NDAD INSIGHTS Kids with disabilities among flu season's most vulnerable
Another flu season is fast approaching, and there's a new caution forcertain people with disabilities -- children with disabilities, in particular.
Federal health officials are using a study of the 2... Posted on 8/29/12 at 12:45 PM
TIME AT THE TABLE Do Kitchen Kids Eat More Veggies?
My mother and father cooked a lot. Most of our meals were around an oak table and consistent with the American
Midwest diet at the time.: deer or chicken, green beans, macaroni & cheese... Posted on 7/9/12 at 8:08 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Cigarette smoking among adults
The Centers for Disease Control released a report today regarding adult smoking prevalence and secondhand smoke.
Here are some highlights from the report:
Results: In 2009, 20.6% of U.S. adults aged... Posted on 9/7/10 at 2:19 PM
The National Diabetes Prevention Program uses proven methods to help participants make lifestyle changes that encourage weight loss through healthy eating and physical activity. The vast majority of people living with “prediabetes” don’t know they have it, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
One child out of 88 is believed to have autism or a related disorder, an increase in the rate attributed largely to wider screening. Advocacy groups seized on the new number as further evidence that autism research and services should get more attention.
Flu bugs are common in humans, birds and pigs and have even been seen in dogs, horses, seals and whales, among others. About five years ago, virologists claimed finding flu in bats, but they never offered evidence. Now the evidence is in, and scientists are trying to determine what the risk to humans is.
The surprising finding comes in a government report released today that includes a list of the top 10 sources of sodium. Salty snacks such as potato chips, pretzels and popcorn actually came in at the bottom of the list compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even CDC officials were amazed that just 10 foods are responsible for 44 percent of the sodium consumed.
UPDATED 3:41 P.M. The new report is the first to focus on teens who didn't intend to get pregnant but did. The researchers interviewed nearly 5,000 teenage girls in 19 states who gave birth after unplanned pregnancies in 2004 through 2008.
For the first time in almost half a century, homicide has fallen off the list of the nation's top 15 causes of death, bumped by a lung illness that often develops in elderly people who have choked on their food.
New studies suggest that existing vaccines have a "track record of substantial safety and moderate efficacy," researchers wrote, but fall short of the "consistent high-level protection" that's needed. The findings should serve as a wake-up call for vaccine manufacturers, said Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
Federal health officials based their prediction on the current pace of adopting anti-smoking laws. The American Heart Association said the CDC report brings good news but that advocates have a lot of work ahead of them.
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