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CDC: Black Americans With HIV Still Less Likely to Get Ongoing Medical CareFebruary 05, 2016

Number of new diagnoses going down, but racial disparities exist regarding consistent treatment

CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex PartnersFebruary 05, 2016

Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood SupplyFebruary 03, 2016

Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika VirusFebruary 03, 2016

News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

WHO: Zika Virus an International Health ThreatFebruary 01, 2016

Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus OutbreakJanuary 29, 2016

Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior ResearchJanuary 28, 2016

U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDCJanuary 28, 2016

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practices

Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDCJanuary 25, 2016

Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in ActivityJanuary 24, 2016

CDC expert says infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

Check Your Risk for Diabetes, CDC UrgesJanuary 21, 2016

Prediabetes awareness campaign launched nationwide

CDC Issues Zika-Virus Guidance for Docs With Pregnant PatientsJanuary 20, 2016

Among the recommendations: ask about recent travel to high-risk areas and symptoms such as sudden fever

No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: ExpertsJanuary 18, 2016

Physicians' group and CDC jointly advise that the drugs not be prescribed for colds, bronchitis in adults

U.S. Ban on Gun Research Continues Despite Deadly ShootingsJanuary 18, 2016

Crucial questions about firearms safety, training and injuries remain unanswered, experts say

CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the AmericasJanuary 18, 2016

Exposure to mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to birth defects in Brazil, health officials say in issuing travel alert for Central and South America and the Caribbean

CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the AmericasJanuary 16, 2016

Exposure to mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to birth defects in Brazil, health officials say in issuing travel alert for Central and South America and the Caribbean

Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC SaysJanuary 15, 2016

But infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

Average Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising: CDCJanuary 14, 2016

Delaying pregnancy means smaller families and implications for overall population, expert says

Half of U.S. Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, CDC SaysJanuary 11, 2016

Their own homes and family cars are common sources

U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDCJanuary 08, 2016

It's not too late to get vaccinated, expert says

Americans Still Consume Too Much Salt: CDCJanuary 07, 2016

Most of it comes from processed or restaurant food, not salt shaker, experts say

Same-Sex Intimacy Nearly Three Times More Common for Women: CDCJanuary 07, 2016

And more females identify as bisexuals than lesbians, report says

Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDCJanuary 05, 2016

Unrestricted marketing could upend decades of progress against youth smoking

Tiny Turtles Carry Salmonella ThreatDecember 23, 2015

Though banned as pets in U.S., they're still sold illegally and children are often the ones sickened, CDC finds

U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Record Low: CDCDecember 11, 2015

Greater use of more effective birth control may help explain trend, expert says

CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, PregnancyDecember 09, 2015

Fewer than half of high schools, one-fifth of middle schools cover all 16 recommended topics, agency says

More Could Benefit from HIV Prevention Pill TruvadaNovember 24, 2015

Medication can prevent infection with the virus in people at high risk

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDCNovember 17, 2015

Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Below 15 Percent: CDCNovember 17, 2015

Latest figures from June show more Americans are kicking the habit

CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method ChangesNovember 13, 2015

The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Falls to New LowNovember 12, 2015

CDC says less than 17 percent are lighting up, but big gap remains between well-off and poor

Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady: CDCNovember 12, 2015

Expert says stabilization isn't good enough because still high rates of preventable chronic disease

Race Gap in Life Expectancy Is Narrowing: U.S. StudyNovember 06, 2015

Difference is now less than four years, down from six in 1999

Multistate Foodborne Illness Outbreaks the Most Deadly: CDCNovember 03, 2015

Food industry must do more to curb widespread health threats, experts say

E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults, U.S. Report FindsOctober 28, 2015

Almost 4 percent of all adult Americans use them, new survey shows

Kids at Growing Risk of Deadly 'Superbug' Infection: StudyOctober 22, 2015

Researchers aim to halt spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in hospitals and long-term care centers

Data on Foodborne Disease Outbreaks at Your FingertipsOctober 22, 2015

Redesign of CDC website simplifies access to years of data, agency says

It's Time for Your Flu ShotOctober 19, 2015

Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

Doctors' Prescribing Practices Key to Curbing Painkiller Abuse: CDCOctober 15, 2015

Small number write most narcotic prescriptions, study finds

Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 BillionSeptember 30, 2015

Accidents and violence the driving forces, CDC officials report

ERs Often 'Safety Net' Care for People With Schizophrenia: CDCSeptember 23, 2015

Report finds more than 380,000 ER visits over 2 years for adults under 65

West Nile Virus Most Common Mosquito-Borne Illness in U.S.September 03, 2015

Cases aren't increasing, but persistent, infectious-disease expert says

Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You AreSeptember 01, 2015

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDCSeptember 01, 2015

Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say

Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting VaccinatedAugust 27, 2015

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds FindAugust 27, 2015

Students get more fruits and veggies, less salt

Most Contact Lens Wearers Take Chances With Their Eyes: CDCAugust 20, 2015

Old cases, contaminated solution and sleeping in lenses boost infection risk

25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily PainAugust 18, 2015

And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

Coping Tips for Summer Weather HazardsAugust 14, 2015

Threats include excessive heat, violent storms and wildfires, CDC warns

Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC SaysAugust 13, 2015

Culprits can include cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains

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