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Prescription drug overdoses killed more than 37,000 Americans in 2009, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control; that death rate has tripled since 1990. The increase is not surprising, considering these additional CDC statistics: The number of...
Start your engines … and your coffee makers? A report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 4.2% of adults admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at least once in the previous month. The report also found...
L.A. NOWA 51-year-old man from Fountain Valley and a 55-year-old man from La Habra both died of influenza during the last week of December, said Deanne Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Health Care Agency....
Let’s get one thing straight right away: Zombies aren’t real. The government knows it, the police know it and even so-called “zombie preppers,” the subject of Discovery Channel’s new special “Zombie Apocalypse,”...
More than a quarter of new HIV infections in the U.S. occur among people ages 13 to 24, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What's more, about 60% of those young people with HIV don't know they...
Thirty-four million people live with HIV today, and 1.7 million became newly infected in 2011. But on the eve of World AIDS Day, many experts see room for some optimism. Studies now show that identifying -- and effectively treating -- people who are...
The rate of abortions in the United States fell by 5%, the largest single-year decrease in a decade, researchers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The decline is outlined in the annual abortion surveillance data for the year...
The time is now. Those words have been reverberating in the wake of Friday's shootings in Newtown, Conn. There's at last a sense that the moment has come for some serious action on gun control. Even some of the most reliable 2nd Amendment hawks are...
A new statistical model, built on search data from Google and principles from weather modeling, can predict flu outbreaks up to seven weeks in advance. The results, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, signify a...
L.A. NOWA 61-year-old woman in Orange County has died of West Nile virus, the first person in the county to die from the disease since 2008....
It can seem like infertility is on the rise, especially in developed countries as women wait longer to start families. But according to a new analysis of 277 surveys, conducted by researchers at the World Health Organization and other institutions,...
Tags: Demographics, Health Organizations, Gonorrhea , Chlamydia , Abortion
I've got two reasons to watch my weight over the next several weeks. First, it's the holiday season, when the national sport is overeating. Second, I've got another knee replacement coming up soon, and the lighter I am going in, the easier the recovery...
Tags: Health Organizations, Pancakes, Obesity, Popcorn, Weight
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