April 24, 2014: 1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report
More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

April 15, 2014: Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season
Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

April 09, 2014: Restaurants Pose Double the Risk of Food Poisoning Compared to Homes: Study
Many cases may be going unreported, consumer advocacy group adds

April 08, 2014: Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC
Girls aged 15 to 17 account for about one-quarter of teen births, report shows

April 07, 2014: More U.S. Children Severely Obese, Study Says
Report, which conflicts with recent CDC review, finds growing number of kids likely to suffer serious health problems

April 02, 2014: CDC Salt Guidelines Too Low for Good Health, Study Suggests
But agency stands by its recommendations for preventing stroke, heart disease

March 27, 2014: Fewer Americans Would Smoke If Cessation Treatments Were Covered: CDC
Counseling and medication services aren't all included, and barriers to access exist, study shows

March 26, 2014: Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC
Specific source of dangerous germs still unclear in about half of cases

March 18, 2014: Same Meningitis Strain Behind Drexel, Princeton Outbreaks: CDC
Drexel student recently died from the bacterial infection

March 13, 2014: Most Alcohol-Linked Deaths Occur Among Working-Age Adults: CDC
States lose thousands of people in their prime years, report finds

March 07, 2014: Antibiotics May Be Linked to Serious Infections in Children
Nearly three-quarters of C. difficile cases associated with prescriptions written at doctor visits

March 06, 2014: State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC
When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

March 04, 2014: U.S. Hospitals Overuse, Misuse Antibiotics, CDC Says
To fight drug resistance, agency seeks $30 million more, recommends hospitals improve prescription practices

March 04, 2014: U.S. Home Births Continued Steady Increase in 2012: CDC
Report cites improving safety profile

March 03, 2014: Study Finds 1 in 3 Tennesseans Uses Narcotic Painkillers Each Year
And national research shows majority of prescription drug abusers supplied through family, friends

March 03, 2014: Vaccines Prevent Millions of Infections, Save Billions in Costs: CDC
But messages about immunization benefits often don't achieve intended goal, researchers discover

February 26, 2014: Common Strep Bacteria May Be Morphing Into 'Superbug'
Doctors report on antibiotic resistance in two unrelated cases

February 25, 2014: U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off
CDC study finds very young children seem to be slimming down, but more older women are obese

February 24, 2014: Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California
Only a small number of cases identified, experts say, with no clear common cause

February 20, 2014: Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC
Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

February 11, 2014: Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls
But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

February 10, 2014: West Nile Virus Has Cost U.S. Nearly $800 Million: CDC
Researchers tallied costs in health care, lost productivity over 14 years

February 06, 2014: Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC
Little progress seen beyond shingles, HPV and Tdap vaccinations, researchers report

February 04, 2014: Fewer U.S. Kids Killed in Car Crashes; Safety Restraints Still an Issue
Too many youngsters ride without a car seat, booster seat or seat belt, says CDC

February 03, 2014: Added Sugar in Diet Tied to Death Risk From Heart Trouble
Sugar can be 'hidden' in savory foods as well as desserts and soda, experts note

January 31, 2014: CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign
It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

January 08, 2014: Liquid Tamiflu for Kids in Short Supply
Shortage should be resolved in week; Tamiflu capsules and flu shots widely available, U.S. officials say

January 08, 2014: Just 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report
Boys slightly more likely than girls to meet hour-a-day recommendation

January 06, 2014: Americans Living Longer Than Ever: CDC
A child born in 2009 is expected to reach 78.5 years, but one expert says longer life may not mean better life

December 26, 2013: H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.
This flu strain tends to hit younger adults harder than older adults, CDC says

December 19, 2013: Americans Still Eat Too Much Salt: CDC
New strategies needed to reduce risk of high blood pressure, experts say

December 16, 2013: Doctors Warn Against Raw Milk for Kids, Pregnant Women
Policy statement from pediatricians' group bolstered by Minnesota study on foodborne illness

December 12, 2013: Flu Vaccine Prevented 6.6 Million Illnesses Last Season: CDC
There's still time to get vaccinated for current flu season, health officials say

December 11, 2013: New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids
Study used vaccine targeting 4 flu strains rather than the usual 3

November 25, 2013: Princeton Students Safe to Travel Despite Meningitis Outbreak: CDC
Illnesses in N.J. and California involve strain not covered by currently approved vaccine, agency says

November 25, 2013: Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot
Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents

November 21, 2013: Health Disparities Persist in America: Report
CDC finds race, sex, education, location and wealth among key factors in these inequalities

November 14, 2013: More U.S. Teens Try E-Cigarettes, Hookahs: Report
Cigarette smoking hasn't declined among young people, researchers find

November 07, 2013: 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC
Experts say obesity epidemic has widened the pool of disabled

November 05, 2013: 1 in 3 Not Meeting Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines: CDC
Several testing options available for adults aged 50 and older

November 04, 2013: Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough to Guard Against Cervical Cancer
Researchers found women who only got 1 of 3 recommended Cervarix doses still showed immune response 4 years later

October 31, 2013: U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High
Almost all the cases came from travelers to Africa, India, CDC says

October 25, 2013: Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study
Researchers followed-up on recipients of kidneys from deceased donors

October 24, 2013: Some Improvement Seen in U.S. Cholesterol Levels: CDC
However, total cholesterol remains too high and screening rates too low, experts say

October 23, 2013: Infections From Tainted Steroids Ranged in Severity: Update
CDC study looked at meningitis, other conditions in 6 hardest-hit states

October 23, 2013: Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .
. . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination

October 22, 2013: Flavored Cigars Gaining in Popularity With U.S. Kids: CDC
Cheaper, less regulated than cigarettes, these products may hook youth into lifelong addiction

October 17, 2013: One-Third of U.S. Adults Are Obese, CDC Says
The number hasn't budged for years, agency notes

October 11, 2013: Poultry Plants Linked to Salmonella Outbreak to Remain Open: USDA
Owner has made 'immediate substantive changes to slaughter and processing,' agency says

October 09, 2013: Antibiotic Resistance Ups Salmonella Hospitalizations: CDC
Furloughed agency workers called back to aid investigation into California chicken farm