Tag Archives: Americans

Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

It’s déjà vu all over again for Americans’ well-being: we haven’t felt this low since the advent of the Great Recession that hit our well-well-being hard in December 2008. As COVID-19 diagnoses reached 200,000 in the U.S. in April 2020, Gallup gauged that barely 1 in 2 people felt they were thriving. In the past 12… Read More »

Americans are drinking a crazy amount of alcohol during coronavirus lockdown

Americans are concocting cocktails to cope with the coronavirus — and lots of them. US sales of alcoholic beverages have risen 55 percent in the week ending March 21, according to Nielsen data. Hard alcohol, such as gin, tequila and premixed cocktails, is on the top of the pour list, and spirits have seen the… Read More »

How Fat Are Americans

  The CDC has been studying the obesity problem in the United States. They are concerned as all of us are by the health risks of obesity. The results of a 2018 survey were alarming. At least 35% of adults in Arkansas, Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, and West Virginia were obese. The results… Read More »

More than half of Americans want money, control in exchange for genetic data

As people become more aware of privacy concerns and the ways in which genomic database companies are profiting from their data, their expectations for compensation and control may increase, according to researchers at Penn State and Cornell University. “As human genomic data collection rises, the organizations responsible for managing these data are developing and refining… Read More »

Confirmed Coronavirus may force Americans to avoid crowds and cancel cruises; U.S. cases near 550

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Older Americans, especially those with chronic medical concerns, should probably avoid big social gatherings and airline flights, given the rapid spread of coronavirus, a top U.S. health official said on Sunday, as investors braced for another volatile week in financial markets. Anthony Fauci, the head of the infectious diseases unit at… Read More »

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly abroad while immediate threat to Americans remains low, says Alex Azar

HHS Secretary Alex Azar holds a press conference on COVID-19 with other health officials, including CDC Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat. As the coronavirus spreads abroad, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday gave assurances that the immediate threat in the U.S. remains low, as other government health officials sent mixed messages about… Read More »