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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
May 02, 2016
Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise
Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often ...
April 28, 2016
CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist
Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth ...
April 26, 2016
14 people fatally overdose on 'painkiller' in California
Fourteen people in the Sacramento, California, area have fatally overdosed on a pill disguised as a popular painkiller, and ...
April 22, 2016
Report: Third of suicides in US are among middle-aged whites
Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the ...
April 21, 2016
Worried about Zika, MLB players question Puerto Rico games
Players from the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates have expressed concerns about their two-game series next month in ...
April 20, 2016
Report: Life expectancy dipped a bit for white women in US
Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report. White women lost about five weeks ...
April 18, 2016
Still many questions about Zika's threat to pregnant women
Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a ...
April 13, 2016
CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects
Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said ...
April 12, 2016
US officials: The more we know about Zika, the scarier it is
The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials say, as they urge more ...
April 11, 2016
US officials: The more we learn about Zika, scarier it is
The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials said Monday as they urged ...
April 01, 2016
State health officials urged to get ready now for Zika in US
The government urged health officials around the country Friday to get ready now in case there are outbreaks of the ...
March 31, 2016
No change in how common autism is in US kids: about 1 in 68
A government report released Thursday shows no change in how common autism is among U.S. children. About 1 in 68 school-aged ...
March 30, 2016
CDC expands range of Zika mosquito into parts of Northeast
The mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus may live in a broader swath of the U.S. than previously thought — but that ...
March 30, 2016
CDC expands range of Zika mosquitoes into parts of Northeast
Federal health officials say the mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus may live in a broader swath of the U.S.
March 28, 2016
Federal officials, advocates push pill-tracking databases
The nation's top health officials are stepping up calls to require doctors to log in to pill-tracking databases before ...
March 25, 2016
Officials: Zika-infected couples should postpone pregnancy
Federal health officials on Friday issued first-time guidance for couples planning a pregnancy if either partner may have ...
March 24, 2016
Report: Longstanding decline in TB cases has stalled
For the first time in more than two decades, the rate of newly diagnosed tuberculosis cases is not dropping, U.S.
March 17, 2016
Michigan death after infection linked to Wisconsin outbreak
Health officials have confirmed that a western Michigan resident died after contracting a bloodstream infection matching a ...
March 15, 2016
What patients can do when doctors opt for risky painkillers
New federal guidelines are out for doctors who prescribe powerful prescription painkillers, aimed at curbing their abuse and ...
March 15, 2016
CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing
Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according ...