News tagged with united states

Overcoming barriers to partner notification of HIV

(Medical Xpress)—Among the most difficult barriers to preventing the spread of HIV are those that hamper the notification of sexual and needle-sharing partners that they have been exposed to the infection. ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Patients are 'myth'-informed about their risk of cancer

(HealthDay)—Fewer than half of Americans are aware that body weight and physical activity affect cancer risk, according to the results of a survey commissioned by the American Institute for Cancer Research ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Actor's death spotlights heroin epidemic

The shocking death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a suspected drugs overdose has spotlighted a growing epidemic of heroin use across the United States, officials warn.

Feb 04, 2014
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US abortions fall to 40-year low

The number of abortions performed in the United States has dropped to the lowest level in 40 years, a study said Monday, pointing to more contraception use rather than increased restrictions on access to the procedure.

Feb 03, 2014
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Report outlines progress, challenges in childhood cancer

A new report from the American Cancer Society outlines progress made and –more importantly—challenges that remain in fighting childhood cancer. The report estimates the number of new cancer cases and deaths for children ...

Jan 31, 2014
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