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More than two-thirds of all drug-related overdose deaths in 2017 involved opioids, a CDC report says. Illicitly manufactured fentanyl was a leading contributor to the rise in opioid-related deaths. […] Read More

U.S. obesity rates have more than tripled over the last 40 years among those aged 19 and younger, a new CDC report says, increasing to 18.5 percent from 5.2 percent. […] Read More

America is seeing an epidemic increase in childhood obesity according to the Dec. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Between 1986 and 1998, overweight (defined as body mass index greater than the 95th percentile for age and sex), increased significantly and steadily in children aged four to 12. By 1998, overweight […] Read More