News tagged with health statistics

NCHS: Insurance coverage expands, gaps remain

(HealthDay)—Two new U.S. government reports provide a statistical snapshot of health and health insurance coverage in 2013, before new coverage options took effect under the Affordable Care Act.

Jun 20, 2014
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Estimating county health statistics by looking at tweets

A researcher at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has found that Twitter knows if you're obese—or at least, if your county is. Tweets can accurately predict a county's rates of obesity, diabetes, teen births, health ...

Mar 27, 2014
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CDC: National bone mineral density data released

(HealthDay)—For individuals 8 years of age and older, total bone mineral density (BMD) varies by race/ethnicity and by age, according to national survey data published by the National Center for Health ...

Aug 13, 2013
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Observation is safe, cost-saving in low-risk prostate cancer

Many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancers can safely choose active surveillance or "watchful waiting" instead of undergoing immediate treatment and have better quality of life while reducing health care costs, according ...

Jun 17, 2013
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