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TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- From 1990 to 2019, the global burden of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) increased, with a higher incidence seen among men and older adults and in high social-demographic index (SDI) regions, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in BioMedical Engineering OnLine.

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FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A three-month sexual abstinence rule for blood donations from sexually active gay and bisexual men should be dropped by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, critics urge as the country struggles with a blood shortage.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ARAAP) recommended Monday schools and child care facilities implement school-wide mask policies for staff and students older than 2 years of age. COVID-19 cases have surged to record numbers in the state with nearly 5,000 cases statewide.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- March of Dimes, the nation's leader in mom and baby health, today released its 2021 Report Card revealing that for the first time in six years, the U.S. preterm birth rate declined slightly from 10.2% to 10.1%, with the nation keeping it's C- grade. In Arkansas, the preterm birth rate decreased from 11.9% to 11.8% in 2020, earning the state an F grade on this year's Report Card. Despite fewer preterm births and a continued decline in infant deaths nationwide, maternal deaths and women suffering from severe health complications due to pregnancy are continuing to rise. More than 700 women in the U.S. die from pregnancy-related causes each year and over the last 30 years these deaths have more than doubled.