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Jun 02, 2015, 13:29 ET

Rates of new melanomas - deadly skin cancers - have doubled over last three decades

Melanoma rates doubled between 1982 and 2011 but comprehensive skin cancer prevention programs could prevent 20 percent of new cases between 2020...

May 26, 2015, 09:51 ET

Lassa Fever Confirmed in Death of U.S. Traveler Returning from Liberia

The following was released on cdc.gov, Monday, May 25, 2015: The CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health have confirmed a death from Lassa...

May 14, 2015, 14:04 ET

CDC data show progress in reducing some foodborne infections in 2014

 In 2014, rates of infection from a serious form of E. coli and one of the more common Salmonella serotypes decreased compared with the...

May 07, 2015, 13:16 ET

Many people are not getting the recommended cancer screening tests

Many adults in the U.S. are not getting the recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast and cervical cancers, according to data published in...

May 05, 2015, 13:33 ET

Hispanics' health in the United States

The first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Apr 27, 2015, 15:27 ET

Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination Could Be a Game Changer

A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make...

Apr 24, 2015, 12:24 ET

Expanding Naloxone use could reduce drug overdose deaths and save lives

Allowing more basic emergency medical service (EMS) staff to administer naloxone could reduce drug overdose deaths that involve opioids, according...

Apr 20, 2015, 10:32 ET

Boots on the Ground: CDC's Disease Detective Conference

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its 64th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference April 20-23 in...

Apr 16, 2015, 14:19 ET

E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year

Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease...

Apr 16, 2015, 14:15 ET

Puerto Rico has lower rates of new cases of lung and breast cancer than the rest of US

Puerto Rico has the lowest incidence rate of new lung cancer compared with all other races and ethnic groups in the United States, according to a...

Apr 14, 2015, 10:49 ET

Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS)...

Apr 13, 2015, 13:08 ET

African Union and U.S. CDC Partner to Launch African CDC

A Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signed today by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, M.B. Ch.B., chairperson of the...

Apr 07, 2015, 15:37 ET

Few teens use the most effective types of birth control

Teen births continue to decline in the U.S., but still more than 273,000 infants were born to teens ages 15 to 19 in 2013. Childbearing during the...

Apr 02, 2015, 14:09 ET

Multidrug-resistant Shigellosis Spreading in the United States

International travelers are bringing a multidrug-resistant intestinal illness to the United States and spreading it to others who have not...

Apr 01, 2015, 14:10 ET

CDC publishes first national study on use of behavioral therapy, medication and dietary supplements for ADHD in children

 The first national study to look at behavioral therapy, medication, and dietary supplements to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder...

Mar 27, 2015, 15:33 ET

Ebola in West Africa: The Importance of "Getting to Zero"

 One year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began the largest international emergency response in agency history, the goal...

Mar 26, 2015, 00:01 ET

Powerful new "Tips From Former Smokers" ads focus on living with vision loss and colorectal cancer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching its 2015 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign with a series of powerful new ads...

Mar 17, 2015, 17:37 ET

Misperceptions Keep Kids from Getting Lifesaving Treatment for Tickborne Diseases

Kids are five times more likely than adults to die from tickborne diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Doctors often avoid...

Mar 12, 2015, 16:39 ET

Two out of 3 people with invasive cancer are surviving 5 years or more

Two out of 3 people diagnosed with cancer survive five years or more, according to a CDC study published in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...

Mar 12, 2015, 11:24 ET

New AMA, CDC Initiative Aims to "Prevent Diabetes STAT"

With more than 86 million Americans living with prediabetes and nearly 90 percent of them unaware of it, the American Medical Association (AMA) and...