Experts say obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Doctors also caution that the threshold for ‘morbid obesity’ is lower than many may realize.
The government health agency’s new study, which was published in the June issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, shows that rates of vaccine-type HPV prevalence dropped from 11.5 percent before the vaccine was introduced to 5 percent by 2010 for 14 to 19 year-old-girls.
The teen birth rates in Texas fell by some 24-percent over the last five years, but the Lone Star State still has the highest number of teen births in the nation, with nearly 43,000 in 2011.
Health officials say at least 24 people have become sick from an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to frozen snack foods marketed to children.
Many young children may be switching to solid foods months too early, according to federal researchers.
Increased awareness and use of electronic cigarettes in the U.S. outlined in a study released Thursday highlights the need for government regulation and evaluation, the head of the CDC says.
The worst of the flu season appears to be over. The number of states reporting intense or widespread flu dropped again last week, except in Texas where flu activity was still high.
Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine.
A big government study has fingered leafy greens like lettuce and spinach as the leading source of food poisoning. Experts repeated often-heard advice: Be sure to wash those foods or cook them thoroughly.
A flu epidemic continues to hit the United States, according to newly released statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the week of January 6-12, 8.2 percent of all deaths were tied to influenza and pneumonia.
A new shipment of the flu vaccine is going to be available Wednesday in Dallas County. The health department is set to receive 2,000 doses. But they are not for everybody.
Flu cases are on the rise, and health officials are now wondering just how bad this outbreak is going to be. Now, you can find out on Google.