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  • Northeast highest in pediatric cancer

    06/08/2008 6:57:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 70+ views
    ap ^ | 06.02.08 | LINDSEY TANNER
    Surprising research suggests that childhood cancer is most common in the Northeast, results that even caught experts off-guard. But some specialists say it could just reflect differences in reporting. The large government study is the first to find notable regional differences in pediatric cancer. Experts say it also provides important information to bolster smaller studies, confirming that cancer is rare in children, but also more common in older kids, especially among Caucasian boys. The study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is based on data representing 90 percent of the U.S. population. It found that cancer affects about...
  • U.S. Syphilis Rates Climbs for Second Consecutive Year with Massive Surge Among Homosexual Men

    11/24/2003 7:50:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies · 560+ views
    MMWR, CDC ^ | 11.21.03
    The syphilis rate in the United States rose in 2002 for the second consecutive year, following a decade-long decline that led to an all-time low in 2000, according to new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The overall increase occurred despite continued declines in syphilis among African Americans and women. The increase is due to large increases in reported syphilis cases among men, particularly "gay and bisexual men" according to a report from the Centers for the Disease Control (CDC). The data, published in the November 21 issue of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...
  • HIV/AIDS increases in US, but failed US approach still exported to Africa

    12/02/2003 5:00:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies · 575+ views
    The cult of the condom is failing us in America where the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports the incidents of HIV/AIDS is increasing among the group that knows the most about condoms --- gay men. Yet, policy makers continue to insist that condoms are the answer to AIDs in Africa. We report today on the new CDC numbers and statements by policy makers on World AIDs Day in support of condoms.Spread the word. Yours sincerely,Austin RusePresident Action item:  You may access a copy of the CDC report by going to ___________________________________________________________________________ CULTURE & COSMOS December 2, 2003...