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While bacterial infections are a relatively common occurrence throughout US hospitals, federal health officials have warned they are on the rise and becoming more resilient, and are urging all healthcare facilities around the country to be on guard.
A new study tackles the advancing and preventable epidemic of binge drinking by high school aged girls and young women.
The CDC recently announced that the prescription drug methadone accounted for over 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths, even though there were only two percent of painkiller prescriptions in the U.S. in 2009.
According to new estimates by the Centers for Disease Control, about one in 88 children in the U.S. has autism or a related disorder.
Guidelines set to make AIDS testing a part of routine healthcare checkups have helped get more Americans tested for the disease that claims the lives of more than 2 million people annually worldwide, but more than half of US adults still have no idea if they are infected or not.
An estimated 59 million US citizens were without health insurance coverage for at least part of this year.
More than 72 million US adults are now obese, while the number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30 percent or greater has tripled in two years.
According to a government report released on Tuesday, about 10,000 people and possibly more, die in the U.S. every year because they have not been screened for colon or breast cancer.
Approximately 50 million Americans have been infected with swine flu, and the infamous pandemic has resulted in about 10,000 deaths.
Swine flu cases in the US will be on the decline when the H1N1 vaccine finally hits the market, a top health official announced on Wednesday.