Tag: Rate

Nov 08 2018

US cigarette smoking rate reaches new low

“The good news is that cigarette smoking has reached unprecedented lows, which is a tremendous public health win, down to 14 percent from over 40 percent in the mid-1960s,” said Brian King, senior author of the report and deputy director for research translation at the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. About 47.4 million Americans, […]

Oct 25 2018

Deadly flu season possibly linked to low vaccination rate

Joe Raedle/Getty Images File photo: It’s too early to predict what this coming flu season will be like. Flu activity is low, but there has already been one child death reported. Last season, flu killed 183 children, the highest number since federal health authorities began tracking pediatric deaths 14 years ago. By Lena H. Sun […]

Oct 11 2018

Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE LONDON — The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern Congo caused response efforts to be briefly suspended, health officials said Thursday. In a statement, the […]

Oct 11 2018

Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September

LONDON — The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern Congo caused response efforts to be briefly suspended, health officials said Thursday. In a statement, the International Rescue Committee said it was “alarmed” that there were 33 new cases between Oct. 1 and Tuesday, versus 41 […]

Oct 07 2018

Typhus Epidemic In Los Angeles Carried By Fleas, Possibly Associated With High Rate Of Homelessness

Health officials reported epidemic levels of typhus in Pasadena Friday. NBC News reported that while there are usually five cases of typhus in the area in a year, this year has seen 20 cases, most of them within the last two months. Long Beach has had 12 cases so far this year, twice as many […]

Oct 03 2018

Apple's iOS 12 Has the Slowest Adoption Rate Yet

Apple’s iOS 12 has been available for less than two weeks, but that’s enough time to tell that iPhone owners are far less eager than they have been in the past to update their devices, according to a Mixpanel study. Over the first 10 days that iOS 12 has been available to the general public, […]

Sep 21 2018

Rate of Americans living with Alzheimer's expected to double by 2060

That means the US burden is expected to more than double, from 1.6% of the population (5 million people) in 2014 to nearly 3.3% (13.9 million people) in 2060. The study, published Wednesday in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, was the first to look at race and ethnicity in relation to […]

Sep 15 2018

Where does Florida rate on obesity levels compared to US?

MIAMI (AP) — A new report shows Florida has a lower adult obesity rate than many other states. Just under 30 percent of adults living in Florida are obese, ranking the state 36th in the U.S. The report was released Thursday by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. West Virginia has […]

Sep 14 2018

Ohio Has 11th Highest Obesity Rate In US: Report

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Ohio Has 11th Highest Obesity Rate In US: Report  Patch.com Number of states with high obesity rates reaches record high  MinnPost Obesity rates now top 35 percent in seven states  WCTV Adult Obesity in the United States – The State of Obesity  The State of Obesity New Report Strives to Advance Better Health Outcomes […]

Aug 22 2018

NJ's wild mushrooms are poisoning people at a staggering rate. Here's what to avoid

Posted August 22, 2018 at 08:13 AM | Updated August 22, 2018 at 08:41 AM mushroom-pixabay-0.jpg Pixabay By Spencer Kent | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com The New Jersey Poison Control Center received 38 reports of mushroom poisonings in 15 counties between July 1 and Aug. 13 with ages ranging from 9 months old to […]