CDC: Superbug fungus has sickened 600 Americans

(HealthDay)—The United States has had more than 600 cases of infection with a type of fungus called a “serious global health threat” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first U.S. cases of Candida auris infection appeared shortly after the CDC became aware of it globally in 2016, ABC News reported. Since then, there have been 617 […]

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Many Black Americans Live in Trauma Care ‘Deserts’

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 — Black neighborhoods in America’s three largest cities are much more likely to be located in a “trauma desert,” an area without immediate access to a designated trauma center, a new study finds. Census data for neighborhoods in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles revealed that neighborhoods made up of mostly black residents are more […]

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Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 — For the first time in history, Americans’ risk for dying from an opioid overdose is higher than their risk for dying in a car accident, the National Safety Council reported Monday. The chances of dying from an accidental opioid overdose in the United States are now one in 96 compared with a one-in-103 risk for […]

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Americans flock to find roots under the Christmas tree

This Christmas, many Americans will find the gifts under their tree may lead to a long-lost relative or a map of ancestral migrations. Or perhaps the discovery that their father is not who they think he is. Sales of DNA testing kits are booming, as citizens in a country founded by immigrants explore their genetic origins in record numbers. “There […]

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Suicide more prevalent than homicide in US, but most Americans don’t know it

In the United States, suicide is twice as common as homicide—and more often involves firearms—but public perception is just the opposite. News reports, movies and TV shows may contribute to the perception of a high risk of firearm homicide, authors of a new study say, leaving a substantial gap between ideas and reality and potentially leading to further danger. Now, […]

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