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Highly stressed parents linked to children who weigh more
Children of highly stressed parents have a body mass index about 2 percent higher than those whose parents are mellow, Canadian researchers say.
7 hrs ago
One in six Kiwi children go without
One in six New Zealand kids are going without items such as fruit and vegetables, shoes and access to doctors, a new report has found.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Now Available: EpiCast Report: Hemophilia - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022
Because of the deficiency of coagulation factor, hemophilia patients have a tendency for bleeding in joints, muscles, soft tissues and within mucous membranes, which can be spontaneous or could be due to internal or external trauma, depending on the severity of the disease.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The Daily Herald
Island on alert as two cases of Chikungunya confirmed
Two cases of Chikungunya, a Dengue-like sickness, have been confirmed in St. Martin following testing at the specialist laboratory in Marseille that returned positive results to Agence RA©gional de SantA© on December 5. The disclosure was made by ARS Director-General Patrice Richard on Friday at a press conference in the PrA©fecture ... (more)
Two illnesses spread through Douglas County
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Thu Dec 05, 2013
Cigarette smoking after cancer diagnosis increases risk of death
Men who continued to smoke after a cancer diagnosis had an increased risk of death compared with those who quit smoking after diagnosis, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Voice of America
Will African Men Line Up for Circumcision if There's No Doctor?
A Rwandan youth is tested for the AIDS virus before he receives a free male circumcision at the Shingiro Health Center in Musanze.
Global health: One million deaths
In 1975, when Prabhat Jha was growing up in Canada, his family received a report from India that his grandfather had died; the cause was unclear.
New Market Report: EpiCast Report: Gram-Negative Bacterial Urinary...
Urinary tract infections are among the most common bacterial infections acquired in hospitals and in the community setting.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Mathematical Model of Zombie Epidemics Reveals Two Types of Living-Dead Strains
KentuckyFC writes "Epidemiologists have long known how to model the way disease spreads through a population using a computer simulation.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Study Reveals China One Child Policy Linked to Increased Breast Cancer
TIANJIN, CHINA: A medical study from China, released last week, has revealed an additional way in which women are victimized by the One-Child Policy: significantly increased risk of breast cancer.
US Mothers: You're A Lot Lazier Than In The Past, Say Epidemiologists
A new paper from the University of South Carolina says that mothers in the U.S. are far less physically active than they were in previous decades and now spend more time engaged in sedentary activities like watching television than in cooking, cleaning and exercising combined.
Respected food safety scientist dies
Not too long after hiring on with The Packer I was working on a food safety story.
Air Pollution Linked To Autism?
Epidemiologists are saying exposure to air pollution appears to increase the risk for autism among people who carry a certain genotype genetic disposition for the neurodevelopmental disorder, a functional promoter variant in the MET receptor tyrosine kinase gene.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
EpiCast Report: Schizophrenia - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 - New Report Available
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling group of psychotic disorders characterized by fundamental disturbances of thinking such as hallucinations, delusions, disorganized communication, and reduced motivation.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Web Reads: Polio's fight to the bitter end
Polio' s last stand. Polio used to be the silent crippler of children, but development of an effective vaccine wiped it out in the U.S. and other developed countries.
Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line
Uptick in flu expected over holidays
If the current trend holds, local residents can expect to see the year's flu season in full swing over the next few weeks.So far local reports put the flu's spread in Tooele County almost exactly on par with last year's numbers, said Louise Ekenstam, an epidemiology nurse with the Tooele County Health Department.Last year's season remained ... (more)
Heavy beer drinking ups gastric cancer risk
ISLAMABAD: A new study has found that heavy beer drinkers who have a specific genetic variant in the cluster of three genes that metabolize alcohol are at significantly higher risk of developing non-cardia gastric cancer.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Better Predictor of Breast Cancer Risk Developed
Epidemiologists have designed a better method to quantify a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and their collaborators.