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Accidental Injury Becomes #3 Cause of Death For The First Time in U.S. History

5:03 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Unintentional, preventable injuries – commonly known as "accidents" – claimed a record high 161,374 lives in 2016 to become the third leading cause of death in the United States for the first time in recorded history, according to National Safety Council data analysis.read more »

Majority of US physicians say they're burned out or depressed

17 Jan 14:38 | U.S. News

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians report feeling burned out, depressed - or both - with one in three physicians admitting that their feelings of depression have an impact on how they relate to patients and colleagues, according to the first Medscape National Report on Physician Burnout and Depression.read more »

Anxiety: An early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

16 Jan 14:02 | U.S. News

A new study suggests an association between elevated amyloid beta levels and the worsening of anxiety symptoms. The findings support the hypothesis that neuropsychiatric symptoms could represent the early manifestation of Alzheimer's disease in older adults. read more »

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

15 Jan 11:59 | U.S. News

Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.read more »

unk food tax is legally and administratively viable, finds new analysis

12 Jan 17:06 | U.S. News

An original analysis by researchers finds that a federal tax on junk food is both legally and administratively feasible. The article points to using an excise tax paid by junk food manufacturers, rather than a sales tax for consumers.read more »

Healthy Travel this Winter

12 Jan 13:32 | U.S. News

Traveling this winter? Make sure flu is not your travel companion. read more »

MMWR Vol. 67 / No. RR-1

11 Jan 13:05 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 67 / No. 1

11 Jan 13:05 | U.S. News

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Safe Sleep for Babies: CDC Vital Signs Report

10 Jan 12:02 | U.S. News

Safe Sleep for Babies: Eliminating hazards

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MMWR Vol. 67 / Early Release

9 Jan 13:04 | U.S. News

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People at High Risk of Flu-Related Complications

5 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

Some people are more likely to have flu complications that can lead to hospitalizations or death. read more »

People who sleep less than 8 hours a night more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety

4 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

Sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night is associated with intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those seen in anxiety or depression, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / Nos. 51 & 52

4 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

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Don’t Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight!

4 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

Dont Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight!

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Restasis: Why US consumers paid billions for drug deemed ineffective in other countries

3 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

Why are Americans, both as patients and taxpayers, paying billions of dollars for a drug whose efficacy is so questionable that it's not approved in the European Union, Australia or New Zealand? read more »

Partners Fighting Flu

29 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Its not yet possible to say how severe the season will be or if H3N2 will continue to predominate. read more »

Influenza Activity is Increasing

22 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Its not yet possible to say how severe the season will be or if H3N2 will continue to predominate. read more »

Resolving to have a happier, healthier 2018? Reshape your body attitudes

22 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Put together a list of New Year's resolutions yet? Every year, many of us pledge to work harder at being healthy, losing weight or eating more veggies. A Nielsen survey showed about one-third of Americans resolved to shed a few pounds and reshape their bodies.read more »

Struggling to get your kids to eat healthy? 'Don't give up!' UB researchers say

21 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Varied diets and persistence in exposing infants and children to healthy foods, even when they don't like them at first, are key to promoting healthy eating behaviors, a new review paper has concluded.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 50

21 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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Fake social media accounts can be hazardous to your health

21 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Fake social media accounts already have a reputation of swaying political discourse, but a Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher says these automated accounts are even more dangerous -- they can be bad for your health.read more »

Cigarette smoking is increasing among Americans with drug problems

19 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

While cigarette smoking has declined in the U.S. for the past several decades, since 2002 the prevalence of smoking has increased significantly among people with an illicit substance use disorder, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York.read more »

Early-Season Flu Vaccination Coverage

15 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

CDC has released early-season flu vaccination coverage estimates for the 2017-2018 influenza season. read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 49

14 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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The fear of losing control and its role in anxiety disorders

13 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Did you lock the front door? Did you double-check? Are you sure? If this sounds familiar, perhaps you can relate to people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).read more »

E-cig use increases risk of beginning tobacco cigarette use in young adults

11 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research. The findings demonstrate that e-cigarettes are serving as a gateway to traditional smoking, contrary to their purported value as a smoking cessation tool. read more »

It's Not Too Late!!

8 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

It is not too late to get your flu shot if you haven't already! read more »

Population of Americans with Alzheimer's will more than double by 2060, UCLA study shows

7 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year, according to a new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 48

7 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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Retail Drug Prices Increase More Than 50X Faster Than Inflation Rate

7 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Retail prices for 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults increased by an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%. read more »

Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens

6 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Chronic sleep deprivation--which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school--has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into the night. But this social jet lag poses some serious health and mental health risks.read more »

CDC Press Release: Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease at Birth Saves Lives

5 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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CDC Press Release: Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease at Birth Saves Lives

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Smartphone addiction creates imbalance in brain

4 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).read more »

Researchers find link between excessive screen time and suicide risk

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

New research presents compelling evidence that the more time teenagers spend on smartphones and other electronic screens, the more likely they are to feel depressed and think about, or attempt, suicide. read more »

New MMWR Defining Moments Podcast: Dr. Harold Jaffe revisits the AIDS Epidemic Pneumocystis Pneumonia -- Los Angeles 1981

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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NIVW is Next Week!

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Show your support for NIVW by promoting ongoing flu vaccine efforts. read more »

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2017

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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Register for Information Session: Final 2018 DPRP Standards

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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Is underground transit worse for your health?

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

When USC researchers from the Viterbi School of Engineering set out to study the environmental benefits of different modes of public transit in LA, they found some unexpected results: certain SoCal public transit routes that were entirely underground exposed passengers to greater concentrations of carcinogens in the air. read more »

Recurring nightmares could reflect your daily frustrations

30 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

People who are frustrated because their basic psychological needs for autonomy, relatedness and feeling competent are not met are more likely to have a recurring bad dream and to analyze their dreams negatively.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 47

30 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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New software can verify someone's identity by their DNA in minutes

30 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

In the science-fiction movie Gattaca, visitors only clear security if a blood test and readout of their genetic profile matches the sample on file. Now, cheap DNA sequencers and custom software could make real-time DNA-authentication a reality.read more »

HIV Testing: CDC Vital Signs Report

30 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

HIV Testing: Test Today. Dont Delay.

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Critical link between obesity and diabetes has been identified

28 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

UT Southwestern researchers have identified a major mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes, which is a common complication of being overweight that afflicts more than 30 million Americans and over 400 million people worldwide. read more »

CDC Press Release: Frequency of HIV Testing and Time from Infection to Diagnosis Improve

28 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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CDC Press Release: Frequency of HIV Testing and Time from Infection to Diagnosis Improve

28 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 66 / Early Release

28 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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Protect Children this Flu Season

27 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Did you know that children are more likely than adults to get sick from flu? read more »

Price changes for seven foods could save thousands of lives per year, study says

27 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Changing the prices of seven foods, including fruits, vegetables and sugar-sweetened beverages, could reduce deaths due to stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and address health disparities in the United States, finds a study led by researchers from Tufts University.read more »

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