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June 8, 2012
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  • CDC: Hospitalized patients at risk of venous thromboembolism
    An average of 547,596 hospitalized patients were diagnosed with venous thromboembolism annually from 2007 to 2009, according to a CDC analysis of data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey. "Current use of prophylaxis in hospitalized patients might be suboptimal. CDC is collaborating with partners to promote implementation of evidence-based guidelines for prevention," researchers wrote in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (6/7), News (6/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Review links type 2 diabetes to higher blood cancer risk
    An analysis in the journal Blood found that type 2 diabetes was associated with a 20% greater risk of certain types of blood cancer. Researchers also found that blood cancer risk varies by region. The risk of having leukemia was higher among those in the U.S. and Asia, while non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was more likely to occur in patients living in Asia and Europe. Yahoo!/Asian News International (6/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CDC vaccines for children might have been improperly stored
    Some of the CDC's free vaccines for children might have been stored at inappropriate temperatures in provider offices, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General. However, the AAP said the vaccines "were not found to be unsafe, and revaccination of children is not needed." MedPage Today (free registration) (6/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • U.S. in top 10 countries for premature births
    A study in The Lancet revealed that the U.S. is among the 10 countries worldwide with the highest number of babies born prematurely in 2010 and had an annual average increase of less than 1%. Of the 65 countries included in the study, only three reported a decline in premature birth rates: Croatia, Ecuador and Estonia. HealthDay News (6/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CDC: 1 in 3 high school students text while driving
    Data from the CDC's 2011 youth risk behavior survey of 15,000 high school students showed that one-third of them said they had texted or e-mailed while driving in the previous 30 days. The survey also found fewer teens reported driving under the influence of alcohol and more reported using seat belts. Reuters (6/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Air pollution raises risk of recurrent heart attack, study finds
    People with heart problems were 43% more likely to suffer from a second heart attack or congestive heart failure and 46% more prone to stroke if they live in areas with high air pollution compared with their counterparts in the least-polluted areas, according to an Israeli study. The study was presented at the epidemiological meeting of the American Heart Association and the annual meeting of the Israeli Heart Society. United Press International (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Toolkit helps teach safe injection practices
    The Safe Injection Practices Coalition and the CDC have released a toolkit to help educate health care providers and patients about safe injection practices. Printed materials, multimedia materials and other resources are available online or can be ordered at no charge. (6/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Pa. law addresses sudden cardiac arrest in student-athletes
    Officials in Pennsylvania are working to implement a new law intended to help provide information about sudden cardiac arrest, which results in the deaths of about 7,000 U.S. children annually. Under the law, school coaches will be required to learn more about the condition and bar students who show symptoms from participating until they have been examined and cleared by a doctor. More information also will be made available through the state's Health Department, and coaches will be required to share that information with players and their families. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (6/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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