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U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC
U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. smoking rate continues to decline, with just over 15 percent of adults reporting they're current smokers, a new government survey reveals. That's down from ...
U.S. Bike Deaths Fall for Kids, But Rise for Adults
U.S. Bike Deaths Fall for Kids, But Rise for Adults THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rising popularity of bicycling among adult men for pleasure or as a means of commuting may have a downside: More fatal bike-related accidents, accordin...
U.S. Infant Deaths At Lowest Rate Ever: CDC
U.S. Infant Deaths At Lowest Rate Ever: CDC THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. infants who die before their first birthday continues to decline and is at a historic low, health officials reported Thursday. Between 2012 and 2...
U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s
U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Violent crime rates have decreased dramatically over the past three decades, largely due to crime prevention efforts that focus on the root causes of vio...
Urine Test Might Find Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Suggests
Urine Test Might Find Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Suggests MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that they have developed a urine test that may detect pancreatic cancer at an early stage. Usually, symptoms of this deadly diseas...
U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse
U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Led by the American Medical Association, a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic...
U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs
U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Soaring costs for cancer drugs are hurting patient care in the United States, a group of top oncologists claim. "High cancer-drug prices are affecting the car...
U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC
U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of U.S. teenagers aged 15 to 19 are having sex, a rate dramatically lower than it was a quarter-century ago, a new federal government report shows. ...
U.S. Health Officials Examine Pot-Linked Death in Colorado
U.S. Health Officials Examine Pot-Linked Death in Colorado THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday revisited the first reported marijuana-linked death in Colorado since voters there legalized recreational use of t...
U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse
U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. hospitals may miss an opportunity to detect physical abuse in babies and toddlers, a new study reveals. The study, of more than 300 hospitals nation...