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New government data shows good things come in pairs for Americans

New government data shows good things come in pairs for Americans

Generally it is said that good things come in pairs, and new government data shows that the fact seems to be quite true for American babies. Last year, the US twinning rate hit a record with 33.9 out of every 1,000 births that involved twins.

According to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics, though the rise from rate of 33.7 per 1,000 births in 2013 isn’t sufficiently large to be statistically significant, but it has been qualified as ‘a new high for the nation’.

New Study Sheds light on contagious cancer in Tasmanian devils

New Study Sheds light on contagious cancer in Tasmanian devils

Shedding light on devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), a new study has found that this communicable cancer has been spotted in eight Tasmanian devils across southeastern Tasmania. The diseases was first discovered in 1996 when it had brought the species to the brink of extinction notwithstanding efforts put in for their captive breeding and preparing an effective vaccine.

Ultrasounds can help detect breast cancer: study

Ultrasounds can help detect breast cancer: study

Ultrasound screening can play a crucial role in the fight against breast cancer as the technology is capable as mammograms in detecting the disease in women with dense breasts, a new study suggested.

The extensive study led by Pittsburgh researcher Wendie A. Berg revealed that ultrasound screening detected as many cases of breast cancer as mammogram screening in women with dense breasts.

Hawaii’s dengue outbreak stops growing

Hawaii’s dengue outbreak stops growing

The dengue outbreak seems to have stopped growing in Hawaii as no new cases have been reported since Christmas, the state’s public health authorities said on Tuesday.

As per the Hawaii State Department of Health, a total of 181 cases of dengue fever had been confirmed between early September and 15th of December, with just a couple of patients considered contagious as of December 28.

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Boston’s chief health inspector eats at reopened Cleveland Circle Chipotle

Boston’s chief health inspector eats at reopened Cleveland Circle Chipotle

Authorities concerned have been showing their support for Chipotle. On Saturday, the Chipotle restaurant in Cleveland Circle has reopened and Boston’s chief health inspector has already visited the place on Monday to have lunch there. Main aim of eating a meal there was to pass on a strong message to the world that if they are doing something then it means it is OK.

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Asthma Rates High among Poor Children

Asthma Rates High among Poor Children

When seen from one side, it seems great to know that asthma prevalence has declined among children from developing countries. But on the other hand, there seem to have increasing trend in children from poor families. A retrospective analysis of National Health Interview Survey data from 2001-2013 has found huge increase in childhood asthma rates from 2001 to 2009 with 10% increase in 2009. The rate slightly leveled off by about 8% in 2013. But, the good thing to note is that researchers found that trends in childhood asthma have slightly stopped increasing.

Childhood Asthma cases decline in the United States expect for poor families

Childhood Asthma cases decline in the United States expect for poor families

Childhood asthma prevalence has reduced in the United States according to a new report issued by CDC. Between 2001 and 2009, the rate of asthma among children in the United States was rising. The CDC survey found that childhood asthma rate remained at the same level for next four years. Year 2013 onwards, a decline has been witnessed.

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Scientists hope to find cure for Alzheimer’s through Stem Cell research

Scientists hope to find cure for Alzheimer’s through Stem Cell research

One of the commonest causes of premature senility, Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive mental deterioration that occurs in middle or old age due to generalized degeneration of the brain. So far, scientists have failed to find any drug that can slow the onset of the disease and a major reason being cited for this is that animal testing, where most research begins, doesn’t often produce favorable results that can predict very well what will happen to people with the disease.

If You Aim To Lose Weight, the Right Time Is Now

If You Aim To Lose Weight, the Right Time Is Now

Some top new resolution would include weight loss, saving etc, but these resolutions are followed for a very short duration and every promise made to self is forgotten as time passes. Here are few tips that can help you get a success in losing weight and not getting distracted from your goal.

Experts said that not every diet plan is effective for everyone therefore the major change one need to bring in oneself is to change his/her lifestyle.

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