11:00:00

ATLANTA, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first-ever national estimate among a nationally representative sample of U.S. children revealed that 3 out of every 1,000 children between the age of 6 and 17 in the United States have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS), according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The study, "Prevalence of Diagnosed Tourette Syndrome in Children in the United States,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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