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Jun 26, 2014, 12:00 ET

One in 10 deaths among working-age adults due to excessive drinking

Excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years in the United States, according to a report from the...

Jun 24, 2014, 06:00 ET

New hard-hitting "Tips From Former Smokers" ads to air this summer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching hard-hitting ads for its 2014 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign.  Beginning July...

Jun 12, 2014, 13:00 ET

Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at lowest level in 22 years

Cigarette smoking rates among high school students have dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in...

Jun 12, 2014, 13:00 ET

US cancer survivors face significant economic burden

U.S. cancer survivors face significant economic burdens due to growing medical costs, missed work, and reduced productivity, according to a study...

May 15, 2014, 13:00 ET

Thousands Sent to Emergency Room by Preventable Pool Chemical Injuries

Injuries from pool chemicals led to nearly 5,000 emergency room visits in 2012, according to a study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease...

May 06, 2014, 13:00 ET

Inactivity Related to Chronic Disease in Adults with Disabilities

Working age adults with disabilities who do not get any aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely than their active peers to have a...

May 01, 2014, 13:00 ET

Up to 40 percent of annual deaths from each of five leading US causes are preventable

Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading causes of death – yet 20 percent to 40 percent of the deaths from...

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 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 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 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

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

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, 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

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, 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...

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