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Nighttime driving restrictions for US teens should be active before midnight: CDC

Nighttime driving restrictions for US teens should be active before midnight: CDC

Recently report data from federal health officials strongly suggests that nighttime driving restrictions should be levied on the US teens. New statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has unveiled that one-third of deadly car crashes take place in night and 57% of them take place before midnight.

Antibiotic-resistant cases of Gonorrhea have gone up over four times in US: CDC Report

Antibiotic-resistant cases of Gonorrhea have gone up over four times in US: CDC Report

New data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised concerns by unveiling that antibiotic-resistant cases of the sexually transmitted illness gonorrhea have increased by more than four times across the United States.

Leading causes of death depend on various factors in United States

Leading causes of death depend on various factors in United States

In America, the way you die differs on the basis of your age, gender, race and ethnic background. The report being compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of CDC, has unveiled that Alzheimer’s disease is responsible for 5% of deaths in US women, but only 2.1% of deaths in men.

Many Americans believe alternative medical approaches work

Many Americans believe alternative medical approaches work

Government data released on Wednesday suggested that many people in the United States believe that alternative medical approaches are effective, and they aren’t reluctant in spending hundreds of dollars annually for them.

Compiled by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the report found that American adults spent nearly $30.2 billion out of pocket in 2012 on complementary health approaches, $1.9 billion of which was spent for the welfare of children.

Rare yet deadly infection from brain-eating amoeba takes life of Ohio teen

Rare yet deadly infection from brain-eating amoeba takes life of Ohio teen

An Ohio woman who lost her life on Sunday might have contracted an infection from a rare brain-eating amoeba at the time she visited the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte. Investigation is taking place to find out the complete matter.

On Wednesday, the officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention visited the center to test the water. Whitewater officials said that the center remained open, but extra precautions are being taken to ensure that water meets the quality control standards.

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Antibiotic resistance makes treatment expensive and increases death risk

Antibiotic resistance makes treatment expensive and increases death risk

Advancement in medicine field has both pros and cons. There is no doubt that inventions in this field has led to the discovery of different medicines and machines that have made living better and longer. On the other hand, this advancement has led to antibiotic resistance as well.

A report titled ‘State of World Antibiotics 2015’ carried out by the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, New Delhi, India is considered as the leading consumer of antibiotics. As per the reports, antibiotic resistance will take lives of 300 million people by 2050.

New guidelines on how much sleep needed for children of different age groups

New guidelines on how much sleep needed for children of different age groups

American Academy of Sleep Medicine has come up with new guidelines on how much sleep children of different age groups require. The American Academy of Pediatrics, which has endorsed the new guidelines, has suggested to turn off all screens, including television and computers, half an hour before bedtime.

As per the new guidelines, children aged three to five should sleep for 10 to 13 hours a day. In the case of children, aged between six and 12 should sleep between nine and 12 hours a day. Teenagers aged 13 to 18 should sleep eight to 10 hours per day.

Sunscreen and other key ways to stay safe this summer

Sunscreen and other key ways to stay safe this summer

Summer is here in its full swing therefore it becomes of paramount importance that you should apply generous amount of sunscreen to save yourself from skin damage and cancer.

Dr. Jennifer Caudle, a family medicine physician at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stanford, New Jersey, said that everyone without any exception should apply sunscreen. It does not matter what is your ethnicity and how long you take to get tanned. Main message to take along is application of sunscreen.

Bezlotoxumab supported by FDA Committee to Prevent Return of CDI

Bezlotoxumab supported by FDA Committee to Prevent Return of CDI

Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today voted in favor of a recommended injection manufactured by Merck & Company, Inc to avoid the reoccurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in patients with the age of 18 years or more. The bezlotoxumab injection was given support through a vote of 10 to 5, with one non-participation.

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Cigarette smoking among high-school students at all time low, but rise in e-cigarette use: CDC

Cigarette smoking among high-school students at all time low, but rise in e-cigarette use: CDC

A nation-wide survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has unveiled good news that smoking among high school students is at all time low. On the other hand, use of e-cigarettes has increased.

The assessment based on more than 15,000 high school students has found that little more than one in 10 high school students smoked in 2015. Other good things in the report include percentage of premarital sex is down and so has declined soda consumption and illegal use of prescription drugs.

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