News tagged with health departments
There may be nearly four times as many people infected with the tropical disease dengue globally than was previously believed, according to a new study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
It's a basic, reasonable question: How much will this cost me? For patients in the emergency room, the answer all too often is a mystery.
Health Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
(AP)—A federal judge on Tuesday ordered tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and that disclose smoking's health effects, including the death on average of 1,200 ...
Health Nov 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 3
A Wayne State University School of Medicine study has found that an overwhelming majority of African-American patients with hypertension also suffered hidden heart disease caused by high blood pressure even though they displayed ...
Cardiology Jun 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
More than 1 million youths ages 15-24 have sexually transmitted infections (STIs) caused by Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhea. Many others, however, are unaware they are infected because they have not been tested.
Other Apr 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation's food supply.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Monitoring Internet search traffic about influenza may prove to be a better way for hospital emergency rooms to prepare for a surge in sick patients compared to waiting for outdated government flu case reports. A report on ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Half of Americans drink a soda or sugary beverage each day - and some are downing a lot.
Health Sep 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—A shortage of a critical tuberculosis drug has hampered the efforts of health departments across the United States to contain the spread of the highly infectious lung disease, federal officials ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Blood lead levels (BLLs) of 5 µg/dL or greater correlate with reduced reading readiness at entry to kindergarten, according to a study published online May 13 in Pediatrics.
Pediatrics May 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
More than 80 per cent of youth who die by suicide had some form of contact with the health care system in the year before their death, according to a new study from St. Michael's Hospital.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Nearly one in five children and teens found to be at risk for suicide report that there are guns in their homes, and 15 percent of those at risk for suicide with guns in the home know how to access both the guns and the bullets, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 2
Older adults represent an important and growing demographic in emergency departments (ED) across the country, with urinary tract infections (UTIs) being one of the leading causes for ED visits. In fact, UTIs, which can progress ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The Primary Care Extension Program (PCEP) has the potential to transform primary care and needs to be funded, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Me ...
Health Mar 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Physicians and parents must be aware of the growing danger of magnet ingestion by children because magnets can adhere to each other and cause life-threatening problems such as bowel perforations, a new case study illustrates ...
Pediatrics Mar 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0