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Marriage rate lowest in a century

Fewer women are getting married and they're waiting longer to tie the knot when they do decide to walk down the aisle. That's according...

Black-legged ticks linked to encephalitis in New York state

The number of tick-borne illnesses reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the rise. Lyme disease leads the pack,...

Maps show impact of HIV in U.S.

The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University launched its annual update of AIDSVu on National HIV Testing Day yesterday, including new interactive...

Seeing double: 1 in 30 babies born in U.S. is a...

Women having children at older ages and the growing availability of fertility treatments has led to a marked increase in the birth of twins:...

America a bunch of sexual creeps

On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, according to...

Quality of mother-toddler relationship linked to teen obesity

The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during...

Pharmacists crucial in plan for terrorist chemical weapons

Terrorist attacks with chemical weapons are a real possibility, according to a study that appears in the online open access journal, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, published by SAGE. Thanks to their extensive kn...

Popular child diabetes test not accurate

In 2009, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommended that Hemoglobin A1c be exclusively used for the diagnosis of diabetes in children. The simple test...

Study confirms 2 vaccine doses protect children from chickenpox

[EMBARGOED FOR JAN. 5, 2011] Two doses of the varicella, or chickenpox, vaccine provide excellent protection in children against this highly contagious and, in some cases, severe disease. To be published in the February 1 issue of The Journal of Inf...

Poorly controlled diabetes could lead to dementia in the elderly

Poorly controlled diabetes seems to cause cognitive problems in the elderly, a new study reports. The researchers determined that the main reason why diabetic people age 60 and older scored low on a cognitive function test was because of improper management of their disease. ?We knew that there was an association between diabetes and dementia in older people,? said Yousef Mohammad, a study co-author and an assistant professor of neurology at Ohio State University. ?But we found out that there is a difference in cognitive capability between diabetics whose disease is under control and those whose disease isn?t adequately controlled.?

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