Tag archive for ‘U.S.’
By Admin On Monday, October 16th, 2017

1 in 9 men in U.S. infected with oral HPV

Eleven million American men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat, a new study reports. That equates to 1 in 9 U.S. males aged 18 to 69. And infection More...

By Admin On Friday, October 13th, 2017

U.S. obesity problem isn't budging

NEW YORK — America’s weight problem isn’t getting any better, according to new government research. Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent More...

By Admin On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Obesity-related cancers on the rise in the U.S.

There’s a link between obesity and 40 percent of all the cancers diagnosed in the United States, health officials reported Tuesday. That doesn’t mean too much weight is causing all these cancer cases, More...

By Admin On Saturday, September 30th, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol seize record amount of fentanyl and other opioids

September 30, 2017, 6:51 PM| U.S. Customs and Border patrol officials seized a record amount of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in the fiscal year that ends tonight. Most of the More...

By Admin On Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Hunt for illegal opioids in the U.S. starts inside JFK airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is revealing an alarming new milestone in the fight against opioids. Fentanyl and other super-potent synthetic opioids have been pouring into the United States through international More...

By Admin On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

STD cases hit record high in the U.S.

New cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States reached an all-time high in 2016, federal health officials reported Tuesday. There were 1.6 million cases of chlamydia, 470,000 cases of gonorrhea More...

By Admin On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

U.S. pays high price for obesity

A U.S. adult who is “healthy” but obese could eventually cost society tens of thousands of dollars in medical care and lost wages, a new study estimates. Using a computer model, researchers estimated More...

By Admin On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

U.S. denies visa to Vietnamese donor who's perfect for leukemia patient

[unable to retrieve full-text content]A California family is trying desperately to bring a relative to the United States from Vietnam for a life-saving transplant. But they’re being tangled up in red tape. More...

By Admin On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Cancer patient's perfect donor repeatedly denied U.S. visa, family says

September 22, 2017, 7:35 AM| The family of a California grandmother says the government is standing in the way of her life-saving cancer treatment. Helen Huynh’s doctors say she More...

By Admin On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Bayer halts sales of Essure implant outside of U.S.

Bayer will discontinue the marketing and sales of the sterilization device Essure in all countries outside of the United States, the company announced on Monday.  While a number of reports have linked the Essure More...