HPV linked to heart disease in women
A new study suggests that a common sexually transmitted virus already linked to cancer may also cause cardiovascular disease.
"Bath salts" chemical banned in the U.S.
The Drug Enforcement Administration took emergency action to ban three synthetic stimulants used to make products that are marketed as “bath salts,” but are actually used as recreational drugs that mimic the effects of cocaine, LSD, and methamphetamine.
Hospitalizations increase for alcohol and drug overdoses in young adults
Hospitalizations for alcohol and drug overdoses, alone or in combination, increased dramatically among 18- to 24-year-olds between 1999 and 2008, according to a study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Did we meet Healthy People 2010 goals?
The nation met or made progress toward 71% of the goals for Healthy People 2010, according to the CDC. Average life expectancy increased by 1 year and death rates declined in many of the program's focus areas. However, health disparities decreased for only 7% of the program's objectives and obesity rates increased across all age groups.
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