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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterial Infections On The Rise, CDC Warns
2013-03-06 08:32:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its new Vital Signs report on Tuesday, reporting that so-called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)...

CDC Study Shows 1 In 5 Young Women Binge Drink
2013-01-09 19:18:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The carefree days of high school were a time when we, as humans, existed in our most narcissistic state, incapable of and unwilling to acknowledge our own mortality. Risk behaviors tend to be at their highest levels in the late adolescent stage of our development. It´s hard to convince anyone in high school that the horizon isn´t endless and that they won´t live forever. Unfortunately, for too many high school...

Methadone Linked To Increase In Painkiller Deaths
2012-07-04 06:09:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (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. The findings were published in a recent CDC Vital Signs report. Researchers examined national data from 1999 to 2010, with the 2009 data pooled from 13...

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2012-03-29 15:42:19

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. The CDC estimate represents an increase of about 25 percent since the last analysis in 2006, and almost doubling the rate reported in 2002. The report said that the rate of autism spectrum disorders among boys is one in 54, and among girls it is one in 252. "One thing the data tells us with certainty - there are many children and families who need...

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2010-12-01 06:30:00

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, government researchers reported Tuesday. Nearly 83 million Americans have been tested for AIDS, 11.4 million since the guidelines were established in 2006, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and...

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2010-11-10 09:40:00

An estimated 59.1 million U.S. citizens were without health insurance coverage for at least part of this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics. During a Tuesday press briefing, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden told members of the media that more than one-fifth (22 percent) of adults between the ages of 18 and 64 are currently uninsured, according to a Wednesday article by Reuters Health and Science Editor Maggie Fox. In comparison, the CDC says that...

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2010-08-04 06:10:00

More than 72 million U.S. adults, or 26.7 percent, are now obese, while the number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30 percent or greater has tripled in two years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Tuesday. The figures represent a 1-percentage point increase during the past two years in the number of obese Americans, with nine states now having obesity rates higher than 30 percent, according to latest CDC Vital Signs report. The nine states are...

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2010-07-06 14:57:09

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. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in the first of a series of new reports on health statistics that more people are being screened than ever before. "We are encouraged by a significant increase in colon cancer screening rates over recent years," CDC Director Dr. Thomas...

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2009-12-12 06:55:00

Approximately 50 million Americans have been infected with swine flu, and the infamous pandemic has resulted in about 10,000 deaths, according to new estimates released by government health officials on Thursday. To break it down, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that about 1 in 6 Americans have had the illness. The numbers reflect the first seven months of the pandemic, from April through mid-November. The latest estimates by far...

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2009-11-05 10:40:44

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. "It is likely that the current wave of infection will peak, crest and begin to decline before there are ample supplies," Thomas Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated to lawmakers at a conference. "Currently we are continuing to see virus activity and the number of people getting sick increase in many states,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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