Most women — and some men — are familiar with yeast infections. While they are no doubt an uncomfortable nuisance, they are rarely dangerous. Or at least we would hope. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a new strain of drug-resistant yeast infections has recently...
A recent Centers For Disease Control and Prevention study found health and safety violations in 80 percent of public swimming pools. Yikes! So when you take a dip, what exactly are you getting into? The top pool pollutants are body excrement...Show More Summary
A veteran leader within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced her immediate departure from the agency on Thursday, two days after it came to light that she had been offering guidance to a leading Coca-Cola advocate who was seeking to influence world health authorities on sugar and beverage policy matters. In her role at CDC, Dr. Show More Summary
Devastating news: The Food and Drug Administration needs you to stop eating raw cookie dough. This terrible turn of events comes following the Center for Disease Control and the FDA's investigation of an outbreak of infections caused...Show More Summary
The most common tick-borne sickness in the U.S. is Lyme disease, but there are other lesser-known illnesses that also can be transmitted by a tick bite. And, although they are sometimes overlooked, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says these tick-borne diseases pose an increasing threat to public health. Show More Summary
Results are in from water tests performed at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, and Mecklenburg Health officials will join the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as they share and discuss the outcome at a press conference at 2 p.m. this afternoon. The investigation comes after a teenage girl died from a brain-eating amoeba found in the USNWC’s water supply.…
(PHILADELPHIA) -- About 5.7 million Americans have heart failure, half of whom will die from the disease within 5 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two processes help drive the disease: a weakened heart muscle that is less able to pump, and the death of heart cells that irreparably damage the heart. Show More Summary
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have been awarded over $5 million to serve as a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Epicenter site to help develop and test innovative approaches to preventing superbugs and improving patient safety.
This month marks 35 years since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first reported cases of a puzzling illness that was initially thought to primarily afflict gay men. The disease, which would eventually become a global pandemic known as HIV/AIDS, sparked widespread misunderstanding...
If you’re a flatlander headed into the fresh mountain air this summer, take a deep breath. You need to think about altitude sickness because it can ruin a vacation. Here's what the Centers for Disease Control says about acute mountain sickness, or AMS: “The goal for the traveler may not be to avoid...
Since the Centers for Disease Control confirmed that the Zika virus could cause microcephaly in newborns, the list of the effects of the virus only continues to grow. Read more...
There’s good news and bad news on the Zika front this week. Good news first: After months of stalling since the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention begged Congress for funding to halt a looming outbreak, Republicans have finally made a move to get money into the hands of public health professionals. Show More Summary
Statistics from the Centers for Disease control have found that nearly 60 percent of high school students have never had sexual intercourse despite the push in America's school systems to teach students the about safe sex and contraception.
Flint children consuming city water were nearly 50 percent more likely to test for a blood lead level considered high after Flint switched water sources in 2014, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading ? The post New CDC data exposes scope of Flint water crisis, lead exposure appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), together with US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), conducted tests at about 50 locations in Flint, Michigan, and have indicated that lead levels in filtered water are below what is considered dangerous to human health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the flu nasal spray vaccine (FluMist) should not be used for the 2016-17 flu season because it doesn't work. The CDC also recommends that everyone over 6 months of age get a flu shot instead. In a recent report, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than one in three American adults don't get enough sleep
As director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, my job is to protect our nation's health. As a husband and father, my family's health and safety is always foremost on my mind. Zika virus, and the birth defects it can cause,...Show More Summary
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has granted clinical trial approval for an experimental Zika vaccine. The drug, which will be tested on a small sampling of human participants, arrives a mere five months after the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency. Read more...
There are alarming signs the Zika virus is spreading rapidly in Puerto Rico, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Continue reading ? The post Zika virus spreading rapidly across Puerto Rico appeared first on PBS NewsHour.