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More Can Be Done to Slow Obesity's Toll on Health: Experts

... said in her prepared statement. "If there was an epidemic of little kids getting cancer, it would be a ... of Monday's meeting is that stemming the obesity epidemic is going to take a societal effort. "Reversing ... our food preferences. We got to this stage of the epidemic because of a change in our environment and only a ...

1 in 7 Low-Income Preschoolers Is Obese

... CDC stats do show the epidemic might be slowing down among poor families ... the news is not all bad: The childhood obesity epidemic does seem to be leveling off among children in ... we were seeing continuous rises in this obesity epidemic and it looks like over the last five years we ...

Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny

... the U.S. Institute of Medicine and author of The epidemic That Never Was , a look back at the 1976 ... Lipsitch added: "If there had been a major flu epidemic with tens of thousands of deaths in 1976, I don't ... of Medicine, Washington, D.C., and author, The epidemic That Never Was ; John Treanor, M.D., professor, ...

Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for First On-Demand Molecular Diagnostic Test for Clostridium difficile Infection

... to rise throughout the world, a more virulent epidemic strain, known as 027/NAP1/BI, has now been ... Clostridium difficile strains -- including the epidemic 027/NAP1/BI strain. Cepheid will also continue to ... simultaneous differentiation of the 027/NAP1/BI epidemic strain. The Xpert C. difficile test is ...

Video: National Minority Quality Forum Launches First U.S. HIV/AIDS Atlas

... ) that highlights the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in communities across the United States. The ... picture of the varying intensity of the epidemic across the country. To view the Multimedia ... the following: The HIV/AIDS epidemic is concentrated in approximately 20 percent of ...

MapHIV.org Shows Six Counties in Louisiana Seriously Impacted by AIDS

... ) that highlights the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in communities across the United States. The ... picture of the varying intensity of the epidemic across the country. Louisiana has two ... the following: The HIV/AIDS epidemic is concentrated in approximately 20 percent of ...

MapHIV.org Shows Nearly 24% of Counties in New Jersey Seriously Impacted by HIV and AIDS

... ) that highlights the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in communities across the United States. The ... picture of the varying intensity of the epidemic across the country. New Jersey has five ... the following: The HIV/AIDS epidemic is concentrated in approximately 20 percent of ...

MapHIV.org Shows Massachusetts' Suffolk County Seriously Impacted by HIV and AIDS

... ) that highlights the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in communities across the United States. The ... picture of the varying intensity of the epidemic across the country. Suffolk County has AIDS ... the following: The HIV/AIDS epidemic is concentrated in approximately 20 percent of ...

MapHIV.org Shows Eight Counties in Virginia Seriously Impacted by AIDS

... ) that highlights the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in communities across the United States. The ... picture of the varying intensity of the epidemic across the country. Virginia has eight ... the following: The HIV/AIDS epidemic is concentrated in approximately 20 percent of ...

MapHIV.org Shows California's San Francisco County Seriously Impacted by HIV

... ) that highlights the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in communities across the United States. The ... picture of the varying intensity of the epidemic across the country. California has 2 ... the following: The HIV/AIDS epidemic is concentrated in approximately 20 percent of ...

MapHIV.org Shows 18% of Georgia's Counties are Seriously Impacted by HIV

... ) that highlights the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in communities across the United States. The ... picture of the varying intensity of the epidemic across the country. Georgia has 20 counties ... the following: The HIV/AIDS epidemic is concentrated in approximately 20 percent of ...

Computer modeling shows strategies to rein in epidemics need to be retooled for rural populations

... engineers is finding that a truly disastrous epidemic scenario could also take place in the wide-open ... research on complex network approach to epidemic spreading in rural regions. Scoglio is working ... government's ability to limit travel during an epidemic is very important." Not only does their ...

Strategies to Rein in Epidemics Need to be Retooled for Rural Populations, Say K-State Engineers Using Computers to Model Disease Outbreaks in Rural Areas

... engineers is finding that a truly disastrous epidemic scenario could also take place in the wide-open ... research on complex network approach to epidemic spreading in rural regions. Scoglio is ... government's ability to limit travel during an epidemic is very important." Not only does their ...

Leading NGOs call for international action to combat epidemic of noncommunicable diseases

... international community to address urgently the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), responsible ... global economic crisis and warn that the emerging epidemic of NCDs is threatening to overwhelm healthcare ... solutions exist to take on the burgeoning epidemic of NCDs. If the international community acts now, ...

