The cigarette smoking rate among adults in the U.S. dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
Annual costs estimated at $8.65 billion nationwide
November 26, 2014
Obese employees miss more work days, and those absences carry high costs at the state and national level, according to a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
Constant stress — whether from a traffic-choked daily commute, unhappy marriage, or heavy workload — can have real physical effects on the body. It has been linked to a wide range of health issues, including mood, sleep, and appetite problems — and yes, even heart disease.
In the aftermath of the severe snow storms that ravaged the Buffalo recently and the current warm temperatures giving way to melting snow, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is encouraging Buffalo residents to be aware of the potential dangers that can result when water comes in contact with electricity.
Despite some progress, one new outbreak or cluster a day
November 24, 2014
The effort to contain the Ebola epidemic in Liberia is showing preliminary signs of progress in some counties, but maintaining and extending these trends will require sustained efforts, according to three early-release articles in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on November 14.
Two homemade pressure-cooker bombs exploded within seconds of each other near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, killing three people and seriously injuring hundreds. Some who escaped physical harm realized days or weeks later they were suffering from hearing problems, according to the Washington Post.
Almost 23 percent of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published recently in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
A New York City Council bill would require the Big Apple’s Department of Environmental Protection to install palm-size detectors to collect dataon noise pollutionin city neighborhoods, according to WCBS Radio.