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CDC Says That Americans Spend Too Much Time In The Bottle And It’s Costing Us Billions

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By: Stephanie Allen- Gobert Alcohol drinking causes about 88,000 deaths in the United States each year, and costs the economy about $224 billion annually.  According to the January vital signs edition of the Atlanta based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 38 million adults drink too much and most are not alcoholics. The excessive use of alcohol makes it the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death for the…

‘Nightmare bacteria,’ resistant to antibiotics, causes untreatable blood infections in U.S. hospitals

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    “Nightmare bacteria” that have become increasingly resistant to even the strongest antibiotics infected patients in 4 percent of U.S. hospitals in the first half of 2012 and in 18 percent of specialty hospitals, public health officials said on Tuesday. “Our strongest antibiotics don’t work and patients are left with potentially untreatable infections,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement…