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21 min ago | Chicago Tribune

Smoking rate among Chicago students drops

Smoking among Chicago high school students has dropped to its lowest rate in more than a decade, according to a new study released by the city's health department.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Education Etc.

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CDC: 1 in 68 children on autism spectrum

Hannah Ostrowski of Redding, a pre-school aide at Buckeye Pre-School in Redding, Calif., works with Dylan Ortiz, 3, left, and his twin, Shane Ortiz, Friday, March 28, 2014, during their special day class administered by the GREAT Partnership.


Related Topix: Redding, CA


Drowning Still A Leading Cause Of Death For Kids 5 And Under, CDC Reports

For children under age 5, drowning is a leading cause of accidental death, with rates even surpassing those of traffic accident fatalities in recent years, according to a new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Tobacco cos. make payments under state settlement

The nation's top cigarette makers said Tuesday they have made about $6 billion in annual payments as part of a longstanding settlement in which some companies are paying states for smoking-related health care costs.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

The Darien Daily Voice

Fairfield Police Rule Death In Hazmat Incident As A Suicide

The man who was found dead in a Fairfield home on Monday night during a Hazmat incident has been identified and his death has been ruled a suicide, Fairfield police said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Fairfield, CT, Suicide, 9


Younger adults hit hardest this flu season

The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vaccinations

Medical News Today

Is reduced salt intake linked to the fall in deaths from cardiovascular disease?

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Shingles sufferers at more risk for heart issues

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about one out of every three Americans will get shingles, the same virus that causes chickenpox and can reactivate as a painful burning rash.


Related Topix: Chickenpox

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WDBZ-AM Cincinnati

Red Flags Your Child Might Have Autism

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Control Group

Medical Daily

Woodson High School Suicides: Some Question Whether Suicide Is...

Suicide clusters can impact other students, especially when amplified on social media.



LA Faces Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Among MSM

Following a frightening outbreak of meningitis among men who have sex with men in New York City last year, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is now urging MSM to get vaccinated.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, HIV/AIDS


Cruise ship passengers sickened on luxury liners

By Tom Watkins Ugh. Three outbreaks of illness affecting more than 100 people each have been reported aboard two cruise liners -- two of them in back-to-back cruises of the same ship -- according to the nation's leading health protection agency.


Proctor Journal


Chronic kidney disease affects one in 10 Americans age 20 or older, according to the CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.


Related Topix: Kidney Failure, Health, Hepatitis, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Nursing, Medicare

Dr. Lauren Rodgers: New HPV Test Improves Cervical Cancer Detection

Women's health professionals like Dr. Lauren Rodgers actively work to raise patient awareness of cervical cancer, an increasingly common disease that affects millions of women each year.


Related Topix: HPV, Health, Cervical Cancer, Women's Health, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Poughkeepsie Journal

Kids walk to school? be sure route's safe

Many parents are understandably worried about letting their kids walk or bike to school.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, University of Louisville

Practical Playbook connects health projects and health care providers

In the first month, A Practical Playbook has been met with high praise, even as project team members work behind the scenes to enhance functionality and add even more content to its list of 700+ resources.


The Town Talk

150/90: Blood pressure guidelines raised for people 60 and older

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- New guidelines that relax blood pressure levels for people over 60 came as welcome news to Tanis Bryan.


Related Topix: Greenville, SC, Medicine, Duke University, Hypertension, Health

How can I change my Casual Sex Relationship to a Committed Relationship?

Did you know 80 Percent of Young Teens Have No Sexual Education Before Having Sex? According to the CDC , it's true.


Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry.


Related Topix: Maryland, NY, Food Science

Sat Apr 12, 2014

WTKA-AM Ann Arbor

CDC Looking into Second Viral Outbreak on Cruise Ship in Two Weeks

Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas is scheduled to leave Baltimore on its next voyage on Saturday afternoon, but will need approval from the Centers for Disease Control after its last two cruises saw passengers fall ill.