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Aug 20, 2015, 01:29 ET Nearly all contact lens wearers in national survey report risky eye care behaviors that can lead to eye infections

Almost all of the 41 million estimated contact lens wearers in the United States may be engaging in at least one behavior known to increase their...


Aug 19, 2015, 09:47 ET Make all Public Places 100% Smoke-free to Protect Public Health

Smoke-free environments are crucial for protecting the public from the harms of secondhand smoke, and there is very strong public support for making...


Jul 30, 2015, 01:47 ET Many Adolescents Still Not Getting HPV Vaccine

The number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased slightly for the second year in a row,...


Jul 30, 2015, 01:33 ET CDC: 53 Million Adults In The US Live With A Disability

In the United States, one out of every five adults has a disability, according to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and...


Jul 23, 2015, 10:53 ET CDC Media Advisory: CDC Releases 2016 Edition of the Yellow Book

What: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the 2016 edition of "CDC Health Information for International Travel," commonly...


Jul 14, 2015, 05:47 ET New CDC study highlights burden of pneumonia hospitalizations among US adults

When U.S. adults are hospitalized with pneumonia, viruses are more often to blame than bacteria. However, despite current diagnostic tests, neither...


Jul 09, 2015, 09:46 ET CDC versus Ebola: The Road to Zero

The Ebola epidemic that began in West Africa in early 2014 continues today. With more than 27,000 reported Ebola cases and more than 11,000 deaths,...


Jul 07, 2015, 05:26 ET New research reveals the trends and risk factors behind America's growing heroin epidemic

Heroin use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. The greatest increases have occurred...


Jul 07, 2015, 02:14 ET Three out of 4 American adults favor making 21 the minimum age of sale for tobacco products

Three out of 4 American adults—including 7 in 10 cigarette smokers—favor raising the minimum age of sale for all tobacco products to 21, according to ...


Jun 19, 2015, 11:01 ET Prevention and early treatment of RMSF in Arizona may save millions by preventing premature death and disability

The mounting costs of an epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) among several American Indian tribes in Arizona suggests that prevention and ...


Jun 04, 2015, 01:58 ET High Rates Of Sexual Violence Against Children: A Global Problem

Sexual violence against children is a significant problem in many low- and middle-income countries. At least 25 percent of females and 10 percent of...


Jun 02, 2015, 01:29 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 and ...


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 fever...


May 14, 2015, 02:04 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 baseline...


May 07, 2015, 01:16 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, 01:33 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 Prevention...


Apr 27, 2015, 03:27 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 it ...


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 to ...


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, 02:19 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, 02:15 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, 01:08 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, 03:37 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, 02:09 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 traveled,...