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Apr 16, 2018, 08:00 ET Boots on the Ground: Reports from CDC's Disease Detectives

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its 67th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 16-19,...


Mar 21, 2018, 19:30 ET Unique Program Improves Rapid Detection of Deadly Outbreaks in Uganda

An innovative program launched in 2010 in Uganda has dramatically sped the detection of outbreaks of some of the world's most dangerous viruses,...


Feb 06, 2018, 18:04 ET Asthma attacks declining among U.S. children

Children with asthma in the U.S. are having fewer asthma attacks, missed school days, and visits to the hospital, according to a new Vital Signs...


Jan 25, 2018, 13:00 ET More birth defects seen in parts of U.S. with local Zika spread

Birth defects most strongly linked to Zika virus infection during pregnancy have increased in parts of the United States that have had local Zika...


Jan 11, 2018, 13:46 ET About three in ten US veterans use tobacco products

About 3 in 10 U.S. military veterans used some form of tobacco product during 2010–2015, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease...


Jan 10, 2018, 11:57 ET Fighting antibiotic resistance: CDC tool maps progress in every state, but still more to be done

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data in its Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Investment Map, which shows early...


Jan 09, 2018, 16:30 ET About 3,500 babies in the US are lost to sleep-related deaths each year

There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies each year, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and...


Dec 19, 2017, 10:17 ET Seasonal flu death estimate increases worldwide

According to new estimates published, between 291,000 and 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each...


Dec 14, 2017, 13:00 ET Children with Congenital Zika Virus Infection Face Serious Challenges as They Age

Most children born with microcephaly – small head size for age – and evidence of congenital Zika virus infection face severe health and...


Dec 05, 2017, 12:54 ET Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease at Birth Saves Lives

Infant deaths from critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) decreased more than 33 percent in eight states that mandated screening for CCHD using a...


Nov 28, 2017, 13:00 ET Frequency of HIV Testing and Time from Infection to Diagnosis Improve

A new CDC Vital Signs report published today finds that HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection than was previously reported. According to...


Nov 22, 2017, 14:34 ET Nearly half of the world's busiest airports have smoke-free policies

Among the 50 busiest airports in the world, 23 have smoke-free indoor policies. This means air travelers and employees at 46 percent of the world's...


Nov 21, 2017, 13:45 ET People in Four States May Be Drinking Contaminated Raw Milk

For the second time in three months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people who might have consumed contaminated raw milk...


Nov 16, 2017, 14:38 ET Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables

Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality...


Nov 16, 2017, 12:08 ET CDC Encourages Safe Antibiotic Prescribing and Use

November 13, 2017, kicked off U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...


Nov 09, 2017, 13:00 ET One in five US adults still using tobacco products in 2015

About 1 in 5 U.S. adults used some form of tobacco product in 2015, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and...


Nov 07, 2017, 13:49 ET Million Hearts® Recognizes the 2017 Hypertension Control Champions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced 24 winners of the 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge. The...


Oct 26, 2017, 16:09 ET Getting Ahead of the Next Pandemic: Is the World Ready?

When a deadly mystery illness was detected in Liberia in April 2017, first responders were on the ground within 24 hours. Through the Ministry of...


Oct 24, 2017, 11:39 ET New app helps parents track child's developmental milestones

Is your child's development on track for his or her age? Now you can find out with CDC's new free Milestone Tracker app. The app makes it easy for...


Oct 19, 2017, 16:34 ET CDC Reports Rising Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths in Rural Areas

Rates of drug overdose deaths are rising in nonmetropolitan (rural) areas, surpassing rates in metropolitan (urban) areas, according to a new...


Oct 05, 2017, 14:03 ET Americans in rural areas more likely to die by suicide

Rural counties consistently had higher suicide rates than metropolitan counties from 2001-2015, according to data released today in the Centers for...


Oct 03, 2017, 12:50 ET Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make up 40 percent of Cancers Diagnosed in the United States

Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers...


Sep 29, 2017, 14:01 ET CDC Is Deactivating the Emergency Operations Center for the Zika Response

CDC is deactivating its emergency response for Zika virus (Zika) to transition efforts to normal program operations on September 29, 2017. On...


Sep 27, 2017, 09:18 ET Just Over Half of Adults with Work-Related Asthma Report Having Received a Pneumococcal Vaccine

Adults with asthma are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease, yet according to a new CDC study published today in the American Journal of...


Sep 26, 2017, 14:46 ET STDs at record high, indicating urgent need for prevention

More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, according to...