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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
November 03, 2017
US rate for gun deaths is up for the second straight year
The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government ...
October 14, 2017
California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency to combat a hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 ...
October 08, 2017
Bystander rape-prevention programs face questions
Training programs around the country are trying to teach bystanders to stop sexual assault, and now is when they have to be ...
September 28, 2017
Get your flu shots, US urges amid concerns about bad season
It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter. The clues: The Southern ...
September 13, 2017
Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had ...
August 31, 2017
Groups seek ban on high-dose opioids citing overdose danger
Safety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid ...
August 29, 2017
Public health dangers loom in Harvey-hit areas
The muddy floodwaters now soaking through drywall, carpeting, mattresses and furniture in Houston will pose a massive cleanup ...
August 16, 2017
US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline
After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows. The drop in teen ...
August 08, 2017
109 US salmonella cases now linked to papayas from Mexico
An increasing number of people have been sickened by eating papaya now traced to a farm located in southern Mexico, U.S.
July 07, 2017
Georgia health commissioner named CDC director in Atlanta
Georgia's health commissioner was named Friday to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal ...
July 07, 2017
How do you like walrus? Well done is best amid outbreak
If walrus is in your dinner plans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you make sure it's well done.
July 06, 2017
Opioid prescribing is falling in the US, but not everywhere
Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in ...
June 29, 2017
Science Says: Pregnant or trying? Don't let Zika guard down
The Zika virus may not seem as big a threat as last summer but don't let your guard down — especially if you're pregnant or ...
June 22, 2017
Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter
The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was ...
June 15, 2017
No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says
Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States. A government survey released ...
June 09, 2017
Zika birth defects in US territories similar to other places
A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S.
June 01, 2017
US officials OK option for men with HIV to father children
The nation's top public health agency on Thursday changed its guidance for HIV-infected men who want to father children, ...
May 31, 2017
Study: China struggles to kick world-leading cigarette habit
Most smokers in China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of ...
May 25, 2017
Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home
One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home — a startling increase that marks a shift away ...
May 22, 2017
Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save lives
Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and ...