News from centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle.

Latest

Nov 10, 2016, 01:00 ET Cancers linked to tobacco use make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States

Forty percent of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. may have a link to tobacco use, according to this month's Vital Signs Report. Tobacco use is the...


Nov 04, 2016, 11:00 ET First cases of Candida auris reported in United States

Thirteen cases of Candida auris (C. auris), a serious and sometimes fatal fungal infection that is emerging globally, have been identified in the...


Aug 01, 2016, 04:51 ET CDC issues travel guidance related to Miami neighborhood with active Zika spread

New assessments of mosquito populations and test results this past weekend by Florida public health officials, as part of a community survey in the...


Oct 22, 2015, 01:36 ET CDC releases combined summary of notifiable infectious, noninfectious diseases

Beginning with the Oct. 23, 2015, Supplements to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC will publish the summaries of all notifiable...


Oct 15, 2015, 02:18 ET Excessive alcohol use continues to be drain on American economy

Excessive alcohol use continues to be a drain on the American economy, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and...


Oct 15, 2015, 01:39 ET Clues to opioid abuse from state prescription drug monitoring programs

Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the United States – mostly due to abuse and misuse of prescription opioid pain relievers,...


Oct 14, 2015, 05:25 ET Preliminary study finds that Ebola virus fragments can persist in the semen of some survivors for at least nine months

Preliminary results of a study into persistence of Ebola virus in body fluids show that some men still produce semen samples that test positive for...


Oct 06, 2015, 02:02 ET Breastfeeding Support Improves in Many U.S. Hospitals

Hospital support for breastfeeding has improved since 2007, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report released today. The percentage of U.S....


Oct 05, 2015, 12:00 ET CDC Names Six New Medical Research Centers to Accelerate Health Care Innovations

New funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today more than doubled the number of CDC Prevention Epicenters. Six new...


Oct 02, 2015, 12:47 ET CDC Unveils Redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People Website

CDC today launched its redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People website, with expanded information about diseases people can catch from pets, farm...


Sep 30, 2015, 02:39 ET CDC awards $22,800,000 to increase colorectal cancer screening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today it has awarded a total of $22,800,000 to 24 state health departments, as well as six...


Sep 30, 2015, 01:28 ET Injuries cost the US $671 billion in 2013

The total cost of injuries and violence in the United States was $671 billion in 2013, according to two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR) ...


Sep 30, 2015, 01:19 ET 7 in 10 students who currently use tobacco used a flavored product

An estimated 70 percent of U.S. middle and high school students who have used a tobacco product in the past 30 days have used at least one flavored...


Sep 29, 2015, 10:29 ET Every 9 Minutes, Someone in the World Dies of Rabies

A human death from rabies is a tragic but rare thing in the United States and most developed nations. It's just as tragic but sadly common in parts...


Sep 24, 2015, 02:17 ET One in 10 pregnant women in the United States reports drinking alcohol

One in 10 (10.2 percent) pregnant women in the United States ages 18 to 44 years reports drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. In addition, 3.1...


Sep 21, 2015, 12:57 ET David J. Sencer CDC Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine's National Museum Day Live! Free Admission for All Participants

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, will open its...


Sep 15, 2015, 10:01 ET CDC Recommends All Nursing Homes Implement Core Elements to Improve Antibiotic Use

New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise all nursing homes to improve antibiotic prescribing practices...


Sep 08, 2015, 12:51 ET Actress Cote de Pablo Joins CDC's Inside Knowledge Campaign to Raise Awareness of Gynecologic Cancers

Each year, approximately 88,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer. The five main gynecologic cancers are cervical,...


Sep 08, 2015, 01:47 ET La actriz Cote de Pablo se une a la campaña Conozca su cuerpo para crear conciencia sobre los cánceres ginecológicos

Cada año, aproximadamente 88.000 mujeres en los Estados Unidos son diagnosticadas con un cáncer ginecológico. Los cinco tipos principales de cáncer...


Sep 04, 2015, 12:21 ET CDC funding helps states combat prescription drug overdose epidemic

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the launch of Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States, a new program...


Sep 03, 2015, 09:28 ET Early flu treatment reduces hospitalization time, disability risk in older people

Early treatment of flu-hospitalized people 65 and older with flu antiviral medications cuts the duration of their hospital stay and reduces their...


Sep 03, 2015, 01:32 ET High school athletes using smokeless tobacco more than non-athletes

High school athletes who play on sports teams smoke tobacco products at a lower rate than non-athletes, but use smokeless tobacco at a higher rate,...


Sep 01, 2015, 01:00 ET Most Americans' hearts are older than their age

Your heart may be older than you are – and that's not good. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, 3 out of 4 U.S. adults have a predicted heart...


Aug 27, 2015, 01:57 ET State exemption levels low, national vaccination rates high

Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationally, according to data from two...


Aug 27, 2015, 01:38 ET America's schools make positive changes to create healthier school meals

Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and...