An outbreak of irritating insect bites among federal employees in Clarksville, Tennessee last year turned out to be due to a bedbug infestation in the building where they worked, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
But obesity, lack of exercise linked to pancreatic, breast cancer
April 2, 2012
Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decrease in the United States between 2004 and 2008, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2008.
Foodborne disease outbreaks caused by imported food appeared to rise in 2009 and 2010, and nearly half of the outbreaks implicated foods imported from areas which previously had not been associated with outbreaks, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, presented yesterday at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta.
The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has released a new report, Bending the Obesity Cost Curve, which finds that reducing the average body mass index by just five percent in the United States could lead to more than $29 billion in health care savings in just five years, due to reduced obesity-related costs.