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Twin Birth Rate at All-Time High in United States: CDC Report

According to an annual Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of twin births in the United States in 2014 reached all-time high. It was found that in 2014 alone there were 33.9 twins per 1,000 births.

The CDC experts said that although the rate of twin birth has... read more

Flu Season Treading Lightly This Year, says Department of Health

This year’s flu season has gotten off to a much slower start than past some years, according to Pennsylvania Department of Health. By this time last year, there were thousands of people suffering from flu, but this time, flu has treaded lightly.

This year, from the start of flu season to... read more

CDC: Over 50% High Schools and 80% Middle Schools in the US not teaching Sex Education

US schools don’t consider sex education as an important topic, suggests a new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 50% high schools and about 80%middle schools in the country are not teaching sex education topics recommended by the CDC, the report said... read more

US Life Expectancy Stalled For Third Year in Row

According to a new report by the Centers for disease control and Prevention (CDC), life expectancy has remained same for three straight years. The announcement was made on Wednesday.

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

AIDS Resource Alliance: There are 35,033 documented HIV cases in Pennsylvania

People with HIV, who live in a simple warm house that has a welcoming front porch, have got a helping hand in Centre County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that in the world, there are 36.9 million people, who have HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. Among all... read more

Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., ban sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to anyone below 21

Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., sitting across the Missouri and Kansas rivers from one another, have simultaneously given a strong statement on behalf of the health of their children. On November 19, both cities made the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to anybody below 21... read more

Chipotle Mexican Grill's E. coli Outbreak reaches California

Chipotle Mexican Grill's E. coli outbreak is getting bigger with every passing day. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that the outbreak has reached California.

As per a statement by the leading national public health institute of the US, two... read more

Rise in number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its report on sexually transmitted diseases. The report does not contain many things to cheer about. Number of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the USA has increased between 2013 and 2014. A rise in number of cases in syphilis has... read more

More Food Poisoning Outbreaks are Crossing State Lines, warns CDC

The US government cited data showing an increase in food poising outbreaks that are crossing state lines. Latest in the list is E. coli outbreak which forced Denver headquartered restaurant company Chipotle Mexican Grill to close more than three dozens of its restaurants in the Pacific Northwest... read more

Teens may prefer Electronic Cigarettes to Regular Cigarettes, but Same is not true for Their parents: Study

Teens may choose electronic cigarettes over regular cigarettes, but the case is not same for their parents. According to a latest study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 12.6% of the US adults have given e-cigarette a try at least once, and just 3.7% use them on regularly... read more

More Hospitals encouraging women to breastfeed

A pleasant change has been witnessed in hospitals as now more hospitals have been providing better support to women who want to breastfeed. A recently published data has said that the change has come since 2007.

“Breastfeeding has immense health benefits for babies and their mothers. More... read more

CDC awards $22.8 million to 24 states to increase colorectal cancer screening

In America, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death among men and women. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control has taken a step to improve the condition by awarding $22.8 million to increase screening for colorectal cancer among people who are the maximum risk for the... read more

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