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Apr 24, 2014, 13:00 ET

Report shows 20-year US immunization program spares millions of children from diseases

The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years....

Apr 17, 2014, 13:00 ET

CDC Reports on Effective Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities

Evidence-based interventions at the local and national levels provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities...

Apr 17, 2014, 13:00 ET

CDC data show limited progress in reducing foodborne infections in 2013

The nation's food safety grades are out and the results are mixed.  CDC's annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an...

Apr 16, 2014, 17:00 ET

New CDC data show declines in some diabetes-related complications among US adults

Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a...

Apr 08, 2014, 13:00 ET

Younger teens still account for 1 in 4 teen births

Although births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years have declined, they still represent over a quarter of teen births - nearly 1,700 births a...

Apr 03, 2014, 13:00 ET

New CDC study finds dramatic increase in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers

The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month...

Mar 27, 2014, 13:15 ET

Uneven progress in expanding state Medicaid coverage for smoking cessation

More smokers would quit if state Medicaid programs covered more cessation treatments and removed barriers to coverage, according to a CDC study...

Mar 27, 2014, 13:15 ET

CDC Reports More Cases of Heartland Virus Disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with health officials in Missouri and Tennessee have identified six new cases...

Mar 27, 2014, 13:15 ET

U.S. invasive cancer rates slightly down from 2009 to 2010

Rates of invasive cancer cases among U.S. men and women dropped slightly from 459 per 100,000 persons in 2009 to 446 per 100,000 persons in 2010,...

Mar 27, 2014, 13:15 ET

CDC estimates 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in...

Mar 27, 2014, 10:27 ET

New Study Shows Flu Vaccine Reduced Children's Risk of Intensive Care Unit Flu Admission by Three-Fourths

 Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child's risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, according to a CDC study published...

Mar 26, 2014, 14:02 ET

Salmonella data now at your fingertips

Forty years of data on a major cause of food poisoning now is available to the public, the food industry, and researchers in a new report from the...

Mar 26, 2014, 12:00 ET

Despite progress, ongoing efforts needed to combat infections impacting hospital patients

On any given day, approximately one in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up...

Mar 20, 2014, 13:00 ET

New TB Screening Guidelines Overseas Save U.S. Estimated $15 Million

Updated CDC recommendations for overseas tuberculosis (TB) screening of immigrants and refugees have identified hundreds of cases that otherwise...

Mar 07, 2014, 15:00 ET

Severe diarrheal illness in children linked to antibiotics prescribed in doctor's offices

The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially...

Mar 04, 2014, 13:01 ET

Improving Antibiotic Prescribing in Hospitals Can Make Health Care Safer

A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that clinicians in some hospitals prescribe three times as many...

Feb 25, 2014, 16:46 ET

New CDC data show encouraging development in obesity rates among 2 to 5 year olds

The latest CDC obesity data, published in the February 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, show a significant decline in...

Feb 20, 2014, 13:00 ET

CDC Reports Flu Hit Younger People Particularly Hard This Season

 This influenza season was particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in...

Feb 13, 2014, 16:00 ET

Rates of indoor tanning among female high school students lowest in states with multiple restrictions on youth access

Female high school students in states with indoor tanning laws, particularly those with parental permission laws and age restrictions, were less...

Jan 09, 2014, 14:00 ET

Rates of new lung cancer cases drop in U.S. men and women

CDC report finds fastest drop in adults aged 35-44 years Tobacco control efforts are having a major impact on Americans' health, a new analysis...