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50% of American adults have chronic diseases: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:15

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that half of all adults in the USA have at least one chronic condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity.

MERS: Know all about the novel virus

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 17:44

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory illness that first surfaced in Saudi Arabia in April 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV.

US reports third case of MERS virus

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 10:25

A third case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus infection has been found in the US, the country`s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Saturday.

Tips for tackling asthma during pregnancy

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 10:21

Nothing can be as dreadful as suffering from an asthma attack during pregnancy. A pregnant lady, as it is, goes through a lot of bodily and hormonal changes. Having an asthma attack during this period can seriously be the worst nightmare.

Global initiative launched to fight infectious diseases

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 11:18

The US Thursday joined 26 other countries and key international organisations to launch a global effort aimed at combating the perils of infectious diseases, Xinhua reported.

Painkiller overdose killing more American women

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 09:19

Deaths due to overdose of prescription painkillers have risen sharply in recent years among women in the United States, a medical report said.

`2009 swine flu outbreak toll may be 15 times higher`

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 21:37

The swine flu pandemic of 2009 killed an estimated 284,500 people, about 15 times the number that was confirmed by laboratory tests at the time, a new study has revealed.

Measles cases reached 15-year high in 2011: CDC

Last Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012, 09:03

Measles cases in the United States hit a 15-year high in 2011, with 90 percent of the cases traced to other countries with lower immunization rates, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday.

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