News tagged with disease prevention

Stroke falls to No. 5 cause of death in US

Stroke has dropped from the nation's fourth-leading cause of death to No. 5, according to new federal statistics. It is the second time since 2011 that stroke has dropped a spot in the mortality rankings.

Jan 05, 2015
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Type 2 diabetes risk starts in pregnancy (w/ Video)

The risk of developing type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease is affected by exposures in the uterus. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden are now calling for updated guidelines in light of research evidence ...

Dec 05, 2014
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CDC: Circumcision benefits outweigh risks (Update)

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done despite opposition from advocates who decry the pain, bleeding ...

Dec 02, 2014
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Americans are smoking less than ever

The percentage of Americans who are smokers has fallen to an all-time low, now representing just 17.8 percent of the population, a study released Tuesday found.

Nov 26, 2014
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