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Americans Bloated On Happy Pills

...e last decade. Adult use of antidepressants almost tripled between the periods 1988-1994 and 1999-2000, while between 1995 and 2002, the most recent year for which statistics are available, the use of these drugs rose 48 percent. Yet, for most psychiatrists, this statistic is good news - a sign that final...

New Treatment Boosts Survival Chances for Child Leukaemia

...er treatment. However, the combination more than tripled the chance that the disease had not progressed by the time of the five-year checkup....

National TV Promotion Triples Calls to Smoking Cessation Hotline

... to a national smoking-cessation hotline more than tripled in the wake of news anchor Peter Jennings death from lung cancer. Its not enough just to build a (smoking cessation) service. You also have to advertise it, said Erik Augustson, a behavioral scientist with the National Cancer Institutes Tobacco Con...

America on Brink of Allergy Crisis

...ation. The incidence of asthma alone has more than tripled over the past 25 years and currently affects more than 22 million Americans. An allergist-immunologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and other allergic diseases. The allergist is specially trained to identi...

Suicide Bids Tripled Among Denmark Asylum Seekers Since 2001

...among asylum seekers in Denmark has proportionally tripled since 2001 in what is a "desperate cry of despair," according to a study published Thursday . Sixty-seven asylum seekers of the 10,797 refugees living in camps -- or 0.6 percent of the total -- tried to end their lives in 2001, according to a study...

Weight Issues In Children-Experts Take Stock

...Canadian official figures, obesity in children has tripled in the last 20 years.A 25-year-long Canadian Community Health Survey, which looked at obesity in children and adults, has come out with results that call for drastic change in lifestyle choices. At the beginning of the study, three per cent of chil...

HIV Infection Associated With Increased Risk of Heart Attack

...lmost doubled in all those with HIV and was almost tripled among women. "Followup studies are needed to better determine why myocardial infarction rates are higher in HIV patients, which risk factors drive this risk most, and how smoking – which we weren't able to completely evaluate in this study – affe...

Family Members Most Often Source of Whooping Cough in Infants

... reported pertussis cases in the United States has tripled in the past two decades. “It is important to understand how the disease is spread, particularly to infants who are too young to be vaccinated themselves, so that steps can be taken to prevent infections in these vulnerable infants and potentially s...

Extreme Treatment for Obese Teens Becoming a Fad

...rsey show, the use of surgery to treat obesity has tripled within the years 2000 to 2003. The figure stayed about the same from 1996 to 2000, but it increased more than three-fold by 2003, a year in which 771 of these operations were performed. From 1996 to 2003, a total of 2,744 people age 10 to 19 had th...

Increased Mental Disorders In Children

...e years 1990-95 and hypokinetic disorder is almost tripled at age five between 1992 and 1999. A research conducted in 2005 hints that autism has been understood well and diagnosed well. When a screening study was conducted for children born between 1992 and 1995 and later between 1996 and 1998, the number ...

Activity Added to Video Games can Fight Fat, Shows Mayo Clinic

...hat, walking on a treadmill while watching TV also tripled expenditure for the lean group, but showed a nearly fivefold increase for the mildly obese group. While using a dance video game, both groups burned the most calories, but it was considerably more for the obese group -- just over six times more than ...

The Other Side of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

...more, data analysis showed that the risk more than tripled for patients who received their transplant when they were over 40 years of age. The study also identified a new risk factor: patients who received stem cells from a female donor had almost quadrupled the risk of a second solid cancer, a risk that fur...

Stem cell transplant recipients face significant risk of second cancer

...more, data analysis showed that the risk more than tripled for patients who received their transplant when they were over 40 years of age. The study also identified a new risk factor: patients who received stem cells from a female donor had almost quadrupled the risk of a second solid cancer, a risk that fur...

Estimated cost of lifetime AIDS treatment assessed to be $618,900

...n. Researchers point out that although the US has tripled its funding for Aids treatment programs in the last decade it still falls short of actually meeting the demands of the present scenario calling in for approximately $12.1 billion per year to tackle the present need without which accessibility to Aids...

Gluten Intolerance Quadruples Susceptibility to Tuberculosis

...oth sexes, overall, while a diagnosis in childhood tripled the chances. In a separate analysis, the researchers looked at the risk of subsequently developing coeliac disease after a diagnosis of TB in the same group of people. This showed that a prior diagnosis of TB more than doubled the risks of coelia...

Should Junk Food Ads be Banned or Not?

...nt with the fact that childhood obesity rates have tripled over the past 20 years, he blames parents for feeding their children too much junk. Carter says that parents who regularly consume junk food and soft drinks are much more likely to let their children do the same. He says, "This is why a child with o...

Rise in Obesity Rates in 31 States

... percent. And the childhood obesity rate more than tripled between 1980 and 2004, from 5 percent to 17 percent. Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health, said "The most important news in this report is that the obesity epidemic in America is getting worse. The percentage of obese adults...

Weight-Loss Surgeries Changing Lives

...s aged 20 years or older and overweight prevalence tripled in children and adolescents aged six to 19 years. In 2003-2004, approximately 36.8 percent of Mexican Americans were obese compared to 30 percent of non-Hispanic white adults and 45 percent of non-Hispanic black adults. Mexican American women and non...

New Orleans in the grip of a Depression Epidemic

...ensity rarely seen in the US. Suicide rates have tripled rates that existed before hurricane Katrina struck, 10 months ago. To make matters worse the local mental health system has almost collapsed completely leaving the police department to deal with the large number of emotionally disturbed residents. ...

Obesity Tackled at School Level

...cording to Mr. Watson childhood obesity rates have tripled in 15 years. In fact it has been estimated that one in every six adults in the country is obese. In November 2004 Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Sheela Basrur had called attention to the "obesity epidemic" threatening the health of Ontaria...

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