FDA makes move to end trans fats used in food

FDA makes move to end trans fats used in food

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fats, are no longer "generally recognized as safe."

Alcohol use, binge drinking linked to 23,000 U.S. female deaths

ATLANTA, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Nearly 14 million U.S. women binge drink about three times a month at an average of six drinks per binge, health officials say.

Most U.S. youth with HIV don't know

ATLANTA, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. teens and adults ages 13-24 represent more than a quarter of new HIV infections each year, but 6-in-10 are unaware they are infected, officials say.

10% of U.S. high schoolers drink and drive

ATLANTA, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- It is illegal to drink and drive for those ages 16-21 in all states, but 1-of-10 U.S. high school students admit doing it, officials say.

Blood pressure control should be priority

ATLANTA, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Doctors should roll up their sleeves and make blood pressure control a priority every day, with every patient, at every visit, a U.S. health official says.

U.S. high schools: 1-of-5 students smoke

ATLANTA, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- In 2011, nearly 30 percent of U.S. high-school males and 18 percent of high-school females used some form of tobacco, federal health officials said.

6-in-10 U.S. adults walk 10 minutes/week

ATLANTA, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Sixty-two percent of U.S. adults say they walked at least once for 10 minutes or more in the last week in 2010, compared to 56 percent in 2005, officials say.

Methadone link to overdose death rate rise

ATLANTA, July 3 (UPI) -- The prescription drug methadone was involved in more than 30 percent of U.S. prescription painkiller overdose deaths in 2009, health officials said.

No preventive care for 1-in-2 U.S. adults

ATLANTA, June 14 (UPI) -- Less than half of U.S. adults received key health preventive services such as screenings, consultations and prescriptions before 2010, officials say.

U.S. smoking-related diseases cost $96B

ATLANTA, June 14 (UPI) -- More than 400,000 unique visitors have visited the U.S. government's Web site designed to help people quit smoking, health officials said.
Motorcycle helmets can save $1.4 billion

Motorcycle helmets can save $1.4 billion

ATLANTA, June 14 (UPI) -- Annual medical, productivity and other costs saved from the motorcycle helmet law in California was $394 million in 2010, a U.S. health official said.

Graphic TV ads may help 50K quit smoking

ATLANTA, May 24 (UPI) -- Big tobacco spends $10 billion annually -- about $1 million an hour -- to portray smoking as vibrant and healthy, but it's not reality, a U.S. official says.

CDC: Test baby boomers for hepatitis C

ATLANTA, May 18 (UPI) -- One in 30 U.S. baby boomers -- born between 1945 and 1965 -- is infected with hepatitis C, and most don't know it, federal health officials said.

Team care improves blood pressure best

ATLANTA, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said a review of 77 studies found team-based care -- not a single physician -- is best for improving blood pressure control in patients.

'Final push' needed against polio worldwide

ATLANTA, April 20 (UPI) -- A "final push" is needed toward eradication of polio worldwide, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said.
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Dr. Thomas R. Frieden is the Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). He was New York City Health Commissioner from 2002–2009.

Frieden graduated from Oberlin College (BA), Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (MD) and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health (MPH). He completed training in internal medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and sub-specialty training in infectious diseases at Yale University. One brother, Jeffry Frieden, is a noted international political economist and the Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University. His other brother, Ken Frieden, the B.G. Rudolph Professor at Syracuse University, specializes in nineteenth-century literature.

Frieden's work on TB in New York fostered public awareness and helped improve public funding (city, state and federal) for tuberculosis control. The epidemic was controlled rapidly, reducing overall incidence by nearly half and cutting multidrug-resistant tuberculosis by 80%. The city's program became a model for tuberculosis control. From 1996 to 2002, Frieden was based in India, assisting with national tuberculosis control efforts. As a medical officer for the World Health Organization on loan from the CDC, he helped the government of India implement the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP). The 2008 RNTCP status report estimates the nationwide program resulted in 8 million treatments and 1.4 million saved lives. While in India, Frieden worked to establish a network of Indian physicians to help India's state and local governments implement the program and helped the Tuberculosis Research Center in Chennai, India, establish a program to monitor the impact of tuberculosis control services.

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