AIDS Action Observes HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Reason to Hope

... AIDS Action urges everyone to help end the AIDS epidemic by supporting HIV vaccine research. We also thank ... The best long term hope for controlling the AIDS epidemic here and abroad is the development of safe, ... measles and Hepatitis B. In fact, no major viral epidemic has been defeated without one. HIV vaccine ...

Study Supports Swine Flu's Pandemic Potential

... May 11 (HealthDay News) -- The current swine flu epidemic does have pandemic potential and is likely to be ... in the 20th century: the so-called Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, the "Asian" flu in 1957 and "Hong Kong" ... This gives one pause as we see this current H1N1 epidemic spreading . . . The cases continue to emerge. It ...

Increased food intake alone explains the increase in body weight in the United States

... exercise habits to the development of the obesity epidemic has concluded that the rise in obesity in the ... energy intake. How much of the obesity epidemic has been caused by excess calorie intake and how ... of the proportional contributions to the obesity epidemic by combining metabolic relationships, the laws of ...

AIDS Action Welcomes President's Budget Increases Yet Expresses Distress With Failure to End Federal Ban on Syringe Exchange Funding

... for prevention and did not keep up with the epidemic in treatment and care." In his FY10 budget, ... men who have sex with men (MSM), where the HIV epidemic continues to grow. This funding will also help ... Haag. AIDS Action strives to end the HIV epidemic by advancing public policies that prevent new ...

Americans Say Maintain or Increase Funding for Global Health and Development, But Take Care of Problems at Home First in the Recession

... VISIBILITY, SENSE OF URGENCY ABOUT HIV/AIDS epidemic ABROAD MENLO PARK, Calif., May 7 ... the public's sense of urgency about the HIV/AIDS epidemic around the world has declined. However, perhaps ... about and reported visibility of the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a global concern. About one in five ...

Although Swine Flu Cases Are Up, U.S. Officials Are Guardedly Optimistic

... Mexico's health secretary said epidemic in his country seems to be waning ... secretary said on Sunday that the swine flu epidemic in his country apparently was waning, although ... make such an assessment. "The evolution of the epidemic is now in its declining phase," Jose Angel ...

Thomson Reuters Web of Science(R) Provides Insights Into More than a Century of Influenza Research for Today's Health Professionals

... Langmuir, AD. Excess mortality from epidemic influenza, 1957-1966. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ... Observations on excess mortality associated with epidemic influenza. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ... Horsfall, FL. Neutralization of epidemic influenza virus - The linear relationship ...

National Archives Recalls Flu Pandemic of 1918

... exhibit titled "Deadly Virus, the Influenza epidemic of 1918," at ... time. True or False? The influenza epidemic of 1918 killed more people than died in World War ... an estimated 16 million lives. The influenza epidemic that swept the world in 1918 killed an estimated ...

InsureMyTrip.com Informs Travelers of Insurance Companies Response to Swine Flu

... Note that the plan excludes loss due to epidemic or pandemic. At this point, the situation is neither an epidemic nor a pandemic, but be aware of this exclusion as ... Note that the plan excludes loss due to epidemic or pandemic. At this point, the situation is ...

MRSA study suggests strategy shift needed to develop effective therapeutics

... USA300the major epidemic strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus ... involved analyzing DNA sequences of the major epidemic forms of S. aureus. The research team found that ... (1) USA300 and its forefather, USA500, which are epidemic in U.S. hospital and community settings; (2) MRSA ...

UH sociologist has different perspective on obesity 'epidemic'

... overstating the rise of the condition. "This epidemic has been constructed to the benefit of the ... not always accurate. Some scholars describe this epidemic more as a moral panic. While there may be some ... while Kwan states that she believes the obesity epidemic is overstated and that we need to understand how ...

Video: Avon Commits Over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women

... moment. The Center is prepared to address the epidemic of violence against women and girls, and to work ... Resource Guide to increase awareness of this epidemic of violence and encourage everyone to speak out ... demonstrate solidarity to reduce the worldwide epidemic of violence against women. As Honorary Chair of ...

New Jersey to Launch New Statewide Effort to Promote Childhood Obesity Prevention

... credit. "Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels not only in New Jersey but around the ... on the issue of childhood obesity. While the epidemic of adult obesity has been well covered in the media, an equally concerning and not as well covered epidemic has hit our children. Lifetime patterns of ...

