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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,...

2009-04-29 16:50:00

Prevalence Decreased in One-Fourth of all Measured Conditions after Bariatric Surgery CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers with morbid obesity have a significantly higher prevalence of more than 100 diseases and conditions than other employees, and those that had bariatric surgery reduced the prevalence of one-quarter of the diseases studied, according to a study of large employers in the February edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a peer-reviewed...

2008-12-03 21:50:35

For the second year in row, Vermont has been named the healthiest state, but Louisiana replaced Mississippi as the least healthy state, researchers said. Vermont leads the nation for all health determinants measured. The prevalence of smoking has declined to 17.6 percent of the population, there is a slower rise in obesity than the U.S. national average, and the number of people without health insurance remains low, the researchers' report said. Vermont has a low percentage of children in...

2008-11-13 06:00:36

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ef4799/disease_and_therap) has announced the addition of the "Disease and Therapy Review: Senile Dementia" report to their offering. The Senile Dementia Disease and Therapy Review provides incidence and prevalence numbers and percentages for major countries worldwide, information on diagnosis and dementia types, and an overview of treatments. Dosing information and treatment costs are provided for Aricept, Namenda,...

2008-11-13 00:00:04

The U.S. health trend over the past 30 years of less heart disease is not as strong as perceived and has flattened, a U.S. researcher said. Lead researcher Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez said the analysis of national data by Mayo Clinic researchers suggests the public health challenge of curbing heart disease may be greater than is commonly thought. "This study may surprise people because the data show that the risk of heart disease is not going down as we expected," Lopez-Jimenez said in a...

2008-08-10 03:00:06

By Galuska, DA Gillespie, C; Kuester, SA; Mokdad, AH; Cogswell, ME; Philip, CM Obesity is associated with reduced quality of life, development of serious chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, increased medical care costs, and premature death (1,2). A Healthy People 2010 objective is to reduce to 15% the proportion of adults who are obese (3). In 2005, no state met this target, and (based on self-reported height and weight) 23-9% of adults in the United States were obese...

2008-07-15 03:00:11

By Almond, Nathaniel Kahwati, Leila; Kinsinger, Linda; Porterfield, Deborah ABSTRACT Overweight and obesity are increasingly contributing to disease burden among military populations. The purpose of this study was to calculate and examine the prevalence of overweight and obesity among the veteran population. Data were obtained from the 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Overweight (body mass index >/=25 kg/m^sup 2^) prevalence in veterans was 73.3% (SE, 0.4%) for males and...

2008-07-10 06:00:13

By Marengoni, Alessandra Winblad, Bengt; Karp, Anita; Fratiglioni, Laura We explored the role of age, gender, and socioeconomic status in the occurrence of chronic diseases and multimorbidity in 1099 elderly participants in the Kungsholmen Project. Cardiovascular and mental diseases were the most common chronic disorders. Of the participants, 55% had multimorbidity. Advanced age, female gender, and lower education were independently associated with a more than 50% increased risk for...

2006-05-02 11:58:41

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Considerably more middle-aged Americans suffer from chronic illnesses than their British counterparts, probably because more Americans are obese, researchers said on Tuesday. "You don't expect the health of middle-aged people in these two countries to be too different, but we found that the Americans are a lot less healthy than the English," said James Smith, a RAND economist and one of the study's authors. An analysis of health surveys showed the prevalence of...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.