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Two People In England Contract TB From Cats

Two people in England have been infected with TB by domestic cats who contracted the bovine strain of tuberculosis. The announcement came from Public Health England and they say the risk of further spread of the disease is very low. “It is quite alarming, I agree. But let’s put it into context here: we’ve got […]

CDC: U.S. Cancer Rates Down Slightly From 2009 To 2010

ATLANTA (UPI) — Rates of invasive cancer cases among U.S. men and women dropped from 459 per 100,000 persons in 2009 to 446 per 100,000 persons in 2010. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said invasive cancer is defined as cancer that has spread to surrounding normal tissue from […]

CDC Says 1 In 68 U.S. Children Has Autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 out of every 68 children in the United States registers on the autism spectrum. That’s an increase from two years earlier, when it was determined 1 in 88 kids had autism spectrum disorder — a 30 percent increase. The new figure was calculated using updated health […]

Early Life Chronic Stress Causes Anxiety, Aggression In Adulthood

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (UPI) — A hostile environment in adolescence disturbs the psycho-emotional state and social behaviors of animals in adult life. Grigori Enikolopov of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory said his experiments were designed to assess the impacts of social stress upon adolescent mice, both at the time they are experienced and during adulthood. […]

Creative Inspiration Associated With Heightened Risk Of Bipolar Disorder

For centuries, the link between artistic creativity and mental illness has been proffered by psychologists and intellectuals. But a new study suggests the association is more than just a romantic notion. Researchers at Yale University and Lancaster University in the U.K. recently showed that a propensity for “inspiration” predicted a greater risk of bipolar disorder […]

Study: Autism Begins During Pregnancy

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — U.S. researchers say they found new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy and affects brain development. First author Rich Stoner and Eric Courchesne of the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California, San Diego and Ed S. Lein of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle analyzed 25 […]

Blood Test Could Predict Obesity In Children

Obesity is often the product environmental factors: a poor diet and not enough exercise. But people are also — to varying degrees — predisposed to obesity. Recently, researchers at the Universities of Southampton, Plymouth and Exeter figured out a way to test for obesity. A simple blood test can measure the levels of epigenetic switches […]

Report: Parents Don’t Recognize When Children Are Overweight

One of the problems causing childhood obesity is that parents can’t recognize when their children are overweight or at risk of being overweight. The Chief Medical officer of England, Dame Sally Davies, says that overweight or obese is the “new normal,” and that is negatively affecting childhood obesity rates. “Clearly, fat is the new normal. […]

Seattle Has Shortest Wait Time For A Doctor; El Paso, Texas, The Longest

Physicians in Seattle have the shortest office wait times — 16 minutes, 15 seconds — this year, while the longest wait time was reported in El Paso, Texas, at 29 minutes, 20 seconds. The Vitals Index annual report said the shortest wait time in the top 50 cities increased by a full minute this year, […]

1 In 25 U.S. Patients Gets An Infection In The Hospital

ATLANTA (UPI) — On any given day in the United States, approximately 1 in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said a hospital-acquired infection is an infection caught while in the hospital for another reason. For example, a […]

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