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Mapping The U.S. States That Smoke The Most (And Least)

The number of people smoking in the U.S. has fallen considerably over the years. The most recent figures from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that just 15 percent of adults are cigarette smokers - down from 20.9 percent...Show More Summary

Not quite half of American teens have had sex by 18. That's actually low

American teens may be becoming more conservative about sex. According to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report reflecting data from 2011 to 2015, about 42 percent of girls and about 44 percent of boys ages 15-19 reported that they'd had sex. Both numbers continue a gradual decades-long...

A startup founded by SolarCity and Google alums wants to tell you your 'fertility age' — here's what that means

In the US, women are waiting longer than ever to have children. In 2014, the average age of first birth in the US was 26.3, up from 24.9 in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result, the fertility market has grown to about $3 billion in the US. Show More Summary

Senate GOP bill would gut critical public health funding this fall

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

Support from a special Affordable Care Act fund provides 12 percent of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention budget.

Mom's freckles turn out to be a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is considered the "most common cancer" in women. Invasive breast cancer is expected to affect 1 in 8 U.S. women over the course of their lives -- and nearly 3.1 million women in the United States alone have a history of breast cancer. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Finding the perfect match: A new approach to battle drug-resistant bacteria

Antibiotics were the wonder drug of the 20th century, but persistent use and over-prescription have opened the door that has allowed bacteria to evolve resistance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than two million people in the United States develop bacterial infections that are resistant to multiple antibiotics every year.

A New Study about Guns and ‘Children’

Pediatrics has published a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control entitled “Childhood Firearm Injuries in the United States.” It’s straightforward, but worth reading if you care about homicide, suicide, and accidental death in this country. Show More Summary

CDC report shows foodborne botulism poisoning increasing

Botulism poisoning has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows no indication that the paralyzing pathogen is going away. During the weeks before the CDC released its report on botulism statistics for 2015, botulism headlines had been running heavy. An outbreak... Continue Reading

Two-year-old solo E. coli victim fighting for his life in Dallas

Only 20 percent of the estimated 265,000 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) cases annually in the United States involve outbreaks that the public hears about, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Show More Summary

New CDC data shows gaps remain in surveillance for mosquitoes that transmit Zika

(Entomological Society of America) As concerns over Zika virus have grown since 2015, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has turned to local public health professionals to compile data on distribution of the two primary mosquito species capable of transmitting the virus, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Show More Summary

FINALLY: Big Pharma to be Investigated For Their Role in Opioid Crisis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, opioids (painkillers that include anything from Vicodin to OxyContin to heroin) were involved in some way in 33,091 deaths in 2015. The nation, in short, is in the...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Vaccinate against throat cancer?

The same virus that's the leading cause of cervical cancer is also the leading cause of throat cancer. HPV is also the most common sexually transmitted infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "The best prevention that we have now is the vaccine," says Dr. Geoffrey Young, a Mayo Clinic head and neck surgeon. […]

Sweden cut its smoking rate to just 5% — here's what the rest of the world can learn

In the United States, about 15% of people smoke. Over the next three years, the Centers for Disease Control hopes to get that rate down to just 12%. Sweden, meanwhile, has been living in the single-digits for years. Its national smoking rate is just 5%. Show More Summary

RTI International addressing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

(RTI International) With funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, RTI International is responding to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Over 35? Pregnancy Complications to Watch For

The trend toward older parenthood continues, with recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that for the first time in three decades 2016 birth rates among women 30-34 surpassed those among women ages 25-29 in the United States. Show More Summary

1,032 Weapons Tests Made America a Nuclear Superpower (But at a Crazy Cost)

Kyle Mizokami Security, U.S. nuclear testing ceased in 1992. In 2002, the Centers for Disease Control estimated that virtually every American that has lived since 1951 has been exposed to nuclear fallout, and that the cumulative effects...Show More Summary

‘Part of the new reality’: Despite confusion, Zika warnings are here to stay

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn women who are pregnant to avoid traveling to wide swathes of Latin America and the Caribbean. Continue reading ? The post ‘Part of the new reality’: Despite confusion, Zika warnings are here to stay appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Up to 1 in 20 babies born to mothers with Zika have birth defects, report says

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

The Zika virus is still spreading locally in some areas, including Puerto Rico. As many as one in 20 babies born to mothers infected by Zika have birth defects, a new report from by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. The risk jumped to nearly one in 13 when mothers were found to have Zika in the first trimester, the CDC stated.

Zika risk for birth defects drops each trimester, CDC finds

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lays out for the first time the risk for Zika-related birth defects for each trimester of pregnancy. Researchers have consistently highlighted the first trimester as the most dangerous for infections involving the virus, which is...

5% of U.S. Pregnant Women With Zika Had Baby With a Birth Defect

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The report, published on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also provided for the first time preliminary estimates of this risk by trimester.

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