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Nearly 50 Percent Cancer Cases Due to Unhealthy Lifestyle: Research

Nearly 50 Percent Cancer Cases Due to Unhealthy Lifestyle: Research

Nearly half of cancer cases in the United States can be blamed on lifestyle choices made by people, as per a new research published in a journal managed by the American Cancer Society. Pharmaceutical companies and medical research teams have been trying hard to fight cancer but the treatment still offers little help. Even when cancer patients survive, they suffer other health issues. Cancer has become a major health issue and researchers have repeatedly found that obesity, smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy lifestyle choices lead to cancer.

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Insomnia could raise Risk of Kidney Disease

Insomnia could raise Risk of Kidney Disease

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis has linked insomnia with decline in kidney function. The study team checked medical records and kidney health among United States veterans. The study team found that chronic insomnia could impact kidney health and even raise the risk of kidney failure in certain cases. Results of the study were presented at American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2017.

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Drug overdose deaths rise by 21 percent in 2016: CDC

Drug overdose deaths rise by 21 percent in 2016: CDC

Drug overdose related deaths increased by 21 percent across the United States, as per the latest report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC report informed that 20 people on an average died for every 100,000 Americans in year 2016. The report added that death due to heart disease, HIV, liver disease and suicide declined during the period under review.

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CDC Reports Rise in Obesity Related Cancers

CDC Reports Rise in Obesity Related Cancers

Obesity-related cancers have witnessed a spike in the United States in the recent years as per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. The report added that obesity-related cancers accounted for 40 percent of all cancer cases diagnosed in the United States in 2014. Between year 2005 and 2014, cancers related to obesity have registered an increase of seven percent, the CDC report informed.

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Supply of Yellow Fever vaccine is dwindling: CDC

Supply of Yellow Fever vaccine is dwindling: CDC

The supply of yellow fever vaccine is dwindling in the United States and it will likely run out by the end of this summer, federal health authorities warned on Friday.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) also made it clear that it has no way to produce more of the vaccine due to a manufacturing issue.

The shortage of the yellow fever vaccine comes at a really troubling time as the nation has witnessed multiple outbreaks of the disease, which is transmitted by infected mosquitoes.

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Drug-resistant Fungal Infection Reported in More than 30 Cases across United States

Drug-resistant Fungal Infection Reported in More than 30 Cases across United States

More than 30 people across the United States have been diagnosed with Candida auris, a deadly and drug resistant fungal infection, as per CDC report. The authorities had issued first warning regarding Candida auris in June 2016. The drug resistant infection has been noticed in other parts of the world as well.

Candida auris leads to serious bloodstream infections and is communicable. It can survive for month on skin and its traces have been found on bed rails, chairs and hospital equipment for weeks after exposure to infection.

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SoyNut Butter expands recall due to rise in E. coli infection reports

SoyNut Butter recalled due to increasing E. coli infections

Glenview, Illinois -based I.M. Health SoyNut Butter Co. has issued a voluntary recall for its SoyNut Butter and other products in its range after the product was linked to 12 cases of E. coli.

E. coli cases linked to SoyNut Butter have been reported in states from Arizona, Oregon, California, New Jersey and Maryland. The illnesses linked to the butter started between Jan. 6 and Feb. 15 this year.

The product affected by the recall has a “Best Buy” date of Aug. 30 or Aug. 31 of 2018. CDC has recommended people not to eat the recalled product.

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Flu activity remains at high levels across the United States: CDC

Flu activity remains at high levels across the United States: CDC

Flu activity declined slightly but remained at high levels across the U.S. during the week ended February 18th, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) said in its latest report.

Most of the U.S. states witnessed widespread flu-related illness during the week under consideration, with flu cases reported in almost all counties. The season disease hit the center of the U.S. and over toward the east harder than any other part of the country.

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Heroin Overdose Issue Required Urgent Attention: CDC Review

Heroin Overdose Issue Required Urgent Attention: CDC Review

Heroin overdose accounts for nearly 25 percent of overdose cases in the United States as per a new CDC review on opioid related deaths across the country. Compared to year 2010 when nearly 50 percent of overdose deaths were due to opioid overdose, the number has increased to 60 percent in 2015. In 1999, just 6 percent of overdoses were linked to heroin and now it accounts for nearly 25 percent of overdose cases.

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Heroin epidemic continues to claim lives: CDC report

Heroin epidemic continues to claim lives: CDC report

Deaths from heroin overdoses have more than tripled across the United States in the past five years, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) revealed in its latest report.

According to the report, one in every four drug overdoses (25 per cent) in 2015 was related to the illegal potent drug heroin. In 1999, the percentage was merely 6 per cent of all overdose cases related to heroine.

The federal agency also warned that adults in the age group of 45-54 years had the highest drug overdose-related death rate in the nation.

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