Procter & Gamble and World Vision Equip and Empower Zimbabweans in Fight Against Cholera

... -- As Zimbabwe continues to confront a cholera epidemic tied to failing water and sanitation ... for every dollar donated." The cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe, having already claimed more than ... areas had previously recorded low cases of the epidemic since the first reported case last August. ...

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Expands Efforts to Combat Childhood Obesity with Launch of Landmark Healthcare Initiative

... and Corporations Collaborate to Stop this epidemic Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North ... Association join with the Alliance to stop epidemic NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ... be an active part of the solution to the obesity epidemic by providing children with primary care visits, ...

Alliance of Experts Created to Help Raise Awareness of Best Practices in Diabetes Treatment

... to Help Meet Needs of Growing Diabetes epidemic in U.S. BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Jan. 29 ... National Alliance to address the growing diabetes epidemic in America and to provide healthcare ... and nurses tasked with treating the growing epidemic of diabetes in America with the knowledge and ...

Melanoma Rates on the Rise in U.S.

... Increase could indicate an epidemic of skin cancer, researchers suggest ... Whether the increase in melanoma signals an epidemic is a matter of debate. However, the rate is ... the authors may be correct that the melanoma epidemic has not plateaued, they are to be praised for ...

Exercising Power to Lead Healthier Lives - 740,000 Participants Cast Votes for 'Challenger of Year'

... inspiring others to join the fight against the epidemic of excess weight taking so many U.S. lives, the ... easier for millions to join together to fight the epidemic of excess weight and weight-related illness. ... America are teaming up to help reverse the epidemic of excess weight and turn it into a culture of ...

Universal Testing, Prompt Treatment Could Slash HIV

... could reduce HIV cases in a severe generalized epidemic by 95 percent within 10 years, a World Health ... people, mortality could decrease rapidly and the epidemic could begin to resemble a concentrated epidemic with particular populations remaining at risk. ...

Lights Out For Bed Bugs as "BEST YET" Cedar Oil Solution Solves International Bed Bug Dilemma

... The North American Bed Bug epidemic has Organic Scientist Dave Glassel smiling. Mr. ... Industry to combat the current bed bug epidemic raging in North America. ... November 25, 2008 -- The North American Bed Bug epidemic has Organic Scientist Dave Glassel smiling. Mr. ...

Study of ancient and modern plagues finds common features

... comes increased opportunity for diseases to reach epidemic proportions quickly." For example, more ... last factor played a key role in the smallpox epidemic that afflicted the Aztecs of 16th century Mexico. ... write the NIAID authors, "a large-scale emerging epidemic was scientifically investigated in 'real time' ...

Zimbabwean Health Workers Call For Crisis Response

... of water and electricity, a major cholera epidemic spreading throughout the country, a breakdown in ... together with the dire signs of impending lethal epidemic disease, PHR called on the governments of the ... medical source. CHOLERA EPIDEMIC: A cholera epidemic is spreading throughout the country and daily ...

Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply

... epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study ... dramatically in the past three decades, an epidemic that represents a mounting burden on the ... part of what's left over." The heart failure epidemic is mirrored by a number of other epidemics, such ...

Rate of Diabetes Cases Doubles in 10 Years: CDC

... The obesity epidemic is fueling the type 2 disease epidemic, officials ... Research Center, said reversing the obesity epidemic is key to cutting the rate of type 2 diabetes. ... for some time that type 2 diabetes is a worsening epidemic in the United States and much of the world," Katz ...

3D Social Media Application Aims to Cut Workplace Obesity : Muve, Inc., Selects Social Media Developer Wyndstorm Corporation to Design Online Promotions for Corporate Wellness Program

... and weight management. "Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the American workplace, sending ... "Muve has a goal to reverse the obesity epidemic in the United States and globally," said ... Clinic. Muve's goal is to reverse the obesity epidemic in the United States and globally. Muve's mission ...

Domestic AIDS Epidemic Ignored at Republican National Convention

... last night with no mention of the domestic AIDS epidemic in the United States and only passing reference to the epidemic overseas. Neither Presidential nominee Sen. John ... Black AIDS Institute. "At a time when the AIDS epidemic is worse in our nation's capital than in many ...
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