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Increased Prevalence Of Conduct Disorder Associated With Migration From Mexico To The United States

The prevalence of conduct disorder (CD) appears to have increased substantially across generations of the Mexican-origin population after migration to the United States, however this increase was observed more for nonaggressive than aggressive symptoms of CD, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The […]

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Medicare And Medicaid Could Save $632 billion By 2050 If 50-year-Old Americans Were As Healthy As Europeans

Forty years ago, Americans could expect to live slightly longer than Europeans. This has since reversed: in spite of similar levels of economic development, Americans now live about a year-and-a-half less, on average, than their Western European counterparts, and also less than people in most other developed nations. How did Americans fall behind?

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New National Report Shows Differences In Types And Levels Of Substance Use And Mental Illness Problems

A new report providing state-by-state analyses of a wide range of behavioral health issues reveals that despite some wide variations among the states in the types and levels of problems they confront – every state must deal with these issues.  For example, among those aged 12 and older, Iowa had less than half the current […]

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Study Examines Relationship Of Acculturation With Sun-Safe Behaviors Of U.S. Latinos

Among Latinos living in the United States, acculturation is associated with sunscreen use, but not with use of sun-protective clothing, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, DNA damage and skin cancer are an important health issue for […]

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Southern United States Lag In Reducing Death Rates From Colorectal Cancer

Improvements in colorectal cancer mortality rates are concentrated in the northern part of the United States, while southern states continue to fall behind, according to a report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Ahmedin Jemal, D.V.M., Ph.D., vice president for surveillance research at the American Cancer Society, […]

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Incidence Of Osteoarthritis Is Significantly Higher Among US Military Personnel

New research shows significantly higher osteoarthritis (OA) incidence rates in United States’ military populations than among comparable age groups in the general population. The magnitude of the difference in OA rates between military service members and the general population also increased with advancing age category. Black service members had higher OA rates than white military […]

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