Spike in measles cases shows the disease is still a threat in the U.S.

Spike in measles cases shows the disease is still a threat in the U.S.

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. has seen 175 confirmed cases of measles and 20 hospitalizations so far this year according to the CDC.
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Tide turns for U.S child obesity -- down in 18 states

Tide turns for U.S child obesity -- down in 18 states

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. obesity remains epidemic, but the tide has begun to turn for children in 18 states, with only three states showing weight increases, officials say.

Painkillers a factor in rising OD deaths

LOS ANGELES, March 30 (UPI) -- More than 40 percent of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2010 were from prescription painkillers, federal health officials say.

Some types of hospital infections down

ATLANTA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Catheter-associated urinary tract infections in U.S. hospitals were unchanged from 2010 to 2011, but central line infections were down, a health official says.

ATLANTA, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A study of 1,155 U.S. children and adults found this year's seasonal flu vaccine was 62 percent effective, a federal health official said.

Flu vaccines available but harder to find

ATLANTA, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- With U.S. influenza widespread and some cities reporting crowded hospital emergency rooms, some may have to shop around for a flu shot, officials say.

Study: A few extra pounds help you survive

CHICAGO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Moderately overweight people are less likely to die than people of normal weight, a U.S. government study published Wednesday indicates.

Feds accused of withholding Biowatch info

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The Department of Homeland Security and other federal officials have been accused of withholding key documents on BioWatch from a congressional committee.

Accidental injuries down among U.S. kids

ATLANTA, April 16 (UPI) -- From 2000 to 2009, death rates from unintentional injury among U.S. children dropped by one-third, federal health officials said.

CDC: 1 in 88 children may have autism

ATLANTA, March 29 (UPI) -- In a representative study of 14 U.S. communities, autism spectrum disorders were diagnosed in 1-in-88 children, federal health officials said.

CDC: Painkiller overdose epidemic in U.S.

ATLANTA, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Prescription painkiller overdose is "a silent epidemic," killing more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined, U.S. health officials say.

A U.S. adult has a stroke every 40 seconds

ATLANTA, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Someone in the world dies from stroke every 6 seconds, and someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the United States, federal health officials say.
Ask your supermarket where its cantaloupes are grown

Ask your supermarket where its cantaloupes are grown

ATLANTA, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials advise consumers that if they know a cantaloupe is not from Jensen farms it is OK to eat, but if the grower is unknown, throw it out.
Swine flu

Swine flu

ATLANTA, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- About 50 million people in the United States had have swine flu, with about 10,000 of the cases ending in death, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said.
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CDC: Some 10,000 U.S. deaths from H1N1 flu

CDC: Some 10,000 U.S. deaths from H1N1 flu

ATLANTA, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- In the United States, H1N1 flu has killed an estimated 10,000 -- including 1,100 children and 7,500 younger adults -- federal health officials said Thursday.
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Thomas Frieden

Thomas Friedensen (1879 – 1931) was an English-born artist, active in Australia.

Friedensen was born at Leeds, England. He studied at the Royal College of Art, South Kensington, and in 1912 had an exhibit in the black and white room at the Royal Academy. Friedensen showed a water-colour and two oils at the 1919, 1920 and 1921 exhibitions. He arrived in Australia in 1921 and was elected an associate of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales in 1922. Friedensen established a reputation as an etcher and is represented in the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth galleries. Friedensen returned to Europe in 1930 and died at Cannes in the south of France in beginning of June 1931.

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