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A plunge in U.S. preschool obesity? Not so fast, experts say

If the news last month that the prevalence of obesity among American preschoolers had plunged 43 percent in a decade sounded too good to be true, that’s because it probably was, researchers say. When the study was published in late February in the Journal of the American Medical Association, no…

CDC warns: Drug-resistant infections kill 23,000 patients a year

Centers for Disease Control says 23,000 people a year die as a direct result of resistance and 14,000 die from related infections The US faces “potentially catastrophic consequences” if it does not act immediately to combat drug resistance which already kills an estimated 23,000 people a year, the Centers for…

Hard-hitting ads get credit in new U.S. push against smoking

Hard-hitting ads featuring first-person stories from former smokers prompted more than 200,000 Americans to immediately give up tobacco, said the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in a study published Monday. Half that number are likely to stay off tobacco forever, according to the study that appeared in British medical journal…

CDC calls rising E-cigarette among teens ‘deeply troubling’

The number of American teens and preteens smoking electronic cigarettes doubled in 2012 over the year before — a trend US health authorities called “deeply troubling” on Friday. Some 1.78 million US middle and high school students — around 11 to 18 years old — smoked so-called e-cigarettes in 2012,…

Health officials: Feces found in almost 60 percent of public pools

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are advising swimmers at public pools nationwide to be extra careful, after finding that nearly 60 percent of pools in the Atlanta area tested positive for traces of fecal matter. CBS News reported on Thursday that the CDC found the bacteria Escherichia…

CDC: One in 50 school kids has some form of autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that a recent survey of parents shows that 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has some form of autism. According to the Associated Press, the higher numbers don’t mean that cases of autism are occurring more often, but rather that tests to…

More than two-thirds of Americans still use phones while driving

More than two-thirds of American motorists use a mobile phone while driving despite recent laws in many jurisdictions banning the practice, a survey showed Thursday. The study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 69 percent of US drivers talked on their cell phone while driving…

In U.S., sickness from imported foods on the rise

WASHINGTON — People in the United States are getting sick more often from imported foods in recent years, and seafoods and spices from Asia are the most common culprits, US health authorities said Wednesday. After reviewing cases of reported outbreaks from 2005 to 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and…

Gang deaths often involve youth and guns, not drugs

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Gang-related deaths typically aren’t the product of fights over drugs — as many assume — but rather result from grudges between rival gangs that erupt into violence, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gang homicides nearly always involve guns, usually…

‘Murder’ knocked off list of top U.S. killers: CDC

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A respiratory illness that strikes the elderly knocked homicide off the list of the top killers in the United States for the first time in 45 years in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. In its annual report on U.S. mortality, the…

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