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  • U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Violence is common in pregnancy, with mothers-to-be in the United States at greater risk for assault-related injuries and death than women who aren't expecting, a new study finds. "The striking results of our study suggest that widespread screening for violence and trauma during pregnancy may provide an opportunity to identify women at risk for death during pregnancy," said lead author Dr. Neha Deshpande of the Universit...

  • Untreated Vision Problems Plague U.S. Preschoolers

    Posted: 05/14/2017

    Untreated Vision Problems Plague U.S. Preschoolers FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Close to 175,000 American preschoolers struggle with common, but untreated, vision problems, a new report warns. And that figure is expected to rise significantly in the coming years. The analysis projects that the number of cases of uncorrected poor vision in this very young population will jump 26 percent by 2060. "The [current] high proportion of visual impairment that can be easily prevented or treated is asto...

  • U.S. Workplaces Roiled by Post-Election Discord, Poll Finds

    Posted: 05/10/2017

    U.S. Workplaces Roiled by Post-Election Discord, Poll Finds WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Office water coolers, cubicles and boardrooms around the nation are much more fractious places to be since the presidential election, new research suggests. A new survey of American workers finds political spats in the workplace are stressing people out, and even taking a toll on job performance. In fact, about one in every four workers said they are now avoiding certain co-workers due to their politic...

  • U.S. Toddlers Eat More French Fries Than Vegetables

    Posted: 05/08/2017

    U.S. Toddlers Eat More French Fries Than Vegetables MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American toddlers are more likely to eat french fries than green vegetables on any given day, according to a new national survey on children's eating habits. Many young kids also go without any vegetables at all, the survey found. One in four 6- to 11-month-olds and one in five 1-year-olds had no reported vegetable consumption at all on days they were surveyed, the researchers reported. "The American Academy of P...

  • U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine

    Posted: 05/07/2017

    U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As a new outbreak of mosquito-borne yellow fever continues to grow in Brazil, U.S. health officials say they're taking steps to avert any shortage of vaccine travelers might need. On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlined plans to "ensure a continuous yellow fever vaccine supply in the United States," because existing stockpiles are expected to be depleted by mid-2017. The CDC po...

  • U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against Salmonella

    Posted: 04/27/2017

    U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against Salmonella THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new government report that lists the top offenders for food poisoning shows that U.S. health officials have made progress against salmonella infections. In 2016, there was an 18 percent drop in illnesses caused by this common type of bacteria, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tougher regulations and more vaccinations of chickens most likely explain the dec...

  • Updated Prostate Cancer Test Guidelines Now Stress Patient Choice

    Posted: 04/19/2017

    Updated Prostate Cancer Test Guidelines Now Stress Patient Choice TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a significant shift, a key health advisory panel plans to soften its recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for detecting prostate cancer. In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men no longer get their PSA tested. That recommendation was based on evidence that PSA screening resulted in overdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment that could leav...

  • U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say

    Posted: 04/16/2017

    U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. blood banks are confident they have the tools to protect America's blood supply from possible new Zika virus outbreaks during the upcoming mosquito season. A transfusion of Zika-tainted blood can pass the virus to an unsuspecting recipient, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But sophisticated genetic tests and blood processing procedures make it highly unlikely that anyone ...

  • U.S. Thyroid Cancer Cases Continue to Rise

    Posted: 04/09/2017

    U.S. Thyroid Cancer Cases Continue to Rise FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of Americans diagnosed with thyroid cancer has more than tripled over the past four decades, and continues to rise more than 3 percent a year, new research shows. The rise can't be completely attributed to better detection or "overdiagnosis," said a team led by Cari Kitahara of the U.S. National Cancer Institute. The findings "are consistent with a true increase in the occurrence of thyroid cancer in the Unite...

  • U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Surged to Record Levels in 2016

    Posted: 04/06/2017

    U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Surged to Record Levels in 2016 THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For the second straight year, U.S. pedestrian deaths are setting alarming new records. The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roads rose a projected 11 percent between 2015 and 2016, the largest year-to-year increase on record, according to a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report. During the first six months of 2016, preliminary data show 2,660 pedestrian deaths nationwide, compared to ...