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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
July 18, 2018
Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in ...
July 17, 2018
US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son
The head of the nation's top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a ...
July 13, 2018
'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg's cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that ...
June 30, 2018
Health official who urged abstinence says views have changed
The head of the nation's top public health agency once opposed condoms and needle exchange programs as ways to stop the ...
June 09, 2018
Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest
Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states.
June 08, 2018
Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children
The past flu season was the deadliest for U.S. children in nearly a decade, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease ...
June 07, 2018
Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides
Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government report released ...
June 07, 2018
Study says vaping by kids isn't up, but some are skeptical
Vaping held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, according to new government data, ...
May 25, 2018
US raises concerns about illnesses tied to synthetic pot
U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to ...
May 22, 2018
Death of CDC worker who drowned ruled a suicide
Authorities say the death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in a river in Atlanta ...
May 22, 2018
US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama
Americans kept up their health insurance last year despite President Donald Trump's all-out push to dismantle the Obama-era ...
May 19, 2018
Correction: Hepatitis A-San Diego story
In stories May 17, April 3, Jan. 23 and Jan. 10, 2018, as well as Dec. 19, 2017, about San Diego's Hepatitis A outbreak, The ...
May 16, 2018
Cherokee Nation lauded for hepatitis C elimination effort
Recovering addict Judith Anderson figures if she hadn't entered a program that caught and treated the hepatitis C she ...
May 09, 2018
CDC boss gets $165,300 pay cut from record-setting salary
The new head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gotten a big salary reduction. A spokeswoman for the ...
May 02, 2018
1st death reported in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak
The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The death was reported in ...
April 30, 2018
CDC chief asks for, and gets, cut to his record $375K pay
The new head of the top U.S. public health agency has asked for — and will receive — a cut to his record-setting pay, federal ...
April 27, 2018
More kids have autism, better diagnosis may be the reason
The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it's only a small increase and some experts think it can ...
April 26, 2018
Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches
Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine ...
April 25, 2018
Portable test helps identify refugees at risk of outbreaks
Call it a lab in a box: Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in ...
April 23, 2018
CDC chief makes $375K, far exceeding his predecessors' pay
The new head of the nation's top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more ...