Health

Goals missed on obesity, food poisoning, despite gov't push

Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation's top public health agency.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

U.S. premature births rise for 1st time in 8 years

(HealthDay)—The rate of premature births in the United States increased in 2015 for the first time in eight years, and rates are especially high among certain racial and ethnic groups, a March of Dimes report says.

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer in context: 37 years of painstakingly collected data

Prostate and lung cancer have been the No. 1 and 2 cancers among men. Stomach cancer, the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, has been on a steady decline among Koreans and Japanese. Black men had the highest ...

Health

Child development expert 'concerned' by UNICEF report

Queen's University professor Wendy Craig was a research advisor for the new UNICEF Report Card 13: Fairness for Children. The report card reveals Canada ranks 26 out of 35 nations when compared across four key domains of ...

Pediatrics

Small increases in sleep improve grades

Elementary school-age children who improved their sleep habits also improved in their academic performance, according to a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in partnership ...

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