Health

U.S. smoking rate hits all-time low

(HealthDay)—Fewer than 14 percent of American adults smoked cigarettes in 2017, the lowest level seen since data collection started in 1965, government health officials reported Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bedside tests for syphilis and yaws tested in sub-Saharan Africa

In many countries where the bacterial infections syphilis and yaws are found, there is limited access to diagnostic testing. Now, researchers have tested the use of a point-of-care test for both syphilis and yaws, which allows ...

Cardiology

Household air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease risk

Exposure to household air pollution from using wood or coal for cooking and heating is associated with higher risk of death from heart attack and stroke, according to new research published in the Journal of the American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COPD hospitalizations, deaths, prevalence higher in rural areas

(HealthDay)—Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence, Medicare hospitalizations, and deaths are significantly higher in rural areas, according to research published in the Feb. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers ...

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