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Twin birth rate hits record high in U.S. in 2014

The twin birth rate in the United States hit an all-time high last year, though it grew only marginally from the previous year, according to the annual Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Vital Statistics Report.

The recently published report states that the... read more

This Flu season hasn't really hit hard so far

The flu season was in full swing around this time, last year, likely keeping many home sick for Christmas. The case is not the same this year. Flu season hasn't actually hit hard countrywide so far.

The Centers for Disease Control has shown quite low numbers of flu cases, and there’re... read more

More Americans Dying Due To Alcohol Addiction

A recent report has shown that alcohol is claiming higher number of lives in America. The rate at which people are dying due to alcohol consumption has not seen in past 35 years, according to a new federal data.

According to the report, in 2014, there were about 9.6 deaths from alcohol-... read more

Increased Use of highly effective birth control brings US Abortion Rate to record low

In the past two decades, the US abortion rate has fell to all time low, unveils CDC report. Decline in the US abortion rate has been witnessed by more than one-third, said the federal officials. Between 1990 and 2010, a decline of 35% came in abortions, which equates to 17.7 procedures per 1,... read more

Life Expectancy for Newborn Is About 79 for Third Consecutive Year: Report

A new report from the Centers for disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that life expectancy for a newborn is about 79 years for the third consecutive year in a row.

The 2014 mortality report by the CDC showed that infant mortality in the United States was at a historic low i.e... read more

CDC sees surge in Rabbit Fever Cases in Four US States

A rare bacterial disease known as rabbit fever is on the rise in four US states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The surge in cases of the serious disease is now puzzling doctors.

In last 20 years, there were approximately 125 cases of the disease, also... read more

Ebola Virus can live in Male survivors’ semen months after recovery

A research paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine has Ebola virus can survive in the semen of male survivors of the disease for up to nine months after they are declared free from the virus. The shocking finding means that there is a need of continued vigilance.

The study... read more

Heavy alcohol use taking major toll in US

According to a recent report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the cost associated with heavy alcohol use is taking major toll on the US economy.

Experts during the study calculated the factors starting from e-cost of healthcare, car crashes, crime, and alcohol-... read more

One among 33 US women admits to binge drinking during pregnancy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a study, revealing that one in ten pregnant women said that they drank alcoholic beverages when they were pregnant. The report was made from 2011 to 2013. It was based on a survey of over 200,000 women.

The study also found that... read more

One In 10 Pregnant Women Admits To Drinking in US: CDC

A latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says more than one in 10 pregnant women in the United States admits that they had alcohol. One in 33 admitted to at least one episode of binge-drinking, shows report.

Dr. Maura Quinlan, an assistant professor of... read more

E-Cigarettes Become New Way to Hook Kids to Smoking

For some, e-cigarettes offer is disrupting the $800 billion global cigarette trade by providing a satisfying alternative to smoking. But on the other side, it has become a dangerous new way to attract kids and keep people stick to smoking.

The e-cigarettes have been around since 2007, but... read more

Top Fast Food Chains in US Graded ‘F’

A recent report termed as 'Chain reaction' by the US consumer and health groups has shown that about 70% of the antibiotics advantageous to human health are sold for use in meat and dairy production. The report graded top food giants in US with grade 'F'.

Consumer groups found that most... read more

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