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South Korean Health Authorities Confirm Third Case of Zika Virus

The South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has confirmed the third case of the Zika virus, local media reported Friday.

National Teen Birth Rate Plummets To All-Time Low

The national teen birth rate has fallen to a record low, according to a new analysis released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 2006 to 2014, the teen birth rate declined 41 percent. In 2014, there were...Show More Summary

Fewer Babies Having Babies: Teen Birth Rate is Declining in U.S., CDC Says

21 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The number of teenagers in the U.S. giving birth is at an all-time low, according to federal health officials. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that teen birth rates have declined 61 percent since the early 1990s. Show More Summary

Counterfeit Opioid Poisonings Spread To Bay Area

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

An outbreak of poisonings linked to a counterfeit prescription painkiller — previously seen in the Sacramento region — has reached the Bay Area, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The...

CDC warns of Cronobacter in powdered milk, infant formula

In a new warning this week, the government discusses Cronobacter contamination, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is a particular problem in powdered infant formulas, and to a lesser degree herbal teas, starches and powdered milk. Show More Summary

Worldwide human and economic costs of norovirus are huge

Leave it to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to put a price tag on the worldwide cost of norovirus. After a CDC-sponsored symposium in February, scientists and experts calculated the global numbers, estimating 200,000 deaths and an economic cost of $60 billion annually. The Public Library of Science (PLOS), a nonprofit organization of... Continue Reading

Mayo Clinic Minute: Prescription Opioid Misuse

The opioid epidemic in the U.S. has lawmakers working on legislation to tackle the growing problem —  one the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says has quadrupled, in part, due to the misuse of prescription painkillers. Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist Dr. Show More Summary

Bucking a National Trend, Suicide Rates Decline for Black Men in the U.S.

A recently released study from the Centers for Disease Control has found that suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in 30 years, with increases in every age group except older adults and black men, reports the New York Times.

US Suicides Soar, Deaths Among Girls 10-14 Show Sharpest Rate Increase, Says CDC

Despite generally declining mortality, the suicide rate in America is climbing and the sharpest rate increase is among young girls between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

US suicide rate has increased by 24 percent since 1999: CDC

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U.S. Suicide Rate Has Increased 24 Percent Since 1999 For some time, public health experts have expressed concern over the growing rate of suicide, and a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the public health concern may be even worse than most think. On Friday,...

Suicide Rate Has Increased 24 Percent Since 1999 in the U.S., Says CDC

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

For some time, public health experts have expressed concern over the growing rate of suicide, and a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the public health concern may be even worse than most think....Show More Summary

U.S. Suicide Rates Go Up & Up: What Does It Mean?

For the past 15 years, the suicide rate in the United States has gradually inched upwards year after year, reaching its highest point ever. This according to new research just published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. It’s gone up about 2 […]

Risk of liver cancer from hepatitis B persists even after clearing the virus

Long-term infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause liver inflammation and increase the risk of liver cancer. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, found that resolving HBV infection was not associated with reduced rates of liver cancer. read more

America's Suicide Rate Is Rising Dramatically, The CDC Says

The rate of death by suicide in America has risen dramatically over the past 15 years, according to data released this morning by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. In 1999, 10.5 of every 100,000 people committed suicide. In 2014, that number had increased 24% to 13 out of every [...]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Zika Endemic Areas

Zika virus has been reported in Belize, adding to the number of countries where Zika-infected mosquitoes have been found to be spreading the disease. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 358 travel-associated Zika virus cases, though none has been acquired locally. The concern is that the imported cases potentially could result in the […]

CDC Report finds White Women Living Slightly Shorter Lives

From the Free Beacon: The life expectancy for white women in the United States dropped slightly in 2014, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data showed life expectancy among non-Hispanic white women declined by one month—from 81.2 years to 81.1 years—between 2013 and 2014.

Navy, San Diego County to Test for Zika

A Navy laboratory and the San Diego County Public Health Department have been cleared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test for the Zika virus.

Senior adults can see health benefits from dog ownership

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults of all ages should engage in 150 or more minutes of moderate physical activity per week. Among adults 60 years of age or more, walking is the most common form of leisure-time physical activity because it is self-paced, low impact and does not require equipment. Show More Summary

Life Expectancy Drops for White Women

White women's life expectancy dropped for the first time in more than 100 years, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The trend in life expectancy has improved or stayed the same for populations since the national estimates were first published in 1900. Show More Summary

Young White Women Are Killing Themselves More Than They Used To

For the first time on record, life expectancy for white women is declining in America, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Between 2013 and 2014, the expected lifespan at birth for white women in the United States fell ... More »

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