Dr. Tom Frieden has dealt with a number of epidemics during his seven-year tenure as director of the Centers for Disease Control. But the rapidly spreading Zika virus, the terrifying birth defects it causes and Congress' inexplicable...Show More Summary
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden said that Memorial Day weekend heralds the start of mosquito season in the United States that could lead to the spread of the Zika virus.
By Karen Sternheimer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report on suicide rates, finding that suicides in the United States had increased by 24 percent between 1999 and 2014. Like most people, I learned of...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its reporting of U.S. pregnant women affected by Zika virus to gain a bigger picture of the impact of the infection during pregnancy. In the U.S., 279 women are infected. This figure includes 122 women in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The World Health Organization says 58 countries have […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on May 20th that the number of pregnant women in the US with Zika virus is now three times higher than previously thought. The cases have jumped from 48 to 157, although the agency...Show More Summary
The CDC has announced nearly 80 percent of public swimming pools in Arizona, California, Florida, New York, and Texas failed health inspections. In an effort to prevent illness, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their findings and offered tips for healthy swimming. Show More Summary
Summer is fast approaching, and soon it will be time for many to seek out public pools. But some may not take a dip after reading the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on the condition of 49,000 pools in five states. Eighty percent of pools in Arizona, California, Florida, New York and Texas... Show More Summary
As the summer months quickly approach, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is already monitoring 279 pregnant women infected with the Zika virus across the United States and U.S. territories. So, what does this mean? Here's...Show More Summary
While public swimming pools haven't always been regarded as shining beacons of immaculate sanitation, a recent study from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention finds that they may be worse off than we thought. The CDC recently...Show More Summary
A study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the number of babies being born to mothers who are teenagers is at an all time low. It has been consistently dropping for the past two decades. More research is needed to conclusively determine what caused the decrease. Show More Summary
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women are increasingly choosing IUDs and hormonal implants instead of the traditional pill. Over the last decade, IUDs and implant use have risen five times. There are, ofShow More Summary
It's awareness Saturday on the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, as May recognizes Arthritis Awareness Month, Osteoporosis Awareness Month and Lupus Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. and is a leading cause of disability among working-age adults. Mayo Clinic rheumatologist Dr. John Davis […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday that it was monitoring 279 pregnant women across U.S. states and territories that are believed to have the Zika virus. The largest number of cases are emanating from Puerto Rico, where officials pin the number on 122 pregnant women. Show More Summary
From the therapeutic promise of "magic" mushrooms to how DNA shapes our noses, here are five things we learned in Tech & Science this week: Public pools are generally filthy cesspools. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's...Show More Summary
The number of pregnant women infected with the Zika virus in the U.S. has more than tripled, increasing from 48 to 157 since May 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday. According to the CDC statement, a total of 279 pregnant women have tested positive for Zika in either the U.S. Show More Summary
The Centers for Disease Control confirmed on Friday that it knows of nearly 300 pregnant women in the U.S. who are infected with the Zika virus. The announcement has serious implications for unborn babies. The virus has been linked to birth defects in newborns, one being microcephaly. The brain disorder is not typically fatal, but […]
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that 157 pregnant women in the United States and 122 in its territories (predominantly in Puerto Rico) had tested positive for the Zika Virus. Fewer than 12 of these women have had miscarriages or babies born with defects, according to Reuters. Read more...
The Zika virus has infected many more pregnant women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of pregnant women who have contracted the Zika virus has tripled, going from 48 to 157. Show More Summary
Never mind the Centers for Disease Control, the water in New York City pools is just fine, the city’s Parks Commissioner said on Friday.
The Center for Disease Control and Convention is now counting all pregnant women in the U.S. who have tested positive for Zika as infected with...