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Concept: Humid subtropical climate


Prescription opioid-related overdose deaths increased sharply during 1999-2010 in the United States in parallel with increased opioid prescribing. CDC assessed changes in national-level and county-level opioid prescribing during 2006-2015.

Concepts: Humid subtropical climate, Medical prescription, Vital signs, U.S. state, Poverty in the United States, United States


Combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) has significantly increased survival among HIV-positive adults in the United States (U.S.) and Canada, but gains in life expectancy for this region have not been well characterized. We aim to estimate temporal changes in life expectancy among HIV-positive adults on ART from 2000-2007 in the U.S. and Canada.

Concepts: Humid subtropical climate, Canada, U.S. state, HIV, Poverty in the United States, AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, United States


Preterm birth (PTB) rates (11.4% in 2013) in the United States (US) remain high and are a substantial cause of morbidity. Studies of prenatal exposure have associated particulate matter <2.5microns in diameter (PM2.5) and other ambient air pollutants with adverse birth outcomes, yet, to our knowledge, burden and costs of PM 2.5-attributable PTB have not been estimated in the US.

Concepts: Childbirth, Dust, Humid subtropical climate, Smog, Air pollution, Particulate, Volcano, United States


We describe the thirteenth reported case of human infection with Gongylonema spp. in the United States and the first to be confirmed as Gongylonema pulchrum. The parasite described was isolated from the oral cavity of a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia. The identity of the parasite was verified through morphologic and genetic approaches, and provided the first genetic confirmation of a Gongylonema sp. in humans.

Concepts: Humid subtropical climate, Race, Kentucky, Thomas Jefferson, Latin, U.S. state, Gongylonema pulchrum, United States


The goal of this research was to identify the fraction of deaths attributable to diabetes in the United States.

Concepts: Humid subtropical climate, American football, Ice hockey, U.S. state, Poverty in the United States, United States


To examine levels of, correlates of, and changes in the use of individual and grouped methods of contraception among U.S. females aged 15-44 from 2008 to 2014.

Concepts: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marilyn Monroe, Henry David Thoreau, Humid subtropical climate, U.S. state, Poverty in the United States, United States


The decline in U.S. adolescent fertility has accelerated since 2007. Modeling fertility change using behavioral data can inform adolescent pregnancy prevention efforts.

Concepts: European Union, Humid subtropical climate, Fertility, U.S. state, Poverty in the United States, Pregnancy, Abortion, United States


Violent death is a serious problem in the US. Previous research showing US rates of violent death compared with other high-income countries used data that are more than a decade old.

Concepts: Canada, Winter Olympic Games, Mexico, Passenger vehicles in the United States, Humid subtropical climate, U.S. state, Olympic Games, United States


Direct-to-consumer marketing of unapproved stem cell interventions is a well-known phenomenon in countries with lax medical regulations. However, an examination of Internet-based marketing claims revealed widespread promotion of such interventions by businesses based in the United States. Such commercial activity suggests that regulatory agencies must better oversee this marketplace.

Concepts: Humid subtropical climate, U.S. state, Poverty in the United States, Cell division, Stem cell, Business, Marketing, United States


Marijuana use is increasingly prevalent in the United States. Effects of marijuana use on sexual function are unclear, with contradictory reports of enhancement and detriment existing.

Concepts: Humid subtropical climate, Human sexual behavior, Radio, U.S. state, Poverty in the United States, United States