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Why 'Skinny Fat' Can Be Worse Than Obesity

We have a big fat problem. America is a fat nation, and we are failing to solve our big fat problem. Failing big time. Almost 70 percent of Americans are overweight. The latest study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows about 35 percent of Americans are obese. Show More Summary

The HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer. So Why Aren't Most Teens Getting It?

According to latest National Immunization Survey, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday, around 60 percent of teenage girls and 78 percent of teenage boys haven't received all three of the recommended doses...Show More Summary

The South has greatest prevalence of disabled adults, new government data show

19 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Southern states have a higher prevalence of adults with disabilities compared to the rest of the country, according to a report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The report, based on a 2013 nationwide...Show More Summary

Scientists are honing a computer model to predict the size and timing of flu outbreaks

19 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

There's no shortage of experts monitoring influenza outbreaks around the globe.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks flu activity in the United States year round and produces weekly flu activity reports between the peak months of October to May. Show More Summary

Learn the ABCs of Ticks with Dr. Bobbi Pritt

More areas in the United States are seeing human cases of Lyme disease. A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a significant increase in geographic areas — as much as 320 percent in the Northeast — determined as high risk for contracting the tick-borne illness. The Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology […]

Possible path toward first anti-MERS drugs

If you haven't heard of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, thank geography, NGOs, and government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO) for keeping the new disease in check. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: CDC warn of edible marijuana dangers following death of 19-year-old student

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examines the case of a student who fell to his death following the consumption of recreational edible marijuana.

Chilling details of Colo. teen’s death cited as CDC offers new warning about risks of edible pot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing chilling new details about a 19-year-old college student who leaped four stories to his death at a Holiday Inn in Denver after eating a pot cookie. The case is Exhibit A in a stern warning about the dangers of edible pot that calls for clearer labels, better education […]

Antibiotic Resistance/Opioid Addiction/Routine Physical Exams: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23,000 people die each year in the U.S. as the result of antibiotic-resistant infections. Antibiotics are powerful weapons in the fight against infection, but misuse or overuse can create a serious health risk. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh explains […]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Frozen Tuna, Sickens 62 People Across 11 States

A salmonella outbreak, linked to frozen tuna, has sickened 62 people across 11 states. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that 62 people have fallen ill after contracting the strain of Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+), also known as Salmonella Java. Show More Summary

Recall Alert! Frozen Raw Tuna Has Caused a Salmonella Outbreak

Craving sushi? Probably, because the sushi craving never stops, but you might not want to opt for the tuna right now. There's been an outbreak of salmonella linked to frozen raw tuna, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reports. Show More Summary

Spitting Armadillos Are Turning More Floridians into Lepers

Is there any creature in Florida (including humans) that can’t kill you? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of Floridians contracting leprosy (yep, the famous biblical disease that launched a thousand miracles) has doubled in the first half of 2015. And what...

New Data: Most Teens Use Contraception the First Time

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data Wednesday that shows fewer teens, especially younger teens, are having sex, and the majority of those who become sexually active use contraception the first time they have sex. Image: Shutterstock The post New Data: Most Teens Use Contraception the First Time appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23,000 people die each year in the U.S. as the result of antibiotic-resistant infections. Antibiotics are powerful weapons in the fight against infection, but misuse or overuse can create a serious health risk. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh explains […]

Lyme disease is expanding to new territories, CDC report shows

last weekHealth : The Checkup

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Lyme disease has substantially expanded over the past few decades, with  17 states in the Northeast and upper Midwest now considered at high risk.Read full article >>

Teen Sex Rates Stay Down While Contraception Use Remains High

A new report out by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that the rates of teenagers having sex has declined significantly in the past 25 years. Only 44 percent of girls and 47 percent of boys age 15-19 surveyed between 2011 and 2013 were sexually active, compared to 51 percent and 60 percent, respectively, in 1988. Show More Summary

Morning-After Pill Teen Use Spikes

Morning-after pill purchase spike by teens, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. More than one in every five teen girls who are sexually active are buying the prescription-free pill now that it is so easy to purchase, the cited statistics indicate. Show More Summary

This Is How Teens Have Sex, According To The CDC

Teen pregnancy is at a record low in the U.S., and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may explain why. The new data, collected from 2011-2013, shows that adolescents are delaying sex, being more responsible...Show More Summary

This Chart Shows How Many People in Your State Are Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Bring out the carrots! According to a new report from the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only about 13 percent of Americans eat enough fruit, and 9 percent eat enough vegetables. Researchers analyzed data from a 2013...Show More Summary

War metaphors in breast cancer – “brave” word angers some

The following is a guest blog post by Sally James, a Seattle-based freelance writer who is also one of our regular story and news release reviewers. She tweets as @jamesian. A recent campaign by the Centers for Disease Control is called...Show More Summary

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