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Jun 20, 2012, 14:41 ET

New CDC test for dengue approved

Test diagnoses dengue faster using existing flu diagnosis equipment The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a new...

Jun 14, 2012, 13:43 ET

Landmark Ad Campaign Yields Almost 200,000 More Calls To State Quitlines After 12 Weeks

Visits to smoking cessation website up by more than 400,000 The "Tips From Former Smokers" national ad campaign has generated almost 200,000...

Jun 14, 2012, 12:10 ET

CDC study finds universal motorcycle helmet laws increase helmet use, save money

Annual cost savings in states with universal motorcycle helmet laws were nearly four times greater (per registered motorcycle) than in states...

Jun 14, 2012, 12:08 ET

Nearly half of U.S. adults were not receiving key preventive health services before 2010

Increased use of clinical preventive services could save tens of thousands of lives  Only about half of U.S. adults received selected...

May 22, 2012, 16:00 ET

Heart disease and stroke deaths drop significantly for people with diabetes

Heart disease and stroke deaths drop significantly for people with diabetes Healthier lifestyles, better disease management are helping people live...

May 15, 2012, 10:18 ET

Survey reveals growing national impact of asthma

CDC releases "Asthma's Impact on the Nation"  An estimated 29.1 million adults (12.7 percent) have been diagnosed with asthma in their...

May 15, 2012, 08:56 ET

Task Force recommends team-based care for improving blood pressure control

The Community Preventive Services Task Force today announced it recommends team-based care (TBC) for improving blood pressure control on the...

May 10, 2012, 14:37 ET

High-Risk Behaviors For Skin Cancer Common Among Young Adults

Half of adults younger than age 30 report being sunburned; indoor tanning rates highest among white women Young adults are increasing their...

May 09, 2012, 10:35 ET

CDC recognizes obesity prevention and control initiatives with Pioneering Innovation awards

 Six organizations and one person are recipients of the Pioneering Innovation Award for their work in advancing policies and environmental...

Apr 16, 2012, 12:55 ET

Death rates from unintentional injury among children dropped by nearly 30 percent in 10 years

Injuries remain number one killer of youth Death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents from birth to age 19...

Apr 02, 2012, 15:53 ET

Calls to Quitline Hit Record High After CDC National Tobacco Ad Campaign Launch

Tips from Former Smokers campaign shows real lives and bodies damaged by tobacco Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and...

Apr 02, 2012, 11:41 ET

CDC Report Finds U.S. Population has Good Levels of Some Essential Vitamins and Nutrients

Higher deficiency rates in some groups deserve attention  Overall, the U.S. population has good levels of vitamins A and D and folate in...

Mar 29, 2012, 13:37 ET

Surgeon General Releases New Report on Youth Smoking

The fight against youth tobacco use was accelerated today by Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, with the release of the Surgeon General's Report,...

Mar 28, 2012, 16:15 ET

Report to the Nation Finds Continuing Declines in Cancer Death Rates Since the Early 1990s

Special feature highlights cancers associated with excess weight and lack of sufficient physical activity  Death rates from all cancers...

Mar 14, 2012, 15:45 ET

Deaths From Gastroenteritis Double

C. difficile and norovirus are the leading causes  The number of people who died from gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach...

Mar 14, 2012, 15:45 ET

CDC Study Shows Outbreaks Linked to Imported Foods Increasing

Fish and spices the most common sources  Foodborne disease outbreaks caused by imported food appeared to rise in 2009 and 2010, and...

Mar 12, 2012, 15:30 ET

Smartphones More Accurate, Faster, Cheaper for Disease Surveillance

Smartphones are showing promise in disease surveillance in the developing world. The Kenya Ministry of Health, along with researchers in Kenya...

Mar 08, 2012, 09:00 ET

New CDC Campaign Aims to Stem HIV Crisis Among Black Women

 To combat the high toll of HIV and AIDS among black women in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched...

Mar 06, 2012, 12:19 ET

Life-Threatening Germ Poses Threat Across Medical Facilities

CDC highlights steps to prevent spread of deadly C. difficile bacteria, which impacts patients in nursing homes and outpatient care, not just...

Feb 08, 2012, 09:00 ET

CDC Study Finds Levels of Trans-Fatty Acids in Blood of U.S. White Adults Has Decreased

Blood levels of trans-fatty acids (TFAs) in white adults in the U.S. population decreased by 58 percent from 2000 to 2009 according to a Centers...